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IL-28 Beagle by zulumike IL-28 Beagle by zulumike
The first jet bomber to enter service with the Soviet air force, the Il-28 tactical day bomber was Russia's equivalent to the British Canberra. First flown on the 08 August 1948, the Il-28 entered service with bomber squadrons in 1950 and remained in production for many years. This jet-powered medium bomber was built in enormous numbers [over 6000 were built by the Soviet Union and China, according to some estimates] and adapted to fulfil a variety of roles.

Here is a conceptual artwork piece of a Czechoslovakian IL-28 landing at an East German Airbase during the Cuban Missile Crisis, 1962. Several of these Soviet IL-28 were shipped in modules and then re-assembled in Cuba. The Warsaw Pact countries went on alert during this time.
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Sev808 Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Nice!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, appreciate it
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012
I remember seeing one of these in person,ha, so to speak. I was in Egypt on TDY in the late 80's. It was just rusting away sitting out in the sand,also saw mig21s with their wings ripped off trying to leave their concrete hangers when Israel was at war with them many years ago.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the feedback, interesting.
I always liked the russian's "glass-nose" aircraft. They were all based on the B-29 that they copied.

Cheers, Mike
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Skoshi8 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
The North Vietnamese air force had some of these in its inventory, but they were based on China's Hainan Island. The USAF kept F-102 interceptors on hand in case some came over.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the piece of history. appreciate the feedback.

Cheers, Mike
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am starting to move toward larger canvases as Max once suggested. I don't think every work has to be symetrical. I am working on an A-7 on a flightdeck ready for take-off. It has both wing tips chopped off. I wanted to show the very dynamic intake and fueselage and convey a work hardened battle AC. I think you will like it.

I am familiar with cloning, actually the IL-28 right wing was made from the engine nacelle to the tip.

Cheers, Mike
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GrahamTG Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nicely done. There is a sense of scale in the shot, however I think it would work slightly better in a more widescreen frame with all the aircraft in shot. I appreciate that you are working within the confines of the background plate and that if you scaled the aircraft down it would not look right. But using the clone and paintbrush tools you could extend the backround plate to the right and allow the full wing to be shown. I'm pretty sure John has a tutorial on how to do this - I'll send him over this way :)
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July 29, 2012
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EASTMAN KODAK COMPANY
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KODAK Z740 ZOOM DIGITAL CAMERA
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Apr 19, 2007, 4:42:24 PM
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