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ONE MiG DOWN - Robert Taylor
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March 7, 2012 - 4:47 am
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Got mine on the way; I think the combination is excellent – a new, fresh image from MG and RT – and you cannot beat the history with the signatures. Mirage17 – very cool to meet all those aces form the IAF; I bet that was a great time!

Personally it’s nice to see something new overall

Alex

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March 7, 2012 - 10:47 pm
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This print is a very nice change from the norm and an excellent price for the sigs. Note, the realistic price for a canvas RT.

I don’t have any jet prints on my walls, if I decide to get a jet or two, this would be on the list.

Finally something really new however it seems the response here is s-so?

Can you blame MG for being cautious with their releases?

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March 8, 2012 - 1:52 am
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There is a lot to like here.

I think the composition is great. He did a wonderful job on the Mirage (that close-up shot is pretty impressive). If you appreciate signatures, you have to be thrilled with 26 Mirage Aces for $320.

I’m definitely going to wait to see it in person, though. My biggest complaint with Robert Taylor’s prints is the occasional image that is dominated by a single color. I’m worried about that sandy jet, sandy landscape & sandy clouds causing a monotone effect on this print. I might have skipped the clouds, dropped the horizon for a little more blue sky, and taken some license to expand that green area below the Mirage for a bit more color variety.

I want to see it and decide if it pops or if it’s too monotone for my tastes. Fortunately, the prints usually look better in person.

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March 8, 2012 - 1:58 am
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I think it is outstanding! A unique subject and the Mirage III is gorgeous from any angle. The colors are warm but I might expect to see them that way in the warm light. Also, I imagine fighting aircraft in that environment get pretty dusty and dirty. (There seems to be alot of sand blowing around.) No time for a bath between missions. This would certainly effect the appearance of colors.

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March 14, 2012 - 10:38 am
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I’m curious. ❓

Has any member laid eyes on this print and is prepared to comment as to its colour fidelity?

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March 15, 2012 - 12:45 pm
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Hi Appliance,
Agreed for the color.

I think that I’ve already pointed some errors on the Mirage regarding fidelity. Since then other points needs to be clarified.
On the editor website, it is said that’s a specific aerial combat which is depicted here. At the date given, this Mirage III could not have all those victories painted on the aircraft nose section.
Also at this supposed date, the pilot should wear a french helmet rather than the american one.
the geometry of the specified engagement is not at all what happened that day.

So I consider it as a general tribute to this aircraft in those colors rather than a specific action.

What is “funny” is that the same kind of errors made on this painting applied to a Spitfire / Me109/ WWII / BoB subject would have created a major problem here.
It was exactly the same reaction on the Steve Ritchie’s Phantom print.

So again, i feel that if RT wants to come in the jet area, he should either work a bit more the subject himself or find new modelers and specialist to prepare his subjects.

Again, the worth thing on this painting is the pitot tube on the nose which is twice the normal size. Would you guys accept this kind of error on a Me109 antenna.
When “our” Wade paint an Apache of a F15E, this guy make it really right. Not a single error even if his bread and butter are WWII subject. So it’s possible if you care a little.

Cheers

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April 3, 2012 - 12:24 am
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Appliance, Artisusales & Habu972 all commented on the pink. Here’s a photo of the print I downloaded from an eBay auction. It looks pretty darn pink!

Anyone seen one of these in person yet? I’m hoping that’s just a bad photo, and it’s not actually that pink.

If it is that pink, at least it will make a nice Easter print! lol

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April 3, 2012 - 3:57 am
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the sigs look odd as well 😕

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April 3, 2012 - 10:51 pm
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Many thanks for your effort fuzzy. 🙂

Jury is still out however. 🙄

Site has been horrendously slow today … Sunny ❓

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April 5, 2012 - 6:38 am
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The sigs look odd since all 26 are in Hebrew; quite interesting! In fact, I got my copy and MG supplies a “signature chart” to decipher the pilots’ signatures – really different!

OK; it is rather pink – but a sandy / tan / pink cloudscape – I am fine with this; overall I am very happy with it as it is now a rather unique piece in my collection.

Alex

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Just ordered this one…I love the depiction even with the discrepancies . The hard to acquire Autographs alone make it such a worthwhile piece :)

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Fightergeneral said
Just ordered this one…I love the depiction even with the discrepancies . The hard to acquire Autographs alone make it such a worthwhile piece :)

It is a nice print with some great signatures.

This is my copy frame in a simple copper aluminium frame and a chocolate matt.

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