Available for purchase at http://battlegroundstudio.storenvy.com/collections/48943-all-products/products/15251835-tiger-muzzle-original-painting-shadow-box-set this box set marks the beginning of using 3D modeling and 3D printing to create unique pieces. Filled with new ideas I look forward to grow as an artist and attract new collectors with original artwork exclusively create with them in mind.
Available for purchase on January 1 at 8am. at the battleground studio store (click on tab) This set is 70 years in the making. Its center piece is an exhaust stub from Bf 109 G14 Werknummer 461200 flown by Oberfahnrich Arnolf Russow of 15./JG 4. Russow was one of many pilots participating in the infamous Bodenplatte mission. On January 1, 1945 Russow was strafing an American airfield over Ulbeek, Belgium when his aircraft was hit by AAA. He made a belly landing and was captured. His aircraft was buried until its recovery in the 1990s. All the pieces are mounted in a custom made wooden shadow box measuring approx. 18x15x4.
3D printing has opened new and exciting ways for many artists to represent their creation. I took advantage of this new technology by printing an Air Intake for this Bf 109 cowling. The results are outstanding! Putting the pieces together and seeing the end result has motivated me to create more pieces using 3D printing. I’m really excited to show everyone the new art I’m working on. Stay tuned for more news.
On September 15, 1944 the 1st. Marine Division landed on the beaches of Peleliu under tremendous fire power coming at ’em. The battle that took place to take control of that island was “Hell on earth”. I wanted to create an illustration to pay tribute to the Marines who fought at Peleliu, but go above and beyond just a simple drawing or painting. That’s when I decided to include -along with my illustration- 2 pieces of history I had kept in my personal collection for several years. The first would be an American made/stamped shell casing which was shot during the battle and brought back from Peleliu. Also included, a Pacific Theater campaign medal ribbon. It made perfect sense to mount those objects together that way. I hope that many of you will appreciate what I tried to do with this unique piece of art which will be available for purchase at battlegroundstudio.storenvy.com on Friday Nov.28 at 9:44am PST
Hand drawn on an original 1940s “Western Union” telegram page, this illustration is now available for sale on the online store at battlegroundstudio.storenvy.com The classy frame the art is mounted in measures approx. 15″x13″ the page appears to be floating in the center and placed that way to show the creased edges, preserving the character of the paper. As always, this is another original art piece from BATTLEGROUND STUDIO. Only one available.
Thank you for looking. –Will
Several years ago I was fortunate enough to find an actual B25 nacelle panel. Shortly after I painted the “Tantalizing Take Off” pinup on it. In looking at it you might think it’s unfinished but this is no accident. The thought behind not completing the painting was simply to engage the viewer and to show that many “things” were left unfinished during WW2. When it was time to go fight everything else became trivial. How many unfinished nose artworks never came back to be completed?
This particular panel measures approx. 28″x28″ it has been on display at various art shows and was even hanging in the Chino Planes of Fame gift shop for a short time during one of their air shows a few years ago. I never could bring myself to sell it. Well, the decision has been made and the panel will be offered for sale on my webstore very soon. Stay posted for more details. In the meantime you can take a closer look here in these photos.
Thank you. –Will
This box set is the last of a series of 3. As with the other previous sets this one includes a piece of a 190 wreck (with original paint RLM76+2 red hand painted stripes) recovered in Latvia a few years ago. The piece has been traced back to a FW190 belonging to the famed JG54. Also inlcuded in the set is 5 MG17 ammo belt links also recovered near an airfield which was occupied by JG54 in World War 2. More details to the collector once the set has been purchased.
This one of a kind box set will be available for purchase at http://battlegroundstudio.storenvy.com/ Tuesday Oct. 1 at 8am. As with every artwork I create I poured all my passion in making this one set and as someone who understands the value in preserving history I made this set with the serious collector in mind, This will make a very unique addition to any WW2 collection.
Thanks to all of you collectors who encourage me to continue creating limited edition artworks. -Will