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I took some photos of my originals (the pictures are not digital so the quality is not top notch in this format) and I hope you won’t think me indulgent for posting them but Sunny provides us with such a great platform for sharing this hobby I thought I would give it a go πŸ™‚

The photo that came out the best is Mark Postlethwaite’s ‘Richthofen’s Circus’ Jagdgeschwader Nr.1 painted for an Osprey book cover of the same title.


WW1 action and so hard to find by top aviation artists, I love this period and wish there was more available.

Another which brings me a great deal of pleasure was painted by Robert Bailey of an action in May 1942 when my Uncle, Wing Commander ‘Jimmy’ Fenton won a DFC in North Africa attacking Stukas during Rommel’s big push to Tobruk.

Portrait of S/L ‘Jimmy’ Fenton drawn at dispersal between sorties during the Battle Of Britain by Cuthbert Orde.
At the time he was CO of 238 Squadron.

Nicolas Trudgian’s ‘Storm Chasers’ was the first original I purchased and subsequently inspired me to continue to expand my collection.


What a great study of the FW190s of JG1 during the unrelenting air battles over Germany during 1944.

Also in my collection I have a terrific night scene by Robert Bailey.


One of the most difficult scenarios in the genre for any artist but well accomplished here.

Finally, my pride and joy, two of Nicolas Trudgian’s finest, I think they speak for themselves so no further comment. πŸ˜€

A sneak peek in the mirror to finish :cheers and thanks for looking.

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Stormchaser, these are absolutely fantastic and thanks so much for sharing these with us! I daren’t look in my mirror at this moment as I’m sure I’ve turned bright green :grin with envy πŸ˜‰

Actually, I have long been wanting to start a thread to encourage members to post photos of their aviation art collection, both prints and originals, so your post is most welcomed!

One thing that is missing from these photos is the collector himself! And this goes for all of us – how about posting one of yourself beside one of your pictures (c’mon now, don’t be shy πŸ˜‰ )

By the way, Storm, is that an original Knight’s Cross I see hanging beneath Trudgian’s Three Hundred Club?

And the medal club with the DSO and DFC, did that belong to your uncle, Wing Commander Fenton?

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By the way, Storm, is that an original Knight’s Cross I see hanging beneath Trudgian’s Three Hundred Club?

Yes, beneath ‘Three Hundred Club’ are various Luftwaffe artifacts. They include a pilot-observer badge mainly awarded to pre-war trained pilots, a Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, and collar taps to a Hauptmann in the flying division with the tropical cap badge. All authentic pieces from WW2.

And the medal club with the DSO and DFC, did that belong to your uncle, Wing Commander Fenton?

No, the medals in the last photograph above are the awards to WW1 fighter pilot, Group Captain H.P. Lale, DSO, DFC & Bar. A 23 victory pilot and one of the highest scoring Bristol Fighter aces of the Great War. It was due to these medals that I was attracted to Mark Postlethwaite’s painting of a Bristol Fighter of 62 Squadron RFC going down to the guns of Lothar von Richthofen in March 1918.

Here are the awards and medals of ‘Jimmy’ Fenton.

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July 3, 2005 - 7:21 pm
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Nick my friend πŸ˜€

Most impressive i say and framed very nicely, both the orginals as well the WWI and WWII medals ! Eventhrough you told me about them i am happy to glance a view on them, thx for it.

For me as a mainly print collector it always strucks me to see the orginals framed without beeing matted and the white/brown frame around the print i am used to.

The few orginals i have are not framed but two 109 profiles, but even they have been matted. Not that i don’t like it, it’s just very unusal for me πŸ˜‰

Nevertheless, those orginals you have surley don’t need any matting or customazion like adding photos or medals. I don’t know if i like “Three Hundred Club” or “Stormchasers” more, but i love them that much that i bought the prints as remarqued version.

But i have to say that Mr. Bailey did a awesome job on the Nightfighters in his painting, i am thinking about to get the print of it as well.

I wonder if you have insured all the orginal paintings and the Knights Cross, it would be a tremendous loss if they get stolen or destroyed in a fire for example. Not to speek about the ideal value which makes them irreplaceable anyway.

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PS: i wonder if there is, like eHangar suggested, enough interest to post photos of one’s collection of orginals or prints. I bought some nicley framed prints over the years which have been customaded which would be worth beeing posted here.

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Hi Fenris

Yes, absolutely! I would be interested to see how other collectors frame their prints. I know that the matting colours would be different as well as other embellishments such as memorabilia like medals or patches that some collectors add to the prints.

Rather than start a new thread on this, perhaps we should rename Stormchaser’s title from My originals to something more general, unless, of course, he minds us hijacking his topic πŸ™‚

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eHangar, please go ahead and rename this thread with a broader title so that everyone who would like to contribute can add photos from their collections here for us to enjoy. πŸ˜€

Fenris, thanks for your appreciated words and hoping you will post some prints from your collection soon wink Looking forward to that 8)

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Well πŸ˜€

As Stormchaser posted his photos I thought that I had better do so as well 8)

My first is Yoxford Boys depicting Chuck Yeagers P51 Glamerous Glen III and 3 other aircraft from the 357th fighter Sqn 8) I have managed to get the rear of the canvas signed by Gerald Coulson, Maj Gen Don Strait and Lt Col Clyde East (top bloke!). I love this painting but the picture and lighting doesnt really do it justice πŸ™

