tail flash for outgoing Commander

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Project by lawrence posted 567 days ago 868 views 3 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I was asked if I could make a holder for a tail flash for an outgoing commander – as the flash they wanted to use was made in the far East and had the wrong markings I offered to make them the flash as well as the holder…

I used my Carvewright to carve the airfoil shape into a 1/2 inch piece of MDF and then primed and painted it. I then used my silhouette cameo to cut out the vinyl for the top flag and the numbers. Next I made the ACC symbol by printing onto decal paper and putting it on (this is the stuff used on models- soak in water and put it on)

Before anyone points it out- the 2 tail numbers are what were requested- this Commander had his name on 2 aircraft and requested both be put on (I’m charging by the letter so I don’t mind :) )

I then cut a groove and drilled some holes into a scrap hunk of walnut and gave it a quick finish. After it cures I’ll attach the engraved plate (which I did not make)

Thanks for looking, and as always your comments are appreciated.


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#1 posted 567 days ago

Very nice! Sharp looking!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#2 posted 567 days ago

Very nice looking tail flash! I’m sure he’ll enjoy it—and that bottle of beer!

As a guess, I’d say that’s the tail of a C-130, although the only ACC Herky Birds I know of are AC-130’s.

Whatever it is, it’s well done!

-- Dean

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#3 posted 567 days ago

Nice job and write up. Creative solutions to the challenges you had.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#4 posted 566 days ago

Well done, a real tribute to one of our heroes protecting us.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 566 days ago

Looks Awesome!! Can’t wait to see it in person

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