F-16 drawing and some questions

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Unread post26 Oct 2006, 17:20

RacerCrewChief wrote:
Dave,ya gotta remember ol' Brother Leon keeps '500 in clean shape :) But I too like the "used" look as well,gives the artwork more depth in my opinion.



True - but the old girl is already starting to show some signs of use. :D
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Unread post26 Oct 2006, 20:00

I would imagine,haven't seen '500 on the line when I've been out there lately so I imagine they've been taking the "pretty" jet on cross-countries.
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Unread post27 Oct 2006, 22:50

The more I look at this picture the more I think the canopy and radome are shorter than they should be. Gun port doesn't look right either.

I remember 80-0500 when it was in the 19th TFS at Shaw many moons ago! Spent many hours fixing that jet.

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Unread post28 Oct 2006, 16:04

Lieuwe wrote:Great picture Jake! Most have been super cool getting to fly along with them :) You wouldn't happen to have any detail pictures of the checkerboard and indiana markings on the tail? I also need high resolution images of the seat from the left side and the front dash.


Pretty sure Jake covered you much better with his pics :D Like I said,my camera can only do and hold so much!The crew chiefs in the unit like your progress so far!

I will be going out to the base again on thier drill weekend,hopefully I can get some updated pics of '500 in action along with the other jets as well. :)
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Unread post28 Oct 2006, 18:25

Back at Shaw in the 80's, 80-0500 belonged to SSgt Mickey Russell. Mickey was proud of his jet, and we always saw him spending time out with it, wiping it down and keeping it clean. We went out of our way to keep it clean as well, trying to keep greasy fingermarks off panels and stuff like that. Mickey got orders to Kunsan and after he left, another Crew Chief got his jet. After a few days, he noticed hydraulic fluid leaking from one of the ISA panels. When he pulled the panel, a whole bunch of hydraulic fluid poured out. When he looked up inside the bay, he was stunned...the ISA was wrapped up with rags and safety wire, the rags soaked with hydraulic fluid. Seems that the ISA was leaking badly, and Mickey, rather than change it, had been nursing it along by opening up the panel each day and changing out the rags. Of course, once he left the fluid just kept building up until it ran out the drain holes.

I ran into him at Kunsan the next year and dogged him out about it. All he did was smile.

Oops, I see I have the wrong tail. Oh, well, still a good story.

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Unread post28 Oct 2006, 18:42

I think you should keep the diamond, see this pic:
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Unread post28 Oct 2006, 21:35

Lieuwe,

I want you to know that I think you are doing an incredible job with your drawing. My comments are only that...comments from a guy who can't even draw stick figures. I only comment because I know you are interesting in doing the best job that you can.

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Unread post29 Oct 2006, 01:18

Hi Joe :) Any comments, especially critical, are always welcome. That's the only way you are ever going to improve in this field. If you work on something long enough you stare yourself blind on it.
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Unread post30 Oct 2006, 14:32

Hi guys! Just wanted to show you my newly completed Ejection seat.

It still needs the guide rail behind it though. Next up the front dash and HUD etc. :)
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Unread post30 Oct 2006, 14:47

Lieuwe, fantastic job so far!

I've been sending updates to the project officer and he's very impressed :D
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 09:10

Cool :D Been a bit busy ATM at work but I have managed to do a few scoops here and there and I have started work on the nozzle, if anyone has some super close up pictures of the nozzle I'd much appreciate it! :)
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 18:52

Lieuwe wrote:Cool :D Been a bit busy ATM at work but I have managed to do a few scoops here and there and I have started work on the nozzle, if anyone has some super close up pictures of the nozzle I'd much appreciate it! :)

Which, GE or P&W?
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Unread post06 Nov 2006, 21:56

Both would be nice as I intend to do aircraft that have either :)
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 17:12

Wow... that's as detailed as it gets... I wonder what the size of the psd file looks like LOL
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Unread post07 Nov 2006, 19:17

It the moment it is 257 megabytes :) It has actually gotten smaller today as I found a more efficient way of drawing certain things!
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