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Wingleader Magazine

A project in Leicester, UK by Mark Postlethwaite
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A brand new historic aviation magazine for those who still run to the window when something flies over...
Backers: 353
Average Pledge Per Backer: £69

Funded: £24,410 of £12,000
Dates: Nov 18th -> Dec 3rd (16 days)
Project By: Mark Postlethwaite
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Latest News

Exclusive Preview of Launch Issue!

December 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
As we enter the last 12 hours of funding, here is an exclusive preview of some of the spreads from the Launch Issue which is about to go to the printers.  These spreads are from a 'Photo Archive' feature on Beaufighter NT950 with some very rarely... (Read More)

Battle of Britain painting - Finished!

November 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Well after a lot of late nights this week, the Battle of Britain painting is finished at last! After detailing both aircraft I returned to the background and raised the horizon a bit as the original sky was adding very little to the composition.  I... (Read More)

Battle of Britain painting - Day Four

November 28th - via: kickstarter.com
In this latest update you can see that I've sketched in the light on both aircraft and started to detail the Me109.  The aim is to have warm evening light painting the whole scene so once all light and detail is applied I might have to add a warm... (Read More)

Dambuster Small Artefact reward reduced

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Having just updated our website with Piotr's Dambuster artwork, we noticed that nobody has yet gone for the Dambuster - Small Artefact boxed set.  As this crowd funding is all about raising money for the cause in the next few days, we've decided to... (Read More)

Dambuster boxed set art - just delivered

November 27th - via: kickstarter.com
For those of you who have ordered one of our special Dambuster boxed sets, here is a first view of Piotr's superb artwork for this collection.  It depicts Joe McCarthy's ED825 AJ-T over the Sorpe. We chose this angle so that you can clearly see the... (Read More)

Battle of Britain painting - Day Two

November 26th - via: kickstarter.com
Today's work was all on the background trying to achieve the dark against light areas that I mentioned yesterday.  Clouds are a wonderful tool for the aviation artist as they can be all tones and pretty much all shapes!  You'll see that I've... (Read More)

Battle of Britain painting uderway

November 25th - via: kickstarter.com
I've finally had some time to get the Battle of Britain boxed set painting underway, so here is the first update showing progress so far.  At this stage it's all about sketching in the background and main aircraft and seeing how they work together,... (Read More)

An interesting point

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Overnight we had a couple of people comment on Piotr's superb Nachtjagd artwork.  The basic thoughts were that it was a bit too 'harrowing' showing the Lancaster taking hits in the fuselage just behind the Wireless Op's position.  My response would... (Read More)

Nachtjagd Art just in!

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
Those of you who have already pledged to buy the Nachtjagd Boxed Set can now see the stunning piece of art that will be inside the box.  My old friend Piotr Forkasiewicz has produced this dramatic image of a Lancaster being hit by Schräge Musik... (Read More)

First view of the Nachtjagd box signature mount

November 22nd - via: kickstarter.com
Now that the project has reached its target, chief designer Mark Postlethwaite has got his head down into creating and organising the boxed sets rewards.  Here is an exclusive preview of the A4 signature mount that will be in the Nachtjagd boxed... (Read More)

Blimey that was quick!

November 21st - via: kickstarter.com
We’re absolutely thrilled to see that our target has been reached in just THREE DAYS! Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far, we really appreciate your support and belief in our magazine idea which will now become a reality thanks to you.... (Read More)

Double pledges

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
We've had a couple of people say they were unable to pledge on two different rewards.  We've checked and bizzarely this is true on Kickstarter!    This mainly concerns the higher end rewards which don't all include a yearly subscription in the... (Read More)

Thanks!

November 20th - via: kickstarter.com
Just a quick note from Wes, Simon and myself to say thanks for the fantastic response so far, over 100 backers and 64% funded within 48 hours!  We've still got plenty of work to do yet so please spread the word to aviation minded friends as much as... (Read More)

WW2 Treasure Hunters TV programme

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Look out for WW2 Treasure Hunters tonight on the History Channel, 9pm in the UK. They'll be covering our dig back in June when we unearthed the remains of Boulton Paul Defiant N3333, which was shot down in May 1941. It's a remarkable story and one is... (Read More)

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