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Ice Storm by RadoJavor Ice Storm by RadoJavor
Some quicker picture between the works for my company.
I like planes from my childhood but this is a first time that I've paint some.
Its not an classical aviation art, but I hope you will like it. Its a F-4c Phantom from Air Defence Command squadron, based on Iceland. So I want to catch the hard weather conditions in which the planes have operated.
Those Phantoms were assigned with the defending of the norhern atlantic.
Done in Photoshop CS3 Beta + intuos3 , with the help of some custom brushes. Refs used, some photos of plane and 3d model for perspective.
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squarenuts Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2015
I think part of the book "Red Storm Rising" took place in Iceland. I think it was Soviet airborne troops invaded the country. 
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PearsPhotography Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Professional Photographer
Amazing!!!!!
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LePelican75 Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2014  Hobbyist
absolutly an awesome work !
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SoFDMC Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really admire the detail you paid attention to how the ice forms at the areas where they freeze and the impact of the ice crystals flying in the blizzard. 

Currently I am working on a drawing on ships in a stormy sea and I am putting in some windblown rain effects from what I observe in nature. In fact the stormy weather was inspired by what you have done here. The difference is while your piece is of a close-up subject, mine is taken from some distance away so certain details have to be foregone. 

However its still not as realistic as what you have so I am going slow on it to experiment with getting it right.
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Lindale-FF Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My new PC wallpaper!
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:iconronin201:
Ronin201 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2012
man Kef must've been quite place to be stationed
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:iconstackhouse01:
stackhouse01 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
wow that looks awesome
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Freak-Leopatra Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012
wow! this looks so goddamn scary _ love it! :D
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StratoArt Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
This is awesome looking!! I was at Kaflavik AB in 1998. Didn't get to see this weather, fortunately. But man I worked in this stuff at Fairchild AFB. I crewed KC-135's there.
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ShockWaveX2 Featured By Owner Aug 20, 2012
Excellent work. :thumbsup:
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:iconfolcore:
Folcore Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My God, it's so beautiful! You're great painter!
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TheElevatedDeviant Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Americans: We can't fly! I hope the Soviets don't try to hit us now.... *shiver*
Meanwhile....
Soviets: F-f-f-uck.... COLD... *shiver*
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jsf-35 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
THIS IS SO EXTRA ORDINARY !MAN
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jsf-35 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2012
OMG !
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DieHexeFoto Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012  Professional Photographer
Awesome! I booked a print for my friend! :)
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:iconrybirdrule:
Rybirdrule Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2012
cant... stop... staring... this is amazing
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Albi748 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2011
Jaw dropping......
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Damge92 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2011
My God...my god my god my god. You did an absolutely amazing job on this. The McDonnel Douglas F-4 Phantom MkII is my favorite plan of all time, and this is beautiful beyond any words I know in my vocabulary. Absolutely STUNNING work.
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vindicate2606 Featured By Owner Nov 6, 2011
Very nice work, this is a testament to the reliability of the phantom. Pitty, they are used for target practice now. Colors in this photo are fantastic. It portrays a dark and dismal event and the aircraft "Holding strong".
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Terraphobos Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2011
Great!!
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:iconskirmisherdak:
SkirmisherDak Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thats freaking awesome!
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animal-searcher Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2011   Artisan Crafter
My Grandfather was an airplane mechanics officer stationed at the navel base on Iceland 63-67. really like your painting because it reminds me of some of his storys.
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stealth42blade Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2011
I love the F-4c Phantom, has a good fate of speed and can deliver a lot of payload.... better watch out for those Napalm Strikes..
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SRAutry Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2011
Nice :)
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:iconadimarco:
ADiMarco Featured By Owner Jun 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Realy Outstanding!
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No-other-names-left Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2011
your an amazing artist!!
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Cm7372 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2011
Every Single one of your works is spectacular ! your company must be very successful
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:iconzjoriz:
zJoriz Featured By Owner May 28, 2011
Pretty epic! Must've taken some effort to get those Phantoms operational again after that, right? ^_^
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Digital Artist
The round domes in the back...that's what I worked on for the ADC and NORAD, this image takes me back...NICE!
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Lueb-Art Featured By Owner May 26, 2011   Digital Artist
How near to my heart, as I served the ADC as a ground radar technician in the USAF, and my field were often sent to Iceland, Greenland and Alaska.
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TaaviTheRuler Featured By Owner May 14, 2011
Stunning work! It brings out the dormant beauty in the Phantom :)
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VuDu-DawL Featured By Owner Feb 17, 2011
Great job capturing the aircraft at the mercy of the cold elements. Amazing work.
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:icongrahamtg:
GrahamTG Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work.
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ariesj007 Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the planes, keep up the awesome work.
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:iconacompton:
ACompton Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2010
Love the ice and splatter effects.
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Soldier-Wolf Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!
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Al-LZQ Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2010  Student Digital Artist
NAAIS
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mobius-118 Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
awsome
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matthewmk2 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2010
Awesome. IMO The Phantom is the most Beautiful plane ever built.
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Azbec-Kojaku Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2010
blimey, that makes me feel cold just looking at it! i feel sorry for the plane haha...my favourite feature from this is the tiny little red light that can be seen on the tip of the distant tower...it makes the setting seem even bleaker and harsh. again, great work!
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metalpanzervi Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2010
Your effects on the ice are great! I feel cold just looking at it!
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noncomformist123 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2010
Wow! You really captured the toughness of the airplane and the ferocity of the ice storm! It might just be me, but the angle of the plane seems a little off. It's great, though - I love your work.
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shenanigan87 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Very amazing and moody, an awesome job to say the least! :)
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:iconaviatorgriffin:
AviatorGriffin Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW that is EPIC!!!!
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masterchi412 Featured By Owner May 10, 2010
Nice work, but there are are a few inaccuracies. If they left the plane outside in those conditions, (unlikely but I will let it slide under artistic license) they would have put covers over the intakes, and they would definitely have removed the drop tanks and weapons. But other that that it is a superbly amazing drawing.
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RadoJavor Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2010  Professional General Artist
I forgot on that:)
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toteZitrone Featured By Owner May 6, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Featured here [link] :fish:
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WhenSunFalls Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2010   Photographer
At first sight, I thought it was a picture... Than I read your description... And I was like... "Wow, absolutely beautiful. Stunning..." :wow:

*Fav*
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Mr-Jupiter Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Another great job!
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woodenchair Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2010
Amazing!
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