Robin Olds Bronze Portrait Bust

Brigadier General Robin Olds Limited Edition Bronze Cabinet Bust

Brigadier General Robin Olds Bronze Cabinet Bust

Release Date 1 April 2022

Welcome friends of Robin Olds

Thank you for visiting this web site. For the past ten years I have been blessed with the opportunity to create a monumental bronze figure portrait of my greatest personal hero Robin Olds. The project was sponsored as a class gift by my graduating class at the USAF Academy. As a class we overcame many obstacles and together with supporters from other classes, we guided the project, and sometimes watched with awe, as it took on a life of its own and evolved from a single statue to a major memorial, the Air Warrior Combat Memorial. The AWCM, located near the Academy North gate, celebrates and honors the first 100 years of air power with the Robin Olds statue anchoring the center of the plaza. The memorial was dedicated on 1 October 2021 at our 50th reunion.

During the years of memorial development and sculpting the Olds figure, I received many inquiries from grads and AF personnel about the possibility of a smaller collector version of the sculpture. To answer these requests, I have devoted almost 500 hours to creating a cabinet bust of Robin Olds. The bust is an original sculpture, based on the figure, with minor revisions to make it more compatible with a classical bust style. As a long time portrait artist, I am proud of this sculpture and humbly believe it represents my best work; it is my greatest hope that it does justice to the memory of General Olds. If it meets with your approval, I would be honored to cast one for you.

A major portion of the sale proceeds will be donated to the Red River Valley Fighter Pilot’s Association museum construction project, The USAF Academy Foundation, and the USAFA Air Warrior Combat Memorial class of 1971 perpetual maintenance fund.

Cheers, Jim Nance



  • Size of edition: 100 numbered and signed with certificate of authenticity. Artist proof of 5. Mold will be destroyed after edition has sold.
  • Endorsed and licensed by the Robin Olds estate, Christina Olds.
  • Scale: 2/3 scale, 24 inches tall including base, 15 inches wide, and 9 inches deep.
  • Hand cast in America utilizing the time honored “Lost Wax” process by Bronze Services Foundry in Loveland Colorado.
  • Material: Fine art quality silicon bronze
  • Weight: 46 pounds
  • Nameplate: Raised letters cast bronze plaque
  • Base: Polished granite on walnut

Price: $6,750 plus shipping.

Deposit of $4,500 to reserve your edition number

Balance of $2,250 plus shipping due when ready to ship.

Custom Casting:

Due to the high production cost, which is approximately 2/3 of the price, this edition is offered only as a non-refundable “Custom Casting.” Upon receipt of your deposit, your individual casting number will be reserved and will begin production; please allow 3 to 4 months for delivery. you will receive periodic email updates on the progress of your casting.

How to purchase:

  1. Please fill out and send the intent form on this page to reserve your number.
  2. You will receive an invoice for the deposit which contains a payment button which accepts cards or bank account ACH transfers.
  3. After payment, you will receive an email confirmation and receipt as well as periodic updates.
  4. When your casting is ready to be shipped you will receive a second invoice.

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