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by Vegaskip
Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:27 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Bear Trap
Replies: 0
Views: 290

Bear Trap

HMCS Assiniboine doing trials with the 'Bear Trap' helicopter landing and securing system, early 1960's

jim
by Vegaskip
Thu Mar 16, 2017 2:05 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Puma
Replies: 0
Views: 279

Puma

Small Sketch + of HMS PUMA , just for fun
12" X 9"
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Feb 26, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Preussen
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Preussen

Thanks Bob, I'll put it on my computer.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Balloon Man
Replies: 0
Views: 233

Balloon Man

Delivering a Barrage Baloon to a coaster in the Thanes Estuary during WW2.
W/C 12'' X 9''
by Vegaskip
Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:42 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Preussen
Replies: 4
Views: 986

Re: Preussen

Excellent model, the rigging is out of this world, I couldn't do it as neatly as that with pencil and ruler.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Wed Jan 25, 2017 3:24 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Pilot
Replies: 0
Views: 308

Pilot

Picking up the Pilot
Acrylic on canvas 23" X 13"
Loosely based on Lawhill and freelance Pilot schooner.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Wed Jan 11, 2017 7:08 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: ConvoyJW52
Replies: 0
Views: 462

ConvoyJW52

Latest painting.
Liberty ship'Cornelius Harnett' downs two He115s Acrylic on canvas 31" X 23"
by Vegaskip
Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:16 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Capt.Mike
Replies: 0
Views: 413

Capt.Mike

Captain Mike Matthews, President of the HMS Belfast Association.
Another from the Dervish75 group.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Dec 04, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Peter Iredale
Replies: 0
Views: 443

Peter Iredale

This painting is based on the wreck of the 'Peter Iredale'. She was a four-masted steel barque sailing vessel that ran ashore October 25, 1906, on the Oregon coast en route to the Columbia River. It was abandoned on Clatsop Spit near Fort Stevens in Warrenton about four miles (6 km) south of the Col...
by Vegaskip
Thu Nov 24, 2016 3:02 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Early Morning Visit
Replies: 0
Views: 386

Early Morning Visit

Short seaplane has a closer look on Contraband Patrol WW1
W/C 14 X 11inches
by Vegaskip
Tue Nov 22, 2016 9:05 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Fishbed
Replies: 0
Views: 344

Fishbed

A wee change Mig21 'fishbed' Polish Air Force
W/C 15 X 10 inches
by Vegaskip
Sun Nov 20, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Sergey
Replies: 0
Views: 316

Sergey

Sergey and one of his commands. Sergey and other members of the Russian Polar Convoy Club of St Petersberg, helped to host our recent visit to 'Dervish75', the anniversary of the arrival of the first Convoy to Russia. Our veterans were able to rekindle friendships with their Russian counterparts fro...
by Vegaskip
Thu Nov 17, 2016 4:24 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Roughers
Replies: 0
Views: 441

Roughers

Two Russian Kotlin Class Destroyers on the bumpy road north.
W/C 11 X 7inches.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Tue Nov 15, 2016 3:37 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: HMAS Melbourne
Replies: 0
Views: 326

HMAS Melbourne

With Tanker and two frigates.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sat Nov 12, 2016 4:16 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Portrait
Replies: 0
Views: 307

Portrait

Lt T Lewin HMS Ashanti. Some small finishing still to do.
Watercolour 11 X 8 inches
by Vegaskip
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:07 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Self
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Re: Self

Thank you both for commenting, no this is as is. I did one of my wife, and one of Dasha, one of the students who assisted us in Arkhangelsk. And of course the one I previously posted of the Russian Veteran. Anyway it will be back to the sea next.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:00 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Self
Replies: 3
Views: 571

Self

I have been trying my hand at portraits recently. So here is my self, from a photo taken on the trip to Arkhangelsk. Being ex RN and MN I think it comes under Maritime Art.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sat Nov 05, 2016 4:41 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Mayday Mayday
Replies: 0
Views: 430

Mayday Mayday

Ditching. Hellcat ditching in the Pacific. Imaginary event, although HMS Black Swan was 'in theatre'. Fleet carrier in the distance
Pilot 'pucker factor' 9.9!.
Watercolour 15 X 10 inches
by Vegaskip
Wed Nov 02, 2016 9:22 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa
Replies: 4
Views: 653

