Description

Big Beautiful Doll P-51D Mustang
By Artist, Craig Tinder

Printed on a heavy, matte substrate, this archival art print is fade-resistant with an astonishingly high resolution to bring out rivet-level details.

Displaying one of the most colorful and attractive P-51D Mustang livery, "Big Beautiful Doll" was flown by Colonel John D. Landers with the 78th FG in 1945. Serving in both the Pacific and European theaters, Colonel Landers was assigned to the 55th FG and was later promoted to command the 357th FG before taking command of the 78th FG. He evaded capture in December 1942 after being shot down and bailing out of his fighter plane near Dobodura, New Guinea. Colonel Landers flew many aircraft (mainly P-38s and P-51s) all named "Big Beautiful Doll". Recognized as a hero of the Battle of Britain, Colonel Landers is distinguished with 34.5 victories across both theaters. The print illustrates his final "Big Beautiful Doll" P-51D Mustang as she would have flown in 1945.

This fine art print includes an aged background designed from an actual World War II military map. A timeless design for any decor!

This item is printed on demand and typically requires 2-3 day for printing prior to shipment.

About the Artist:

Craig Tinder is an artist/historian specializing in the creation of digital aviation art work and has held a lifelong passion and interest toward history and painting. Craig grew up hanging on the fences at the Reno Air Races which fueled his passion for illustrating his favorite subject matter: WW2 aircraft. As a Loadmaster and restorer on a B-17 Flying Fortress, he understands the intricate details of his pursuits and re-creates one-of-a-kind warbird illustrations for the families of veterans. He has won numerous art shows and has contributed illustrations to a variety of publications and public education displays. Over the years, Craig has amassed a large collection of artifacts, period photos, clothing, weapons, and more, all of which are used as research materials in his paintings. He is an avid collector and serious historian - combined with his artistic talents, he produces exciting and accurate renditions of history. His original and limited-edition print work can be seen in many private collections around the world.

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