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Thank you John, my pleasure.

Here is what I'm working on just now, nearly finished. Called 'Foul Deck'

WIP. This is HMS Hermes, 1960's. a Sea Vixen has just landed on. Up Hook, up Flaps, Wings folded and is being Taxiied off the Landing area. Unfortunately not fast enough as his tail was over the safety line (Foul Deck) and the Gannet on 'Finals' has been 'Waved off' to go round again.
Still needs more people, plane guard Helicopter and Port Cat and some FD details. ( The Director has just passed the a/c over to you the viewer!)

w/c 15" X 10"

(No not a Searchlight, 984 Radar 'dustbin')
Jim

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Thanks Pat. I did this for a friend who worked for a while,taking Timber to the beach on the Island of Mull, wher it was loaded like this.

Jim 

One of my favourites. If it wasn't for these guys 'The Few'would have been even fewer and flying Gliders!

 

Keeping the Spitfires flying
HMCS Chilliwack heads for a burning tanker in a North Atlantic convoy. The supply of oil was vital for the war effort
Watercolour 16 X 9 inches

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An interesting Ship.

From 1942 to 1946, the United States Department of State chartered Gripsholm as an exchange and repatriation ship, carrying Japanese[5] and German nationals to exchange points where she then picked up US and Canadian citizens (and British married to Americans or Canadians) to bring home to the USA and Canada. In this service she sailed under the auspices of the International Red Cross, with a Swedish captain and crew. The ship made 12 round trips, carrying a total of 27,712 repatriates. Exchanges took place at neutral ports; at Lourenço Marques in Mozambique or Mormugoa in Portuguese India with the Japanese, and Stockholm or Lisbon with the Germans.

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I'll say it again - you certainly can capture and portray the 'atmosphere' in your paintings.  No need to go to a gallery as we have one of the better 'virtual' ones available to us here on MSW :)

 

cheers

 

Pat

 

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great stuff, and so many. i used to paint pictures years ago but somehow i never really got the bug, i`ve painted about 25 in the last 45 years and none in the last 15 most i gave away.  and i dont know why i just got bored, bit similar to my model building now, seem to have the skills but not the drive, of all my paintings only two were of ships, one i gave to an old friend that used to be in the merchant navy and the other i gave to my younger brother and his wife, i have a photo of this one, it was a picture i saw on a book cover in a second hand book store, so i bought the book for a few pence and painted it, the picture was done on a 30" x 20" board in oils, so here it is

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