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gondorbell

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to estebanana

Nice- My big brother is painter - by thr way was Rs71 at first? i remember some document(i love documents dont we all? ) and then
president or some important person sais RS aares in public as mistake so they kept name ;)

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estebanana

 

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to gondorbell

Are you drunk Gondorbell?

When I got the news my dad had died I walked out onto a long jetty and said to the sea. "So passes Denethor the steward of Gondor."

That was what Gandalf said in the last book of the Lord of the Rings, The Return of the King, when Denethor the rotted patriarch of Gondor caught himself on fire with burning oil and ran in flames off of a balcony with a thousand foot drop.

I went back home and emailed that line to a friend and they totally got what I meant. - Some people say Donald Trump is like Sauron and he is the burning eye of evil...not really, he's just an average orange cave orc who talks orc language to other orcs who live in privilege land.

I think viewing all existence through the filter of a few books by Tolkien is on some days a very good coping mechanism.

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The answer is the A-11 and 12 variants came first, then the designation SR-71 came into use by the US Air Force, it means Spy-Reconnaissance. The difference between the A-11 and the SR-71 is minimal, mostly related to the equipment on board. The structure of the aircraft is pretty much the same. It's still the fastest thing that ever flew through air without going into orbit that did not use a rocket engine. The A-11 and the X-15 still hold all the records for non space flight. It was designed by Kelly Johnson, probably the greatest unknown to general public American mechanical designer who ever lived.

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estebanana

 

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to gondorbell

I always knew you had an inner nerd thing going.

I read them every five years, memory had lapsed because it's been seven years now. I do believe Denethor caught himself on fire, and may have burned on the pyre, but I'd have to check.

Thank you for your ever vigilant watch to ensure the LOTR books are not mis interpreted.

Who edited the later editons? Tolkiens son? I rather like the line about Gimli as an orc...

The only thing I think that would make the LOTR better is of the Nazgul rode SR-71's at Mach 3= otherwise perfect story.

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estebanana

 

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Some stuff I'm working on when I'm not roped gills to fins to my guitar bench.



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BarkellWH

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It was designed by Kelly Johnson, probably the greatest unknown to general public American mechanical designer who ever lived.


The United States was damned fortunate to have the likes of Kelly Johnson and his Lockheed "Skunk Works" developing reconnaisance aircraft like the U-2, the A-12, and finally the magnificent, menacing SR-71. There was nothing like them at the time, and there never will be again, as satellite imagery has completely overtaken them since the mid 1990s. The interesting thing about today's ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaisance) is we have great capability in detecting potentially hostile missile complexes and the like through satellite imagery, as well as real-time battlefield imagery via reconnaisance drones. Both macro and micro ISR, so to speak.

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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to BarkellWH

The U-2 and the SR-71 played important roles in the Cold War.

Prior to the operational debut of the U-2 the USA had no reliable information on Soviet strategic missile numbers. Exaggerated estimates were bandied about by people lobbying for increases in the military budget. Eisenhower was more focused on domestic infrastructure projects like the Interstate Highway system.

Once the U-2 was operational, Eisenhower had verifiable numbers to counter the military budget hawks. He commented, "I pity the poor fellow who will sit in this chair and not know as much about the military as I do."

At the Udvar-Hazy Center, the branch of the Air and Space Museum at Dulles Airport, you enter in a wide marble floored hallway that turns out to be on the second floor. The hallway ends at a balcony that overlooks the high ceilinged display floor. Front and center is an SR-71, which dominates the scene--even though the Space Shuttle Enterprise is right behind it.

Stephen's cards with airplane silhouettes remind me of the "Plane Spotter" cards of WW II. There was a volunteer organization of people trained to identify enemy aircraft, in the event of an attack on the USA mainland. They were trained on stacks of cards about the size of a normal playing card deck. The cards contained silhouettes of enemy aircraft. As a seven-year old I was required to identify all the planes in the deck, in order to be allowed to play with the "big boys"--my brother's ten- and eleven-year old contemporaries.

There was also a deck of U.S. and allied aircraft.

An unexpected treat at the Udvar-Hazy center was an example of a Ryan open cockpit, low-wing monoplane. Henry Matyszek owned one, and took me flying in it a few times while I was a university student. Henry was a mechanic who had worked for Dad and "Uncle" Bob before WW II at the East End Airport in San Antonio, at their Piper dealership and flying school.

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estebanana

 

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Got to love cowled landing gear.

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BarkellWH

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Got to love cowled landing gear.


Very cool alright. In the same way that I appreciate those 1930s "Futurist" Italian paintings of speeding trains and the 1950s American icon, the Airstream trailer. Beautifully designed.

Bill

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Escribano

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Don't forget us Brits and the beautiful De Havillands



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Paul Magnussen

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Don't forget us Brits and the beautiful De Havillands


Dragon Rapide? I remember one of those doing pleasure flights for kids in Cliftonville when I was a kid.

Are any of them still airworthy?
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Richard Jernigan

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to estebanana

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ORIGINAL: estebanana

Got to love cowled landing gear.


When I was a kid we called 'em "pants."

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estebanana

 

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to gondorbell

I'm visiting California in August to see friends and family, a gallery in Oakland scheduled me to have a small show of airplane drawings. I'm probably going to show work along these lines. Woodblock prints on paper. Some on found paper and some on Japanese woodblock washi paper.

This trio is on kimono storage wrapping paper. Mokuhanga, woodblock print with ink and guitar finish tint ( from Stew mac) used as a colored stain. The woodblocks are separate, so I do multiple printings to get the layers. The first one of just the Zero was a bit a breakthrough conceptually I think it's complicated, while at the same time it's a very simple image. With making guitars too I don't have time to do long elaborate things, I have to figure out ways to say things in a succinct way, but still be meaningful.

The all white and black one is called

'Kimono Zero' 48" x 35" 2018

The yellow a pink stain with two small zeros, 'Semi 2 Zeros' 30" x 40" 2018

And the one with the dense red and back is 'Inverted' 42" x 36" 2018







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RobF

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to estebanana

I really like the photo of “Kimino Zero” as a composition in and of itself.
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estebanana

 

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RE: Some aircraft drawings and paintings (in reply to gondorbell

You can never go wrong with black ink on paper if you throw down a good composition that makes the aper have space. I'm essentially going to make about twenty of those and then hang them together in a big turning formation.

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estebanana

 

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Oh man, I just can't stop.



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