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ONE MiG DOWN - Robert Taylor
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February 27, 2012 - 1:37 pm
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New release listed on the Military Gallery website.

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Here’s a pic:

Signed by 26 Aces – that’s pretty cool. It’s especially cool that you don’t have to pay a bunch of extra money to get all those signatures.

I notice there are 25 remarques available at $1125.

5 double remarques at $1925!

What does everyone think about this one?

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February 27, 2012 - 6:42 pm
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Pink clouds again? 😀

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February 27, 2012 - 6:48 pm
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It’s a shame but when I look at this, pink is my first thought also. 😕

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February 27, 2012 - 7:05 pm
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Seriously though a refreshing image:-

Jet rather than prop
New make/model depicted … Dassault Mirage (unless I’m mistaken)
Almost new airforce … been a very long time since Bekaa Valley Shootout

Hope it does well and therfore encourages Robert to widen his range.

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February 27, 2012 - 7:24 pm
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great close up image at Brooks site – not for me as Im not really a jet man – but appears well executed especailly on the aircraft detail

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Very good image indeed. The RAAF used to operate the Mirage fighter and it’s one of the sleekest looking jets ever. 😎 Also a great selection of signitures too. 😯

Just one thing interests me; I wonder how RT1 is going to draw his remarques with so many signitures in the border. ❓

I am seriously considering buying this print. 8)

JC

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Initial first impression was positive! And I bet you dollars to donuts that the clouds are not pink in the original painting from RT knowing all we know now about the color slide towards pink from the publisher.

I think it is a strong image and a good departure. It is good seeing Robert go out and explore new areas with his art.

And those boys in the Israeli AF may soon see some new action if the tipping point draws closer with recent events….
😯

Brian

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February 27, 2012 - 11:23 pm
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Not just “pink clouds” 🙄 We also have pink sand and pink sand storms 😛

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I give credit to MG for a fresh topic (Arab Israeli wars) and a fresh aircraft (Mirage). I like the composition. 26 jet Ace signatures – that’s pretty cool as well.

It didn’t really jump out at me initially, but now that everyone has mentioned all the pink, that’s all I can see.

I’m not a big jet guy, but this is kind of interesting.

I’ll definitely wait until I see one in person, though. I’ve been burned by “the pink” before, and I don’t intend to let it happen again.

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Beating it to death I know. 🙂

If one is inclined to look up Israeli Air Force in Wiki you will note several colour photos depicting various jets operated by the IAF.

Further, if one was to look carefully at the colours of the camouflage patterns one can only conclude that the internet interpretation of RT!’s One Mig Down is, shall we say, quite a bit warmer than reality. 😕

Hopefully what we now see will not be reflected in the retail print.

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February 29, 2012 - 8:23 am
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Possibly it marks the “turning point” in sight of publishers.

Many WWII aces are already dead, so it is comming the time to find some “still living aces” because of signatures.

It is not nice, but realistic.

Vladimir

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March 1, 2012 - 12:08 pm
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true , so we must be due a new 30th anniv Falkland conflict print soon

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Just keep in mind that there are plenty of pilot signed sheets of blank print paper that have been stockpiled over the years.

I’ve been told there’s enough to keep RT1, RT2 & AS going for years.

So, if that is to be believed, the end of the pilot signed WW2 aviation print is nowhere in sight.

That doesn’t even take into account the fact that there are hundreds of WW2 Aces, and thousands of WW2 pilots still hale & hearty.

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March 4, 2012 - 9:39 am
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This is right up my street. Arial Combat 🙂

Does anyone know how big the image size is for the print and the canvas.

I see that the canvas is a lot cheaper then normal…….is this because the Canvas is smaller than the normal 3ft by 2ft, or to make it competitive with the 25 signature prints.

Its a shame that they can’t get the Canvas cert signed by the aces to.

I would go for the Canvas, as I like the image. However, I would be tempted to buy the print as a means of getting 25 signatures.

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March 4, 2012 - 9:45 am
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Hi DC

The print is, 24??” x 31″

I cannot find the Canvas size anywhere, best give Military Gallery a call.

Andy

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March 4, 2012 - 6:54 pm
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I think the canvas version might end up on Ebay with a drastic price drop.

Its going to be hard work for it to compete against all those signatures 😯

I have not seen the later MG Canvas prints, but I hope the quality is a lot better than the Morel Support and Return Of The Few. They are very easy to chip the print off 🙁

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Hi all,

I don’t want to play cold here and rivet counter here but Knowing very well this aircraft, all I can say is that there is few mistakes which make me believe that RT should stay in the WWII aera or prepare a bit more his subjects.

Major one is the size of the pitot tube on the nose which should be half this size.

Also an alignment of the nose section with the fuselage which is severally “off ” to the right compare to the a/c axis.

my 2cts 😉

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Hello,

I am new to this forum as of today, and this is my first post. I am probably a bit biased, but I thought I would reply, and hope I don’t get myself in trouble. I can tell you from my perspective, as a person who was there with Giora Epstein and the aces helping with the print signing, this print is absolutely stunning! The color and hue are an accurate representation of the location and time of day. I can also tell you, that of the 23 aces I met during the signing, after seeing the print for the first time, said it brought back very real emotions. One pilot, after a very long and contemplative look at the print, actually remembered being involved in the combat mission depicted.

I will also share something with you that I think makes this print even more remarkable. The print was signed by all but one of the living IAF Mirage aces…26 out of 27! I am fairly certain that there is no other print where virtually every ace that flew the aircraft signed the print. Like it said in the description, these 26 pilots shot down over 200 enemy aircraft. I believe this is a very historic print signed by the Mirage aces of one of the greatest air forces in the world.

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