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#1 manayunkman

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:35 PM

Here is one I got recently making it my fourth one.

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:40 PM

The artist was a B-26 pilot who built it during the war.

Hes good!

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 05:41 PM

The first one I ever found my dad made.

I will post pictures of it tomorrow

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:45 PM

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Posted 26 August 2019 - 06:46 PM

If anyone has anything similar please post.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 07:45 AM

The Fokker G-1 my dad made during the war.

He lived in Holland and collected aluminum from crash sites.

Part of a wing to a British plane fell on their roof.

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:44 AM

Love your new one-- amazing quality!

 

The family piece is fantastic as well.  Nice to have one that can be confirmed as trench art!

 

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:46 AM

Here are some from my collection.

 

I pulled some photos from an earlier posting that I did.

 

 

 

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:54 AM

Great stuff!!!

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 08:57 AM

Thanks.

 

Are you pieces all cast?  Post the others when you can.

 

Most of mine are made from bullets, but I do have a handfull of cast pieces.

 

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Posted 27 August 2019 - 12:14 PM

Scott, these are some great pieces. Would love to see some more close-ups of the showcase.



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 01:36 PM

Scott, these are some great pieces. Would love to see some more close-ups of the showcase.

 

 

Here are two links to my posting with the two display cases:

 

http://www.usmilitar...ch-art-display/

 

http://www.usmilitar...-art-display-2/

 

 

I can add some close ups, if there is a particular item or shelf that you'd like to see in detail.

 

Scott



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Posted 27 August 2019 - 03:00 PM

Nice ! Thanks for posting. Mike

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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:21 AM



Scott, these are some great pieces. Would love to see some more close-ups of the showcase.

 

 

Here is a close up of the one that got me started on collecting trench art airplanes.  Bought this one almost 30 years ago:

 

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It is the smallest P-38 that I have ever seen 2 1/2" from tail to tip of fuselage and a 3 1/4" wingspan. Its' size is more typical of my WW1 era planes.

The base is a 1942, 40mm naval shell.

The wings were cut from aircraft plexiglass and are 6 1/2".

The plane is held to the base with a nail and despite its somewhat crude appearance it is the original.



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Posted 28 August 2019 - 11:58 AM

Thank you for the links and the additional pics; awesome!



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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:35 AM

Been collecting these for years now, usually find them at antique stores as opposed to militaria shows. First pic is most of the collection, second is of a P-51A or A-36.

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Posted 31 August 2019 - 10:39 AM

The B-17 is cool in that it has inlaid green and red plastic where windows would be. The C-54 is Berlin Airlift/Korean War era is marked to the 53rd Troop Carrier Squadron. The B-26 is marked Sardinia, 1944 on the base.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 04:49 AM

Nice cast grouping!  I really like the details on the B-17.

 

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:20 AM

Scott you have a collection to die for and aspire to.

That would truly classify as trench art.

Mark thanks so much for posting those excellent examples.

Because of the cast plane I got from dad my heart soars when I see others.

Your B-26s look a lot like the one I pictured.

What does the bottom of them where they attach to the stand look like?

Thank you guys for taking the time to add to the post.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:32 AM

Here is a P-40 cast in aluminum during the war from one of the old rubber ID models.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 08:34 AM

Another angle

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:06 AM

Here is a Navy TBM also cast from a rubber ID model.

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Posted 01 September 2019 - 09:08 AM

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 09:30 AM

Mark thanks for the great idea of making your own stands.

Here is my entire collection all up in the air.

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Posted 04 September 2019 - 11:57 AM

Manay, the Beaufighter and P-61 ones are original to the pieces. I did make the ones for the B-17 and bullet P-38. To answer your question re: the B-26, the stand has a post and the model has a hole in it. BTW, love the piece your dad made, that is killer.

Mark




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