Re: Model of NZSC Iron wool clipper Wairoa

Nice!, can you get refills for it?.
Seriously it looks excellent. I think miniature models are just that little bit more amazing.
Thanks for sharing
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Oct 30, 2016 3:54 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Land On
Replies: 0
Views: 359

Land On

Independence Class light Carrier. Landing on Avengers. With DE in attendance
W/C 15 X 10 inches
by Vegaskip
Fri Oct 28, 2016 4:11 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Captain Cook
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Captain Cook

Donaldson Line 'Letitia' became the Trooper 'Empire Brent' and later, as seen here, the migrant ship Captain Cook.
W/C 14 X 10 inches.
by Vegaskip
Thu Oct 27, 2016 2:35 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Clan Macintosh(3)
Replies: 0
Views: 374

Clan Macintosh(3)

How to avoid painting Sea and Sky, a quick wash of light blue.
W/C 15 X 10 inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Wed Oct 26, 2016 1:57 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Clan Macdonald (4)
Replies: 0
Views: 379

Clan Macdonald (4)

Passing Dumbarton Rock in the Clyde
W/C 14 X 10inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Tue Oct 25, 2016 6:39 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: A bit of fantasy
Replies: 1
Views: 451

Re: A bit of fantasy

Two nice wee pictures, let's see more. Thanks for sharing.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:57 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Oppo
Replies: 0
Views: 369

Oppo

Here is one of my Muckers from Arkangelsk, he couldn't understand me, nor I him. But Despite 'World Tensions' we became friends and he would be welcome in my house any day. I told him he was the image of my Grandfather! Which he is.
Watercolour about 9 X 6 inches.
by Vegaskip
Thu Oct 20, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Exercise
Replies: 0
Views: 360

Exercise

Today's pic (did the Corvette yesterday) is the Corvette 164 Onega, she was anchored opposite our Hotel room in Arkhangelsk. Seen here on exercise with the aircraft Carrier Admiral Kuznetsov and an Su24 'Fencer' which is firing decoy flares.
W/C 15 X 10 inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: HMCS Salisbury
Replies: 0
Views: 538

HMCS Salisbury

Afternoon Quickie, watercolour 12 X 9 inches Salisbury ex American four stacker on convoy duty.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Thu Oct 13, 2016 2:20 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Firth of Forth
Replies: 0
Views: 367

Firth of Forth

Small 'Sketch+'. Three Ju52s approaching RAF DREM carrying senior German Officers to discuss The surrender of German Forces in Norway. Very little information other than that the Ju52s were painted white and were escorted by Spitfires of 603 Sqdn. The Germans were taken to Edinburgh Castle, and the ...
by Vegaskip
Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:25 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: The Bass
Replies: 0
Views: 416

The Bass

Timber for Grangemouth. A Baltic timber ship passing the Bass Rock heading fo Grangemouth. I used to see lots of ships like this in Leith and othe Forth Ports when I was a boy. More often than not the ship would arrive listing to one side, due to timber on that side getting wet and absorbing water a...
by Vegaskip
Thu Oct 06, 2016 11:21 am
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Surface
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Re: Surface

Hi Thomas, yes , 'all my own work' Im afraid I can't really give you any tips, I just paint the way I've always painted. There are lots of courses at local college etc. Also books DVDs and Internet web sites by people who teach. I can say however, don't take it too seriously, know your subject ( why...
by Vegaskip
Wed Oct 05, 2016 4:37 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Surface
Replies: 2
Views: 570

Surface

Yasen class submarine surfaces after a patrol.
W/c 15 X 9 inches.
by Vegaskip
Mon Oct 03, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Russian Return
Replies: 0
Views: 461

Russian Return

Influenced by last moth's visit
Watercolour 14 X 8 inches.
by Vegaskip
Tue Sep 27, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Cruisers Cruising
Replies: 2
Views: 558

Re: Cruisers Cruising

One of my favourite films, I like watching those old films just for what's in the background.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Task Force
Replies: 0
Views: 444

Task Force

Battleship refuelling somewhere in the Pacific WW2
Watercolour 15 X 11 inches.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Fri Sep 23, 2016 3:13 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Destroyer
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Destroyer

First painting since returning from Russia
HMS Faulknor
Watercolour 15 X 11 inches
by Vegaskip
Tue Aug 23, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Aden
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Aden

Baharistan and Nevasa off Aden
11 X 7 inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Mon Aug 22, 2016 7:19 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Dardanus
Replies: 0
Views: 499

Dardanus

Dardanus ,Blue Funnel Line Ltd. serving for a time as a troopship for Germany during WW2. Returned after the war she became Empire Humber, with Glen Line as Managers. Glengarry was her next change of name. She reverted to Blue Funel for her last one way trip to the breakers in Japan. Watercolour 11 ...
by Vegaskip
Tue Aug 16, 2016 3:53 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Hi!.
Replies: 0
Views: 417

Hi!.

