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Bo_Nidle
04-01-2006, 05:09 AM
Hooray for E-bay!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Joined E-bay last week and had my first purchase:
"Breaching the dam" by Nicholas Trudgian for less than 200! i have never seen this for less than 495! Well pleased http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

http://www.painterskeys.com/clickbacks/images/featured_artist/nicolas_trudgian/nt_lancaster_big.jpg

It will look very nice in my living room next to my others:

Mustang Mayhem
http://www.aviatorgallery.com/mustmaybig.JPG

Duxford Eagles
http://www.aviatorgallery.com/duxfordeaglesbig.JPG

Alpine Thunder
http://www.aviatorgallery.com/alpint%20thunderbig.jpg

Duel In The Desert
http://www.oldgloryprints.com/Duel_In_the_Desert.jpg

All by Nicholas Trudgian

Also in my collection:

Dallas Doll by Phillip West
http://www.stenbergaa.com/stenberg/west-dallasdoll.jpg

Little Friends by Simon Smith
http://www.aceshighgallery.co.uk/pimage/692.jpg

Spitfire over St.Michaels Mount by Robert Taylor
http://www.oldgloryprints.com/Spitfires_Over_St_Michaels_Mount.jpg

I have these all around my living room

There must be other collectors on here.(With understanding wives/partners too!)

HotelBushranger
04-01-2006, 05:51 AM
Beautiful! I have a framed painting, "High Flight" by Ron Blackburn in my bedroom here. Very nice to have a Spitfire as a final thought before nodding off to sleep http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

Jagdgeschwader2
04-01-2006, 06:02 AM
I've got a few.

"Dallas Doll" and "Gustav"!

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/111.jpg

Also have "Pappy". Still need to have this one framed.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/112.jpg

My next one will be "On the Prowl" by Philip West.
http://www.aviationarthangar.com/avarthaonprb.html



I keep everything in my "War Room". This is the only part of the house that is truly mine. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

Also some photos I colleted.

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/113.jpg

http://home.earthlink.net/~jagdgeschwader26/sitebuildercontent/sitebuilderpictures/jagdgeschwader2s.jpg

flockzap
04-01-2006, 06:56 AM
Well for a collector you just might want to see this site. Probably you know it already but here´s the link anyway. I stopped by the Luftwaffe page but there are plenty of various nationalities aviators there. Just look around. (Take a look at the price of the Red Baron pic http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif )

http://www.leisuregalleries.com/lluftwaffe.html

And Don Gentile with John Godfrey

http://www.leisuregalleries.com/gentilegodfrey.html

VW-IceFire
04-01-2006, 06:59 AM
I'm not a collector yet but I would like to buy one or two prints at some point. Any suggestions for the newbie aviation art collector?

I have no partners to agree or disagree with me so I guess thats a bonus...

Bo_Nidle
04-01-2006, 07:25 AM
Originally posted by VW-IceFire:
I'm not a collector yet but I would like to buy one or two prints at some point. Any suggestions for the newbie aviation art collector?

I have no partners to agree or disagree with me so I guess thats a bonus...

Well as you can see I prefer the work of Nicholas Trudgian above all others but thats just my personal taste.I like his clarity, attention to detail and the fact that he invariably paints a fantastic background as well.He has been described as a landscape artist who also paints aircraft. Jolly nice chap as well.i met him a couple of years ago at Duxford.

Robert Taylors work is also first class but tends to command a higher price.

William S. phillips paints some marvelous scenes but again the price is higher. I came very close to buying his print "On wings and a prayer"
http://www.artusa.com/images/Phillips/PHILLIPS_-_ON_WINGS_AND_A_PRAYER.JPG

But the Mrs had a last minute change of mind. If I get the opportunity again I won't hesitate.

My advice is try and choose limited editions, preferably signed (all the Nicholas Trudgian prints I have are personally signed by pilots and aircrew) that will increase in value.(Its an excellent excuse to justify the purchase if "she who must be obeyed" starts to protest! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif)

But above all get what you like personally.

I like that Gustav painting. I have seen it on various sites but the Mrs vetoed it. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/crackwhip.gif
But by giving in that one I got "Duxford eagles" for my 40th birthday so I class that as a tactical victory. She is a formidable but worthy foe!

HotelBushranger
04-01-2006, 07:30 AM
Robert Taylor is my fave, his work is amazing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Crimea_River
04-01-2006, 03:31 PM
Originally posted by HotelBushranger:
Robert Taylor is my fave, his work is amazing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Me too. I have singed prints of "Saint Croix sur Mer" and "Assault on the Capital"

KestrelOne
04-01-2006, 04:01 PM
I have a few pieces of aviation art, my favorite of which is "Test of Time" by Mark Postlethwaite. It was a limited edition print made for the Empire Test Pilot school. Signed by the artist and 2 RAF pilots. I wish it was framed so I could show you, but if you all collect air art them you've likely seen this already, if not here is a not so great picture.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e64/Veritas509/DSCF0200.jpg

As it also happens, I am having this tattooed on me as I love this picture.

Doolittle81
04-01-2006, 04:20 PM
These I have on my walls, among others...These are not pics of the actual framed paintings/lithographs on my walls, as I don't have a camera at the moment to take pics of them....but these are pics of the lithographs from catalogues etc... For the others which I have on my walls, I cannot find a catalogue picture.


"The Old Hand" Artist is Jim Dietz (UBI forum member and Flight Sim activist)
http://members.cox.net/wingmanlead/TheOldHand.jpg


"Tough Day"Artist James Dietz
http://members.cox.net/wingmanlead/BofBPics/Tough%20Day800.jpg



"NightHawks" Artist Jim Dietz
http://members.cox.net/wingmanlead/BofBPics/Night%20Hawks800.jpg



I want to find this one by Jim Dietz...it's sold out, so I'll need to find it on EBay or somewhere else as a re-sale. I've been looking for about two years:
"To the Victor"
http://members.cox.net/wingmanlead/BofBPics/victor800.jpg


James Dietz Art (http://www.jamesdietz.com/)

HotelBushranger
04-02-2006, 08:54 AM
I'm after this:
http://www.aviationart.com.au/MaltaGeorgeCross.htm

http://www.aviationart.com.au/strikeandstrikeagain.htm

http://www.aviationart.com.au/surface.htm

And especially this:
http://www.aviationart.com.au/deserthawks.htm

In January, I was at RAAF Pearce and saw it in the office, I nearly went mad http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/53.gif

I would also like James Deitz's 'Circus Rolls at Dawn', that's an amazing piece of art.

73GIAP_GSXR1000
04-02-2006, 12:25 PM
Doolittle81
i have the one you have been looking for, but as a jigsaw puzzle. My gran bought me it for my 16th birthday, i dont know why, i struggle with puzzles, but she still made a good choice.