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Old 01-02-2009, 12:39
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Hi Mik.Here is the pic I was on about yesterdayjetty.jpg let me know what you think.The size is14"x10".



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Another terrific set. The convoy is very atmospheric and the sheer monotony of plodding on comes through. Thanks again for those

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Re your initial enquiry into JUNIPER.

Lentons "Ships of WWII" lists the Tree Class as capable of MS or AS work. This indicates that they were fitted with ASDIC and also a gallows for MS work . He quotes they were fitted for depth charges.

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Hi Gerry glad you like the convoy pic, I take it that it is the one with the C.A.M ship in the fore ground, I seem to go in themes, last year it was convoys, then I was into WW1 scenes in the Forth, the pic with the two airships is the surrender of the Highseas Fleet with H.M.S CARDIFF in the lead, lately I've been into Armed Trawler( I love lots of rust and muck) Right I'll upload some more pics........Gerry thanks for the info. on JUNIPER, you must have posted it while Iwas uploading.
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I enjoyed browsing your paintings very much. They are excellently done with an authentic feel, and full of interest.
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Hi Kookaburra,nice of you to take the time to let me know you like the pictures.I try to have the subject doing some thing rather than a "ship portrait", although I do them as well.
Keep watching as there more to come

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Here are somemore pics

fire fly.jpg Firefly netpics2 001.jpg catalina

netpics2 003.jpg Still life netpics2 004.jpg Warspite

netpics2 008.jpg Bismark netpics2 010.jpg Rich men enjoying life
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Hi Jim,
I have a number of books on Aviation and Nautical art and I have to say your paintings are very much their equal. Fantastic thread,
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Old 04-02-2009, 14:01
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Thanks for your comments on my pictures Bob.I see you are from Gosport, I did my Aircraft fire fighting course at what was H.M.S.Siskin.in 1958 while stationed at Lee.I remember it was a brilliant summer and we spent Wed. sports afternoons skiving on the beaches around the area when we were supposed to be doing cross country running.
Keep watching I will be posting more pics soon.

regards Jimnetpics2 012.jpg RAS

netpics2 013.jpg V/W class escort

g ahenbaltimore 002.jpg constalation

Vulcan 015.jpg Vulcan at East Fortune Museum

watercolours 012.jpg M.G.B. water colour

watercolours 005.jpg Dorey fishing w/c

watercolours 008.jpg Nearly there w/c

AVENGER.jpg Reserection. Avenger's Grave yard
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I came across this ilustration I did using Corel Draw some years ago.
The ship is H.M.S. VENGEANCE, which was sold to the Brazilian Navy and renamed MINAS GERAIS
My brother in law worked for Brown Bros who designed and manufactured the catapults, he was sent out to RIO in 1996 to take charge of re-fitting the catapults. The Chief Engineer asked him if he could find out the ship's history,so he asked me what I could do
I did some research and came up with a little booklet of which this was the center spread.The refit took about 4 years, the Brazilian Navy then did a Royal Navy and scraped the ship.My brother in law was about to retire so as he was organised with a house etc decided to live there with my sister in law,and is now a assisting with their latest acquisition "FOCH" (if thats how you spell it)..........Having re read this, now I'm not sure which is their new ship , any way it was an ex French Carrier.

ps.I now get ships t-shirts baseball caps etc.vengeance.jpg


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And you also end up with a most effective signature picture!

I would be most interested in seeing any good quality photograph you might have of the carrier in her new incarnation as flagship of the Brazillian Navy! [Or the Minas Gerais].
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Old 05-02-2009, 11:30
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HiTerry, I enclose the only photos I have of Minas Gerais. There was a campaign to try to save her as a museum ship at Southanpton but it came to nothing.Then some tycoon bought her for some project which came to nothing as well and she was eventualy scraped in I think India,I did see pictures of her being scraped , somewhere on the net, but I can't remember which site
I have re-done the graphics to a larger size, the original was saved onto two floppy discs, one the ship, and the other the deck park.

