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Viking Gas by Lyle462 Viking Gas by Lyle462
A U.S. Navy S-3 Viking passing gas. You'd think with me being a former boom operator that I would draw something Air Force wouldn't you! LOL
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Bojosan Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Seen that site many times. I was ES-3A Shadow driver. Variant of S-3 Viking. ... You got some talent. Keep it up!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Nice! It's funny I drew this. I was an AF Boom Operator (KC-135R). I was always fascinated with this type of A/R though. Thanks for the encouragement...will do!
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imclod Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Most unusual drawing, looks great :)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2013
Thank you!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Did you ever lower the boom on anybody?
Okay...i'm a better artist than i am a comedian.
I just love the field of view in this! It's a striking composition!
And the patterns of light and dark that dance across it really grab the viewer's interest.
Once again your extreme foreshortening is spot on.
And, for the umpteenth time, you have offered us a plethora of value changes and gradients.
It's a dynamic and very strong piece of work! :clap:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2013
Thanks a bunch! I did on a night mission while gassing an F-16. Hit the jet so hard that I felt it through the refueling boom. Scared me to death (imagine what the pilot felt like). Fortunately I didn't break anything on his jet or ours. That's what I call "Inflight refuelling by braile!" There's more than one jet out there with my initials carved by their refueling receptacle. LOL
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2013
Oh my gosh! I can only imagine how frightening that must have been! :wave:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
Didn't really sink in until it was all over!
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Daniel-Storm Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2013
:)
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StratoArt Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! Very nice!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
Kind of a different sort of view. Thanks.
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crazyxav Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome details as always ! Really nice
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thank you!
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Art-e86 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
Amazing work. Both the drawing and the boom operating.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012
Thanks a lot!
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Student General Artist
Woah I didn't know you were a former boom operator man:D Thats realy cool, just like this artwork!:)
Looking nice 'n neath, great details, great shading, simply love it^^
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012
Thank you! Yep, I was always a natural at "passing gas!" LOL
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Laggtastic Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2012  Student General Artist
Your welcome and awesome^^
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krzysiek-jac Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Clouds looks awesome... all the work is fantastic!!!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012
Thanks!
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SIMPSONARTISTRY Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh WOW !!!! Not a drawing that you'll see very often, and that gives it that Wow factor. Your aircraft drawings are amazing Lyle - Amazing job !!!!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
Hey thanks! I appreciate that. Weird perspectives help me fudge other areas. LOL
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SIMPSONARTISTRY Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice one ;-)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Outstanding! I love that perspective and your choice of aircraft.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thanks Mark. Have to admit, I've never drawn an S-3 before. That and being an old boom operator on a -135...I despised probe and drogue aerial refueling. Give me a boom and ruddevators any day.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I imagine probe and drogue was more difficult to make the hook-up.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
It was plain scary for the boom op. Laying back there watching the jet lunge at the basket so he could make contact. Then the hose whipping around. Not fun. I was gassing Canadian F-18's and the hose rolled up on the wind screen of the jet. Not good.
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
lol nicely done man
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank ya' much!
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Deadmenkil Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sure thing man
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hanimal60 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
nice one
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you.:)
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hanimal60 Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2012
pleasure
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KevinContrerasArt Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Lyle, I admire your aviation work! Great job on this one!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank you. I appreciate it.:)
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danyboz Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive view :thumbsup:
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thanks a bunch!
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kennyc Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Love it Lyle!
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thank ya' Kenny.
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
LOL..yea.. nice work
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012
Thanks!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
welcome
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