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cawimmer430
08-17-2007, 06:53 AM
Really cool. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

http://robin-smith-art.co.uk/

Samples with description...

http://robin-smith-art.co.uk/pix/paintings/001-big.jpg
This print depicts a Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb of 303 (Polish Sqn.) flown by CO. Sqn. Ldr. J Zumbach. A quick and efficient turnaround of fighting aircraft on the front line was of paramount importance, and much was left in the hands of the all important ground crew.

http://robin-smith-art.co.uk/pix/paintings/002-big.jpg
The Dreaded Salvo was painted to celebrate the 60th anniversary of D-Day. Preparing the ground for the eventual D-Day landings,aircraft including the Hawker Typhoon were given the freedom to scour areas for evidence of enemy activity and neutralise there effect employing the terrifying power of the eight underwing rockets. Turning a massive 14' diameter 4 bladed prop. the Napier Sabre engine was huge, but unfortunately suffered mechanical problems that blighted its early acceptance.

http://robin-smith-art.co.uk/pix/paintings/010-big.jpg
My print depicts a heavily armed trawler being attacked by a Bristol Beaufighter from the North Coates Strike Wing. The effort of the Strike Wing during the war was to severely cripple the German war effort by cutting off the raw materials to the manufacturing industry.

Many thousands of tons of shipping were destroyed by these attacks, but sadly at great cost. Costal Command attacks such as the one shown suffered the highest percentage loses of any theatre of air warfare, with heavily armed merchant ships including innocent trawlers filling the sky with anti-aircraft flak.

ploughman
08-17-2007, 07:03 AM
Nice, thanks for the link Cawimmer.

At the risk of seeming to be a bit of a schmuck I'd say that artist has a few issues with creating the illusion of depth and keeping objects grounded on a plane (ooh, a pun).

Choctaw111
08-17-2007, 11:32 AM
Those are beautiful http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif They make me yearn for BoB and its future installments even more.

Banger2004
08-17-2007, 03:39 PM
No doubt about it, that man has talent! Brilliant stuff.

leitmotiv
08-17-2007, 05:01 PM
Originally posted by Ploughman:
Nice, thanks for the link Cawimmer.

At the risk of seeming to be a bit of a schmuck I'd say that artist has a few issues with creating the illusion of depth and keeping objects grounded on a plane (ooh, a pun).

Pman right. Not quite ready for prime time.

BillyTheKid_22
08-18-2007, 08:27 AM
Cool!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif very beautiful!!

cawimmer430
08-18-2007, 09:00 AM
Anytime. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

trumper
08-18-2007, 12:32 PM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifHe is a really really nice guy.If you go to Duxford airdisplays he is often painting during the display at his stall.
Have a look at his site http://www.robin-smith-art.co.uk/

My favourite aviation one of his is Bombing up Yorker, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
http://www.robin-smith-art.co.uk/painting-detail/008.html

His non aviation stuff is also incredible.If you get the chance to chat to him take it.

cawimmer430
08-18-2007, 12:41 PM
Originally posted by trumper:
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gifHe is a really really nice guy.If you go to Duxford airdisplays he is often painting during the display at his stall.
Have a look at his site http://www.robin-smith-art.co.uk/

My favourite aviation one of his is Bombing up Yorker, http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif
http://www.robin-smith-art.co.uk/painting-detail/008.html

His non aviation stuff is also incredible.If you get the chance to chat to him take it.

Amazing. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif

http://www.robin-smith-art.co.uk/pix/paintings/008-big.jpg

ploughman
08-18-2007, 01:59 PM
One thing I can't fault this guy on is that he's got the emotion down pat. It doesn't surprise me at all that he's a good bloke, only an open soul would be able to do that.