Quick sketch
Sylvania of Cunard Steam Ship Co.Ltd passing one of the Empresses of the Canadian Pacific Steanships Ltd.
10 X 7inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 12, 2016 6:57 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Krasin
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Re: Krasin

Thanks Colin. 50 of my convoy related paintings have been made into a book, along with reminicences from some of the participants. The books are to be presented to the veterans and VIPs. Some paintings will be in an exhibition as well. Don't think wife will enjoy it as much as me, but I'm sure we ca...
by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:56 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Krasin
Replies: 2
Views: 510

Krasin

Soviet Icebreaker Krasin. Pulls aside after leading convoy through ice. I will be visiting this ship in a couple of weeks time, during a week long visit to Arkhangelsk and St Petersburg in connection with the 75th anniversary commemorative events for the arrival of the first Russian Convoy Operation...
by Vegaskip
Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:18 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Trawler
Replies: 0
Views: 482

Trawler

Today's quickie. Armed Trawler 'Stella Pegasi'
Watercolour 11 X 8 inches
by Vegaskip
Sun Aug 07, 2016 3:03 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Mid Atlantic Moon
Replies: 0
Views: 393

Mid Atlantic Moon

Franconia in moonlight, near the end of the era of the Classic Liners
16 X 11 inches.
by Vegaskip
Fri Aug 05, 2016 6:33 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Tanker
Replies: 0
Views: 528

Tanker

British Liberty, butting her way through the Bay of Biscay. From the days before the Behemoths of today.
by Vegaskip
Mon Aug 01, 2016 4:01 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Self Maintainence
Replies: 0
Views: 400

Self Maintainence

Self Maintainence.
Somewhere in North America, a Royal Navy ship does a bit self Maintainence, tops up with Fresh water and Firewood. A couple of Royal Marines Officers, return onboard with some fresh meat for the Wardroom!
16 X 11 inches Watercolour.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:26 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: The Age of Enlightenment
Replies: 0
Views: 415

The Age of Enlightenment

Age Of Enlightenment
My Impression of a Royal Navy Frigate exploring the Pacific, with local sailing craft
Watercolour 16 X 11 inches
by Vegaskip
Wed Jul 27, 2016 6:53 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: As I used to say as a kid 'a Sumbarine'
Replies: 0
Views: 389

As I used to say as a kid 'a Sumbarine'

British T Class submarine running on the surface
11 X 16 inches
by Vegaskip
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:42 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: R34
Replies: 0
Views: 376

R34

Airship R34, and Coastal Airship SSZ17. R34 was first to cross the Atlantic both ways non stop by air. She set off on the epic journey from East Fortune airfield in 1919.
SSZ17 was a coastal airship used for anti submarine patrols and escorting convoys.
12 X 9 inches
Jim
by Vegaskip
Fri Jul 15, 2016 2:12 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Beaus Buzz the Bass
Replies: 0
Views: 377

Beaus Buzz the Bass

Rocket armed Beaufighters passing the Bass Rock while using the near by range to the west of North Berwick. Remains of the Target ship ex HMS Ludlow and two XT midget Submarines are still visible at low tide.
W/C 12 X 9 inches.
by Vegaskip
Sun Jul 10, 2016 12:12 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: Scrap
Replies: 0
Views: 427

Scrap

Old Soldiers never die......L to R Meteor,Corsair, Dakota.
Jim
by Vegaskip
Thu Jul 07, 2016 1:42 pm
Forum: MARITIME ART
Topic: MAC Ship
Replies: 0
Views: 401

MAC Ship

'Crash on Deck' MAC Ship Swordfish misses the wires and ends up in the crash barrier
W/C 12" X 9"

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