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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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:iconmacphersonscircus:
macphersonscircus Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2015
a fantastic job for an iconic aircraft
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Nov 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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acaltd Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2015
this is amazing !!!!!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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emcorpus Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2015  Professional General Artist
Very, very cool, Jack. You do great WWII aviation art.

My ladyfriend's dad was with the 254th FG "Pioneer Mustangs", flew lots of different fighter planes, but most known for flying every variant of P-51. He killed two ME-262S towards the end of WWII flying his P-51D "Yo Yo". (There are two portraits of him in my gallery.)

Cheers,
Ed
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. The Mustang is an awesome bird. I saw some on airshows in the last years here in Germany, the sound is just increddible. Thanks for the little story about the Yo Yo :-)
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AshleyArtistArita Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2015
Awesome detail! Love everything about this. :)
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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AmbergrisElement Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The details on the planes and the landscape are amazing.Beautiful work!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :-)
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bonenakedgraphix Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015   General Artist
As usual, ur very nice work creates a slight pang of jealousy to accompany the appreciation and awe!!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very kind!
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:iconthehardcorebunny:
TheHardCoreBunny Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Awesome job!!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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:iconb2darice:
B2DaRice Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The whole work really has some amazing detail, but the blur in propeller really gives it a sense of speed.  Well Done!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks again mate! Btw, like your toon stuff! :-)
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:iconb2darice:
B2DaRice Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Much obliged!
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:iconkassill:
Kassill Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
stunning!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:iconkatlenrose:
KatlenRose Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015  Student Photographer
Stunning!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you my dear :-)
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schludaddy Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Absolutely wonderful!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much! :-)
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:icontheanimeaxis:
theanimeaxis Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015   Traditional Artist
Looks great! I love the motion of the propeller. :)
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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:iconspazer86:
Spazer86 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Great detail on the planes. Always a fascinating period in history.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. yeah, it was cruel but faszinating :-)
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constancelea Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Amazing work, you didn't cut any corners with photoshop? The perspective is working great, and you did the lighting and coloring so well on this, too.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I hope i can make some tutorials soon ;-)
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Anastasia-Ri Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015   Photographer
Awesome!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Anastasia!
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:icondea1h:
dea1h Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015
...stunning
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you!
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:icondea1h:
dea1h Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2015
:)
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Yo-dra Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Utterly stunning! The detail, the motion blur, the gorgeous clouds, the texture of the cliffs, the worn metal finish of the planes... amazing and inspiring!
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for that kind comment! :-)
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ChaseAvano Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
:-)
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:icondeyal:
DeyaL Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love all the detail!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! :-)
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Hitotsumami Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the way you colored the planes. That is some really neat detail work.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you so much!
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Aer0Hail Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow! So realistic looking! I love all the details like the little town in the background!
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much!
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ChromaticPresence Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2015  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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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you, very kind!
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yumi71 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is just amazing:heart:
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thankyou very much!
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Dingy-Dong Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Student Digital Artist
HOT DAMN.
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:iconjacklionheart:
Jacklionheart Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you :-)
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