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INTO THE SUN - Acrylic Desk Block

De Havilland Vampire, Royal New Zealand Air Force (NZAF) colours

This aircraft is a former Swiss Air Force De Havilland Vampire T.55 trainer aircraft. Built in 1958 it served with the Swiss Air Force until its retirement in 1990. Here it wears the colours of a No. 75 Squadron Vampire along with the (fictitious) Royal New Zealand Air Force (NZAF) serial number NZ5712. The Vampire was the first operational jet aircraft with the RNZAF, receiving their first examples in 1951, equipping No.s 14 and 75 Squadrons at Ohakea. The Vampire remained in RNZAF service until 1972 when it was replaced by the BAC Strikemaster. The Vampire has a rather distinctive planform for a jet fighter and I wanted to capture this against an appropriate background with soft lighting. Late on this day with the sun going down, I was presented with some great clouds and light as this historic aircraft headed into the sun.

Available in three acrylic desk block sizes:

  • 10cm x 10cm (2cm deep)
  • 19cm x 19cm (3cm deep)
  • 30cm x 30cm (3cm deep)


Our acrylic desk blocks give the photo a three dimensional look. They are perfect for desks, bookshelves, mantlepieces, bed side tables - any horizontal surface.

The photo is printed on professional grade metallic photographic paper, using archival inks. It is then mounted on the back of an acrylic (plexiglass) block. It is finished with diamond polishing, buffing and final hand polish.

They are free standing, so no hanging system is required. These are a very popular option for gifts, farewell presents or if you need a small lightweight option to travel with. Acrylic desk blocks come in a box ready to gift.