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#10951 Karabas

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 17:34

R.G. Smith

Douglas F-3D Skynight Factory Blueprint (!)
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Douglas F-3D Skynight Factory Blueprint (cleaned)
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Douglas F-3D Skynight (final variant for media)
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#10952 Tony Matthews

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 18:45

Douglas F-3D Skynight (final variant for media)
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Cool!

#10953 simplebrother

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 03:42

Since it seems we are in an aviation mode, here is a small sampling of Boeing airplanes...

First, a civilian 747-100, 250' long, 223' wingspan, (1970) by Hubert Cance.
Oops - sorry everyone - I got this image from elsewhere on the web and didn't realize it was on his own site - since it is on his site I have removed it.

Next, smaller but still large, 159' long, 185' wingspan, the military B52 Stratofortress (1952) by an unknown artist.
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Next, significantly smaller 60' long, 45' wingspan, the FA-18f Super Hornet (1995) by Tim Brown and Giuseppe Picarella.
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And, last, a carrier-based, unarmed, electronic warfare aircraft derivative of the FA18f, EA-18g Growler (2006) by Tim Brown and Giuseppe Picarella.
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#10954 IrishMariner

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 07:35

R.G. Smith

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That is very nice. Thanks for posting them.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 23:05

Honda NSX (Takata Dome NSX) JGTC Super GT GT500 2000 by Takashi Jufuku

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#10956 werks prototype

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 23:21

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Jaguar D-type. Structure diagram. Artist, Vic Berris.

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Jaguar XKD601 Lucas sliding-throttle fuel injection. Artist, unknown.

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Cord. Front axle of the eight-cylinder F.W.D. Cord. Artist, unknown.

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Triumph TR7 (US Spec). Artist, John Hostler.

#10957 werks prototype

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 23:22

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Villiers 1F, 99cc engine. Artist, A.J.Fooks.

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Villiers 6F engine. (Later version). Artist, unknown.

#10958 werks prototype

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 23:24

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Bachem Ba 349A (BP 20A Natter). Artist unknown. (Weal?)

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Blohm und Voss BV 40. Artist, unknown.

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The Mersey Tunnel. Birkenhead > Liverpool. Artist, unknown.

#10959 simplebrother

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 02:16

First for this evening is an Austin-Healy Sprite, Mk 1 by Sidney E Porter
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The next has been seen before - Sigfried Werner's 1967 VW Beetle - page 106, post 4214 - the image below is larger with better definition and eliminates the dark shadows
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The last is the ITER tokamak nuclear fusion plant by an unknown artist. It is being built in the south of France and is due to go online in 2019 (thanks, Tony). The tokamak concept of magnetic confinement utilizes a doughnut-shaped vacuum vessel to contain the plasma. The fuel, a mixture of two isotopes of hydrogen (deuterium and tritium) is heated to temperatures in excess of 150 million°C, forming a hot plasma, which is kept away from the vessel's walls by strong magnetic fields, which are produced by superconducting coils that surround the vessel, and by an electrical current driven through the plasma. This is not one of the World Reactor series.
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#10960 Tony Matthews

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:00

It is being built in the south of France and is due to go online in 1919.

It will obviously be delayed by the First World War - shame... ;)

#10961 Tony Matthews

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:01

First for this evening is an Austin-Healy Sprite, Mk 1 by Sidney E Porter
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Very nice - so nice that looking at the cutaway made me slightly regret never owning a Mk1 Sprite.

#10962 simplebrother

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:27

Very nice - so nice that looking at the cutaway made me slightly regret never owning a Mk1 Sprite.


I had one - slow as molasses (on a good day you could keep up with the VWs), but it was fun to drive and sort of cute. I worked in a truck stop and left it there one night (unfortunately, not locked in a service bay). When driving it home for lunch the next day I got about 3 blocks from the station and was passed by my left rear tire - someone had taken all the lug nuts off the tire and I hadn't noticed it. Quite a shock.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 10:05

passed by my left rear tire -
Peter

Obviously the left rear had greater acceleration unburdened by the mass of the car!

