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Balloon Buster ~ Frank Luke by zulumike Balloon Buster ~ Frank Luke by zulumike
This was always a favorite of my WW I aircraft artwork. I would sometimes go back and tweek i, never sure about the final results. Finally I have finish it today. I went back and painted more detail into the balloon and fire explosion. The AC also has been repainted and touched up. Blended the skies, etc.

To get a shot like this I took a movie and then go back and take various sreenshots (editing) of the mission the you have to "fly". This can be very time consuming but the effort sometimes payoff.

Frank Luke is a recipiant of the MOH dues his browess and dedication to his country.

The AC is from Rise of Flight game including BG.
Its edited with Paint.Net and GIMP.

Thanks for Looking.

Cheers, MIke
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RD-DD1843 Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013
I once read about his last battle. He was mourning the death of his closest friend, and was technically awol. He attacked the Germans again, and when forced down continued fighting with his pistols until shot to death. He was supposed to be court martialed for going awol but ended up being posthumously decorated.
TarJakArt Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Brilliant shot Mike. Really like the tone and lighting. The detailing is superb.
OttoakaMedicineman Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Well mate, it a keeper, for sure. Nice editing, superb lighting. A real beauty.
GrahamTG Featured By Owner May 25, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Top job Mike, lovely lighting on the side of the aircraft. A real beauty.
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