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Ernie15/07/2020 10:22:34
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Hi All, There are some wonderful aviation artists, perhaps we could see some of your favourites. To get things rolling, here is a beauty from Frenchman Romain Hugault


erniespithurri.jpg one of my favourites

Edited By Ernie on 15/07/2020 10:23:37

paul d15/07/2020 10:46:41
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lHere's one of mine, I dabble in a little aviation Art, been lucky enough to sell a couple as Well!


Keiran Arnold16/07/2020 10:21:30
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20 photos

Here a Picture I own by a dear departed friend

as-10 ju88.jpg

Peter Miller16/07/2020 11:31:18
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Try this one. Signed by Alex Henshaw and the artist.

I also have Memphis Belle by Robert Taylor and signed by Captain Robert K Morgan The Memphis Belle pilot

guardian of freedom 2.jpg

SR 7116/07/2020 11:35:36
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140 photos

I like the first one, three nice poses

David Ashby - Moderator16/07/2020 13:31:32
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Niggly comments removed.

Richard Clark 216/07/2020 14:09:15
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Chis Golds is an aviation artist. In fact he is far better known for his aviation art than he is for his models and model plans.

Colin Carpenter16/07/2020 15:30:51
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Edited By Colin Carpenter on 16/07/2020 15:31:09

Colin Carpenter16/07/2020 15:33:49
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Above. Mosquitos over Norfolk. Robert Wong.

Richard Clark 216/07/2020 16:35:10
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Posted by Keiran Arnold on 16/07/2020 10:21:30:

Here a Picture I own by a dear departed friend

as-10 ju88.jpg

Nice picture that. It successfully combines aircraft accuracy and 'art', which many aviation artists fail to do well..

I looked up the 'scene' as I recognised Salisbury cathedral. August 15th 1940, an attack on Middle Wallop and Worthy Down airfields. Three JU88s were shot down and it is likely that is the one that crashed at Wellow, half way between Salisbury and Romsey, as it is the nearest to Salisbury Ju88 crash that evening. , .

alan p16/07/2020 19:08:59
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25 photos

Hi Richard

Wondering the story of how what looks like a ANSON (they could carry a dorsal turret) shooting down a JU 88. Though the Anson has lost most of its port engine also.?

Eric Robson16/07/2020 19:32:49
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66 photos

Hi Alan , it is an Airspeed Oxford. not an Anson. The Oxford did have a dorsal turret. I think the young lady in the first picture would struggle pedalling a mans bike with those high heels?

Eric r,

Edited By Eric Robson on 16/07/2020 19:39:57

Phil Brooks16/07/2020 19:35:18
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150 photos

Ascension turnaround, by Richard (or Robert) Wong. A very poor photograph of what was once my copy of a limited edition. It once hung inside our narrowboat, named "Wideawake", but was lost when the boat was burgled at its mooring and it and several other irreplaceable photos of Ascension were stolen. Have tried long and hard to find another copy, but never had any luck.angryasi turnaround 2.jpg

David perry 116/07/2020 19:41:18
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i used to fly them. lovely plane.

Robin Colbourne16/07/2020 23:03:31
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Richard, Could that actually be St Wulfram's Church in Grantham?   In which case it would be this mid-air collision that is depicted. If you click on the picture you will see the registration lines up: Mid-air collision - Airspeed Oxford / Ju88

Edited By Robin Colbourne on 16/07/2020 23:05:35

Eric Robson16/07/2020 23:41:25
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66 photos

It certainly looks like St Wulfram's church Robin. It does not seem big enough for Salisbury Cathederal

Edited By Eric Robson on 16/07/2020 23:45:43

Edited By Eric Robson on 16/07/2020 23:47:25

MAD Dave16/07/2020 23:53:05
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With all due respects, it is does not correspond with Salisbury Cathedral's structure; used to live just down the road from it.

Richard Clark 217/07/2020 03:58:02
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Robin, Eric, Mad Dave.

You are correct and I am wrong.

I am within (distant) sight of Salisbury cathedral quite often, am aware of a Do88 crash at nearby Wellow, looked for confirmation and having found it stopped looking. NOT the way to do research

Geoff S17/07/2020 09:23:08
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Posted by Eric Robson on 16/07/2020 19:32:49:

Hi Alan , it is an Airspeed Oxford. not an Anson. The Oxford did have a dorsal turret. I think the young lady in the first picture would struggle pedalling a mans bike with those high heels?

Eric r,

Edited By Eric Robson on 16/07/2020 19:39:57

I shouldn't think she'd have a problem. It's usual to pedal with the ball of the foot on the pedal so the heel would be well clear. My pre-clipless racing shoes had curved soles much like a high-heeled shoe - very awkward to walk in though

Excellent pictures, all. Most of the ones displayed in my workshop are of sailing yachts though I do have the iconic picture of the Wright Flyer's first powered flight at Kitty Hawk - which I bought at Kitty Hawk.


Ernie17/07/2020 09:29:52
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Sorry Eric, but your wrong. If you look closely, you'll see that she has cleats on the soles of her shoes, and toe straps fixed to the pedals.



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