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Warplane Art / Printing Artwork question
« on: May 19, 2020, 01:30:00 AM »
Hello everyone,

After a lengthy hiatus from profiling i am getting back into it.

I have a person requesting a custom profile print, I was just wondering if you ever print your work for framing? If so is ti just a laser print or is there some other method I should be looking at?

Any direction is greatly appreciated.


Warplane Art / Lancaster MK III
« on: January 02, 2013, 12:26:48 AM »
Hello to all and happy new year!

I have been working on this profile for nearly two years. This past summer I was about 80% finished when I lost the file I was working on and didn't have an up to date back up. This was the most catastrophic file loss I have ever had, I lost about 20 hours worth of work, all the turret and cockpit details had to be recreated and that is a very time consuming part of the project.

However, i am now back to where I was in the summer so I thought I'd post my progress. I intend to ramp up my profiling this year.

Warplane Art / Lancaster Mk III
« on: March 18, 2011, 01:49:39 AM »
Time for a new profile, this time a Lancaster.

I am trying a different approach this time, saving out all major areas as seperate files, wings, fuselage, fin etc. Lancaster has variants with different engines, fuselage, turrets etc, just like the Halifax. I learned the hard way on the Halifax so this time I will apply what I've learned and see if it makes the project go faster.
BTW, I live 40 minutes from the one of only two flying lancasters in the world, so I have lots of images and a real example to work from.

Warplane Art / Lancaster Drawings
« on: January 17, 2011, 03:42:42 AM »
Hi All,

I am looking for drawings of the Avro Lancaster for my next project, anything would be appreciated if you are willing to


Warplane Art / WIP Help
« on: September 03, 2010, 08:48:13 PM »
Hi Guys,

I am self taught in PS and I'm running into some ugly jagged lines when I create curves and I cannot seem to get around it.

So I guess my question is why or how is this happening? You will notice in the attached image that the perspex on the nose looks pretty smooth, I used fill path there, rather than stroke path - could that be it?

Any help is appreciated.

Also please disregard the horrendous looking carburetor ducts on the engines (the vents on top) - I have re-done them on a later version.

Warplane Art / Halifax MkBIII
« on: June 30, 2010, 05:23:56 PM »
Hi all,

I have started my next subject, the Handley Page Halifax MkBIII. This will be my second ever profile, things are moving much faster than my first, noly about 15 minutes into it so far.


Warplane Art / Looking for lIne Art of a Halifax
« on: June 23, 2010, 04:59:31 AM »
Hi All,

I am nearly ready to start working on my second ever profile. I want to do the Halifax Mk BIII or MkVII.

I was wondering had a source for line art, any help is appreciated.


Warplane Art / 109E WIP
« on: March 14, 2010, 04:42:25 AM »
Hi all,

For two years I have been working my way through the tutorials on this site and others on creating profiles, I have stopped and started over many times and struggled with teaching myself photoshop at the same time. On top of it all, I don't ahev a lot of time between job, kids, wife etc so much of the time I work for 10-15 minutes a night.

At any rate, I am nearly completed the cowl area of the 109 and wanted to post it o get some feedback, I am lucky in that I live 10 minutes from a flying 109E, I am making the profile in its scheme (see attached). I still have clean up to do on the cowl but I am anxious to hear your comments.


Warplane Art / Need Help with tutorial
« on: April 30, 2009, 02:59:17 AM »
Hi All!

I have been working on the tutorial 109 off and on for about a year. Every time I start to get close to understanding what I am doing I end up getting busy with work or family and go months without touching it, then I have to start over.

There are a few problems that I have each time and I thought i would bring them here.

My first question is, when I use the magic wand to select the aircraft, I have 2 areas that for some reason do not get included, a section on the underside of the engine and the tire. What do I need to do to get them included with the rest of the mask?

I am determined to finish it this time so I am grateful for any help.

Warplane Art / British Bomber Profiles
« on: October 14, 2008, 09:48:44 PM »
Lots of lovely fighters done in here, I am wondering if anyone has tried RAF Bombers
from WW2? Say a Halifax or Lanc?

Warplane Art / Where to find Insignia?
« on: June 26, 2008, 04:00:18 AM »
Hi all,

I'm working my way through the tutorial on the '109 profile (its been a fun and frustrating experience as I am teaching myself photoshop at the same time!). Is there any sites where I can download the German insignia rather than create it from scratch?


Warplane Art / Allow me to Introduce myself!
« on: June 08, 2008, 07:53:36 PM »
Hello to all in this group!

I have lurked here for quite some time and have recently joined the forum with the intention of participating.

My passion in aviation goes back to my youth and I am also a private pilot. My father was a paratrooper and was always interested in a/c and that got me hooked. I also run a website dedicated to the men of RAF Bomber Command (

My interest in the aviation art stems from the fact that I am an Industrial Designer and naturally drawn to such subjects. However, due to family obligations etc, I haven't spent much time drawing and painting over the past decade but that is something I hope to reverse.

It is inspiring to see such talented individuals producing such quality work, I hope you all won't mind sharing with a newbie. :)

Matt Lacroix
Niagara Falls, Canada

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