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Old 10-16-2006, 03:06 PM
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looking for a painter who can paint a aces of iron pilot close as poss to real ill pay.... anyone?
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Old 10-16-2006, 05:43 PM
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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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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.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:33 AM
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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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Old 10-17-2006, 05:21 PM
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Excellent work. I like to paint pilots but cannot achieve that level of perfection.
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Old 09-10-2007, 07:37 PM
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can you use acrylics for these pilots?
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Yes, you can use acrylics on these pilots. In fact, acrylics are recommended since they don't tend to crack.
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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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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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Old 09-10-2007, 11:19 PM
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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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Old 09-11-2007, 08:01 AM
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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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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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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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Old 09-11-2007, 09:50 PM
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My AOI pilot just turned 37 last week!
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That is a awesome shot, this is in my jet,
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