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

 

Hes good!

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The first one I ever found my dad made.

 

I will post pictures of it tomorrow


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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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Love your new one-- amazing quality!

 

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

 

Scott

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Here are some from my collection.

 

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

 

 

 

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Scott

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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.

 

Scott

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


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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.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/316822-trench-art-display/

 

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/316826-trench-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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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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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.

Mark

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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.

Mark

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

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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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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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