Not too easy to sell art when the general public is roiled by a virus that is sucking the life from the economy. Most projects that were slated to begin are on the shelf now, waiting for conditions to improve and move. In the meantime, more conventional aviation art is being created. Email or message me if you have an interest in taking a look.
I created a Facebook page to complement this web page, and if you've looked at any of the postings, you'd note that they were very non-political. We have always striven to focus on the pilot's stories and the artwork featured on their aircraft, but with no explanation, Facebook took down that page. Many efforts to petition them were unanswered, even though their webform said that they'd "get back with you"... they never did. My suspicion is that Facebook objected to any image that had a swastika in it - but as any collector of WW2 militaria knows, most items from Germany during that period usually featured the swastika.
What is puzzling is that Facebook has many groups that feature Luftwaffe warbirds, and they still operate with no apparent issues. Regardless of the uneven application of any "community standards", any image of a swastika that is found on any Axis War Prize items is of a historical nature and does not indicate a promotion of that political POV.
Have a great day, everyone!
The Kraft 110 Rudder is getting attention, and on the verge of being sold to a European collector. This 110 rudder recreation is the only one that I've attempted, and the only one in inventory. If you desire a 110 rudder (or just the vertical fin), contact me directly and we'll discuss what you're after, and if there is a specific pilot that interests you.
As for the Kraft Rudder, imagine this on your display wall!
Have put together a nice full-sized 109G rudder for a collector in Australia - primer only, it will be fixed up by the buyer in the colors and design of his choosing. Biggest challenge is shipping, and finding a way for an oversized item to ship at a reasonable cost.
Several photos reveal that Bartels, like many of the Aces, had more than one rudder with his kill marks on it. Just finished is an example from the field that is different than his well-known white rudder with red kill marks; it's a typical camo background with black kill marks, a wreath and Ritterkreuz. Pictures coming soon. Many Aces, including Bubi Hartmann, had a few aircraft shot out from under them.
Come see this new item in Pungo Virginia this coming weekend!
Just completed- Erwin Clausen's Rudder remade- in full color. I'd been admiring this one for a while- pix coming soon. On display in Pungo, Virginia on 17-19 May.
OK, here are some progress pix for you. First coat of RLM76 is on the vertical stab, rudder, and trim tab, and it's got a convincing shape. Item is pretty BIG! You'd better have a big wall to fit this one! This piece will be on display at the Warbirds over the Beach show, in Pungo, in May. Hope to see you there!
We are going to this event this year! It's one of the great warbird events of any calendar year - here's more info: https://militaryaviationmuseum.org/airshows/wotb/
Come out and see us!