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RESULTS ARE IN - Top Ten Aviation Originals Of 2016 !!!
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Another year, another successful original art contest!

I always look forward to seeing this roundup of the year's artist creations and collector acquisitions.  Seems like others do as well, since the contest threads have had over 1300 views.

Thanks to the artists for creating and sharing your work, thanks to collectors for sharing your acquisitions, and thanks to the members who voted.

Usually, the contests are very close, with one year ending in a tie, but this year had a clear winner:

GARETH HECTOR "CLASH OVER THE ORE"

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Gareth is no stranger to eHangar contests, having won two previous original contests, and collected second place in another three contests.  Congratulations to Gareth for creating an outstanding painting this year, and a long history of exceptional work!

Here are the complete point totals:

1)     Gareth Hector "Clash Over The Ore"          80 points

2)     Steve Anderson "Rendezvous"          44 points

3)     Russell Smith "Barker's Revelation"          38 points

4)     Mark Postlethwaite "Tempest Units"          24 points

5)     Steve Heyen "The Professional"          20 points

6)     Darryl Legg "P-47 Thunderbolt 'Slick Chick'"          16 points

7)     Harley Copic "Donavon Smith's P-47 'Ole Cock III'" (tie)          14 points

7)     Roy Grinnell "Greenheart Leader" (tie)          14 points

8)     Troy White "The Kidd"          12 points

9)     Steve Heyen "Rauhbautz"          10 points

10)    Charles Knotek "Frank Luke" (tie)          8 points

10)    Kassal "The First Day Of The Last Year" (tie)          8 points

Here are the remaining vote getters:

David Gray "Ruptured Duck Over Tokyo"     6 points

Mark Postlethwaite "JG-53 Aces of 1940"     6 points

Steve Heyen "The Pack Forms"     6 points

Trevor Colegate "Not For The Faint Hearted"     6 points

Charles McHugh "Handley Page Hastings"     4 points

Mark Karvon "Million Dollar Baby"     4 points

Neil Hipkiss "Winter at Volkel"     4 points

Darryl Legg "Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow)"     2 points

Darryl Legg "Polikarpov I-16"     2 points

Nicolas Trudgian "Second To None"     2 points

 

Here's a list of past winners:

2015     Roy Grinnell     "The Struggle Begins"

2014     John Shaw     "No Sake Tonight"

2013     TIE     Darryl Legg     "Douglas Dauntless"     &     Harley Copic     "Checkertail P-40F"

2012     Russell Smith     "The Eagle And The Butterfly"

2011     Terry Jones     "MiG-21"     (Not positive about the title as the contest was run on Facebook that year)

2010     Gareth Hector     "Dahlberg's Day"

2009     Gareth Hector     "Bottleneck"

 

Looking forward to next year!  I've already seen one painting that I'm sure will make a strong run for the top spot in next year's contest.

 

VOTING –

Decide which 5 originals you like the most, and number them from 1 to 5.

The original numbered 1 (your favorite) will receive 10 points.
The original numbered 2 will receive 8 points.
The original numbered 3 will receive 6 points.

The original numbered 4 will receive 4 points.
The original numbered 5 will receive 2 points.

Voting will end on January 31 as time stamped by the website.

The original that has accumulated the most points will be the top, or number 1 original of 2016. The original with the next highest collection of points will be placed in the number 2 position. It may happen that several originals may tie with the same point total. If that happens, they will share in their placement. For example, with the number 1 and 2 positions spoken for, say three originals tie for third place. Originals 3-5 are tied, will share third place, and will be listed in positions 3, 4 and 5 in alphabetical order by the artist's last name. There may be more than 10 originals placing if a tie situation takes up additional spots.

The winners will be posted on February 1.

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Here are the entries for review.  Another year of tough decisions.  How to narrow down such a long list of fine works to just five?

 

Charles Knotek   Frank Luke

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Charles McHugh   Apres Moi Le Deluge

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Charles McHugh   Handley Page Hastings

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Darryl Legg    Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow)

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Darryl Legg   Polikarpov I-153

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Darryl Legg   Polikarpov I-16

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Darryl Legg   MiG-3

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Darryl Legg   P-47 Thunderbolt "Slick Chick"

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Darryl Legg   Gale Over Fuji

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David Gray   Ruptured Duck Over Tokyo

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Don Wilkie   B-24 Waist Gunners

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Don Wilkie   Heat Of Battle

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Don Wilkie   Lancaster Bomb Aimer

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Don Wilkie   Mighty Lightning

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Don Wilkie   RNZAF 75 Squadron Mustang

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Don Wilkie   RNZAF Corsair

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Don Wilkie   Sounds Of Thunder

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Don Wilkie   Stuka

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Don Wilkie   Sunderland

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Don Wilkie   The Chase

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Gareth Hector   Clash Over The Ore

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Harley Copic   Donavon Smith's P-47 "Ole Cock III"

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Kassal   The First Day Of The Last Year

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Mark Karvon   Dragon Lady

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Mark Karvon   Million Dollar Baby

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Mark Karvon   Pan Am Jet Clipper

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Mark Postlethwaite   JG-53 Aces Of 1940

