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Old 02-04-2009, 15:13
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Well I eventually got around to doing a painting of H.M.Trawler JUNIPER!. This being the reason for being in the forum in the first place.
I still have not got a picture of the ship, however I've used a representation of the class at the time of the action.
The story for those who do not know it....... During the Norwegian campaign, H.M.S. JUNIPER was escorting the tanker OIL PIONEER from Tromso back to the UK. She sighted a German Squadron consisting of SCHARNHORST, GNEISENAU, ADMIRAL HIPPER and four Destroyers. She hoisted her Battle Ensign and turned toward the enemy, she lasted an amazing ninety minutes before being sunk . There were four survivors.
The painting is 16"x11" and is a working pic for a larger one.

netpics9 003.jpg "David and several Goliaths"

netpics9 005.jpg Imperial measures (Tons and Inches)

netpics9 006.jpg H.M S.BRAMBLE w/c

netpics9 009.jpg Barge Match
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Old 02-04-2009, 15:43
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Thanks for sharing those latest postings. Any of us who have been to sea in small ships will identify with that sea running in the Ton Class painting.

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Old 02-04-2009, 16:14
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Thanks Gerry it's Nice to have coments, I dont know if you recognise the location of the Tons but it is the Firth of Forth,Inch Micrery to stbd and Inchkeith ahead, hence the title.
I was born and brought up in Leith, and a mate and I used to sail his big brother's 18' ships lifeboat around the Forth,we were only about 13 at the time,our parents would be done for neglect nowadays.
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Old 02-04-2009, 18:35
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Not familiar with that part of the world Jim. But did spend a lot of time flying out from Dyce when I worked in the North Sea. I didnt enjoy the many helo trips but considered it an occupational hazard as the guys do now after the recent tragedy.

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Old 02-04-2009, 20:51
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Had our Honeymoon in Aberdeen 1961, I was a Naval Airman 2nd class AH3 on ARK ROYAL then, so I can remember Aberdeen when the sky was'nt full of choppers.It is really sad about the latest one.
I worked at Sullom Voe for 4 years '78-'82 but we flew Glasgow to Scasta by DanAir,so I had a wee bit to do with the oil industry.
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Hi Vigaskip, Gosh you have been busy, how many years has it taken to produce all these and where do you get the ideas? Is that Vanguard getting stuck in the entrance to Portsmouth harbour, on route to the scrapyard? Did you serve on HMS Victorious, I noticed one saying self portrait. I also see the Swordfish is your favourite aircraft. Keep up the good work.
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Old 04-04-2009, 09:10
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Hi Ross, most of the pics on the Forun have been painted in the last four or five years although I must admit having to hunt around the house to keep posting, I dont think there are many more to find.
I paint quite quickly eg, the top two pictures in the last post took an afternoon each (about 3-4 hrs each) research as I'm sure you know takes longer.
My ideas for subjects come from all over the place, I see a photo maybe and think that would make a good painting, and use that as basis of the picture, or even an event like the one of JUNIPER steaming towards the German Squadron.
Yes I was in Victorious, twice infact, also Eagle and Ark Royal as well as R.N.A.S.Arbroath-LeeOn Solent-Culdrose and Lossimouth also R.A.F.Shawbery for an A.T.C. course.
I've painted and drawn as long as I can remember and there are a few of my pictures in ex.Sqdn CO's houses, and even a couple of Admirals, paid for with a bottle or a weekend leave pass.
I think that's a fair potted history so far so I won't bore you any longer.

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Hi Vigaskip, You have served on some pedigree ships, I remember as a schoolboy, seeing Eagle leaving Portsmouth for the last time in 1972. A magnifcent, but sad sight. I wrote a book about Victorious, so have an affection for her also. The flight deck of these carriers during flying operations, must have been a really exciting spectacle - I imagine more so in the jet age. A wonderful place for an artist to get material for paintings. Do you have any particular memories from these ships? I know everyone goes on about the Ark, but surely the Eagle and the Vic were equally marvelous ships too. Perhaps some deck scenes would be great. Regards
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Old 04-04-2009, 13:48
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Hi once again Ross,Im just back from shopping and walking the wife and dog!. My favotite ship was definately the Vic ,there was just something different from Ark and Eagle.
Job satisfaction working on the Flight Deck was exelent ,teamwork was the main thing, It still makes my blood run cold thinking about when I was final parking director on the Vic.I used to have to bring the aircraft up the deck with the stbd wheel about 6" from the deck edge till the nose wheel was almost touching the Fo'ard parking chocks the swing him hard to port and stop.Mind you I'd rather be where I was waving my arms at the Pilot than be sitting where he was, if he looked out to stbd, Sea 60"down for'ad, Sea 60"down and to port some hairy ****d Aircraft Handler telling him what to do.
By the way ref AMETHYST, I have had a go at it and the biggest problem I had was the setting,I have no idea what the surroundings were like, I believe the film was made on the Medway and they did more damage with the special effects than the Chinese.
Thats enough for now I'll away and do some painting, I'm thinking of doing one of HOOD firing off her Faiery F111 from the catapult at the stern.