#10964 CVA

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 13:28

renault espace 1985,artist unknown
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#10965 Tony Matthews

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 14:08

renault espace 1985,artist unknown
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Mine looked a bit like that after it was hit by an uninsured, untaxed car, the girl driver of which decided to ignore a junction.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 14:37

Blohm und Voss BV-40 Cutaway , the German glider fighter, one of many solutions ls desperate Nazis in late 1944, showed the urgent need for fighters to defend the Reich and its capital Berlin before the daily bombings of the Allies, diminishing the strategic German industrial capacity and began their attacks on German cities to achieve destroy the morale of the civilian population, this fighter glider towed by one Me-109 or Fw-190 was generally of wood, with a walk small frontal area heavily armored and armed with two heavy guns of 30 mm, was supposed to by its small frontal area could not be seen by the gunners of the bombers until the last moment when it would be an inevitable target for hunting, which guaranteed the integrity of its pilot thanks his frontal armor, the concept was tested but did not get into action at the disposal of as many options presented by other companies

Bachem Ba 349A Cutaway, hunting expendable rocket, more or less the same concept as above, to the daily waves of bombers became apparent the need for more fighters to the defense of the Reich, was powered by a Walter 109-509-2 (same used in the Me163 Komet) and four solid fuel rockets to launch Schmidding 109-533, from a vertical ramp, these fighters would be arranged in the areas of approximation of the attack by allied bombers in a vertical launch ascent to the flight altitude of the attackers would approach rapidly passed wholly or partially discharging its cargo of 24 unguided rockets, which destroyed not one but several bombers by the wide dispersion of the rocket, thus ensuring the destruction of several enemy planes after this pilot decouple the nose of his fighter and parachute jump, parachute while another would bring back the rest of the fuselage and wooden wings with his precious Walter engine to be re-used again in other missions, unfortunately in the first manned flight after the release that was automatic, unattended pilot fell off the roof of the cab and darted seconds after crashing and losing ground life test pilot Lothar Siebert, yet after this setback and continued on with the their deployment, only to be devastated by Allied troops who landed on the selected launch sites before the bombing was intended to demolish

Success for all, Motocar

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 14:41

renault rambler by editechnic
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 16:28

Renault r5 alpine turbo 1981
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#10969 Tony Matthews

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 19:40

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...

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#10970 werks prototype

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 23:20

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Heinkel He 177A-5 Greif. Artist, John Weal.

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Arado Flugzeugwerke At 234B-2/Ir Blitz (Lightning). Single-seat reconnaissance bomber. Artist, Weal or perhaps Batchelor.

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Bluebird. 1933. Artist, Pratt. Slightly diff annotated version/variation of the drawing.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 23:24

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...


I can smell (and almost hear) that little rubber joint/seal. :)

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 00:42

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...

Beaut work as always Tony. :up:

#10973 Tony Matthews

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:28

Thank you Rod. I managed to ust the wrong colour - in retrospect - on the shafts, but it did allowed me to practice free-hand airbrushing on the case, a fairly stressful procedure!

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 11:56

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...

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I still just cannot imaging how it is possible to do something this perfect by human hand and eye in comparison work from Monet & others is a crude representation of reality and as such many levels below in terms of talent and craftsmanship. Staggeringly brilliant.

In 100 years all your work will be hanging in the Tate Gallery Tony, except by then it will probably be the Nanjing Gallery

#10975 Tony Matthews

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 16:48

Thank you Richard - however, it isn't quite as magical as it may appear! I was hoping that the Nation, if not the World, would appreciate them, and the work of other illustrators, to the point where I could still make a living from it!

#10976 RTH

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 17:09

The paradox of the modern world Tony, all the wrong things get the gains.
Footballers on wages of £10m a year , works out at a thousand pounds a minute playing matches. Bankers on far more than even that, just for destroying the world economies with their incompetence or deliberate personal gain at the expense of millions of people .
Broadcasters paid vast sums for no more than reading an autocue. The injustice of reward probably worse than it has ever been with no equitable outcome in sight in any of our lifetimes.

#10977 macoran

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 17:14

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...

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Ha !!!!
You didn't draw that Tony
Superman did!!!

You only signed it :p


Bloody brilliant !!!

#10978 Tony Matthews

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 18:23

Actually, it was me, Clark Kent! God, these tights are itchy!

#10979 TWest

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 19:42

Actually, it was me, Clark Kent! God, these tights are itchy!


No offense, but i would imagine that they chafe a bit more than they used to, as well.
I know that mine do ... or is that too much information?
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#10980 macoran

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 20:05

Don't them all shrink due to washing over the years ?
Or do we just upsize with age ?

