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Live and Let Live by tuomaskoivurinne Live and Let Live by tuomaskoivurinne
acrylics 2011,
aerial scene from the Western Front with Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 and German Albatros D.III.

Inspired by an incident that occurred on May 7th 1917, near Douai. British pilot Arthur Rhys-Davids was on his first patrol with the No. 56 Squadron (Royal Flying Corps) when they ran into group of Germans from Jasta 11.
Several British planes were shot down by the experienced German airmen. Rhys-Davids's guns were jammed and his damaged engine quit. Suddenly the German pilot on his tail, once thought to be Lieutenant Kurt Wolff, pulled away from a sure kill and let him live. Rhys-Davids made a powerless landing safely behind British lines.

The irony of war, both young pilots were killed before the end of the year 1917.

Did this for MGWAT in the Great War Forum.
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SirKokosnuss Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Albatros war ein ziemlich schlechtes Flugzeug!
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Rainsig Featured By Owner May 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
I love stories like this - when one enemy lets live other...
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nerve-s Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
Any idea why he didn't shoot him down? I also love your pictures. All of them!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Chivalry? Weapon malfunction? Didn't feel like it? Who knows?
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XenocidaEnder Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Student Filmographer
Not sure what I like more; the story of Wolff's chivalry, your perfectly done picture or your interest in flying? Keep up the good work
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
All good subjects to like :) Thank you.
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Ulfsark Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great history...
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BaBQ Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2011
Very well done!:D
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YourFreedomFighter Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2011  Professional General Artist
Amazing. I love the story behind this. Great Concept :+fav:
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Gegart Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2011
nice pic
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Writer
Hi T,

Sorry it took me so long to get on the comments here! Firstly, thanks for the story. Interesting albeit sad. I really like the perspective on the planes... the painting seems to me to be kinda twisty, so it really seems like the planes are moving on two... different planes. Hur hur. Math/linguistics joke. Anyways it was effective.

Also... man the shell craters really get to me. The ground looks like swiss cheese and that's... just horrible to think about living down there.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Don't worry about commenting, yours are always worth waiting for :)
About the planes, two reasons why they are positioned like that
1) they are not ment to fly straight into exactly same direction, the German one is actually already pulling off,
2) I used photos of model airplanes as a reference (unfortunately not so detailed ones) and well there were limited angles available.
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doughboycafe Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2011  Professional Writer
They do look suprisingly like the figurines that come with the boardgame "Dogfight".

But no really the positioning is great, I was just saying it should look that way because planes do not fly in straight lines and in only 2 dimensions.
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Norwyn Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011
aivan uskomaton!!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitos jos vaikuttaa jossakin :)
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JuneRevolver Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2011  Student Filmographer
marvelous jasta 11- and the albatross. Unfortunately it is often forgotten and over shadowed by the Dr. Triplane...


awesome ariel shot
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Ego-Trap-graphics Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2011
Superb
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Henskelion Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
I like the attention to detail here, especially in the background. The zigzagging trench lines and water-filled craters really add so much more depth and realism to the scene.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. I just wanted to include an aerial view of the frontline trench system. So different from what the poor fellows there, ever saw.
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JesusFood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011
great work!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and thanks for faving :)
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Kaasumies Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Jälleen mahtava työ, värit sopivat toisiinsa todella hyvin ja lentokoneet näyttävät upealta.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Kiitoksia :)
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KodyYoung Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do really find the most interesting stories to retell to the world which has forgotten about it.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, when the title was decided in the Forum, I remembered a scene from a WW1 air war film, can't recall which (probably The Blue Max or Aces High). Then I just found out if incidents like that ever happened in real-life. And well, they did. :D
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heretic14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Planes look like they are on the ground, maybe because of the shadows. But it's nice, anyway.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for criticism... do you mean that the darker parts on the ground look like they are the planes' shadows?
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heretic14 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, indeed. Looks like this is a models of a real planes, you know. diarama.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used a photos of scale models as a reference :)
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WorkOfaNinja Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
amazing!

please check out my stop motion painting video :)
[link]
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh, and a fun video you got there. :)
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WorkOfaNinja Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Thank you :)
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thanks!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Your ww1 themed works are simply stunning, and I'd be an asshole if I started an "advanced critique" - for me it's perfect! the ground beneath the planes is particularly impressive!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you, and feel free to open the valves for constructive criticism! Always welcome!
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Kaiser-Conti Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
Hahaha, there's really no need for criticism here imo, you just ned to remember o keep up the good work, as your audience is spoilt with fantastic art of yours ;)
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
:clap: nicely done!
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice to hear :)
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J-u-d-a-s Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2011
:ahoy:
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EmperorDinobot Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
This is really cool.
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tuomaskoivurinne Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you :)
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