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SBD Dauntless by markkarvon SBD Dauntless by markkarvon
I couln't stay away from the Pacific for too long. I've been wanting to do the Dauntless for a long time now. I had some free space in between the railroad stuff so I thought now would be a good time.
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gagthegirl46 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2014
Must have took some real guts for these blokes to attack Japanese carriers,and all their other naval forces,especially having to fly through heavy enemy anti-aircraft fire.Not to mention the Zero's.Seen the real battle footage of this,and I'm glad I wasn't there.
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blueace1986 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013
The legendarily "son of a bitch second class "as the sailors call her 
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Slow But Deadly
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blueace1986 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
U r right I got mixed up. I thought this plane was the SB2C  Curtis hell diver
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qzbk Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
My father was tail gunner in these during WW2. He was actually stationed in Florida flying against U-Boats in the Atlantic.
He flew in PBYs and PBMs as well.
He was shot down in a Dauntless off the coast of South America but survived,the pilot did not.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Wow, I bet that was a hair-raising experience.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I had to piece the story together over a period of years. He only talked about it when he had been drinking.
I think a lot of that generation wound up handling the bad memories that way unfortunately.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
My uncle was the same way about his service with the Marines in the Pacific.
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qzbk Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
I once had a boss whose father was in the Marines during WW2. He was forbidden to look in a box of his fathers WW2 pictures as a kid so of coarse he did. He told me it had pictures of his father standing next to a pile of Japanese soldiers heads. Apparently they paid the natives a bounty for the heads.
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dcatransit Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
My Dad flew the Dauntless (and later Corsairs) out of Majuro during WWII with the Ace of Spades Squadron, VMSB 231. Yours has to be perhaps the best of the best of images imagined of that time. I can't wait to show it to him... I'm sure it will take him back. Can you tell me what squadron you have depicted here, and where this might be?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you to your dad for his service and thank you for the compliments. The unit depicted is VB-16 off the USS Lexington circa 1943.
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OhLizz Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Fantastic work, love it!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Bakerdezign Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2011
When I was a kid,I saw pictures of the Dauntless. I always thought that it was a cool plane,the Hell diver was another badass looking naval bomber,did you ever do a painting of that plane?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
I started a painting of the Helldiver once but set it aside. It was later lost when my backup drive crashed.
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MandoHillBilly Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011
wow that is amazing! the colors blend nicely together and the overall picture is an eye catcher!! (instant fav :thumbsup:)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. I'm glad you like it.
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panzerjon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art, loved it!!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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Deorse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Nice work, this looks really awesome.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Deorse Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome.
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Wolfman-053 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2011
Those are SBD-5s, the final production version to see combat, to be more precise, :iconmarkkarvon:.
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tod93cz Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
My favourite bombers of WWII... very nice! :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
They're some of my favorites too. Thanks.
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focallength Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Great work.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you.
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focallength Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2010
You're welcome.
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babynuke Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Damn slick! Fantastic work!
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babynuke Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wait, I replied to this before XD
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flightlevel-380 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Battle of Iwo Jima?
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I haven't depicted any specific action but the airplanes are in the markings they wore during the Gilbert islands campaign when the unit was based off the Lexington circa 1943.
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flightlevel-380 Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2010
Okay, thanks :) Still, it's a very great painting :)
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162eRI Featured By Owner May 3, 2010
On their way to kick some Japanese asses!
Do you know the manga Zipang? If not, you should read it (or watch the anime), there is a nice battle between a modern JSDF (Japanese) ship who get back in time (like the Nimitz movie) and Dauntless who try to sink her...
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markkarvon Featured By Owner May 3, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
I didn't know about that manga. I did find the battle on youtube. Pretty neat,
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FollieDoll Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010
What an amazing piece this is. It took me into a long gander. The aircraft themselves are beautifully done... cheers to you. (:
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2010  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you very much. This piece is featured in an article about digital aviation artists in the May 2010 issue of "Aeroplane Monthly".
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babynuke Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Stunning! :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks!
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DaemonAngel Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Hobbyist Artist
Impressive :)
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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MensjeDeZeemeermin Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2008
Great tribute to a great aircraft, communicates a sense of motion.
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you Wendy.
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Digital Artist
Cool, very accurate and well executed drawing. Now i have to play Pacific Fighters again... *clicks on the IL-2 Strumovik 1946 icon*
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks. That's a cool game. I finally bought it last year. It's definately a great deal. I'm surprised I went so long without the IL-2 series of games.
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Brzcu Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008
Great! I thought it was a photo!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks.
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Reiarthur Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
good job!!!!
very beautiful work!!!!
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markkarvon Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks Arthur.
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FaMz Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2008  Professional General Artist
the entire thing is painted...wow?, very realistically rendered, great piece
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