Memphis Belle nose art jacket

Discussion in 'Jacket Art / Patches - Original and Reproduction' started by Greg Gale, May 3, 2018.

  1. Greg Gale

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    I have a very old Avirex A-2, full of holes, beaten up, I use it to do "messy stuff", such as going to the airfield where I know I can very well be covered in oil. My girlfriend is a talented painter, so I asked here if she wanted to give it a go and paint the back of my jacket. She was very hesitant, because she had never painted leather jackets, and she didn't trust herself enough, but I did :) Here's the result, I couldn't be happier with it!

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  2. Greg Gale

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  3. Brettafett

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    Thats excellent Greg! Please congratulate her from me.. She must be careful... More guys may want her to do some work ;) A new hobby perhaps?
     
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  4. Greg Gale

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    Thanks! :) I told her she could practice a bit and do this for a living, but she didn't believe me! I especially like the weathering job she did on the text and the bombs.
     
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  5. Brettafett

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    Yes, I noticed that. Its a fantastic job, especially because it doesn't look bright and new. I am considering doing a job on the Cockpit or the AVI. Will you ask her what type of paints she used...
     
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  6. Greg Gale

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    She used a white acrylic model base paint, then acrylic mode paint on top. Except for the girl, she was painted with oil. For the weathering she bought a weathering substance at a plastic model store - it's very thin, you apply it, then rub it off with a kleenex.
     
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  7. Brettafett

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    mmmm thanks Greg. I wouldn't mind a name or a pic of that weathering stuff... I'm still a long way off painting. Project for summer maybe.
     
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    Excellent work. She’s very talented and captures the vintage look beautifully. She has no reason to be modest.
     
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  9. Smithy

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    Your girlfriend is a very talented lass, she's done a great job on that.
     
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  10. Greg Gale

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    Brett, this is the one:
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    Thanks all for the kind words! :)
     
  11. Wright Field

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    You going to the USAF Museum activities for the restored Memphis Belle in 2 weeks?
     
  12. Silver Surfer

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    very convincing.
     
  13. Greg Gale

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    I wish...I live a bit too far though, in central Europe :(
     

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