In collating my aero-art for the forthcoming art books, I was reminded of an ebay purchase from a few years ago... a photo album full of photos of Grumman artwork. All of the paintings seem to have been created by the same artist, one Craig Kavafes. The photos are mostly of good quality, in focus and clear. At the time I started scanning them with a recently purchased new scanner, with disappointing results. At 300 dpi, the image quality was good, but the images were small, since the originals are just snapshots. At 600 dpi, though, the scanner did a fairly dismal job. Very pixelated. I gave up in disgust long before scanning the whole set.

Today I broke out an *old* scanner and gave it a try... it does great at up to 1200 dpi. Why the old one does better than the new one is a mystery for the ages, I suppose. But the end result is the collection of images shown here (the photos were scanned in batches and are being split apart, straightened and cropped). Most were scanned at 600 dpi, which is perfectly adequate; but some of the more interesting images were scanned at 1200 dpi. This means the unbuilt projects, aircraft and spacecraft. While there are some duplicates, as you can see, there is a whole lot of additional art to add to the collection for future books.