New Osprey Cover Art
Just finished this original painting for the forthcoming Osprey book 'Junkers 88 Aces of World War Two', depicting a Junkers 88R-2 of KG40 shooting down a 304 Squadron Wellington over the Bay of Biscay.
On 13 August 1943, Oberleutnant Dieter Meister of 13./KG 40, flying a Ju 88R-2, coded ‘N’, shot down a Wellington of 304 Sqn over Bay of Biscay. Wellington HZ638, coded 2P, had taken off from its base at Davidstow Moor in Cornwall at 09.36 hrs. Its crew of F/Lt S.Widanka, P/O S.Kielan, Sgt W.Pastwa, Sgt L.Dangel, Sgt F.Gorka and Sgt K.Czarnecki were all posted missing.
This painting is the latest piece of cover art that I've completed for Osprey Publishing. I think I'm well over 150 covers now for them, but still find it enjoyable, even though finding new ways of fitting aircraft into a portrait format is becoming more of a challenge!
The original painting is now for sale. CLICK HERE for more details.
**UPDATE 27 AUGUST 2018 - This painting is now sold.**