Next is Chariots of Fire, Spitfires from 610 sqn 8) I have managed to get the rear of the canvas signed by Gerald Coulson, Flt Lt Sellers, Wng Cdr Sizer, Snell, Sinclair, Flg Off Croskell, Air Commadore Webb, Vera Lynn, Oberst Hajo Herrmann, Major Gunther Bahr, Leutnant Hugo Broch, Leutnant Walter Schuck, General Leutnant Gunther Rall, cool eh? πŸ˜€

Last but not least is Escort Fury 8) and I have managed to get this signed by Oberst Hajo Herrmann, Major Gunther Bahr, Leutnant Hugo Broch, Leutnant Walter Schuck, General Leutnant Gunther Rall. I will hopefully get it signed by a few mustang pilots as well at some point πŸ˜€

And this is the three of them on the wall of my room, im not allowed to put them anywhere else πŸ™„ 😑 hehehe

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July 9, 2005 - 5:41 am
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Good stuff Alex, nice to see your collection – full of admiration for ‘Escort Fury’ 8)

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By the way, Storm, is that an original Knight’s Cross I see hanging beneath Trudgian’s Three Hundred Club?

Here you go eHangar, I’ve dug up my disc with a better photo of the Luftwaffe artifacts and yes, all original from the war.

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Wonderful collection of artifacts. Unfortunately I was unable to see the originals but from the descriptions they sound very nice. I have only ever seen one Trudgian original – it was/is owned by a guy here in the area and depicts a Hellcat taking off from a carrier.

Mike Short.
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Stormchaser, I was looking around for a salivating smiley to show my envy for your Knights Cross collection, but couldn’t find one, so this will have to suffice…
:jaw

Do you know its history and who the original recipient was?

Unfortunately, the other pix in your first post are still not showing up; have you fixed them yet, or would you like me to help out here?

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The photos should be there now. I re-uploaded all of them again today to a permanent webhost.

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Stormchaser,

Thanks for putting the images back up – what a wonderful collection of paintings! Really beautiful,

Mike Short,
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Thankyou Mike, your words are much appreciated. πŸ™‚

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Hi!

Here’s my collection, thought only two prints at this time. The both prints are from finnish artist Sture Gripenberg (http://personal.eunet.fi/pp/gdes/). All of his works are painted with watercolors.

I’m going to frame this soon (I hope). The Ju-88A-4 (JK-262) from Lentolaivue 44 waits bomb & fuel supply before mission. JK-262 arrived to Finland in 11.4.1943 and it was destroyed in landing in 18.7.1944. The print is signed by M. Uotinen, I. Vuorela, K. Kemppinen, L. Lehtom?Β€ki and M. Kiema.

The Finnish Air Force had a total of 97 Blenheim bombers. BL-129 was of the factory’s long-nosed type (Blenheim IV). The aircraft arrived in Finland in June 1941, and in 1942 it was delivered to the reconnaissance wing (for photo reconnaissance). This print is signed by L.?β€žij?ΒΆ, (awarded with Finland’s greatest military decoration, Mannerheim Cross) P.Tuisku, O.Rantava and the artist Sture Gripenberg.

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Hello Martti, welcome to eHangar.com and congratulations on your first post here.

Thank you for sharing your aviation art collection here. I am familiar with Sture’s excellent and unique aviation art documenting the Finnish Air Force’s participation in WWII.

I don’t know how many others here may be familiar with the signatories of the prints you have; perhaps you might like to share with us some of their backgrounds – are these pilots or aircrew, are they aces, etc.

I look forward to seeing more πŸ™‚

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Thanks!

Few words from the flight crews. Martti Uotinen was a wartime Ju-88 pilot from the only finnish Ju-88 squadron, Lentolaivue 44. He and most of the Ju-88 pilots were only a regulary pilots, so no “tank aces” like Hans-Ulrich Rudel.

http://www.virtualpilots.fi/ . Uotinen testing a virtual Ju-88 in 2002

Lauri ?β€žij?ΒΆ was one of the greatest observers of the Finnish Air force. He made many photo reconnaissance flights in 1941-1944 behind enemy lines with Blenheim IV (BL-129). These flight were usually flown at 6000-8000 meters. In 1944 Aij?ΒΆ was awarded with Mannerheim Cross. Lauri ?β€žij?ΒΆ passed away in 20. January 2004.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M…..heim_cross

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October 16, 2005 - 7:23 pm
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Greetings Martti, good to see another collector posting in here. πŸ˜€

Welcome to eHangar.

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Having trouble posting photos, can someone assist with instructions ?

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Hi Mark, greetings and nice to have you aboard. πŸ˜€

Re your photos. You first need to upload them from your computer to a permanent web hosting site such as Imageshack or Photobucket etc. (There are plenty of them, just google for image hosting).

Once you have successfully done that, follow carefully eHangar’s instructions for posting images into these forums as shown below. :teach

Important: the image you display must already be available on the internet (it cannot exist only on your computer for example, unless you run a webserver!). There is currently no way of attaching images in your post and uploading them onto the eHangar server.

To display an image you must surround the URL pointing to the image with tags.

So take in turn the URL of each of the photos you wish to display from your image hosting site and follow exactly eHangar’s instructions below.

1. Click on the image at your web host to enlarge it.
2. Right-click on the image and select Properties on the pop-up menu.
3. Highlight and copy the entire URL shown in the Properties box under “Address (URL)” for Internet Explorer browsers and “Location” for Netscape users.
4. Paste the URL into your forum post.
5. Highlight the URL and click on the Img tag from the menu above to enclose the URL between the img tags.
6. Your image is ready for display

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