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Offline lcarroll

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Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« on: October 10, 2013, 06:05:20 AM »
for Russell and the membership,
   My Son presented me with a copy of this book as a late Birthday present and I'm "blown away" by the incredible contents, it's absolutely magnificent! I'd like to post a few pictures and comments if you have no objections Russell, or Des, should a review be pending. This prize should be shared with all, and I highly recommend it to all of our members. To quote some of our Brit Members, it's simply "gob smacking"!
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2013, 06:13:47 AM »
Lance - you will need to get the OK from Russell Smith and Jim Wilberg before posting any photos of this book and it's content, copyright is a very touchy subject.

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2013, 06:19:38 AM »
Lance,
 Russell, to my way of thinking, is up there in the highest echelons of aviation artists, living and passed.
The way Russ captures light and mood is truly a gift and joy to behold.

I have one original piece and many of his prints in my collection. I can't begin to tell you the amount of visual happiness they have given me over the years and long may (fingers crossed) that continue.

Enjoy!

Von Buckle

P.S. Steve Anderson knows a thing or two about aviation art  :)



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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2013, 06:29:59 AM »
Lance - you will need to get the OK from Russell Smith and Jim Wilberg before posting any photos of this book and it's content, copyright is a very touchy subject.

Des.

Des,
    Absolutely, I'm hoping to hear back from Russell, just wanted to compliment the work for now and bring it to the attention of the Forum. I'm curious, I was not aware of the book before this, is it well known?
Cheers,
Lance

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2013, 07:45:31 AM »
I've got one and I think it is very impressive. The production qualities are top notch. It is a very interesting read as well as having lovely illustrations and photos. Would make a great gift.

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James
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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2013, 07:14:17 PM »
Yes, this is a marvellous book. I am a very proud owner of one.
Now, if only shipping costs towards Germany would be a bit lower, I could afford buying some of Russel's prints...

Stefan

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2013, 09:08:54 PM »
Yes, this is a marvellous book. I am a very proud owner of one.
Now, if only shipping costs towards Germany would be a bit lower, I could afford buying some of Russel's prints...

Stefan

Hi Stefan,
 I had Russ lay away 2 or 3 prints at a time and then he would shipped them in the one tube. Worked like a charm!
If it's just the one print you require then I guess shipping could be a limiting factor. I personally think the shipping is worth it.

Von RussWW1Aviationfanclub



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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 09:44:07 PM »
Hi everyone. Thanks so much for all of the rave reviews! I'm really flattered.

Stefan, the overseas rates are rather high. Postage rates in the last few years have forced me to push my overseas rates higher than I am comfortable with.

Lance, thanks for your compliments. I'll save you the trouble of posting images and post the original promotional images.











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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #8 on: October 14, 2013, 09:58:41 PM »
That is absolutely stunning, Russell, and has moved to the top of my Christmas wish list! ;) :)

Cheers,
Ernie :)
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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #9 on: October 15, 2013, 12:05:01 AM »
That is absolutely stunning, Russell, and has moved to the top of my Christmas wish list! ;) :)

Cheers,
Ernie :)

What he said, though I may not be able to wait until Christmas! ;D

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #10 on: October 15, 2013, 03:13:18 AM »
Hello All

It looks brilliant, but bizarrely whilst I can find the book listed on Amazon.com there seems no sign of it on Amazon.uk

Best wishes
Nigel

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #11 on: October 15, 2013, 05:36:42 AM »
Thanks for posting the images Russell. I am truly enjoying the book and wished to share it's "magic" with all. The narratives are almost as good as the art work!
Cheers,
Lance :)

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #12 on: October 15, 2013, 09:11:24 PM »
Folks, if you have any trouble finding it you can always purchase straight from me. I'll be glad to personalize it for you if you like.  :)

http://www.russellsmithart.com/Tumult%20Book.html
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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #13 on: October 16, 2013, 05:42:06 AM »
I'll add this for my wish list for Santa ;D.

It would be a great honour and very important to this humble modeler if you could sign it for me.

Cheers

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Re: Tumult in the Clouds- The Aviation Art of Russell Smith
« Reply #14 on: October 24, 2013, 10:02:26 PM »
Ordered, direct from Russ! Piggy bank lies shattered on the floor. How will I explain this to my wife?

Best wishes
Nigel