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I decided to digitally repaint my modern illumination [link] in my quasi-speed painted style. It was redone to commemorate the recent retirement of the F-14 Tomcat from US naval service. The Tomcat entered service in '72 and will be replaced by the F/A-18 Super Hornet.

I have to say I like this version alot better. Now let's all join hands and sing "Highway to the Dangerzone"

Photoshop CS2- 6 hours
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:iconbubul1986:
bubul1986 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2014
actually f-14 tomcat entered service in 1974
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:iconkiba928:
Kiba928 Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2014
Well done, I like this!
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:iconkrisgarrard:
KrisGarrard Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Hobbyist
Well the F-14 will he you you on your journey home.
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LEgGOdt1 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2013
When my dad was still a machanic in the Navy, I got the chance to see a Grumman F-14 TOMCAT up close, and I mean REALLY UP CLOSE!, when I was little, and I also got to walked the flightdeck of an Aircraft Carrier while looking for FOD(Foregin Objects on Deck) with my dad and the ship's crew, and got to go down into the Carrier's hanger, and when me and my family moved back south we had to stop at a Naval port, so my dad could broad his Carrier, and while there he pointed out to me the USS (CV-67) John F. Kennedy while at port, though all I could see was her outline and the number 67 on her tower. But I was really sad when the F-14 Tomcat landed for the last time, but never more, will she take to the skies.
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:iconmidway2009:
Midway2009 Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this aircraft!
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:iconfugimoto:
fugimoto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2012
epic and sweeeet! one of the best things i ever had the privleage to see many thanx! anytime anywere tomcats forever!
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:iconmilitarynut2010:
militarynut2010 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2011
this song is the most soothing song i have ever heard. of my top three favorite songs, this is first, followed by the theme song blurry, and rex tremendae
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:icondurandal1994:
durandal1994 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooollllllllllllll.
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:icon1995avatar:
1995avatar Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2009
I hate the fact It was discontinued, but then again we need to have what is best for the air force.
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:icongunmoon:
gunmoon Featured By Owner May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Writer
AMAZING! :D
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:iconlobo-branco:
Lobo-Branco Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007
Woow dude...
Awesome, congratulations. :salute:
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Dec 5, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and thanks for the fave.
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:iconmutenroushi:
Mutenroushi Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2007
Lol! Ace combat and F-14!!! I just love those two!! You did a fantastic work with that shading! :)
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, and double-thanks for the fave.
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:iconrazgrizflight:
razgrizflight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
umm....you're angry with me?
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No. I just thought it was interesting that we had the same idea. I Haven't seen many F-14 tributes.
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:iconrazgrizflight:
razgrizflight Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2007
ah. yeah. you have to love the tomcat. great plane.
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:icondurandal1994:
durandal1994 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011
i luv de tomcat alot
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Fo' sho'
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:iconrazgrizflight:
razgrizflight Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007
yep. i have a list of where tomcats are located, in which museums.
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Cool. Mostly naval aviation museums I'm guessing?
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:iconrazgrizflight:
razgrizflight Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007
yep. are ye air force?
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Not directly, but yeah.
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Doryu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2006
wow, thats incredible, i love it! nice use of Ace Combat lyrics too, bravo to you! bravo!
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yawn420 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
nice dude
really nice
good job
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks dude, It turned out alot better than the other one.
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:iconyawn420:
yawn420 Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
you think so, i think your other one is just as good
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks
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myowgirl Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006
I hate to state the obvious, but
Wow! Damn, do you excell in digital mediums!
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:iconsmashinator:
Smashinator Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks, a Wacom tablet really helps.
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