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Grumman A-6A Golden Intruder, 10x30 digital painting

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This was a special project originally done as a gift to our neighbor in honor of his father, who flew Intruders during Vietnam. My friend has a photo of his father flying in a formation over the bridge at Deception Pass while he was assigned to the VA-128 Golden Intruders, so that is what I wanted to depict for the project. I started the project based on my own photos of the A-6E displayed on the deck of the USS Yorktown at Patriots Point (Charleston, SC). After getting the basics of the artwork completed, I turned to several Intruder experts who helped me backdate the A-6E in my reference photos to a proper A-6A. This involved modifying scoops, antenna placement, wing root lines, and a lot more. Actually, A LOT more, but with everyone's help and some close inspection I was able to adjust the markings to represent the aircraft his father was flying in the Deception Pass photo.


Here are a few cropped areas that show the level of detail a little better.
















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