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Cold War Sentinels by markkarvon Cold War Sentinels by markkarvon
The F-84F was originally a swept-wing modification to the F-84E Thunderjet but the extensive changes required made the type an almost new design. The Thunderstreak was adaptable and durable. Although it was not considered a spectacular performer, it was an excellent cruising machine and it could out maneuver an F-86 Sabre at low altitude. Too late to join its sibling (the F-84E Thunderjet) in the Korean war, the Thunderstreak spent most of its service life during the Cold War. The F-84F was dependable in the service of the US Air Force and served with Air National Guard units until 1972. This print depicts an F-84F Thunderstreak of the Ohio ANG about to rendezvous with a KC-97 Stratotanker to refuel.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2013
Your art is always a joy and fabulous to behold! You bring each of your subject to life in just brilliant fashion! In this it is possible to feel that us as the viewer is just in another nearby plane looking over at this grand pair of cold war aircraft. Grand work indeed! :D
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much for the great compliments David.
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dinobatfan Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
You're very welcome. :) Thanks for continuing to share your incredible art. :D
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AudraMBlackburnsArt Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for including me in the feature.
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thor1151 Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012
Very, very nice work. Most aviation guys are really paying more attention to the backgrounds.....and yours looks like it goes on forever without taking away from the E. Nice work!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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danyboz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Another wonderful painting ! :clap:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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nofxmike06 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
19545
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NOMANSNODEAD Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
stupendous image!
nice work again..
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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CerebralPizza Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!!!!!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
My two favorite things...fighters and tankers! Nice work Mark.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Lyle. I was actually inspired by your excellent F-84F drawing.
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danyboz Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
That's a nice comment for Lyle... he deserves it ;)
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Lyle462 Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
Wow cool! I'm honored to know that I inspired someone at your level. I'd say you knocked it out of the park for sure.:)
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alpharalph Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Richard Bach (of Jonathan Livingston Seagull fame) wrote an excellent book, Stranger to the Ground, about his experiences flying the F-84F over Europe during the Cold War. It is well worth your read.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the recommendation. I didn't know about that book. I will definitely get it.
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Enterprise206 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
once again a beautiful piece of military aviation well done mark
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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ByteStudio Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Photographer
Another winner Mark!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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01Damocles Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Artist
Stunning!!!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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RageTH Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!

I wish I had an office to fill with your work.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. It hangs just as well in a basement or bedroom. :)
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RageTH Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
A fair point, but something that awesome I'd like to show off to people.

I swear, one day, I'm gonna buy some stuff from you. Your work is too beautiful not to.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012   Photographer
Verry nice!!
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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jncarter Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Lovely.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Fill 'er up and wash the windscreen! Another great picture Mark!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Chuck.
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SwiftFlyer Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome, Mark!
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RoadTripDog Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Another "you are there" scenario! It gives you the feeling of being the wingman, waiting your turn.
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:iconmarkkarvon:
markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That is the feeling I try to get across in most of my works.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Very nice!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2012
You're welcome.
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kennyc Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Wonderful!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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focallength Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012
Nicely done.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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focallength Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012
You're welcome.
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lukem78 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Lovely work mate!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Luke.
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itifonhom Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wonderful work as usual, great artwork!!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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