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Junkers Ju-88A by DouglasCastleman Junkers Ju-88A by DouglasCastleman
11" x 15" graphite pencil drawing on paper
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner 5 days ago   Photographer
Superb work as always!
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you very much, Daniel.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
beautifully done@!
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! More Luftwaffe to come soon.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
great!  I did one recently too..  Messerschmitt ME109 G-4 by davincipoppalag
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Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Nice!
Please see my goofy alternate history aircraft designs on my first site Jimbowyrick.
I love your landscapes.
I tried to make a living painting plein-air impressionistic landscapes, as Monet and his friends did.
Paint 'til you faint!
Jimbo
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Edited Mar 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I looked at your previous site here...you certainly have a clever creativity and a style all your own.
Plein air painting is a lot of fun, and I think really helps your overall painting skills, in the studio and out. I hope you still do it, at least sometimes.
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Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Kind words. Thank you.
The Ki-46 fighter version exists only in my mind. A "what-if".
Interesting.  All my life I've been interested in aircraft, especially WW2, due to the fact that my father flew for the USN after the war, and then in combat during Korea.  Growing up in San Diego had a big influence due to it being a main military/aerospace center.
Please visit the site of Christopher S. Gerlach - artist, and you'll see who inspired me to paint.  I went to school with him.
Paint 'til you faint!
Jimbo
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Well, that explains why I never heard of the fighter version of the Dinah before, LOL. Interesting idea though. My father was in the Army Air Forces in WW2, and that certainly had a big influence on my big interest in aircraft. I will check out Christopher's site.
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Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Cool!
Dad was on USS Enterprise, and was honored with the Navy Cross, second only to the MOH.
During the famous Battle of Santa Cruz, he was an ensign in command of the 5" gun battery located on the forward starboard side of the ship.
They took a direct hit, from a Val's 550lb bomb, on the deck, right nearby.
The blast ignited the ammo magazine.
Ensign James W Wyrick, shaking off the effects of concussion, immediately organized a line of shocked men, to form a "bucket brigade" line, to grab hot 5" ammo, passing it man-to-man, and tossing it overboard.
He was credited with saving the ship from secondary explosions, hench the honor.
After that, with his high marks in math, etc., he was able to write his own ticket in the Navy.
He spent 1943 to '45 in flight school in Texas, and got his wings right as the war ended.
After the war, he flew the F4U4 Corsair which he loved, and occasional the SB2C Helldiver, which he hated.
During Korea, as a Lt. Commander, he led a squadron of F9F Panther jets from the USS Oriskany, later John McCain's ship.
Sadly, after he left the Navy, he fell into alcoholism and became cynical. His marriage ended, and now I love/hate his memory.

Jimbo 
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DouglasCastleman Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow, great story...but sorry he had problems later on. Still, nothing but admiration here for your father. My father was a maintenance sergeant in the Pacific and the CBI Theater...he didn't fly combat but saw some on the ground. He worked on every US type save the B-29, and remembered everything about all of them, it seemed. I miss our aviation talks. 
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Jimbowyrick1 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2017  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Yes. Thank you.
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