Fighting Colors The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art 2004. A new book by author/artist Gary Velasco specializing in aircraft nose art markings.

Fighting Colors

The Creation of Military Aircraft Nose Art

Hardbound with dust jacket
Size: 9"x12"
ISBN: 1-56311-987-0
Publisher: Turner Publishing

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. Re-creating Step-by-Step of actual flying warbird nose art restorations is outlined for the first time.

A graphic tool for all enthusiasts of pin-up and vintage aircraft nose art. For artists alike, finally learn what the masters knew when the age of sign painting along with a little bit of imagination and brushes, was a common trade. For veterans who flew or worked the warplanes, Fighting Colors will serve as a source of reflection and inspiration.

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