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Old 05-10-2017, 18:22
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Did this last year for the Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia. It was printed and sold at cost to members and others on their web site.
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Wonderful Jim, absolutely wonderful!

I have always enjoyed that sort of "collage," and this is a real beauty.
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Old 05-10-2017, 23:01
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Love it!

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Old 06-10-2017, 09:03
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Thank you both. Have to do one for for RCN!.
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Old 06-10-2017, 19:55
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Thank you both. Have to do one for for RCN!.
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I believe that an RCN/Canadian Forces version already exists. Am checking my sources and will advise!
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:28
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I believe that an RCN/Canadian Forces version already exists. Am checking my sources and will advise!
Not one of mine !. I have done several in the past, one for RAF Leuchars for an Air Day back in the 90's and one for 111Squadron when it disbanded. I still have the one I did for the original 100 Years of British Naval Aviation.
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Old 07-10-2017, 19:35
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Not one of mine !
. I have done several in the past, one for RAF Leuchars for an Air Day back in the 90's and one for 111Squadron when it disbanded. I still have the one I did for the original 100 Years of British Naval Aviation.
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No Jim - definitely not one of yours. Am currently investigating!
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Old 08-10-2017, 11:44
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Blast from the passed....... Two shiploads of future moaning old 'Gits'. F113, Falmouth and F59 Chichester on exercise, once apon a time!
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The Road to Cove and Murmansk
Loch Ewe from the road to Cove on the south side of the loch. A bit of artistic licence on the right
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Old 11-10-2017, 14:11
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Good one yet again, Jim. Are those your first sheep?

Especially like the shaft of sunlight through the cloud.

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Old 11-10-2017, 14:19
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Yep, must be ok if you mention Sheep!. I was going to do a couple o 'Heiland Cooz' but thought sheep's bums would be easier.
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The Road to Cove and Murmansk
Loch Ewe from the road to Cove on the south side of the loch. A bit of artistic licence on the right
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Very nice one indeed Jim - as Mike says in his post #5184, the shaft of sunlight through the clouds is particularly nicely done.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:04
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Thank you two Tims. The road is a very scenic drive, more or less following the Loch shore right out to the coast. There are lots of WW2 relics AA gun sites, Pill boxes and artillery emplacements etc. Even the old Cinema, still in use by the community as a hall.
Greta and I were shown around the area by George Milne from the Russian Arctic Convoy Museum Project a couple of years ago when I had some paintings on exhibition at the museum. There is a strong local feeling for the Loch's wartime history and the part it played in the War at sea both in th Atlantic and Arctic.
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:33
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Dear Jim,

What a splendid picture, have you thought to share it with George? I had a long discussion with him yesterday about trying to organise further and future support for what they are doing at Loch ewe.

One of the things they had in mind was to plant a snowdrop garden in memory of all of those who never returned from the Arctic campaign. I have a possible sponsor for them, one snowdrop per casualty, but of course they will multiply, plus some landscaping and while I was dealing with that I was reminded of the obituary I wrote for one of our old Russian convoy club veterans who crossed the bar last year. I attach it here as it seems quite appropriate.

I still have plans to persuade a group of engineering apprentices in Wales (where I chair a small company) to make replicas of two First World War 6 inch guns to place in some of the emplacements at Loch ewe, the word is that the originals came from the old HMS iron Duke and after the war were just tipped into the deepest part of the loch..
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Old 12-10-2017, 10:40
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The Welsh connection: the guns and defences at Loch Ewe were initially manned by a Welsh regiment, I am hoping that this might represent "a line of least resistance"!
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There are tentative plans for a larger painting, this was a sort of try out. It's a juggling exercise trying to get the whole Loch in, at the same time as having reasonably recognisable ships.
With this one, I tried to include, the locals, merchant ships, warships, RFA. and the army. I was going to put an army vehicle on the road, then had the idea of 'Shepherding' sheep and ships, and the Road to Cove and Murmansk.
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in my untutored opinion the sheep create a much more effective counterpoint to the warlike intent of the gathered ships, keep them in Jim...
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How about this one Tim?
Come on in, the water's fine.!
work in progress Loch Ewe, still got a load of ships to put in
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Bathing Beauties
Still a WIP, only half the pic
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Off Poolewe
22" X5.5" watercolour.
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Jim, the panoramic shape is perfect for it. I especially like the small details, the delicacy of the birches at extreme left and the "Wotcha lookin' at?" expression of the left hand member of the paddling party.

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Old 14-10-2017, 20:40
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A bit darker and it would make a good moonlight scene!.
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on a larger scale it would make a grand mural for their exhibition centre! you feel as though you could wade into the water.
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Some may remember this one
Fleet 'Limbo' championships in the 1960s(Limbo, anti sub Mortar usually sited down aft on Frigates )
Here can be seen the esteemed pannel of judges.
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Admiral Titas Zaduxass USN. CinC NorLantStanForFlatPac.
Admiral Sir Roddy McScunner of MacScunner RN, 9th Barron of Auchenshoogle Better Known to his men as ...Sir!.
Dame Euphrosney Pramhandle-Smith PMT. RPM, NSU,GNP, WRVS. Commandant WRNS.
The Ships Pennant No and Name plate had been painted over and covered up to protect the innocent.
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Remember this one
RFA Wave Prince, HMS Belfast and destroyer HMS Concord.
Part of the West Coast Support Group during the Korean War.
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This afternoons effort
Belfast illuminates Sharnhorst for Duke of York off the North Cape.
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