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Warplane Art / Re: Fokker C.5 drawings
« on: February 27, 2010, 05:46:21 PM »
Glad to see this project taking shape. Looking promising so far!

Warplane Art / Re: Slice & Dice: air combat over Japan, 1946...
« on: July 21, 2009, 12:52:25 PM »
Thanks very much guys! Very happy you like it!

Nico, hehe, I'm afraid you'd need to talk to Ian Allan for that as I'm just one of the artists... :)

Warplane Art / Slice & Dice: air combat over Japan, 1946...
« on: July 20, 2009, 05:02:05 AM »
Here's a piece of aviation art I completed earlier this year:

Click for larger image.

In-between family expansions (the second one less than a fortnight ago!) and non-aviation-related work, I managed to get some aviation art done. Here is the first of over a dozen of images, both 3D scenes and 2D profile art, which I created for Ian Allan's upcoming book about Japanese x-planes in the popular Midland Publishing Secret Projects series. I was lucky enough to be commissioned the front cover illustration, which is the image shown here.

I've dubbed the image "Slice & Dice". The scene is entirely speculative and shows a what-if "1946" scenario high over Japan. Having slashed their way through the ramjet-equipped P-51D Mustang escorts, a pair of Japanese Manshu Ki-98 fighters is diving on a formation of B-35 flying wing bombers. At the time of Japanese surrender in August 1945, all three aircraft were very much in prototype status and none would ever become operational. The Ki-98 was never finished and, though extensively test-flown, neither the B-35 nor the ramjet-equipped Mustang were found suitable for operational service.

Here is what the image looks like on the book cover:

More information about the book can be found here:

Once the book is released (planned for October this year), prints and t-shirts will become available on my new webshop at and I will post more of the other artwork I created for the book.

Some close-up details:

The Army Type 3 gunsight (based on the Revi 12C), the big Ho-204 37mm cannon and the Ho-5 12.7mm machine gun (based on the famous Browning M2 .50cal):

And finally a size comparison profile of the Ki-98 with the P-51D Mustang. I couldn't quite fit the B-35 in there at the same scale! :)

Click for larger image.

Thanks for looking!

- Ronnie

Forums Works / Re: Let Let Let Warplanes will going down
« on: April 09, 2008, 01:16:13 PM »
Thanks for the update and good luck with the changes.

Regarding translations, I personally don't think there's any need for translations to Dutch. Almost everyone in Holland speaks English at a pretty decent level (as hardy anybody else speaks Dutch) :)

Personally I would always read the original English version of an article, even if there was a Dutch translation (I am Dutch for those who don't know). Dutch isn't a great language for technical terminology I find (ship builders will disagree!), and nothing is worse than having all well-known English terminology literally translated! :))  So in all, in my opinion effort spent on translating to Dutch is better spent on other improvements.

Just my 2 Euro cents of course!  :)

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 19, 2007, 01:02:00 AM »
Hmmm... has similarities to both CAMS and Latecoere designs...  :-think

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 18, 2007, 09:36:26 PM »
(...)  :-green

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 17, 2007, 10:52:35 PM »
You are good!  :-ok
Go on, stun us with your next mystery!

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 11:31:39 PM »
How about one rule?: Whoever guesses right places the next mystery plane :)

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 11:27:55 PM »
Haha, my memory didn't let me down. It's the mockup of the AGO FP-30 (Ao 225).

Okay here's my reply to that one...

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 09:47:16 PM »
Hehe yea that was an easy one, but Nico's last one is still keeping me entertained. I am 100% sure it's German and if I'm not mistaken it's an AGO. But which one...?

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 06:39:21 PM »

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 04:58:18 PM »
Wingman81, the Arado L I is a different plane altogether:
So that one is solved - it was the L II :)

Here's the real NA-18, so that one's solved too. On to Nico's plane... looks very familiar! Hmmm... let's think... :-paper

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 11:24:53 AM »
I've consulted with Doug and Nico was right all along: the photo I posted was the NA-16 afterall! The site I found it on (Aerofiles) has it labelled wrongly. The NA-18 had a different engine and the back seat position is different. Sorry for the mix-up... the NA-16 series is one big minefield! :-red

The NJ-1 is indeed an NJ-1 though :)

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 16, 2007, 12:55:15 AM »
There's only one man on earth who can sort em all out by heart, and that's Doug MacPhail. He's been teaching me for years and I still have trouble! :)

Combat Warplanes / Re: Quizzzzz
« on: December 15, 2007, 09:26:09 PM »
I found it via Google: ;)

And if you search for NA-16... now I've said too much!  :))

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