"421st Black Widows" by Trenton Hill

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Pencil on 14×17 strathmore medium weight paper finished with lacquer

F-16’s from the 421st FS fly out of Hill Air Force Base which is about 15 minutes from my house. The 421st is currently serving in Afghanistan.

When Iraq invaded Kuwait in August 1990, the 421st TFS found themselves facing armed opponents for the first time since Vietnam as it deployed to Southwest Asia in Support of Operation Desert Shield. The squadron once again returned to its proud combat heritage as a nighttime fighter squadron. Once open hostilities began in Operation Desert Storm, it became the first F-16 unit to fly the LANTIRN system in combat. Pilots dropped more than 2,000 tons of conventional munitions on strategic and tactical sites in Iraq and Kuwait during more than 1,300 combat sorties — 1,200 of them at night, without combat losses or battle damage to aircraft.

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  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 5 years ago

    Excellent pencil work Trenton,
    Now I know why I stick to paints!!!LOL
    Cheers Neil

  • Thanks Neil! Have you got the package I sent to you?

    – Trenton Hill

  • Spencer Trickett
    Spencer Trickettabout 5 years ago

    Nice job mate. Nice variety of tones and detail.

  • Thank you Spencer! They are going to start to phase out the F-16 for the F-35, so it will be different to see those buzzing around in the sky above my house.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergabout 5 years ago

    Super Rendition, nice one Trent. Gotta love it.

  • Hey thanks Paul! I have to tell you that the DC-3 drawing was a big hit at the city day celebration I was part of this last weekend.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Paul Lindenberg
    Paul Lindenbergabout 5 years ago

    Tell me more! Say, did you ‘sell’ any copies? Remember, I need the image for LCV.

  • Oh ya! I only brought one copy and it sold first thing in the morning, I have request for 5 more. I will get that to you when I get home tonight.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 5 years ago

    No, I haven’t received the CD yet. Today’s Tuesday and the mail has been today already!!
    Can you chase it up your end please?
    Cheers Neil

  • I will see what i can do, it went through the postal service so i am not sure if I can track it.

    – Trenton Hill

  • Woodie
    Woodieabout 5 years ago

    Thanks Trenton!!!

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerabout 5 years ago

    Nice one again Trenton. – Ted

  • Thanks Ted.

    – Trenton Hill

  • theyellowfury
    theyellowfuryabout 5 years ago

    Wowwwww, that’s my thing of the day. I love it. Good tonal range

  • Thanks!

    – Trenton Hill

  • AFfan
    AFfanalmost 5 years ago

    This is awesome! My husband is a pilot in the 421st and I was looking into commissioning someone to do a drawing for him, but this is perfect! I’m buying it as we speak. As an architect myself, this is superb work and we’ll be happy to hang it in our home. Cheers!

  • Thank you again! I really do appreciate this. Truly honored!

    – Trenton Hill

  • artisandelimage
    artisandelimageover 4 years ago

  • Thank you again Francis!

    – Trenton Hill

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