Custom Aviation Art Illustration (In Action or Profile)-Fine Art-Aces In Action: The Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder
Custom Art Illustration (In Action or Profile)

Custom Art Illustration (In Action or Profile)

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Commission a Custom Illustration 

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/Armor/Ship 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 $750 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 listed on the website and are dependent upon the style and options selected. Choose from Framed Canvas Art with Relics, Unframed Canvas Art, or Paper Prints. Coupons and discount codes are not eligible for commission art.

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.

Interested in a Personalized Hero Plaque? - Learn More Here!


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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6528 Carrier Dr. Orlando, Florida

Located across the street from the Titanic Experience Museum and only 5-minutes from Universal Studios Theme Park in Orlando, Florida

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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,"

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

"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 of 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!"

Aces In Action: The Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder
Maria D.

Palm Beach, FL


"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."

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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.

Aces In Action: The Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder
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.


"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!!!!!"

Tim B.

New York, NY


"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!"

Aces In Action: The Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder
John L.

Virginia Beach, VA


"I recently purchased an original painting from Mr. Tinder to go in my living room, and, I have to say, the gradations and variations he plays with in his abstract art couldn't match my home better! The opposing colors--tones of red on the one side, tones of green on the other--and their gradual shifts in color that meet in the middle on the middle of the canvas suggest a certain harmony and, paradoxically, diversity. It's a great piece, and I'm proud to have it hanging in my home!"

Doug and Sara O.

Wichita, KS


"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."

Aces In Action: The Workshop of Artist Craig Tinder
Keith R.

Titusville, FL