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Mark Postlethwaite   Tempest Units

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Martin Bleasby   Normandy Typhoons

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Neil Hipkiss   Winter At Volkel

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Nicolas Trudgian   Second To None

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RG Smith   Scout Plane

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RG Smith   WW1 Drawings

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Roy Grinnell   Greenheart Leader

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Robin Smith   The Dreaded Salvo

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Russell Smith   Barker's Revelation

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Steve Anderson   Rendezvous

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Steve Heyen   Gladiator

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Steve Heyen   Mustang

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Steve Heyen   RauhbautzContest-SH-Rauhbautz-1.JPG

 

Steve Heyen   Spitfire

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Steve Heyen   The Pack Forms

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Steve Heyen   The Professional

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Trevor Colegate   Not For The Faint Hearted

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Troy White   The Kidd

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Wow Kurt - this may be the best group of submittals ever.  In one way or another, all are outstanding.  It's also nice to see a mixture of contemporary work and paintings by some of the pioneers of the aviation art genre.  Tough to select, but here are the five at the top of my list:

1 - Clash Over the Ore - Gareth Hector

2 - Greenheart Leader - Roy Grinnell

3 - Donavon Smith's P-47 "Ole Cock III" - Harley Copic

4 - P-47 Thunderbolt "Slick Chick" - Darryl Legg

5 - JG-53 Aces Of 1940 - Mark Postlethwaite

Hmmmmm - Two P-47s and two Me109s in my top five.  Should be interesting to see how others vote.

As always, thanks for all your time and effort in managing the "Top Ten" thread Kurt.  Well done!

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Making a list and checking it twice,

I think I changed my mind about thrice.

1 - Gareth Hector   Clash Over The Ore

2 - Steve Heyen   The Professional

3 - Steve Heyen   Rauhbautz

4 - Mark Karvon   Million Dollar Baby

5 - Charles Knotek   Frank Luke

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1. Hector - Clash

2. Legg - P-47

3. Anderson - Rendezvous 

4. Heyen - Professional

5. Legg - I-16

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1st-Russell Smith, Barker's Revelation

2nd-Steve Anderson, Rendezvous

3rd-Mark Postlethwaite, Tempest Units

4th- Neil Hipkiss, Winter at Volkel

5th- Harley Copic, P47

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1. Gareth Hector   Clash Over The Ore

2.  Russell Smith   Barker's Revelation

3.  Mark Postlethwaite   Tempest Units

4.  Harley Copic   Donavon Smith's P-47 "Ole Cock III"

5.  Darryl Legg    Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow) 

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Tough - I already voted for two with my pocketbook. Enjoyed picking three others ...

 

1. Troy White - The Kidd

Nice to see the vertical aspect of aerial combat depicted so well. I always seem to focus on Hofer, and then where his attention is directed. Troy has done a wonderful job of putting that wingtip right in your face.

2. Gareth Hector - Clash over the Ore

Gareth keeps hitting them out of the park. Always captivated by what these 8th AF crews went through.

3. David Gray - Ruptured Duck over Tokyo

David expertly painted the Ruptured Duck so that each section of the B-25 contrasts with the background. And the background, though very detailed, doesn't seem to compete with the Mitchell.

4. Roy Grinnell - Greenheart Leader

I've seen this piece in person and it is magnificent. Simon must be thrilled to have it in his collection.

5. Mark Postlethwaite - Tempest Units

Great sense of speed. Main subjects and background work good together. Do wish he would name all his paintings though instead of deferring some to book titles. His work deserves it.

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Lots of great entries.  These are my top five.

1.  Russell Smith; Barker's Revelation

2.  Steve Anderson; Rendezvous

3.  Trevor Colegate; Not for the Faint Hearted

4.  Charles McHugh; Handley Page

5.  Roy Grinnell; Greenheart Leader

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Great entries everyone! 

1. Russell Smith- Barkers Revelation

2. Steve Anderson- Rendezvous

3. Charles Knotek- Frank Luke

4. Harley Copic- Ole Cock III

5. Gareth Hector- Clash over the Ore

Not easy to rank...

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Two days left to vote.  I have pulled up eHangar a couple of times and this thread did not show on the homepage - weird - so I'm adding a post.

The 2016 contest threads have had over 1100 views, so it seems like there should be a few more voters out there.  Of course, I still can't make up my mind!

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fuzzy said
Two days left to vote.  I have pulled up eHangar a couple of times and this thread did not show on the homepage - weird - so I'm adding a post.  

I check here every morning whilst perusing the web and there have been a few generic 500 server error messages so there's that also.

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The 2016 contest threads have had over 1100 views

1000+ 'Guest' views. waving     I see 'guests' looking at this topic nearly every morning.

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You make an excellent point buzz.  To the "guests" - this thread provides you with a great opportunity for you to join in the dialog here on eHangar.  So sign up and be heard!

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OK, it's time for me to vote.  

Once again, this year there are way more than 5 works I'd love to vote for.  I think Darryl Legg surely deserves a vote.  Unfortunately, I can't decide which one of his six paintings to vote for!  I just can't choose between the Ki-84s & the I-153.  So, I'll vote for some of the other artists this year.  You can take the fact that I commissioned those six paintings from Darryl, and the fact that I will commission several more in 2017, as my ultimate vote for his amazing talent!

