"The First Victory"
America's FIRST Ace
America's FIRST Ace
Aces In Action is the workshop of artist Craig Tinder where he specializes in combining his historical illustrations with authentic relics from the past.
As an artist, conservator, and historian, Craig Tinder serves a global collector community with relic art work, limited edition prints, engravings, and more!
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From the Workbench
"The First Victory" - the latest relic print from Craig Tinder honors 2LT Douglas Campbell's first enemy victory in WWI in his Nieuport 28c.1 fighter aircraft. This extremely rare, Limited Edition canvas print includes an original remnant of fabric linen from Nieuport 280 No. 512.
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With record attendance at the Dayton 2022 Airshow now in the can - we've been invited to set up our shop at the NAS Oceana Airshow on September 17 & 18. Stop by to save on show specials and a new print only available at this show!
"Dear Craig, I have received a copy of your magnificent print of a F4U in U.S.S. Bunker Hill (CV-17) colors. It is truly marvelous and will soon find a place in my WAR ROOM in my home!! Best wishes to you and yours ~ Semper Fi,"
"I bought a print of this beautiful piece of art at the @daytonairshow from artist Craig Tinder with @aces_in_action. Not only is his talent endless but we had a great time talking with Craig and his wife after the show. I challenge you to find nicer people in the industry! In the mean time, check out their store and grab something that speaks to you. I promise you won't regret it!!!"
"I just wanted to thank you again for the INCREDIBLE work you did.
Many, many tears were shed Christmas morning when my dad and uncles opened the canvas prints and the plaques. They were absolutely blown away and said it was the best gift they have ever received.
I can’t thank you enough for giving my family a piece our history and giving us a piece of my Pops back. I truly have no words, but rather a heart full of gratitude.
Thank you so much again!"
"I collect a fair amount of military artwork rendered in all types of mediums, and so I also end up seeing a wide range of quality as well. Much of what is out there is rather mediocre. But every once in a while, as in your case, a true gem of an artist comes along. In my personal experience, both as a collector of military-themed artwork, and as a long-time student of much of the technology of warfare, your aircraft prints are among the very best I have had the good fortune to acquire. Above all, they are simply fascinating and enjoyable to just look at."
"The custom plaques arrived yesterday, not only was the process much faster then I thought it would be, but the plaques look absolutely great! I really love them and I'm sure the rest of my siblings will love them too. Thanks for doing such great work, the plaques will be cherished and appreciated for many years to come.
On a slightly different note, I ordered a print of my dad's plane, it should arrive tomorrow, I look forward to seeing it too and am sure it will be every bit as fantastic as the plaques are,
I plan to check out more of your work, maybe there will be other prints I will want as well.
Thanks again for all you have done and continue to do."
"I have just received the print of the A6M Zero and I just had to write to tell you how impressed I am with it. I have, of course, left good feedback for you but the space for writing a feedback comment isn't big enough to say everything I want to say. I really was stunned by the quality of both the artwork and the printing. I feel as if I can run my fingers over the undulations on the aircraft's panels - the whole thing is so three-dimensional. The print quality is second to none and even the paper seems to glow! There aren't many times in life when you buy something for a very modest amount of money and then find yourself speechless with admiration when it arrives but this is one of those times. Although I am mainly a Zero enthusiast I strongly suspect I am soon to become very interested in your other subjects purely because of the quality."
"First,, you are a wonderful artist...
I purchased fifteen prints and it took a long time to find the right frames for them,,,,but now all 15 are hanging my house. They have always been something I have shown to friends..The detail is just incredible..
All of my prints are signed and I thank you for that...I love them all,,the 109,,190..F-4U., and the P-51
They are all beautiful....THANK YOU!!!!!"
"I purchased several amazing prints from you at Warbirds Over the Beach this past weekend, and I wanted to make good on my promise to send you a picture of them once I got them displayed in my home! I'm very, very happy with them and honestly can't stop looking at them! I posted this and several other pictures to my Facebook page and gave your studio a tag, and several of my friends have already remarked on how much they like them as well! Thank you again for the opportunity to own and appreciate such unique works of art!"
"As a lifelong WWII aviation enthusiast, I can tell you Craig Tinder's work is outstanding! I am very familiar with the aircraft, paint schemes, & aces of the time. Craig's attention to detail & accuracy is fantastic. The prints are beautiful with rich colors & subtle detail that almost jumps out at you from the paper. These prints will make a great addition to any home or office collection, as well as a great gift! I highly recommend them."