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Old 21 February 2004, 06:34 AM   #1
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I haven't, in all my searching, really seen any significant Frank Luke paintings/renderings.

I find it....I guess, sad.

There's a lot of topics not covered, actually, concerning WWI and I wonder why that is? Is it because of lack of information, such as reference photos?

Oh well.


Back to the question: Frank Luke. Anything decent out there I should be looking for?

ps...I hope Stephen sees this....
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Old 21 February 2004, 06:38 AM   #2
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Patience, my friend, patience. I've got some FL ideas on the drawing board, just need to clear this backlog of work first.

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Old 21 February 2004, 06:43 AM   #3
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*rubs hands together*

ohboyohboyohboy.....

I'll be eagely a-waiting, Russ!

Does this mean there really aren't any good Luke works out there?
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Old 21 February 2004, 06:46 AM   #4
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To be honest, I haven't seen any Luke work either. I could be wrong, but I don't think that even Dietz has tackled him.

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Old 21 February 2004, 06:54 AM   #5
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There are some few but they are from years back - most were commisioned as book covers.
I'm guessing Luke's "personality" is not as popular, nowadays.

I don't happen to agree with that, but that's what I think is what's gwine juan..


It's an excellent subject - always will be.
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Old 21 February 2004, 07:01 AM   #6
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The cover of WS Datafile 32 for the SPAD 13 has a painting by Brian Knight featuring the ol' balloon buster in the lead role (btw, which is the correct form - SPAD 13 or SPAD XIII?)
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Old 21 February 2004, 07:24 AM   #7
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....someone please say '13'...

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I'm guessing Luke's "personality" is not as popular, nowadays.
As with all of the other great WW1 pilots, I think it is his personality that makes him so interesting.

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What's confusing is that the rudders show XIII. OTOH, most German aircraft are usually referred to by their Roman numeral (CL IV, E I, D VII) instead of the Arabic equivalent (CL 4, E 1, D 7). Guess it depends on what side of the line you flew.
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Janes list the Spads as for example "type 13" for what ever thats worth.

I think XIII looks better than 13......

Frank Luke was a mavrick for sure. Just look at him. Almost reminds of Ice Man from Top Gun



I think its his last flight that makes him stand out in my mind. I mean he could have just given up after landing, but he pulls out his gun and starts shooting. Patriot or just crazy Luke was a fearless pilot.

Inovative? Not sure, but he was Americas top ace before his death.

I will try to do some Luke renders this week. I kinda like 27th's eagle logo anyhow B)
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