Well it has been awhile hasn’t it. Here are some new caricatures. I have finally completed a C-130. This time we have a KC-130J. The newest Hercules tanker used by the Marines. Usually in the US Navy and Marine Corp squadrons one aircraft is designated the Commanders bird and is adorn in more colorful markings. This caricature depicts a VMGR-352 “The Raiders” KC-130J, based in San Diego, at MCAS Miramar and is part of the Third Marine Air Wing. As I do each caricature I am trying to improve the level of detail to each piece. I think this caricature is some of my best detail work to date. I have been working on my line work and trying to add some of the rivets and panel fasteners to each art work. This improves the over all look of the art. This aircraft has plenty of rivets especially on the rear section. I really like the way it came out.
Second we have a new Hornet caricature, the F/A-18D. Yes we have several Hornet caricatures, but this is the first two seat “Legacy” Hornet. With the new Super Hornet (F/A-18E/F) now operational, the older Hornets (F/A-18A/B/C/D) are know as “Legacy Hornets”. So here we have our first F/A-18D. This time I choose to do a Hornet operated by VMFAT-101 “The Sharpshooters” again based at MCAS Miramar with VMGR-352.The Sharpshooters are the Marine Corps F/A-18 Hornet training squadron. In fact they also train Navy pilots that are assigned to fly the Hornet. That is why VMFAT-101 aircraft carry the words Navy on the right side and Marines on the left side of their aircraft. VFA-125 is the Navy’s training Squadron for Hornet pilots as well.
Well I hope you enjoy the new art. Currently I have several caricatures in the works. I have completed the drawing and inking of a KC-10 Tanker, a Reaper UAV, and a E-2 Hawkeye. These are next on the list to be painted. In fact I have already started the Reaper. The KC-10 looks really cool and I can’t wait to get to it. I also think I will be doing a airline version of the KC-10. a DC-10. I have not chosen a paint scheme yet so if anyone out there has any suggestions….. just let me know.