The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28
The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28

The First Victory - WWI Nieuport 28


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"The First Victory" by Artist Craig Tinder

This Fine Art Print by Artist Craig Tinder honors 2LT Douglas Campbell's first enemy victory in WWI in his Nieuport 28c.1 fighter aircraft. This art piece was created with the support of Hangar 743 and the Collings Foundation through their restoration work of America's oldest airworthy fighter aircraft - Nieuport No. 512 which is restored in the markings of 2LT Douglas Campbell's aircraft. This extremely rare, Limited Edition canvas print includes an original remnant of fabric linen from Nieuport 280 No. 512. 

Choose from 4 Different Types of Prints:

  • A) Canvas WITH RELIC - 18" x 12" (45.7 cm x 30.5 cm) - ONLY 30 Prints
  • *Add a wood Frame to the 18" x 12" Canvas WITH RELIC ($80 value!)
  • B) Framed Canvas WITH RELIC - 30" x 20" (76.2 cm x 45.7 cm) - ONLY 20 Prints
  • C) Paper Print - 18" x 12" (45.7 cm x 30.5 cm) - Relic Not Included
  • D) Paper Print - 24" x 16" (60.9 cm x 40.6 cm) - Relic Not Included

Canvas WITH RELIC (Option A):

Medium 18" x 12" (45.7 cm x 30.5 cm) gallery-wrapped canvas print (unframed) comes ready-to-hang and includes an embedded fragment of linen from Nieuport 28 No. 512 mounted on a beautifully engraved metallic data plate which outlines the details of the print and relic for all viewers to study. As an added touch, each canvas art piece is hand-signed by artist Craig Tinder and includes a metallic, Certificate of Authenticity for added provenance and collectibility.

*Prefer a solid wood frame with your 18" x 12" Canvas with Relic? You can now add one and save ($80 value)!

Framed Canvas WITH RELIC (Option B):

Large 30" x 20" (76.2 cm x 45.7 cm) gallery-wrapped canvas print comes ready-to-hang with a solid, 2" Black stained wood frame and includes an embedded fragment of Nieuport 28 No. 512 mounted on a beautifully engraved metallic data plate which outlines the details of the print and relic for all viewers to study. As an added touch, each canvas art piece is hand-signed by artist Craig Tinder and includes a metallic, Certificate of Authenticity for added provenance and collectibility.

Each Limited Edition Framed Canvas Print is signed and hand-crafted by Artist Craig Tinder using the highest quality materials and archival techniques. Each piece of artwork is created on-demand and typically takes 1-2 weeks for delivery.  

Details About the RELIC:

Displayed on a metallic dataplate, this WWI linen fragment was removed during the flying restoration work on Nieuport 28 No. 512. This piece of linen comes from the horizontal stabilizer and was removed by Mikael Carlson in Sebbarp, Sweeden during the aircraft's 2019-2022 restoration. With it's original nine-cylinder Gnome Monosoupape 9N rotary engine, the aircraft took to flight in 2022 donning the livery of 2 LT Douglas Campbell's aircraft N.6164 as it appeared on 14 April 1918. The aircraft is on display at the American Heritage Museum in Stow, MA. 

Fine Art Paper Print (Options C & D) - Relic Not Included:

Each Fine Art Print is printed on archival presentation-quality, 260 GSM / 10 Mil, photographic paper created using the highest quality inks and archival techniques. Photographs do not do this paper substrate justice as it practically "glows" on the wall. Note: Relic is not included with Fine Art Paper Prints.

The Story Behind the Print:

14 April 1918 - 2LT Douglas Campbell of the Pursuit 94th Aero Squadron (the "Hat in the Ring" gang) intercepts his first German aircraft from his Nieuport 28c.1 fighter, near Toul, France. He shared credit that same day with 2LT Alan Winslow in shooting down the squadron's first confirmed victories. 2LT Campbell flew the squadron's first patrol and downed his first kill while his aircraft was outfitted with a single machine gun, instead of the usual two. He became the first American (from an American unit) to become an ace when he successfully scored his fifth enemy aircraft on 31 May 1918. He scored his 6th and final victory on 5 June 1918 and died at 94 years old on 16 October 1990.

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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
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"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!"

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."

John O.

Las Vegas, NV

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"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.

★★★★★

"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!"

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."

Keith R.

Titusville, FL