Another recreation of a REAL Nose Art from WW2! This pinup is based on a Boeing B-17F Flying Fortress #42-3057 named 'Blonde Bomber' from the 324th Bombardment Squadron, 91rd Bomb Group. Based in Bassingbourn, UK this aircraft went missing in action after being hit by flak on Jan 11, 1944 during its 38th mission. 2 crew members were killed in action (pilot and radio operator) while the rest were captured and became POWs.
This image is made from various photos put together to replicate the nose art with digital artwork and photomanipulation used to simulate the painted look on the side of a bomber. Colors are best guesses as many of the WW2 nose art photos are black and white. The original WW2 nose art photo was used only as a reference. The background is a photo of painted B-17F skin for panel and rivet texture. All the elements were blended together to appear really painted such as paint textures, colorization, metal surface blending, and more. The model has been heavily modified from the original photo to match the proportions of the original nose art pinup. A photo of the original aircraft is in the top left of the image
. The original artwork was not
censored with a white bar, however to keep it classy the 'AAF Censor' bars were added to the recreation.Did you know you can order many of the pinups you see posted on here? Check out the Dietz Dolls online store where you can find military pinups, classic pinups, the propaganda pinup poster series, and lots more in sizes ranging from 8x10 prints to 24x36 posters! www.dietzdolls.com/catalog
Photographer: Britt DietzOnline Pinup Print and Poster Store: www.dietzdolls.com/catalog
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