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Jim, superb!  The E model Phantoms are wearing the markings of my first unit in Thailand, the 469th Tac Fighter Squadron, 388 Fighter Wing at Korat RTAFB in Thailand. They're all great! Thanks

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My pleasure Ken. You guys did a great job. We did some 'cross deck' with USN a/c on a visit to the US in 1959 I remember the Skyray, Skyhawks, and Skyraiders. We were operating Scimitar, Sea Venom AEW Skyraider. I was in HMS Victorious and we visited NY Boston and Norfolk.

Jim

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One with a story. This is the Icebreaker Krasin leading part of a convoy through ice. As part of our visit to St Petrsburg we attended a reception aboard Krasin where she is a museum ship still afloat. I was asked to present one of the Arctic Echoes books to the Ship.

In the photo, I am on the left, Victor Konusov (Russian Naval Advisor to the British Consul) shows this pic to the Curator of the Museum 

Jim

and Krasin as she is today 

 

 

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Drew this yesterday, 'coloured it in' today.

I am presently reading 'With Utmost Dispach' a Richard Bolitho novel, in which he is in command of three Royal Navy Cutters in the English Channel. It provided the inspiration for this painting.
This famous Quotation also came to mind!. 
"We are off to look for trouble. I expect we shall find it." Capt. Tennant. HMS Repulse. Dec. 8 1941
23" X 14" watercolour.

 

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Here are a couple of 'Still Life' paintings with a Maritime slant.

The Nelsonian one was inspired by the titles of the  British TV program 'SHARP'.  

The other RN/FAA Compass is real, I scratch built the cannon and the Pilot is a 'Historex' kit of an RAF pilot painted up as FAA.

and Ofcourse one of my old collars

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Wow !!!!

Only now I came across this topic : fantacic work

May I be so bold to refer to a famous German poet ? 

in der Beschränkung zeigt sich erst der Meister

 

Meaning : you excel to depict less evident ( less romantic ) items

Sincere congrats

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Thank you very much for your complement. In return here is one to honour the part played by Belgian Seamen

unofficially allowed to wear two Ensigns!.

Jim

Godetia was one of two Flower Class Corvettes manned by the Belgian Navy. 'Buttercup' was the other. Here Godietia is picking up survivors from 'Port Auckland' and the French ship 'Zouave' sunk in convoy SC-122, 17th March 1943 by U 305
Jim

 

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Hi Zach. They didn't have much time for 'house keeping', especially the small escort vessels.

Heres a busy merchant ship quite rusty as well. Passing Schooners fishing the Grand Banks.

jim

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