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    needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    looking for a painter who can paint a aces of iron pilot close as poss to real ill pay.... anyone?

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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    What scale? Try contacting Mike Johnson, the sculptor of those Aces of Iron pilots. He is a spectacular painter, but it might cost you an arm and a leg.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    P-47 D PILOT,
    I would paint him for you, I use different techniques than some others, but feel sure you would be pleased.
    If not you would owe nothing!
    I will be glad to send you a sample of my work if your interested.
    Cheers,
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Here are some P-51 pilots that Mike Johnson, the master himself, painted for me:





    I have yet to come across a painted pilot that can rival these.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Excellent work. I like to paint pilots but cannot achieve that level of perfection.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    can you use acrylics for these pilots?

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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Yes, you can use acrylics on these pilots. In fact, acrylics are recommended since they don't tend to crack.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Hi Richard....

    I noticed that the pilots have the 8th airforce patch on the flight jacket and the serial numbers on the mae wests... were they painted also?

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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    The patches and the serial numbers were printed on decal paper and carefully applied on. I used the same technique when I did my P-40 pilot:
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted


    ORIGINAL: Richard L.

    The patches and the serial numbers were printed on decal paper and carefully applied on. I used the same technique when I did my P-40 pilot:
    Hi Richard:
    May I ask what he does charge? I might have to use my Yoda dollars

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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Greg Pierson does a good job of painting these pilots. He will have a few samples at Bomber Field all this week. You would need to cantact him for a quote.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    Why do the Aces of Iron pilots look to be such old guys? Shouldn't thes pilot's look 20-30 yrs.old? That said, they're are certainly the most realistic/natural looking pilot busts going.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    I made the same comments to the original sculptor of these AOI pilots a while back. Yep, these pilots look like they are in their mid 40's with bushy eyebrows.
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    My AOI pilot just turned 37 last week!
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    RE: needing aces of iron pilot custom painted

    That is a awesome shot, this is in my jet,
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