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Air War over the Pacific by zulumike Air War over the Pacific by zulumike
A P-38 from the 39th Fighter Squadron destroys a Japanese Zero over the Pacific Ocean near Rabaul.

The Zero is handpainted, antenna, tail I.D., tail distruction, bullet holes, canopy, smokes etc handpainted. A photo used from airliners.net for ref. The P-38 is adownload from SimV for FSX. BG hand painted from a Mayyang download for ref.

Thanks for looking.

Cheers, MIke
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:iconborisfedorov:
BorisFedorov Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Well that's some awesome picture with graphic realism. Good for the allies.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, appriciate the feedback. Cheers.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
You're welcome.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Ever read "Samurai!" by Saburo Sakai?
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yes, a true Samurai warrior, he was one tough dedicated pilot.
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eyepilot13 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
My favorite boook growing up...must have read it at least 10 times! Bought an ancient paperback at a garage sale!
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
Go Lighting, go!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks, This is one of my favorites. Cheers.
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Maty12 Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2012
No prob, My favorites are:
1) B-25 Mitchell
2) B-24 Liberator
3) B-17 Flying Fortress
4) P-40 Warhawk
5) Lockheed Electra
6) Pe-2
7) P-38 Lightning...
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RainbowDashTheScout Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
OMG! This goes to my favourites! Excellent!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, glad you like it.
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Medjugore Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice shot!
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:iconzulumike:
zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You Much.
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1-90 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning artwork. You are very talented.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank You, I am glad you like it.

Cheers, Mike
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Excellent work!
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was my first WW II Pacific Campaign. Thanks.

Mike
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PsykoHilly Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
Anytime.
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I simply love the Japanese Zero <3
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The bullet were a challenge. Good learning project.

Thanks for the feedback. Mike
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Shay-Tank-Dragon-41 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Welcome.
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762x51mmFmj Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Amazing.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, appreciate ie.

Cheers, Mike
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762x51mmFmj Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Of course.
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Hoenn-Master Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice work!

Small crit though - seems like things went wrong with your source picture, as the wing sweep and short engine cover on the "Zero" is typical for one of the converted T-6 Texans: a number of these US trainers were converted to semi-"Zeroes" for movie work in the late 1960s (for the movie "Tora Tora Tora"). The real Mitsubishi A6M2 had a visibly longer engine cover, and a straighter wing, as well as a number of other, less noticable differences.

A very good comparison between the 'real' and the 'movie' Zeroes can be seen in the following two pictures:

"Real" Zero (Mitsubishi A6M3): [link]
"Movie" Zero (converted AT-6B Texan): [link]
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you glad you like it. I guess it the move model then, I stll like working with this model.

Cheers, MIke
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AnAspieInPoland Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hmmm.... Somehow I get a feeling the Zero should look more like a fireball. After all, this was what happened to it after just 0.5 second burst of 0.5 cal ammution.
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zulumike Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Give it time its an engine fire and its about to explode the fuel tank.

Cheers, Mike
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