View Full Version : Lancaster at West Malling

02-27-2010, 08:12 AM
The Lancaster bomber about to taxi at West Malling Air force Station

Peter Pinckney
02-27-2010, 09:20 AM
Oh Yes!

I'm old enough to remember these in the sky where I lived as a kid(born in '41) The sound those engines made!!

As an aside I watched a series on the computer from the Beeb today called Cash in the Attic.......there was an old boy who could hardly walk trying to raise enough to buy an electric scooter.......he had a pristine West Malling railway station sign and against all expectations it raised around 500 and clinched his dream!

Nice one mate!

02-27-2010, 10:35 AM
Wonderful work, everything is so crisp and clean

02-27-2010, 11:33 AM
This is very well done!

02-27-2010, 01:56 PM
Another great plane Alien23. My father in law would love these that you have painted. :)

02-27-2010, 03:18 PM
Wow these are outstanding. Great work.

02-27-2010, 03:30 PM
So romantic to fly in such a thing... but without the bombs... maybe they could be allowed to use potatoes instead..:)

02-27-2010, 09:08 PM
ROFL AT! you're crackin me up today! How bout water balloons? I'm thinkin potatoes could still do some damage man. LOL!

Great great job on this piece Alien. I don't know much about planes but I'm fascinated by them all the same. This has a fairly realistic look to it also, which always amazes me when paintings can be created to look so real like this.

02-28-2010, 12:25 AM
Thanks everyone for looking. This painting was taken from a still screenshot from Microsoft Flight sim x. Here is the shot. I omited the Spitfires in the background,(too fiddly)

02-28-2010, 12:29 AM
Alexandra. you can print these off and enlarge them onto a canvas if you want to give them away.

Aged P
03-01-2010, 09:31 PM
Hi Alien23,

In early childhood the sky was already full of bombs, heading my way! Having a good memory I can recall the evening sky being full of a giant circle of Lancs and other aircraft forming up to take some back. The fact that subsequent research showed they were taking them to drop on distant relatives hasn't lessened my admiration for them one jot.

I can still recognise a Merlin engine from inside a double glazed house.

Always an evocative subject for a painting, well done. Perhaps I'll give it another go, I've been a bit short on inspiration lately.


03-02-2010, 12:31 AM
Fantastic painting of a great old aircraft:):)
I made a model of one of these once it used to hang from my bedroom ceiling:D:D

03-02-2010, 03:52 AM
wow, this is an exciting painting. Well done alien23 :)