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vengeance 2.jpg H.M.S. VENGEANCE cirica 1953

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Old 05-02-2009, 19:53
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Hi Mik, here is an other painting of a Puffer,I painted it and used it as our christmas card two years ago.

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Re my request for pics of H.M.S.JUNIPER these are some I have come up with

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Hi, VERY NICE illustrations/renderings! What MEDIUM do you work in: gouche, acylics or??? Despite graduating from Art Center College of Design, I have always followed my wife's ADVICE: leave the paint brushes ALONE!!!

Now Ad Markers, different story, but different "goal", too. Of course since 1994 I've done ALL my ID work on 3D CAID software...saves the trees!!! LOL!


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Old 14-02-2009, 22:05
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Hi DFO.I paint mostly in acrylics, and watercolour for smaller pics.
For the computer stuff I use Coreldraw 6, but I dont do too much of that now. I did a course on media design and illustration ten years ago,although I have been painting and drawing all my life. I found doing the course that apart from Computer stuff I did'nt learn an awful lot,it was more like I learned why I was doing what I did in my painting.
We used Gouche on the course but I did'nt really like it (the still life is gouche) anyway thanks for the compliments, hows about letting us see some of your stuff.
I'll stick some of my watercolours on this, they usualy look abit grainy as they are scanned full size.

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Here are some more paintings.netpics3 001.jpg Seafury bounce

netpics3 003.jpg CAM ship

netpics3 004.jpg Right way up

netpics3 005.jpg Home Is The Hunter

netpics3 007.jpg Lock up the Hen House

netpics3 009.jpg One for our cousins

netpics3 011.jpg 1944

netpics3 012.jpg And still going strong

netpics3 018.jpg Self portrait Stbd. Cat. Director

netpics3 015.jpg At least the bridge is still there
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Great works of art again Jim. Particularly liked the inverted Tiger Moth,
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Jim, I like your winter scenes, particularly your Christams card (post No. 38), it captures the weak winter sunlight so well. You do a wonderful job of capturing many different scenes and shades of light, warm and cool. Thanks for posting them, I look forward to more.

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Hi Vivian,
here are some more winter scenes, the aircraft ones were done for AIRSTREAM,an aircraft leasing co. which my eldest son worked for, (they now do "e cards").
The boat type ones are the ones ,(there are others but I can't find them.)I did for our own use. Several of our friends frame them end put then on thier walls.
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967035.jpg Avenger dropping practice torp.off R.N.A.S.CRAIL

967037.jpg Manx AirLines

967038.jpg Swordfish "finals " for Crail

967039.jpg Walrus over the Tay Bridge , look close and you can see the stumps of the old bridge

Image3.jpg These were done on the computer in Coreldraw.

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More fine paintings Jim! I hope you don't mind, I have downloaded "Swordfish finals for Crail" to show to my Dad. I have an old photo of him taken at Crail with Swordfish in the background so he will enjoy the painting.

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Hi Vivian, was your father stationed at CRAIL? we live about 20 miles from there, in fact my wife and I were at EILIE to give the dog a run on the beach and came home via CRAIL to visit a gallery which had an exhibition which my wife wanted to see(she does creative embroidery so is arty as well)
I took a course in Media Design and Illustration about ten years ago and as part of the course I made up a booklet on the history of R.N.A.S.CRAIL,enclosed are the first few pages, there are 40 in all just say if you would like the rest.

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Hi Jim, that sounds like a good day out for you all.
Thanks very much, those first few pages you've shown are beautifully done. I would love to see the rest.

Dad was FAA onboard HMS Striker an escort carrier. I don't know how long they were at Crail; he said that they had landed the Swordfish there to do a run up on them. Reading your booklet would likely jog his memory of his time there and I know he would be very interested in the full story, so yes please Jim, I'd like to see the rest.

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Right Vivian here we go again with another batch, I hope you can get them in the right order

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The last of this batch, looking back I seem to have mis placed page two

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