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alanh_7
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posted 06-09-2013 10:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Does anyone know if artist Mark Waki has ever released any of his space paintings in limited edition? I heard a rumor he had but have never seen any for sale anywhere.

His work is fantastic. I tried reaching him via his website email but received no answer.

I know he does limited edition aviation prints and recently pickup a copy of his F-4 Phantom painting "Advantage Cunningham" on a secondary market. But repeated searches for his space paintings have lead me know where and makes me wonder if any of them were ever released in limited edition.

If not it is to bad because his work is excellent.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 06-09-2013 10:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Per Waki's website:
Many of the ATK paintings are available as high quality lithographs through ATK Launch Systems, MS PUBS, PO Box 707, Brigham City, Utah 84302. While not normally available to the general public, the prints are available to military units, aerospace organizations and industry representatives.

alanh_7
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posted 06-10-2013 07:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks Robert. I looked through his website several times and never saw that notice.

disglobes
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posted 06-12-2013 10:08 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I talked with Mark Waki via e-mail and he told me that he would soon have some in limited edition prints and he would notify me when this happens. I will let you know when I hear back from him.

alanh_7
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posted 06-12-2013 06:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That is good news. I wrote ATK as a long shot to see if they are willing to sell a couple of his prints to anyone not in the aerospace community as Robert pointed out from his web site.

But I prefer to buy direct from the artist so I look forward to seeing what comes available. I have a couple of his aviation prints. He is an amazing talent.

disglobes
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posted 06-13-2013 01:42 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Which prints do you own? I would really love to buy Thunderbird Lead but the two that I saw for sale were over $400 which is too much for my budget.

I do have his prints "T-plus 30", "Seperation" and "Ridgerunner".

I am too sending a request via ATK and since I am in the Army maybe they will send me some. Some of his prints were on the walls of the TV show "NCIS" until the end of Season 9 when the offices were blown up. When the offices were redone the prints were gone.

alanh_7
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posted 06-13-2013 02:44 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have two aviation prints. There are about a dozen of his prints I would like if I could get them.

I own a copy of his Korean War F-86 painting
"Beautious Butch" signed by four Korean was aces.

And I have a copy of "Advantage Cunningham," a Vietnam war F-4 scene signed by Randy Cunningham. I recently contacted Commander William Driscoll the RIO on that flight who recently co-signed the print.

Jay Chladek
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posted 06-27-2013 02:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jay Chladek   Click Here to Email Jay Chladek     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I managed to get "T-Plus 30" from ATK's Kennedy Space Center office after I asked about it when I was down for STS-131 (they sent it to me a couple weeks later). Plus, when I was down for STS-121, they had a couple VERY nice posters of Ares 1 and Ares V. One day all these will be framed and sitting on my wall.

In my case, I wanted "T-plus 30" for a couple reasons. One was because it was an excellent piece of art. But secondly, because a framed print was very visible on the office set of NCIS for almost a decade and you tended to see it in the background quite often.

I would LOVE to chat with Mark Waki because in addition to being an excellent 2D artist, he is also an award winning model builder. He's done stuff for himself AND he's also produced some excellent 3D displays of ATK's rocket projects. I want to pick his brain on some of the techniques he uses as I've used some of his projects as inspiration for mine.

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