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ISBN:1596527587
Author: Gary Velasco
ISBN13: 978-1596527584
Title: Fighting Colors: The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art
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Language: English
Category: History and Criticism
Publisher: Turner (July 28, 2010)
Pages: 298

Fighting Colors: The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art by Gary Velasco



Fighting Colors book. Since the early days of flight, military pilots have personalized aircraft with artistic creations, giving each plane a unique identity and aircrews a sense of pride in "their war bird. This comprehensive volume covers the technical aspect on how nose art was applied to vintage military aircraft, with hundreds of fighters and bombers pictured.

Artist Gary Velasco's first book on the subject covers a detailed look at aircraft nose art utilizing hundreds of photos from his personal collection. This illustrated and comprehensive volume, in depth, covers the technical aspect on how Nose Art was applied to vintage military aircraft. The uses of materials, supplies and development of nose art designs are discussed with surviving nose artists. The author examines and analyzes b/w photographs from the era and reveals its color content along with numerous photos never before published

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Aircraft of the Fighting Powers Volume VII 1946 (reprint): v. 7 Hardback Book. Fighting Colors: The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art (Paperback or Softba. Fighting Colors: The Creation of Military Aircraft by G Velasco(2010)PB 180803.

Nose art is a decorative painting or design on the fuselage of an aircraft, usually on the front fuselage. While begun for practical reasons of identifying friendly units, the practice evolved to express the individuality often constrained by the uniformity of the military, to evoke memories of home and peacetime life, and as a kind of psychological protection against the stresses of war and the probability of death

The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art Author: Gary Velasco Publisher: Turner Publishing Company ISBN: 1563119870 Category: History Page: 296 View: 3018.

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Since the early days of flight, military pilots have personalized aircraft with artistic creations, giving each plane a unique identity and aircrews a sense of pride in ""their war bird."" This comprehensive volume covers the technical aspect on how nose art was applied to vintage military aircraft, with hundreds of fighters and bombers pictured. The uses of materials, supplies, and development of nose art designs are discussed with surviving nose artists. The author examines and analyzes WWII–era photographs and reveals their content along with numerous photos never before published. Recreating step-by-step flying war bird nose art restorations is outlined for the first time. Fighting Colors is an enjoyable read for military personnel and a graphic tool for all enthusiasts of pinup and vintage aircraft nose art.
Reviews: 7
Liarienen
I read all of the reviews before I purchased this softbound reprint - even the sole negative review. Still, I was inclined to give it the benefit of a doubt, and I ordered it anyway.

I should have listened to my gut.

I should probably preface this with the fact that I am a lifelong military aviation aficionado who spends an inordinate amount of time doing historical research in the midst of my work as an aviation artist - with either the tenacity of a junkyard dog, or just an overdose of OCD, take your pick. If you are a novice on the subject of military aircraft nose art, and you have absolutely nothing else in your library on the subject, this book may not be a bad starting point. But, for anything other than a beginner, it's a complete write-off.

Where to start?

Typos, beginning with the Contents page, where one segment is labeled "510th Fighter Group" (there was no such animal in the Army Air Forces), but properly labeled 510th Fighter Squadron (part of the 405th "Thunder Monsters" Fighter Group) on the actual pages.

The reproductions are generally muddy.

The paper is cheap.

There isn't really a logical layout to the format; there's a plethora of B-24 nose art (with a billboard-sized fuselage, it begs for some sprucing up), and a dearth of fighter noses. Additional information - like units of assignment, or assigned pilots - is haphazard at best. To add insult to injury, the final portions of the book are devoted to the author's own efforts at reproducing nose art on some of today's restored "warbirds" and museum display aircraft. All executed with workmanlike quality, but does it really have a place alongside "the real thing?"

If you are a serious nose art enthusiast, take a "pass" on ordering this book. If, by some chance, it shows up under your Christmas tree from one of your kids, or Aunt Gertrude, smile sweetly, say "Thank You" - and take it to the local used book store for something you really can use.
Doulkree
It's a very good book, and was pretty much exactly what I was look for. Lots of photos of the art organized by bomber group with descriptions. While I have the hardcover edition, I don't understand the complaints about the photos being in black and white. They're period photos, and so the vast majority were originally in black and white. I highly recommend this book for fans of nose art.
Gavirus
This book is a true tribute to the heroes of World War II and the artists who painted and now restore the "fighting colors" to preserve an important piece of history. If you are interested in nose art and/or have a link to WWII, you should also view the dvd, "Nose Art and Pin Ups: How Pin Ups and Paintings Raised the Morale of the Mighty Eighth in WWII". My Dad was in WWII, and although I'm not a huge history buff, this dvd really made it more alive for me. Using nose art as a common thread, several WWII veterans are interviewed and tell us about how, as young, scared flyers, the images on their planes helped provide them with courage and comfort as they went into combat.
Qucid
It was not made clear in the description that the paperback copy was photocopied in black-and-white only; I'd bought this for my father-in-law for Father's Day, and it was too late for me to return it. I'll be looking for the hardcover edition.
Celak
The book was exactly what I was looking for. It arrived on time and was properly protected. Our military family enjoyed looking over the artwork together.
Mildorah
This book is junk. First it's not in color (by the title you would think it was) They don't tell you till you open the book.The pictures are not very clear .This book is not like the original.Save your money!!!!!
Wymefw
I bought this book as a reference and resource for aircraft modeling and based upon the title expected many of the photographs to be in color. I was very disappointed to discover this is a black and white reproduction of the original hardbound book, and to make matters worse, many of the pages look like they have been Xeroxed. False advertising at its best - Never judge a book by its cover...
It's exactly the book I wanted to have. Very well written, good pictures, many never ever published.
My best compliments to the author.