Monday, 22 July 2013

Lockheed Gemini boarding

A bit of a "what-if"; specifically what might helicopters look like if Igor Sikorski hadn't existed?  In this case, the answer is a twin-turboshaft intermeshing-rotor design based on the aesthetics of 1940s passenger aircraft like the Lockheed Constellation and the Douglas DC3.

Also, first real attempt at painting a reflective object

Thursday, 11 July 2013

1950s Raygun

Based on a design from the 2nd year character design lessons (jetpack jones et al); I said at the time I really liked it and would come back to it later (admittedly, I didn't expect it to be quite so "later"...)

Also available in Pastel Blue and Pale Green...

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

FV-7 Viper Landing

An FV-7 Viper V/STOL Naval Fighter lands on board an Intrepid-class Light Carrier after a routine combat air patrol.  A three-poster design powered by a Rolls-Royce tandem-fan engine with afterburning, the Viper offers comparable top speed and payload to CATOBAR fighters, albeit with reduced range.  In addition, the three-surface control layout, allied to VIFF capability mean that it possesses almost unparallelled manoeuvrability in a dogfight.

(It's good to get some digital painting practice after the time spent concentrating on finishing Tundra Rats)