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October 27, 2014 - 12:24 pm
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Here’s Russ’ pencil study for “God of the North Wind” (some reflections off the shrink wrap can be seen).

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November 1, 2014 - 7:53 pm
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That Russell Smith drawing is a beauty!  Love the shadow work he has done on this.  Hope to get a remarqued version of the print from Russell.

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November 3, 2014 - 12:20 am
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hellcat6,

I’m not much of a drawing collector – I just have a few.  This drawing, however, really grabbed me.  The painting turned out to be a great one.  I’ll bet a remarqued print will be an excellent piece!

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November 4, 2014 - 7:37 am
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Drew I’m drooling!  Fine acquisition.  A real keeper.

 

Kurt even though you claim not to be a drawing collector you are certainly discerning.  Russell remains a standard bearer.

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November 4, 2014 - 11:31 pm
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Here is another one that you won’t see everyday.  I like Wildcats so grabbed this one off eBay some years ago.  This is by Lou Drendel and is dated 1976.  My understanding is that Lou did a lot of illustrations for the old Squadron Publications books.  There were several on the Wildcat but I don’t own any of them so not sure if this was actually used in a book.  Very nice work.

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November 11, 2014 - 10:57 pm
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Here’s the working drawing for John Shaw’s P-38 “T.Rigor Mortis” painting.  The drawing image size (inside the box) is roughly 7″ x 12″.

 

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November 14, 2014 - 7:40 pm
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Fantastic drawing Kurt, thanks much for sharing it.

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November 14, 2014 - 10:55 pm
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Agreed,  although I wish there was just a little more angle to the P-38 enhancing its unique shape.

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Appliance,

Here’s another view you’ll probably prefer.  If you go to one of the aviation art dealer sites and look at their P-38 page, you’ll see slight variations of this view repeated many times.  It is the classic P-38 view.  If I were a publisher looking to sell to collectors, this is the view I would choose.

However, I’m always on the lookout for something different.  I know the shape of the P-38 well, so an overt reminder of its configuration isn’t important to me.  In the first drawing, the P-38 just looks fast.  Plus, it highlights the name (T.Rigor Mortis – my favorite airplane name – and a nice pun!) and gives a good view of Frank Lent in the cockpit.  The instant I saw it I said, “That’s the one!!!”

Alternate view of John Shaw’s “T.Rigor Mortis” painting.  Again, the drawing image size (inside the box) is approximately 7″ x 12″.

 

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The other alternate view of John Shaw’s “T.Rigor Mortis” painting.  This drawing image size (inside the box) is a little wider at approximately 7″ x 13″.  Again, the classic view of the P-38, and it is the classic view for good reason!  Another great air combat scene.

 

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Robert Taylor

Original pencil drawing, Me109 of JG27 completed for the “Hunters in the Desert” print brochure. Matted with Marseille signature (scanned, original is in ink and would fade) and replica squadron badge.

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November 23, 2014 - 10:51 pm
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Robert Taylor

Open Assault – Original Pencil drawing from the Rudel Tribute Proof with the matted signature of the Stuka master Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

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November 25, 2014 - 5:24 am
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fuzzy said:-

the P-38 just looks fast.”  I agree entirely.  I also agree with your summation.  To me I felt a 5 degree left tilt, no more, would have been sufficient angle to add the 3D effect whilst also being accurate practice … turning away from the guns behind.

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Mr. Taylorprints … how I wish that I was not stuck out in the Antipodes and therefore able to have a crack at acquiring the likes of the above.  Magnificient.  I am a Rudel fan through and through. And what can you say about Marseille.  Fraudulent signatures are not easily checked from ‘down under.’

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Thanks Appliance, it does not get any better than a Stuka and Rudel. Next is a great Corsair drawing and “Pappy” another great combination.

 

Robert Taylor – Original pencil drawing from “Rabaul Fly for your Life – Black Sheep portfolio” with some great signatures including “Pappy Boyington

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Simon, as always, look forward to seeing more of your fantastic collection. The Bf109, Stuka and Corsair, are the mattings and mounted signatures done by the Military Gallery as a set, or did you get them matted and mounted on your own by your framers?

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Hi Sunny,

Most of the Military Gallery editions, usually “Tribute” or “Portfolio” editions are issued as companions to a print as an original drawing with matted signatures. The separate drawings are completed independently, having matted signatures included when they are framed and matted at my request.

The “Tribute & Portfolio editions” issued with a print like the Stuka and Corsair are not framed the separate drawings purchased independently of prints like Marseille’s ME109 are all matted and framed, usually to include some relevant signatures.

Hope this helps and appreciate your interest,

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Robert Taylor – “Road to the Rhine” Tribute Proof, original pencil drawing with the signature of Dick Winters “Hang Tough” in the matting

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Wow!

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Robert Taylor “Savage Skies”  two original pencil drawings for the “Nowotny Tribute Edition” with Nowotny’s signature a great ace with now very tough to find signature in the matting.

 

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Well that was one heck of a page guys boy I am glad I bought everything Russell Smith came out with for almost 10 years.

 

Bringing out my big guns here: ALways good to be back in the mixSIgs of Nowotny, Kittel, Molders, Barkhorn, Hartman with a original Robert Taylor Pencil drawing

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