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The Wonderbolts by TatterTailArt The Wonderbolts by TatterTailArt
This was very difficult to do, and I'm pleasantly surprised that I managed to pull this piece off.

The Wonderbolts (and Rainbow Dash.) in varying aircraft known to be used for stunt flying and air display flight. From the top-left, counter-clockwise:

Unnamed Wonderbolt in a BAE Hawk T1. (Used by the British 'Red Arrows')

Spitfire in a Spitfire (British WWII fighter)

Rainbow Dash in a Harrier (British VTOL)

Soarin in a P-51 Mustang (USAAF WWII fighter

Unnamed Wonderbolt in a F/A-18 (Used by the American 'Blue Angels')

My Little Pony (c) Hasbro
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:iconfrans97:
frans97 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They really should have two divisions in the Wonderbolts: the traditional Pegasi division, and the mechanized straight-winged division.
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Ruhisu Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the inspiration :) ruhisu.deviantart.com/art/Clou…
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Ruhisu Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hmm because of her sonic rainboom I would rather see Rainbow Dash as F-18
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013   Digital Artist
But harriers are so awesome on paper.
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OBLadin Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2012
So we have a P-51 and a Spitfire going hell bent for leather and three jets about to fall out of the sky?
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2013   Digital Artist
Yes actually.

I threw realism out of the window for this. I just wanted to take iconic planes that can be associated with stunt flying, and a harrier.
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BlazeToxin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
whoa, its awesome :P but what im not really sure about is that instead of pegasi its planes. Good work anyway.
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
Ah, hahaha. I did an enormous set of ponies in/as planes, tanks, helicopters, tons of stuff last year. This was part of that.
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BlazeToxin Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
haha ok :3
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TomradeM Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
awesome work! whenever I hear spitfire I think of the WWII aircraft
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2012   Digital Artist
=D
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MLP-Black-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Awesome!
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks!
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MLP-Black-Knight Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
No Prob. The Wonderbolts Look Awesome Flying Real Planes.
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XYZExtreme13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012
This is a very interesting and intriguing piece right here.
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2012   Digital Artist
Thanks very much
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xzenocrimzie Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh my, you silly harrier. Why are you so difficult to take off in?
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2012   Digital Artist
Hah. I guess there were reasons the harrier was scrapped.
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Dr-GUNHaMMER Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
blue angels vs red arrows
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:icontattertailart:
TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012   Digital Artist
Could be interesting, but I'm certain they both have their own merits
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Dr-GUNHaMMER Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i still show more confidence for the oldest team... red arrows :D
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Dmack814 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
Love it, I just think RD would be better as an F-22 or an F-35 cause she's FAST
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012   Digital Artist
Perhaps. The Harrier is pretty iconic though.
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Dmack814 Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2012
Youre right but it's definitely not the fastest (like RD)
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Dmack814 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2012
I guess an F-111 would fit her too
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Augui Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
I don't know if a Harrier fits Rainbow too well. Personally I would have chosen an F-111. Those things are BEAST!
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner May 9, 2012   Digital Artist
Maybe, but a harrier needed to be painted. It's awesome enough for RBD as well in my opinion.
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Augui Featured By Owner May 9, 2012
Also, imagine the dump and burn...
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
What are they?
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Augui Featured By Owner May 10, 2012
An absolute gorgeous sight. [link]
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner May 10, 2012   Digital Artist
Wow. That was pretty spectacular.
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AqomXG Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2012
The wonderbolt of the BAE Hawk is Misty According ponypedia

The wonderbolt of F/A-18 is Fire Streak or Blaze, I think the latter may be that Fire Streak has hair color with a lower edge unlike Blaze has her hair streaks

Nice pic
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2012   Digital Artist
Ooooh awesome. They do have names then.
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
The Harrier is also use by the US Marines.
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012   Digital Artist
Aah right. Awesome.
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WWII44 Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012
indeed, though the USMC is trying to replace it with the F-35 Lighting II
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DesultoryMoonlighter Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012   Artist
spitfire in a spitfire? thats funny... and a blue angel?!? O MY GOD, THOSE WERE MY FAVORITE PLANES WHEN I WAS A LITTLE KID!!!
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2012   Digital Artist
Hah. They are the American equivelent of the Red Arrows, yes?
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nikitakartinginboxru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Where is The Prodigy? Only ponys! :(
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:icontattertailart:
TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012   Digital Artist
I don't follow...
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nikitakartinginboxru Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2012
Text " The Prodigy - Spitfire"
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tailsfan19892010 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
actually if i am not mistaking, the British were the ones who started out with the Mustang. then again this is the D-model which is a USAF airplane :P but nice job anyway ^^
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks.
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tailsfan19892010 Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2011
no problem :)
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IronCenturion Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2011
Wonderful job! Not to be an a$$ or anything, but I think you used a reference pick of the F/A-18E super hornet for the unnamed Wonderbolt. The presence of the dog tooth on the wings as well as the lozenge shaped inlets and the massive Leading Edge Wing Extentions give the super hornet design away. The blue Angels still use the F/A-18A/B aircraft. Again no offense.
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Oct 5, 2011   Digital Artist
Thanks. No offence taken.

I used reference photos for the vast majority of this set. Most of the planes and vehicles I've done I've never seen IRL, so I used photos to help get the silhouette right. Wish I knew where I got most of them from. Had most of them for ages.

Thanks very much for the pointer though!
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contrail09 Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Dashie should've been something supersonic... Oh, well.
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2011   Digital Artist
There was someone else who gave me the idea to draw her in/as a Harrier. It's still a classy plane though.
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metalfoxxx Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fuck yeah! Rainbow Harrier!
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TatterTailArt Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2011   Digital Artist
Hehe. Yaaya!
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