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Completed 2015


Painting dimensions 18" x  36" acrylic on gessoboard


In 1959, most USAF fighters were still allowed to carry colorful markings. Here, the CO of the 436th TFS of the 479th TFW, leads his group of Lockheed F-104C Starfighters through some close formation training at contrail altitude.


As a kid, the Starfighter was the most astounding futuristic aircraft design I had ever seen. I still think it was the most beautiful fighter ever built.


Please note; I always strive for accuracy in my paintings, but… while Researching these markings I found a lot of published information (color profiles) that appears to me to be incorrect when compared to the few color photos available. Most of my references show white outlines against the yellow markings (the same as the Red and blue squadrons) but the photos show it to be black against the yellow. I thought the black version was much better visually so I went that way.


Submitted and available for viewing at the upcoming 2018 American Society of Aviation Artists exhibition in Palm Springs, California. See the Publications & Events section of this site for more information on the show.


Original painting available for purchase - Contact artist for detail. Reference "Starfighters."


Open edition, signed prints available at $110.00 each plus tax and $10.00 shipping.


Print size is 13.5" x 20" on 18" x 24" paper.


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