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Some Aircraft Caricatures I Did Long Ago

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#1 Chino Kid

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 01:18 AM

One of the things I used to do to while away the time when I worked in the ticket trailer of the Museum was drawing cartoons of people and aircraft I saw. Over the years I developed those drawings into posters that I sold or gave away. I have a few of the old ones left so I thought I'd share the few I have. Here's the first.

 

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Posted 17 July 2016 - 07:52 AM

Isn't this just bragging about have been close to one of the few Skysharks!? ;-)

I had to read-up on the subject, and it strikes me:
That US post war development of the jet engine seems to have been likely troublesome as it might have been for the Brits and Jerry's during war :-/
That the turbo-prop solution rather quickly was sought in desperation of the jet engines consumption (however: What have engineers expected from a double-up in power!?) :-o

Looking forward to the next!
BTW: Among Your many details I love the 'Chained to the ground (with spikes) at most :-)
Talking about ground-chaining:
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Posted 17 July 2016 - 02:37 PM

Looking forward to the next!
BTW: Among Your many details I love the 'Chained to the ground (with spikes) at most :-)
Talking about ground-chaining:
attachicon.gifimage.jpeg ("Hurricane securing - Dont move")

 

Oh that is just too funny!   :)

 

Actually the real Skyshark the Museum owned was not so far removed from the cartoon. It was only about half there- it was the basic airframe, wings and tail and landing gear. No engines, and the nose and intake section were mocked up with plywood and metal fastened with pop-rivets.

 

Shortly before I left the Museum Ed Maloney sold it to John Muszala, a friend of mine who was a mechanic at Aero Sport. He had fond dreams of restoring it. I have no idea what has become of it since then.

 

Another aside concerning my cartoons- they really did change my life. John took one to his father who owned a small screen-printing business. His father offered me a job as an artist for T-shirt designs and since my time spent at the Museum didn't pay and I had college expenses on the horizon, I accepted. It was at the screen printing shop where I soon met a young lady who has since become my wife of 34 years.


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Posted 17 July 2016 - 02:51 PM

The Museum's O-47 always reminded me of a guppy. But when I did this, I thought it might lend itself to the blimp treatment!

 

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Posted 22 July 2016 - 12:48 PM

Here's my treatment of the Red Baron RB-51 racer with the Rolls Royce Griffin engine. It was being built and tested at Chino while I was there. This drawing was done in a large format in full color and framed. I gave it to Steve Hinton just prior to his tragic wreck in Reno that destroyed the aircraft and almost killed Hinton.

Wish I had a scan of the original.

 

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Posted 24 July 2016 - 06:58 PM

Then there was Frank Sanders's Sea Fury...

 

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 10:58 PM

The Allison V-1710. I was going to do a Merlin and an R-2800 but never got around to it. I'm afraid this is the last one I have.

 

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Posted 26 July 2016 - 11:07 PM

Very nice doodling Bruce, good stuff, Jeff. :)







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