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1940s Space Fighter by MikeDoscher 1940s Space Fighter by MikeDoscher
This is a piece I did for a d20 game called Rocketship Empires:1936 [link] It seems like everyone is doing retrofuturism now. :)
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MightyMEC Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
I love this more than you know!
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theulyatt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
i love this fighter, i see the spitfire and the meteor, but the leading edge of the wing has a very f-18/flanker feel, was this intentional?
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I'm glad you like it. The big smoky cannons at the wing roots were ripped off from the Fulcrum, more than anything.
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theulyatt Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011
the cannons are awesome. and i dont know why, but im attracted to the vents behind the cannons, maybe its the detail
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2011  Professional General Artist
Thanks- That's one of the details I like about the Mig-29, although you see it on other modern fighters as well. I did it venting from the breach, but usually you'll see it just behind the muzzle of weapons that are recessed into the wing root or forward fuselage. Usually they'll be a steel or unpainted stainless steel louvered panel, as it's more heat resistant. In art terms, it lets something more interesting be done with the smoke and light from a muzzle flash than just the usual. :)
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Nightbringer24 Featured By Owner May 8, 2010
Oooooh. That is awesome. I actually recently watched an episode of Doctor Who, where they had Spitfires in space. So this is awesome.
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Max-CCCP Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2009
Great ;)
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Razorwind666 Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2009
Space Spitfire = Much awesome!
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Nolo84 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My God! You raped the Spitfire!
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gladewalker Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2007
Superb! You have a knack for the anachronistic ;-)
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TheodenN Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2007   Digital Artist
The wings reminds me the spitfire or the seafire from WWII
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Mercenary-Artist Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
It looks like the some of the Japanese plains that were designed but never built.
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WarpFactor Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2007
I like how you rearranged the bits of a spitfire and then added elements from other stuff . Quite nifty!
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Jonat Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2006
Wow, i like that. ^^
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JavKiller Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2006
I swear these look awesomely close to some game I played a while back... I think it was one of those microsoft space combat games.
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sekido54 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005   Digital Artist
this is a great art work. it looks like a combination of a supermarine spitfire middle fuselage , gloster meteor wings, and a messerschmitt 109 front. am i right? good job :D
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MikeDoscher Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2005  Professional General Artist
Yes, with a couple more things thrown in. :) The nose light is taken from something I saw on a pre-radar british fighter (I think it was a Vampire) and the cooling louvers were stolen from the FW-190A. The gunmetal speedbrakes on the engines were stolen from 1980s anime.

I'm glad you like it. I learned a lot doing that book, and I came away with a few pictures I feel very pleased with even now.
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