#10981 Manfred Cubenoggin

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Posted 16 February 2012 - 23:33

Beautiful work, Tony. A real treat to the eyes and imagination. Score an A+

(Now if you'd added some lockwire on that filler plug... A++)

:lol:

#10982 Tony Matthews

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 00:47

No offense, but i would imagine that they chafe a bit more than they used to, as well.
I know that mine do ... or is that too much information?
Tom West

Yes Tom, it is, I blame modern detergents, never had a problem with "Not new, just Lux washed" soap powder!

#10983 simplebrother

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 06:11

For this evening we have a potpourri, beginning with

a 1958-71 Subaru 360 sedan by an unknown artist.
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Next is a 1957-61 Vespa 400, a microcar made by the scooter manufacturer. Again, by an unknown artist.
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Next, from the same era, is a 1961 Cadillac Series 60 Special 4-door hardtop by Bob Temple.
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Last, a newer product, a Makoto Ouchi rendition of the 2009 Subaru Lineartronic continuously variable transmission.
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Posted 17 February 2012 - 09:01

skoda 440 1955 1959 by Thierry
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#10985 IrishMariner

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Posted 17 February 2012 - 18:40

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...


That is amazing, Mr Matthews. It's interesting to see some of your more airbrushed work. In this instance, I'm reminded of that anecdote you recalled of the teacher, viewing your exhibition, telling his charges that your work wasn't by hand. If I didn't know better, in this case I'd agree with him. Sublime skill.


#10986 ibsenop

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 11:45

Cheetah Chevrolet by Bob Thatcher. (only low resolution)

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#10987 Tony Matthews

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 12:09

It's interesting to see some of your more airbrushed work.

Thanks IM, I don't profess to being an airbrush illustrator, and I didn't enjoy it much, as the simple stuff was tedious and messy, while the difficult stuff was nerve-racking and messy. I just had to do it as I couldn't get the effects I wanted with a brush. All in all I think I only did seven airbrush cutaways, and they all had bits that were brush-painted, small, detail items.

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:15

Here's an aircraft cutaway that I don't believe has been posted before.

Aircraft: North American T-39
Artist: Peter Endsleigh Castle
Source: RAF Flying Review Magazine, Feb 1962

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 21:58

Yes Tom, it is, I blame modern detergents, never had a problem with "Not new, just Lux washed" soap powder!


Ya gotta have some fun ...
Of course, I don't think this act is ready for the stage yet, but who says that tech artists are dull and boring? Someone said that, didn't they?
Tom "NOt-in-any-way-Dull-and-Boring" West

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Posted 18 February 2012 - 22:55

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Gave the pages a splice job
Image shack is going funny on us !!


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Posted 18 February 2012 - 23:04

Gave the pages a splice job
Image shack is going funny on us !!


Wow, 90mins to splice them! This thread's getting efficient.

Thanks Marc

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 08:11

alfa romeo 1900 1950 by Cresswell
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Posted 19 February 2012 - 09:23

I know I've posted odd bits of this 1999 RALT F3 gearbox, but I don't think I've done the whole caboodle. So...

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My God, Tony, this is truly exceptional! :up:

#10994 Karabas

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 15:17

Smith R.G.
Douglas Navy F4D-1 Skyray

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Posted 19 February 2012 - 15:23

Newman Jim Laird LC-DW 500 Super Solution

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Cunningham Philip NA P-51D

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Unknown Artist (???) Boeing KC-135 Tanker-Transport

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#10996 Tony Matthews

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:09

My God, Tony, this is truly exceptional! :up:

Not certain it deserves that accolade, E1, but thanks anyway.

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Posted 20 February 2012 - 07:19

Not certain it deserves that accolade, E1, but thanks anyway.

:wave: I always ask myself the same question before throwing out such statements... could it be better? In this case, it couldn't. [note 'period'] :)

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 02:01

:wave: I always ask myself the same question before throwing out such statements... could it be better? In this case, it couldn't. [note 'period'] :)


I am not sure that I have ever seen a Matthews piece that did not deserve that comment ... from the first to the last. When the first line drawings were coming out, they stepped up the previous standard, in my opinion, and the color just stretched that boundary to a higher level. Have never even seen one done from an unpleasant angle, and that can be pretty tough to achieve every time.
I agree with your absolutism, E1.
Tom West

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 13:31

Briggs & Stratton Hybrid Car 1980 by artist unknown.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 21:15

Ford 1932 with Ferrari V12 engine "Deucari" by Rex Burnett.

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