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Jim, Nice story about the aircraft deck maneuvers. Although, I can't help thinking the most hair-raising part for the pilot, would of been taking-off and then landing back on deck. Twenty years ago, I tried to find out more about the various deck vehicles in use, particularly in connection with Victorious. Again, it seems to be one of those areas of naval history that has not been recorded. I look forward to seeing the Fairey IIIF launch. Regards
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Sorry for not replying sooner , My server was off for most of yesterday. I have a book on Ground servicing equipment but it is R.A.F. stuff and although the F.A.A. used alot of the same, most of the towing Vehicles were different .
I'm not sure of the numbers ,but the complement would be something like....1 "Jumbo" large crane- 2 two large Fork Lifts, 2 smaller Fork Lifts, 6-8 Tugmaster Tractors, various a/c dollies and some times small "Lancing Bagnall"mini tractors.
Did'nt paint on Sat, watched the National instead, however done this yesterday afternoon- still got more detail and other ships to go.



netpics9 001.jpg HOOD and FAIREY 111F
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Still have'nt gotten around to finishing the above painting, however found these while searching the attic, not all naval but variety is the spice of life.


netpics9 002.jpg Old Father Thames

netpics9 003.jpg "If I take the wings of the morning".....

netpics9 005.jpg Trout's eye view (last)

netpics9 007.jpg Sketch for Gannet "Grandad you'r rubbish at figures"

netpics9 016.jpg Vic -Buc And 'Plane Guard'
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Thats the HOOD picture finished pluss some others.

netpics9 004.jpg Flying Stations

netpics9 010.jpg V/W Destroyer

netpics9 012.jpg Palambang

netpics9 014.jpg Pensioned Off ...... unfinnished

netpics9 017.jpg One for the railway buffs
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Been a bit tardy with my comments lately, apols for that, but brilliant paintings as always Jim, like the 'Old Father Thames' which I have downloaded for another screensaver! As for the engine shed.... well that does take me back in time!!
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Thanks for the comments Mik I'm 'slightly' into railways but I like US. Logging and Mining, rustier and dirtier the better, I have a shelf layout in my 'studio'(Summer House) which I potter about with when I get fed up with ships.
Funny how I dont like shiny things 'specially when painting.
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Here are some water colours, I usualy do these as ideas for other pictures to a larger scale.

netpics10 002.jpg Up The Gulf

netpics10 004.jpg This one was supposed to have a Wasp landing on,but I could'nt think of a reasonable position for the chopper.

netpics10 006.jpg Off Rosyth, early morning

netpics10 007.jpg Clan Buchanan alias H.M.S. Engadine a/c transport.
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Really good watercolours, I know they tend to lose a bit of detail compared with acrylics but for me the seascape always look better in watercolours ( no pun intended)

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Thanks Gerry,
I find watercolours, more relaxing in a way,I suppose I think they are not like "real" paintings, same as pastels and pencil drawings.Dont get me wrong it takes as much skill in those mediums as any other.I also find I work faster in watercolours,eg." Up The Gulf "one took about 3 hours this afternoon.

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I've changed my avatar does anyone know what it is?.
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Might help if we had a bigger view of it, can you post an enlarged version please?

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Thats the HOOD picture finished pluss some others.

Attachment 42487 Flying Stations

Attachment 42488 V/W Destroyer

Attachment 42489 Palambang

Attachment 42490 Pensioned Off ...... unfinnished

Attachment 42492 One for the railway buffs
Hi Jim ,
to my discredit I have only just seen this thread and feel I must say how good your paintings are...!

How long have you been at this very gifted artform please ?

It is great to see "yesterdays aircraft" again "Alive"
In a former life I spent 12 years working on restoring aircraft and working on a fuel Bowser at air shows in southern England, and was based at Duxford which is just down the road from me.but used to go to North Weald, and various other sights...happy days

I recall on more than one occasion getting "caught" by the RNHF to crank up the Swordfish which was bl..dy hard work
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Thanks Ivor, I'm glad you like my pics, I've painted or drawn ever since I can remember, and now that I've retired I can spend as much time at it as I want (subject to my lady wife who at the moment, is recovering from a knee replacement op which she had last friday).

I'm duty S.B.A (sick berth attendant) so I'll be a bit restricted for a while.

Like you I like the older a/c, especialy the Swordfish and like you I've cranked her up as well but I was fortunate enough to get an "air experiance flight"in her in 1958.

Keep watching as I'll post pics when I can. I think I'm lucky in that I can paint what I like, when I like and am not restricted by commisions or deadlines,although I do get the occasional commision which helps to keep the "Captain Morgan" flowing.
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I wish I had your gift as I can picture a subject in my mind and exactly what it would turn out like.....but sadly my painting ability is confined to fine detail on window frames or a 6" roller

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Ivor you obviously have your own gifts mate, I can't dive,nor am I particularly mechanicaly minded.

Re old aircraft, I live not far from Milnathort which has BALADO airfield on its outskirts, and I remember as a young boy seeing hundreds of Barracudas-Avengers etc.awaiting scraping at McDonnell Aircraft in Milnathort, this was 1946/47. The old scrap yard has houses on it now.


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