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Air War over the Pacific by zulumike Air War over the Pacific by zulumike
A P-38 from the 39th Fighter Squadron destroys a Japanese Zero over the Pacific Ocean near Rabaul.

The Zero is handpainted, antenna, tail I.D., tail distruction, bullet holes, canopy, smokes etc handpainted. A photo used from airliners.net for ref. The P-38 is adownload from SimV for FSX. BG hand painted from a Mayyang download for ref.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers, MIke
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MikesScribbles Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I started a new folder in my favorites for this one.
Wow
Beautiful work.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This one is one is dedicated to the pilots of the 475th Fighter Group, "Satan's Angels" stationed at New Guinea. Thank You.
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sunderhart Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017
very nice
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You.
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BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's some awesome picture with graphic realism. Good for the allies.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, appriciate the feedback. Cheers.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
You're welcome.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ever read "Samurai!" by Saburo Sakai?
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, a true Samurai warrior, he was one tough dedicated pilot.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My favorite boook growing up...must have read it at least 10 times! Bought an ancient paperback at a garage sale!
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Go Lighting, go!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, This is one of my favorites. Cheers.
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
No prob, My favorites are:
1) B-25 Mitchell
2) B-24 Liberator
3) B-17 Flying Fortress
4) P-40 Warhawk
5) Lockheed Electra
6) Pe-2
7) P-38 Lightning...
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RainbowDashTheScout Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This goes to my favourites! Excellent!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, glad you like it.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You Much.
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1-90 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning artwork. You are very talented.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, I am glad you like it.

Cheers, Mike
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Excellent work!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my first WW II Pacific Campaign. Thanks.

Mike
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Anytime.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love the Japanese Zero <3
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The bullet were a challenge. Good learning project.

Thanks for the feedback. Mike
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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762x51mmFmj Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate ie.

Cheers, Mike
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762x51mmFmj Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course.
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work!

Small crit though - seems like things went wrong with your source picture, as the wing sweep and short engine cover on the "Zero" is typical for one of the converted T-6 Texans: a number of these US trainers were converted to semi-"Zeroes" for movie work in the late 1960s (for the movie "Tora Tora Tora"). The real Mitsubishi A6M2 had a visibly longer engine cover, and a straighter wing, as well as a number of other, less noticable differences.

A very good comparison between the 'real' and the 'movie' Zeroes can be seen in the following two pictures:

"Real" Zero (Mitsubishi A6M3): [link]
"Movie" Zero (converted AT-6B Texan): [link]
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you glad you like it. I guess it the move model then, I stll like working with this model.

Cheers, MIke
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm.... Somehow I get a feeling the Zero should look more like a fireball. After all, this was what happened to it after just 0.5 second burst of 0.5 cal ammution.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give it time its an engine fire and its about to explode the fuel tank.

Cheers, Mike
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