May 30, 2010 New Art Added

May we all remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice during the battles for our freedoms. Happy Memorial day.

Today we add a couple of art works that are commissions. First up we have an updated B-52. This time a G model which flew missions during Operation Desert Storm. “Lets Make A Deal”, B-52G s/n 58-0173, was one of the first B-52’s deployed to Jeddah, Saudi Arabia during Desert Storm. In fact she launched out of her home base, Wurtsmith AFB, MI., in the early morning hours of Jan. 18, 1991 and flew an 18.5 hour mission to Saudi Arabia. During the war she completed 42 missions for a total of 190.6 hours. The aircraft retired to AMARC at Davis Monthan AFB, with a total of 14,331 hours accumulated flying time. This art work was commissioned by a EWO who stood alert in this aircraft while at Wurtsmith, as well as flew a few missions during Desert Storm.

Next up we have another KC-10 Extender aircraft. This one has a special background which includes three F-22’s approaching for much needed fuel. This is a special retirement print for a member of the 605th AMXS. As you can see we can accommodate all kinds of requests for custom prints.

I have also added a couple pictures I took at the Plane of Fame air show. A P-51D from the 352nd FG. “Heller Bust” looked factory fresh and as even carrying a couple bombs on the under wing pylons. The detail of this restoration is awesome as even the bomb arming wires were included. She looked great in the air and along with all the other Mustangs that seemed to be everywhere. There was at least 12-15 P-51’s in the air at one time early in the show. From an A-36, a P-51A, a P-51B/C and numerous D’s, the Mustang seemed to dominate the show. Lets not forget there were also two P-38’s at the show and the second picture I have added is a great formation shot of a P-38 and an unmarked P-51D. Again if you have never been to this air show make sure you put it on the calendar for next year. Prints of these two pictures are available for purchase.

I also want to announce that we will be discontinuing the 11×14 size prints. Going forward we will be offering a 12×17 size print in place of the 11×14. The prints will be priced at $35. Not to much of an increase seeing as the paper is a heavier weight then the older 11×14 size and slightly bigger size. There are some 11×14 prints still available of existing prints and they will be offered until they are gone. The cost will remain the same, $30.

That’s about it for now. Enjoy the holiday weekend and keep checking back as there are lots of new art works coming soon.