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This is what I have done so far:

MiG-17 - Afghan Air Force 1979.

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MiG-17F - Afghan Air Force 1983.

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MiG-17F - Afghan Air Force 1988.

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Shenyang F-5 - Albanian Air Force 1992.

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Shenyang F-5 - Albanian Air Force 1962.

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MiG-17F - Algerian Air Force 1959.

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MiG-17F - Algerian Air Force 1961.

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MiG-17F - Algerian Air Force 1964.

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MiG-17F - Algerian Air Force 1966.

MiG17_Algeria_4.png

MiG-17 of the Angolan Air Force 1976.

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MiG-17F of the Angolan Air Force 1979.

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MiG-17F of the Angolan Air Force 1980.

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MiG-17F of the Bulgarian Air Force 1970.

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MiG-17F of the Bulgarian Air Force 1968.

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MiG-17F of the Bulgarian Air Force 1965.

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MiG-17F of the Burkina Faso Air Force 1990.

MiG17_Burkina_1.png

MiG-17F of the Cambodian Air Force 1965.

MiG17_Cambodia_1.png

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MiG-17F of the Cambodian Air Force 1968.

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Shenyang J-5 - Chinese Air Force 1958.

MiG17_China_1.png

Shenyang J-5 - Chinese Air Force 1958.

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Shenyang J-5 - Chinese Air Force 1958.

MiG17_China_3.png

Shenyang J-5 - Chinese Air Force 1958.

MiG17_China_4.png

Shenyang J-5 - Chinese Air Force 1958.

MiG17_China_5.png

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MiG-17 of the Republic of Congo Air Force 1970.

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MiG-17F of the Cuban Air Force 1969.

MiG17_Cuba_1.png

MiG-17F of the Cuban Air Force 1974.

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MiG-17F of the Egyptian Air Force 1966.

MiG17_Egypt_1.png

MiG-17F of the Egyptian Air Force 1967.

MiG17_Egypt_2.png

MiG-17F of the Egyptian Air Force 1967.

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MiG-17F of the Egyptian Air Force 1967.

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MiG-17F of the Egyptian Air Force 1968.

MiG17_Egypt_5.png

MiG-17 of the GDR Air Force 1965.

MiG17_GDR_1.png

MiG-17 of the GDR Air Force 1971.

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Clave, love your neat style, so bright!

what are the original artworks size in pixels? Are they made with only vectorial software, or also "photoshopped?".

I work both with Corel Draw and Corel Photo Paint. :thumbsup:

Cheers,

Ugo

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Holy crap! Those are all awesome! I particularly love the Shenyang J-5 from Chinese AF 1958.

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Thanks! :doh:

I use a vector program (Illustrator) to do 99% of these - Only the final resize and adding the border is done in Photoshop.

My 'normal' output is at 72 dpi which makes the picture size around 1,500 across, but I can output at 300 dpi which equates to a 6,500 pixel wide image...

Just to give you an idea of that, this is the tail of the Afghan MiG:

MiG17_Afghan_tail_detail.jpg

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Your profiles are stunning!

I just registered to congratulate you for your work.

I myself tried to draw some profiles (some of which were MiG-17s) a few time ago, but they look rather simple in front of yours!

Just keep on woth the good work.

Will we be able to see some MiG-21s in the future? Lots of nice schemes with this plane, isn'it?

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I REALLY like the early Afghan and early ('checkerboard') Egyptian ones!

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Sweet. love the Algerian ones.

Nice to see someone using illustrator for profiles. I always thought people who were using only PShop were missing a trick. Now if only i can make gradient meshes do what i want them to...

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They never do, but I shout at them until they give in to my demands...

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Awesome!!! Thanks for sharing and they make good reference for colors and markings.

Cheers,

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Those are amazing profiles...Now if we could get some decals for the new 1/48 MiG-17s that are coming from Hobby Boss...

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Unbelievable! Have you done any other profiles, Clave?

paul in NZ

Edit....doh, just used search, and are busy going mad!

Edited by Pommie Commie

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Been ill, so not done much lately...

MiG-17 - Indonesian Air Force 1961.

MiG17_Indonesia_1.png

MiG-17 - Indonesian Air Force 1962.

MiG17_Indonesia_2.png

MiG-17 - Indonesian Air Force 1962.

MiG17_Indonesia_3.png

MiG-17F - Iraqi Air Force 1967.

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MiG-17F - Malian Air Force 1965.

MiG17_Mali_1.png

This example is a MiG-17 - Mongolian Air Force 1966.

MiG17_Mongolia_1.png

MiG-17 - Mozambique Air Force 1981.

MiG17_Mozambique_1.png

MiG-17F - Mozambique Air Force 1981.

MiG17_Mozambique_2.png

MiG-17F - Nigerian Air Force 1967.

MiG17_Nigeria_1.png

Edited by Clave

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man these are awesome! so many different schemes and all of them equally well done. :rolleyes:

so i'm curious about how you use illustrator to do these. is your basic plane mostly the line work and then you build the color shapes on top with varied levels of transparency similar to how the PS guys are doing it? whatever you're doing, it's working!

Bill

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More or less - I have a lot of layers - The aircraft is is divided into parts first, and the outlines are drawn over the line drawing, then each part has layers added for colour, markings, shading, rivets, and shadows - Now the panel lines, rivets and fasteners, shading and shadows remain consistent throughout, but the colour and markings can be changed as they are underneath the other layers. I don't know if it is unique, but it suits me...

I have shown a 'hybrid' here which I made by copy/pasting the colour layers from several different '17s' - this is another area where Illustrator scores well - you can paste things in exactly the same place from drawing to drawing...

MiG17_Camo_Test.png

Shading is done using a Gradient Mesh layer on top of the colours (100% overlay) and shadows are done in Black @ 30% Transparency....

MiG-17 is 88 Layers btw.

Edited by Clave

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i'll have to try that with some stuff i do for work. it's not aviation but the technique would definately transfer to what i'm doing. thanks.

Bill

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Oh and remember if you are filling a shape with colour, or using an outline as a 'cookie cutter' to slice through something, you must have closed shapes...

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