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Flying Out of the Sun by DarthFar Flying Out of the Sun by DarthFar
100 Pictures Challenge #89: Through the Fire. A bomber crew is caught off-guard by bogeys flying out of the sun.

I started this god knows how long ago, but stopped halfway and didn't get around to finishing it until my Great Internet Blackout. (No greater motivation for finishing pictures than a media blackout!). In case you're wondering why WWII bombers (read: B-17s) crop up in my gallery every two years or so... well, I never got over my childhood obsession with Flying Fortresses, or my ridiculous dream of flying them. Or any other plane, really. So every so often when the nostalgia returns I do something utterly pointless, like buy a Hamilton aviators' watch, or get Wings of Prey, or... paint airplanes. :laughing:

[Admittedly, this picture was inspired by a single line from the movie, Memphis Belle: "Jesus, there's a hole in the pilot's window." Well, this particular one is obvious not in the *pilot*'s, but you see how this came about. LOL.]

Tech note: Plexiglass doesn't normally shatter unless you happen to hit it at a stress point, I believe. I guess the bogey was just lucky. You'll just have to suspend your belief, lol.
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jannadann Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2013
Keep the planes coming. Nice!!
Last-Verse Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Does his jacket say Lucky Lady? X3 Every February some of the big WWII bombers and a Mustang come into Leesburg Intl Airport in Florida; visitors are allowed to ride in them for about 200 something dollars, and look around inside just for an entrance fee. Don't know if you knew might have already been there, for all i know XD
DarthFar Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
Yes it does. :D

I've always wanted to go up in one of those WWII bombers (a Flying Fortress, preferably, but I'll take any of 'em!); alas, I don't live in the US - heck, I'm not even in a country that has WWII aircraft. So all I can do is ogle all those air show photographs online...
Last-Verse Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
D: you should take a trip here. in the name of....research. yeah 8D
alphablackpaintball Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2012
Dude i would so love to be in a B-17 during a fight...... and i could name just about every plane that you show me from WWII and hat you got atacking them ME-109's
bloodwolf23 Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Student
That is so cool! D: I'm obsessed with P-47 Thunderbolts and I so wish I could fly them today! Wrong century though, and even if I was in the right century, wrong gender! xD This is an absolutely amazing artwork, so much movement!
DarthFar Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011
Oh yeah, fighter escorts! :highfive: I love British and German WWII fighters as well; always had a bit of a soft spot for the P-47s and ME Bf-109s myself. And pah, wrong gender - I believe quite a number of women were pilots during that era. ;)

bloodwolf23 Featured By Owner Dec 26, 2011  Student
Oh yes, that's what I want to do! The Spitfire and the Me-109's are a couple of my favorites haha. And yes, the WASP's! Unfortunately they didn't get to dogfight haha!

And you are welcome! :)
Steffel Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Can't say I share the love for the subject but... it just looks awesome. The clothing is wonderfully detailed and the cockpit is simply amazing. :wow:
DarthFar Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2011
Thanks very much! :) I love B-17s.
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