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Aviation Prints

Virgil O'Neil


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Description and Publisher’s Details: Virgil O’Neil’s Aviation Prints
ISBN: Not Applicable
Media: Soft cover, 21.5cm x 21.5cm, 94 pages plus covers
Price: 8.5 x 11 inch and sell for US$4.50 with priority shipping
Review Type: FirstLook
Advantages: Excellent colour reproduction, imaginative concept, convenient size.
Recommendation: Highly Recommended


Reviewed by Rob Baumgartner

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A visual representation of ones subject matter can be an ideal piece of inspiration.

Whether they are used for framing or as a reference source, Virgil O’Neil has produced a series of prints that can provide that spark for your latest modelling project.

The layout consists of an aircraft being the centre piece with various other related items being added as applicable. These can be in the form of a portrait, pilot biography, insignia, or squadron details.

Those familiar with the work of Virgil O’Neil will recognise the subjects as being from his series of “Luftwaffe Aces Calenders”. There are sixty aircraft from this source, covering the years 2002 to 2006.

The range is being expanded, with Allied aircraft of all eras being included in the latest catalogue. If you don’t see your favourite aircraft featured, Virgil is happy to do custom prints. An example of this is “Old 66”, a B-17 that was done in 11 x 17 inch format.

Standard prints are 8.5 x 11 inch and sell for US$4.50 with priority shipping used for delivery.


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The low price doesn’t reflect low quality as the materials used should ensure a good life span if the item is displayed properly. Layouts are done on Epson’s enhanced matte paper in combination with their “durabrite” inks.

The pleasant size of each item makes them ideal for framing or inserting into commercial plastic sleeves for storage.

Prints can be ordered from the website at http://www.virg.vcn.com/Luftwaffe_Aces/  with Virgil contactable at virg@vcn.com .

Paypal is the preferred method of payment and the website’s easy to use shopping cart makes for a trouble-free transaction.

The artwork and layout of these prints is excellent. Reproduction of the colours on my examples was very close to what you would expect on the original aircraft.

To provide some added motivation or maybe even a backdrop for your latest model, these prints are hard to go past.

Highly Recommended

Thanks to Virgil O'Neil for the review sample.

Review Copyright © 2006 by Rob Baumgartner
This Page Created on 04 October, 2006
Last updated 04 October, 2006

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