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P-51 Flying Cadillacs by Jacklionheart P-51 Flying Cadillacs by Jacklionheart
The Mustang was always one of of my favorite warbirds of all time. I think the "Razorback" B model with the Malcolm hood is the most beautifull version of this famous airplane.

Some Mustangs are still flying today, if you ever have seen them in the air, heard the mighty Rollce Royce engines, you will never forget that moment.

Inspired by aviation art painters like Robert Taylor or Roy Grinnell I tried to be most historical correct. These are birds of the 357th Fighter Group, the famous "Yoxford Boys". The leading fighter is the P-51 of Cpt. Johnny England crossing the French cost, somewhere in Summer 1944. Will they come back home this time?

Photoshop - no 3D, no cheats - just painting with some references.
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DeyaL Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the detail!
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Hitotsumami Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the way you colored the planes. That is some really neat detail work.
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Aer0Hail Featured By Owner 3 days ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! So realistic looking! I love all the details like the little town in the background!
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ChromaticPresence Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That difumination on the air blades...just marvelous, it almost seems like a Photo!! really a good job 10/10!!
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yumi71 Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing:heart:
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Dingy-Dong Featured By Owner 6 days ago  New Deviant Student Digital Artist
HOT DAMN.
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RobChmielak Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2015  New Deviant
simply amazing!
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Gaalh-way Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful! The details are just awesome!
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Ascending-Prince Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Wow, this painting looks so real. I thought it was a photo for a minute. The level of detail invested this mind blowing. 
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Athenas-Sanctuary Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, it looks just like a photo!
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reboops Featured By Owner May 5, 2015   Digital Artist
Very beautiful detail!
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bandaidsNrazorblades Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2015  New Deviant Professional Digital Artist
This is very well done! I love the depth to it as well as the color scheme you chose! Beautiful
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Zachtan1234 Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015
Wow!! This looks beautiful! I like it!!
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DavidLuna Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My god. My sweet jesus god. This is wonderful.
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MaikeLaise Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very Good! 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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Linked-Memories Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2015   Digital Artist
Absolutely love it.
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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xericho Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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WorldMadness Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
That is really nice. I like the scratch marks you put through the paint
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. Yeah, painting the battle damage is the best part painting this stuff! :-)
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RvanM Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow. Just wow. How do you make the metal feel like metal? Great work on landscape as well.
Really awesome.Clap 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank yoo. Well you get  pretty basic metal effect by smooth transistions of white, gray and blue. But it's always good to have photo references!
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Svetonio Featured By Owner Edited Mar 23, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
The airplanes are really realistic!
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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FantasyAngel09 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
P-51 Mustang ! One of the planes used in the second world war. I love how you put the lights and shadows up, the colors are greatly integrated ! Awesome work !
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Much appreciated! :-)
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FantasyAngel09 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem ! :)
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CassiusTain Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I would have really loved to buy a pint of this but they look so aweful. way too much black or white space. Its a really great picture of a plane I have more than just one model of. 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Plaease sent me a PM, I make canvas and high quality posters in any size at a very good print shop.
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CassiusTain Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I did
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fairystory98 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2015
so beautiful Clap 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Yaminade82 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
amazing work!  your paintings are good! 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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NSLC Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015
Great pic, it looks as if the other Mustang has a standard greenhouse hood.
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Yeah, the other mustang is a "standard B" version.
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mint2u Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
I grew up near a small general aviation field.. 
there were a few warbirds stored there.. a P51 being one of them. 
I used to love watching it fly about.

Your artwork is stunning. 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! You were very lucky. Last year I saw a P-51 at a German airshow, the sound is just awesome. I grew up in Germany in the 70's. U.S. Air Force A-10 and Phantoms did low level target practice every day. I also remember the OV-10 with a great engine sound every day circling over the village...these times are gone...
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Neisana Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very nice painting ^_^
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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BretWalda1X Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Professional General Artist
really nice work, love it n fav'd :)
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Much appreciated!
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AnchKreuz Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Very cool! But background is too sharp, isnt it?
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! Well the background is as sharp as the plane, nothing wrong here.
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Parekk Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you must spendet a lot of time on this-I like it
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, yeah, it was about 2 weeks, working daily 4-5 hours.
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lunaSerene Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2015  Student Filmographer
wow! besides the airplane look awesome, I loved the background. The the cliff edge and the clouds!
Very beautiful! :D (Big Grin) Clap 
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much. Yeah, i often fall in love with the background :-)
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