|Project by NDVermin||posted 05-08-2016 03:52 PM||1933 views||3 times favorited||16 comments|
Well this is a bit of a cheat because I had previously posted my Luger Display but the whole plan was to make one case for the Americans and one for zee Germans, and now I have finished my 1911 case! I’m very pleased with how they came out, although I always, always see my mistakes, I’m trying to get better at ignoring them :-)
The new case features a WW2 era 1911A1 pistol which the US troops would have carried, along with the same Bastogne area map which was where the most famous part of the battle occurred (although still only a small part). The Eagle patch is that of the 101st Airborne and it displays their famous reply to the Germans who demanded their surrender as they were surrounded and almost out of ammunition….NUTS!
The symbols on the back panel are famous US units or divisions who took part in the battle including: Patton’s Third Army, The 1st US infantry Division, the 82nd Airborne “All Americans” and the 4th US Infantry Division.
I use my home made CNC machine for the many of the designs and then fill them with black or white epoxy to get crisp graphics and a nice smooth surface. I really like the technique. Woods used are Walnut, Maple, Cherry, and Padauk.
-- Scott - https://www.facebook.com/CustomHistoricalDisplays/ and www.customhistoricaldisplays.com