Custom Aviation Art Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder

Custom Aviation Art Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder

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Custom Aviation Illustration by Artist Craig Tinder

Ordering a custom illustration by Artist Craig Tinder commemorates a unique story of aviation history like no other! Commemorating your personal hero or favorite aviator provides a lasting legacy that can be enjoyed for generations to come. Each illustration is painstakingly researched and drawn to be technically accurate and visually appealing, while each print is crafted using only the highest archival materials and methods to ensure the print can be enjoyed for a lifetime. Each piece of artwork also includes collectibility appeal which can appreciate in value over time. 

Commissioning an illustration by Artist Craig Tinder is as easy as 1-2-3! Illustrations require just a few things to get started!

1) Provide Details - Send us a message with any details you require for the illustration: Aircraft type, name, crew members, links to photos and any available history or documents. In case there are missing gaps in the information, we have ways to find some more details and if needed, extrapolate certain missing details when necessary.

2) Design Fee - There is a one-time design fee of $400 USD that is required up-front to hold a spot in the queue. Additional rush fees may be required based upon timing requests. Please note, this one-time design fee DOES NOT include the price of the print(s). This fee only covers the design time to create the artwork.

3) Print Costs - Once the illustration is completed and the design fee is paid for in full, the illustration will be uploaded to where you can order any prints you'd like to purchase. Standard prices for the various prints are included on the website and are dependent upon the style and options selected. Choose from Framed Canvas Art with Relics, Framed Canvas art, or Paper Prints.

Note about the time frame: Each illustration is custom drawn by hand using a digital process and can take 2-5 weeks to complete with another 2-4 weeks required to print and assemble the final deliverables. The complexity of the final print choice dictates the assembly speed - i.e. framed canvases with data plates and relics take longer to produce than a single paper print. We appreciate your patience while we work through the process together!

Opportunities for custom illustrations fill up rapidly - especially around the holidays. However, we will attempt to work with you to find an option that fits within your budget and timeline constraints.

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Please note: Refunds are not allowed for this purchase. Once the illustration has been started, it requires completion and cannot be returned. All designs and illustrations are copyrighted material by the artist, Craig Tinder. Prints of the commission may be posted in the catalog of Aces In Action and be made for sale.

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"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 and I do hope that I can meet with you soon. ~ Semper Fi,"

Col. James E. Swett - Medal of Honor Recipient & WW2 Ace - VMF-221 1920-2009Author name

"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."

John O.

Las Vegas, NV


"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.

Tim L.

Concord, CA


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.

Terry S.

St. Helens, U.K.