1)  Gareth Hector "Clash Over The Ore"

I've always loved Gareth's paintings.  He started off at a very high level, and just keeps getting better.  Last year's "Dropping In At The Horse And Jockey" was a bombshell.  "Clash Over The Ore" just keeps gathering upon that momentum.  Looking at it immediately makes you feel as if you are in the midst of that engagement.

2)  Steve Anderson "Rendezvous"

Steve has long been one of my favorite artists.  My first painting commission was with Steve.  I have a nice little collection of Steve's paintings, and my only regret is that I did not commission even more!  The sea, the sky, the U boat, the aircraft - everywhere you look there is a display of talent and skill in this painting.  It all comes together seamlessly in a wonderful composition.

3)  Steve Heyen "The Pack Forms"

Steve is really hitting his stride these days.  That main Me-109 looks perfect, and as always, Steve places the aircraft against an interesting sky.  Very cool.

4)  Mark Postlethwaite "Tempest Units"

Mark's paintings are always well-done.  This one catches my eye right off the bat with a fantastic choice of aircraft.  Tempests & Me-262 - two great looking aircraft - and the Tempest is definitely one we don't see enough of.  Lots of motion in this one.  A great composition.

5)  Troy White "The Kidd"

I love this composition.  I would love to see more portrait-style compositions showing aircraft moving in the vertical.  It just works really well.  I've never seen one of Troy's paintings in person, but I hope I get to see this one.  Maybe someday I'll make it back out to the Blacksheep's Stable for a look!

Too many honorable mentions to list, but I will give a shout to Don Wilkie.  Tremendous growth in his drawings and paintings.

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1 - Gareth Hector Clash Over The Ore

2 - Steve Heyen The professional

3 - Steve Anderson The Rendezvous

4. Mark Postlethwaite JG53 Aces

5. Nicolas Trudgian Second to none

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Last chance to vote today!

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My vote:

 

1.  Gareth Hector   Clash Over The Ore

2. Kassal   The First Day Of The Last Year

3. Mark Postlethwaite   Tempest Units

4. Steve Heyen   Rauhbautz

5. Darryl Legg   P-47 Thunderbolt "Slick Chick"

 

Cheers Frank

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Another year, another successful original art contest!

I always look forward to seeing this roundup of the year's artist creations and collector acquisitions.  Seems like others do as well, since the contest threads have had over 1300 views.

Thanks to the artists for creating and sharing your work, thanks to collectors for sharing your acquisitions, and thanks to the members who voted.

Usually, the contests are very close, with one year ending in a tie, but this year had a clear winner:

GARETH HECTOR "CLASH OVER THE ORE"

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Gareth is no stranger to eHangar contests, having won two previous original contests, and collected second place in another three contests.  Congratulations to Gareth for creating an outstanding painting this year, and a long history of exceptional work!

Here are the complete point totals:

1)     Gareth Hector "Clash Over The Ore"          80 points

2)     Steve Anderson "Rendezvous"          44 points

3)     Russell Smith "Barker's Revelation"          38 points

4)     Mark Postlethwaite "Tempest Units"          24 points

5)     Steve Heyen "The Professional"          20 points

6)     Darryl Legg "P-47 Thunderbolt 'Slick Chick'"          16 points

7)     Harley Copic "Donavon Smith's P-47 'Ole Cock III'" (tie)          14 points

7)     Roy Grinnell "Greenheart Leader" (tie)          14 points

8)     Troy White "The Kidd"          12 points

9)     Steve Heyen "Rauhbautz"          10 points

10)    Charles Knotek "Frank Luke" (tie)          8 points

10)    Kassal "The First Day Of The Last Year" (tie)          8 points

Here are the remaining vote getters:

David Gray "Ruptured Duck Over Tokyo"     6 points

Mark Postlethwaite "JG-53 Aces of 1940"     6 points

Steve Heyen "The Pack Forms"     6 points

Trevor Colegate "Not For The Faint Hearted"     6 points

Charles McHugh "Handley Page Hastings"     4 points

Mark Karvon "Million Dollar Baby"     4 points

Neil Hipkiss "Winter at Volkel"     4 points

Darryl Legg "Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow)"     2 points

Darryl Legg "Polikarpov I-16"     2 points

Nicolas Trudgian "Second To None"     2 points

 

Here's a list of past winners:

2015     Roy Grinnell     "The Struggle Begins"

2014     John Shaw     "No Sake Tonight"

2013     TIE     Darryl Legg     "Douglas Dauntless"     &     Harley Copic     "Checkertail P-40F"

2012     Russell Smith     "The Eagle And The Butterfly"

2011     Terry Jones     "MiG-21"     (Not positive about the title as the contest was run on Facebook that year)

2010     Gareth Hector     "Dahlberg's Day"

2009     Gareth Hector     "Bottleneck"

 

Looking forward to next year!  I've already seen one painting that I'm sure will make a strong run for the top spot in next year's contest.

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