Desert Storm (1) "Nose" Art

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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 03:34

. . . and lastly, this one. I'm going to take a short break. I'll send the rest of the pieces later. I hope these help.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:08

I'm back. I was looking through some old photos and found these. Although they aren't nose art pieces, they do show the lighter side of life during the Gulf War. Charles Schultz . . . if you're watching . . . we just couldn't have done it without "Snoopy" . . . so here are some shots of the determined beagle looking for the bad guy. All credit goes to Charles Schultz for creating the "Peanuts" Snoopy character and inspiring the creation of this 3-D model . . . built by Warren Trask and James Alexander (Alex). No air battle would be complete without Snoopy there.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:11

Oooops . . . sent that last one twice. Sorry about that. Here's a closer look at Snoopy.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:15

For "Rigamortis" . . . here are the sketch and painting photos of the 13 FS wall mural (Misawa, Japan) that you asked for earlier. I hope you like them.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:18

A closer view . . .
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:22

This next photo is a detailed view of the 13 FS F-16 depicted in the wall mural. I apologize for the condition of the photograph. It was damaged during the move back to the United States.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:25

"Harmful F/X" . . . these are the only pics I have.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:32

Here's the last one of Harmful F/X. I'd also like to apologize for the camera lens distortion on the last photograph of the 13FS wall mural. I took the photograph simply so that I could show others the amount of detail in the painting. The distortion is especially evident when looking at the launched missile.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:54

"Hot Cock" was a tribute to the men and women from the 19th AMU "Gamecocks" who deployed to the Gulf War with the 33rd AMU (we were used to fill gaps in the manning required for deployment). It just happened that the 19th AMU "flagship" got sent over to us, and before we knew what was going on, the 33rd AMU quickly changed the tail flash from the old gold "Gamecocks" to the blue "Claws" scheme. Some were upset that our flagship had been "absorbed" into the other unit (at home the two AMU's were rival units . . . always competing for the best "stats", but during the war we put all that aside to get the job done). This was our way of making the 19th AMU's presence known there . . . and of being remembered. Needless to say . . . the artwork didn't go over too well with some, but most found the humor in it. Again, I apologize for the picture quality, but these are all that I have in my personal collection.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 04:57

And here's the last one of "Hot Cock" . . .
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 05:06

The last nose art piece I drew was "Max Thrust" . . . specifically requested by a couple of pilots. The crew chief approved, but time was running out to get the job done. You may have noticed the date on the drawing was March 11th, 1991. I was on a plane home on March 14th, so I had to work quickly to get this one finished. There were other features people wanted included, but they were omitted due to serious time constraints . . . so this was what it looked like.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 05:09

The last photo I have of "Max Thrust" . . .
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 05:30

A few parting shots. I hope the photos I've sent will help those who are interested in building models of these uniquely marked F-16's, and inspire future nose artists to continue the tradition . . . even if all you have are a few "measly" grease pencils. Before the night's over, I'll compile a list of the aircraft tail numbers which correspond with the pieces. For mission tallies (which were so numerous that we had to place them on both sides of the fuselage directly below the canopy), the Wing historian at Shaw AFB, South Carolina, should be able to assist you.
To Bob Sanchez . . . let me know when you get those decal sheets worked out. I'm hoping they'll come out on a very detailed 1:24 scale
F-16 model, or at least be available for that size model. Thanks ! :D
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 05:37

Talk about tired . . . check out the shaving cream they put on my hat and ear muffs . . . and I never flinched. A pilot left his empty lasagna dinner plate in my lap . . . just for effect. Those were the good ol' days.
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Unread post03 Nov 2004, 05:41

Hmmmmm . . . the artist stands by his work.
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