Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Meanwhile over at ebay...

Original cover art up for auction! All up the seller has 8 originals on sale.

Full colour painted original cover art for War Picture Library Number 353. Superb art by Graham Coton.

There are also covers by Pino Dell'Orco, Biffignandi and Oliver Frey.

If you're feeling generous you can always buy me one or two...

Click here to see the listing on eBay.

Monday, July 28, 2014

Germans understand knees...

There are few cultures that understand the value of knees. Germans, thankfully, understand their importance and contribution to history and to the future. It is true that men in shorts, not just German men, can have earnest discussions that other men cannot. That is why these fellows are hand-picked. Not only are they elite and tough they also have great knees.

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Stuka Sunday!

We're taking it easy today on Stuka Sunday! You should too. So take the time to kick back, sit on a wing and ask the question of Fritz. Today? No?

Thursday, July 24, 2014

More Idiots Above the Clouds

They must have been giving away pilot's wings on the day all this lot turned up. I suppose not being surprised is a good thing in a way - but it wont make any difference too the number of very large and very dangerous bullets that can rip through air frames and people who happen to get in the way. Also if I was in that flying thing I'd be thinking "who decided to make a war plane with so much glass in it?" 

The acknowledgment that there has to be more enemy aircraft around would also make me feel a whole lot safer and calmer - not!

I'm not saying I lack moral fibre, but if I was there I would be deliberately making my way to an exit door or hatch with my parachute about now. Auf Wiedersehen my little lemon drops...  

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Cover of the Week Air Ace Picture Library 109 Ace of Cowards

So much to like here. There's no escape for the Ace of Cowards. He's been caught out. He's even hemmed in by two broad borders of white space. Also the lighting is perfect, could the source be flames or should they be flames?! There's no mistaking the fear in his eyes. Also the detail in his sleeve with its folds and fabric seam are outstanding. Very easy to award this 10/10, so I will. 

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Now for the mines...

Busy stuff being a pilot. What with the crawling and dealing with mines and wire there's hardly enough time to do any flying. However if something needs doing it needs doing right. Pilots are not like ordinary men. They know what needs doing with or without an aircraft. With one they soar above the clouds, without one they're happy to muck it around with the rest of the boys. Pilots are like men, but only better.

Friday, July 18, 2014


Look at all those suits...remember it is not a crime to be poor, only poorly dressed. By the looks of things those RAF boys know where things are at. No jump suits or onesies for these fellows! So after a spot of tea with the chaps it's time to get down to business. In this instance a quick word with the Wing-Commander. You would think for a W-C he would sport a moustache, but he more than makes up for it by carrying a rather fine tobacco pipe. Well done fellows. Well done!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Wingmen in Onesies

Now this is smart thinking. Why take one wingman when you can have a whole wingload? Bob and Johnnie have this whole thing sorted. No doubt what one will do for the other the other will do for one. However in this case the benefits are many fold. 

From what we can see here men in jumpsuits (or are they really onesies?) clearly know the score. 

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Booty Call

Some fellows have it and by my goodness they know how to use it. Ignore those who exclaim it is too late. It is never too late. Shake that thing and shake it well. Here's one airman who will not be put off by the naysayers. Even after the largest explosion or the biggest bang or a blast of heat he will not be stopped. He has it and he knows it.

So when the call goes out is your booty ready? Remember, it's never too late.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

We can't have nice things.

This one is broken I don't think it works anymore. Can we have another one? Some people are not allowed to have nice things and there's a good reason for that. They tend to break their own toys. Johnnie and his good friend here have done more than merely break this toy. They've broken it beyond repair. Should they be allowed to have another one? They clearly are responsible for the damage to this particular toy. However does that make them bad people? They may argue that some of the other, rougher boys are to blame. Are they really?
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