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P-38 Lighting 'Battle Axe' by markkarvon P-38 Lighting 'Battle Axe' by markkarvon
I painted two different background for my painting featuring the P-38 Lighting. This is version one.

Edit: Thanks for the advice Viking :). I re-scaled the Zero to better fit the altitude between the Lightning and the water.
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SOTF Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Ah, the P-38. Served the US from the very start of WW2 all the way to the D-Day invasions. Most war machines don't deserve that honor because technology evolves very quickly.

Also, wasn't a mission involving a P-38 squadron responsible for the death of Isoroku Yamamoto, the strategic mastermind behind the IJN?
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InfiniteRespect Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hell yeah the P38 was a fine plane

And yeah, they launched them from carriers. They didn't launch Wildcats because Yammamoto's plane had Zero escorts, and all know what'd happen if Wildcats encountered Zeros

So they used P38s... I'm not sure how the op happened, but I think there were definitely carriers involved 
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WolfKroger74 Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I love me some P-38 action! It's one of the sexiest planes of the WW2 theatre, second to the P-51!
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SuperVopo Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2011
You have an amazing skill :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
'Satan's Angels' 475th Fighter Group, my grandfather was with them during the war!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I bet he has some intersting memories from those times.
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noneofurbussiness Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2012
Probably does
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moon-child-reo Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Another favorite of mine, the Twin Tailed Devil.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I'm glad you like it.
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amberchrome Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010  Professional General Artist
P-38's are classic! Flamed him out but good!
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billybob70 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2010  Professional General Artist
I love it!
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laurichg Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow, that is a great painting. I love P-38s! They're my favorite WWII fighter.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much.
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TheARTism Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009
Nice! Love it! =)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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HerrDrayer Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
The P38 is my favourite plane from the war. Thanks for painting and posting this.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Hoyt; I'm glad you like it.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Your right about that. Thanks for the compliment.
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yankeedog Featured By Owner May 30, 2007  Professional General Artist
I like this one a lot! Flamed him! The P-38 really stands out nicely against the background! Always good to see a Zero going down in flames! From what I've read about the Zero, they were a great flying plane, but the lack of self sealing fuel tanks made them a flying hibachi.
-YD
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0viking0 Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
...this one I dont like so much... Zero is too small... Palm trees on this island are not so small, and that means that they are not so far away, an Zero is even closer... Think about it...

Anyway, this is technically very nice work.
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