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My drawing in the Inkscape vector format (no auto trace/copy) of a Short Sunderland flying boat.of the Canadian Air Force. The sky is a DAP digital painting and the sea was created in Gimp.

No image may be reproduced, copied, edited, published, or uploaded without my permission.

At the peak of its career, the Sunderland equipped squadrons; by the close of hostilities, had been credited with sinking 28 submarines and shared seven other “kills” with Allied surface vessels

Source of Sunderland reference image used:
Expired crown copyright. All images made by Canadian forces more than 50 years ago.

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  • Keala
    Keala12 months ago

    This is fantastic work Dennis! You can almost smell the spray!

  • Thank you very much Leigh :)
    The mix of flight and sea are great for me – I am ex RAF and was a ‘yachtie’ for 22 years :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngel12 months ago

    Please look Here to see your wonderful work featured on the groups homepage.

    fabulous work .. many congrats on the feature

  • Lots of thanks Angel – much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala12 months ago

    That is cool! Did you have a camera back then? know cameras were’nt common then. It must hacve been interesting!

  • The Sunderland was used as a war plane during WWII and although I was born during the war I was still only 3 when it ended :) Oh yes I was in hospital with scarlet fever at that time and remember much of ‘this’ episode.
    I do remember my first camera but this image is made up in my imagination :):)

    – Dennis Melling

  • maggie326
    maggie32612 months ago

    Awesome work Dennis very dramatic love the sky

  • Thank you Maggie – the sky is a digital painting of the sky above our house :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyer12 months ago

    Nice one Dennis. – Ted

  • Thank you very much Ted :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • A. Hermann
    A. Hermann9 months ago

    Great work.

  • Thank you very much :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala8 months ago


  • Thank you Leigh :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • Keala
    Keala7 months ago

    Featured 5/18/14

  • Many, many, thanks Leigh, much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt3 months ago

  • Thank you, very much appreciated :)

    – Dennis Melling

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