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WW2 picture on my wall?
Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Joined: April 26, 2004
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 08:30 AM UTC
Hi all,

I'm currently looking if it's possible to hang a big photo/painting with the WW2 theme on my bedroom wall. The picture has to be poster-size, so let's say 50x60cm minimal!

The problem is, where to find such a picture or painting? And especially, where to find it for a reasonable price? Of course I'm willing to pay more for it than for a common movie-poster or something like that but I don't want it to be like I'm buying Mona Lisa.....

Anyone ideas? The buy-and-sell sites I know didn't came up with much usefull stuff

England - North West, United Kingdom
Joined: April 05, 2003
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 08:38 AM UTC
Martin, try www.military-art.com or www.naval-art.com or www.aviationartprints.com or www.second-world-war.com

North Carolina, United States
Joined: June 21, 2005
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Posted: Sunday, August 07, 2005 - 09:06 AM UTC
Best bet is to do a search for James Dietz. He does unbelievable WW2 paintings and other themes as well. (He's a former Paratrooper!!!) I personnally have a few of his pieces and after matting and framing, they look awesome. I'm also planning on having one of them tattooed on my back!!! His art is THAT good!!!
Ontario, Canada
Joined: May 30, 2005
KitMaker: 92 posts
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 03:08 AM UTC

I have been a collector of aviation and military art for a long time now and have about a dozen or so framed and hanging in my den and other rooms.

Wings owned by Mike Johnson aviation and military art (son of Johnny )

Military gallery bought some great zulu war period prints there.

ebay has a section and bargains to be had.....

if you wish anymore info just pm me


Colorado, United States
Joined: February 01, 2003
KitMaker: 5,221 posts
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 04:08 AM UTC
I can't help you with where to buy such a thing, at least at a low cost, but I applaud your idea. This is a case of great minds thinking alike. :-) As soon as my daughters move out I plan on grabbing one of their bedrooms as my modeling room. One of the first things I plan to do to the room is begin to hang posters such as you're asking about up.

Ontario, Canada
Joined: March 30, 2004
KitMaker: 289 posts
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Posted: Monday, August 08, 2005 - 05:32 AM UTC
Don't know of any armor related artwork, but for the avaition fans, here's another good link to check out:


Wade Meyers is an excellent aviation artist. I have a copy of "Eagles of Thunder" with two hand-drawn pencil remarques hanging above my hobby bench, and a copy of "Pressing West at FRISCO" hanging in the office.
Nova Scotia, Canada
Joined: August 17, 2004
KitMaker: 26 posts
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Posted: Wednesday, August 10, 2005 - 05:45 AM UTC
If you have any of those knockoff picture stores in a mall near you, you can find a nice print there. I got this for Christmas of last year. It's not a painting, it's a print of an original, but I love it nonethless.