A-2 Nose Art; 425th NFS P-61 and Vargas Girl

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by ties70, Jul 5, 2017.

  1. ties70

    ties70 Active Member

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    Hi Guys,

    here is an A-2 nose art project I am finishing tonight.

    It is a German Noble House A-2, with lots of flaws like metal brand sign inside, inside pockets...

    BUT: The leather is much nicer than on lots of the cheap A-2 copies available. This came from a prototype run some years ago, so I am not sure how the current jackets are.

    The jacket belongs to our fellow forum member Tom, who gave me pretty much all freedom to do what I wanted with the jacket..."Just make the girl a redhead.." was all the instruction he gave me. Thanks a lot for this!

    I came up with some kind of a fantasy jacket. There was no "Vicious Widow" in the 425th NFS, and I think they flew exclusively P-61As. They did shot down V-1 buzz bombs, though, so I came up with my own kill marks for these.

    Hope you like it!

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    Earlier stage, missing blades, unaged...
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    There is basically one more thing to do:
    I will add some shadows or a line below the girl, so she does not have to "float" as much..

    Best regards,

    Ties
     
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  2. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    another piece of art Ties!

    Cannot wait until i`ll have her in my own hands!

    Thanks a lot for such a professional work!

    Thomas
     
  3. ties70

    ties70 Active Member

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    Thomas,

    my pleasure!

    Ties
     
  4. Roughwear

    Roughwear Well-Known Member

    Lovely work.
     
  5. Smithy

    Smithy Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!
     
  6. Cocker

    Cocker Member

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    Great, great work you did here! It may not be historically correct, but it has the right vibe. I love the 425th patch and the kill marks.
     
  7. Bombing IP

    Bombing IP Active Member

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    Ties nice work ,your perfected that naivety style of artwork and the colors are spot on .For me seeing the V1 doodlebugs and trains on a jacket is a first for me . I also loved that helmet bag with the stewardess . Man you have a gift Ties , to make it perfect why don't you add a stick and a lantern so the black widow can hold it (night fighter )

    BIP
     
  8. Silver Surfer

    Silver Surfer Well-Known Member

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    yeah, the buzz bombs are a nifty idea. me likee.
     
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  9. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    Not bad.............Actually Ties, Very good!
     
  10. dujardin

    dujardin Well-Known Member

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    again a splendid work of art


    i like
     
  11. Ken at Aero Leather

    Ken at Aero Leather Active Member

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    Nice work, BIP's excellent suggestion would tie all the components of the work together
     
  12. EMBLEMHUNTER

    EMBLEMHUNTER Well-Known Member

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    Very Fine work, I like the little spider, all the work is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  13. Thomas Koehle

    Thomas Koehle Active Member

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    finally some fit-pics of the jacket - hope it works deleted my photobucket-account and shifted all stuff to IMGUR

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  14. B-Man2

    B-Man2 Active Member

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    Nice art work. The patch looks great!
     
  15. Spitfireace

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    very nice!
     
  16. johnwayne

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    That's really nice Tom, too nice perhaps and maybe a little roughing up or sanding to make it look more authentic? Maybe that's not what you want of course! I've always liked painted jackets but know I'd have a hang up about wearing one, particularly a repro, poss due to the rubbish that Avirex put out in years gone by. I trust you wear it out and about and question if you've had any comment from the public? Even if I had an original WWII painted jacket I'd be mindful of wearing it out and about except maybe airshows.
     
  17. Steve27752

    Steve27752 Well-Known Member

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    it is a great piece of art work. But as has been said, possibly only for an airshow.
     
  18. Kennyz

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    Very cool Tom!

    Ken
     
  19. bseal

    bseal Well-Known Member

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    I would be of the mindset to wear the jacket out for any occasion, not just air shows. The level of artistry is exceedingly high, and the grain on that A-2 is superb. Enjoy!
     
  20. Garylafortuna

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    Good heavens no, not only at airshows and related events. This drop dead gorgeous jacket needs to be worn everywhere and any time. I mean, how many airshows do they have in Aguascalientes anyway. Does the climate allow for much leather jacket wearing there Thomas? Congratulations.
     

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