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Trench Art239 of 308WW1 Sopwith Triplane Trench ArtPOSSIBLE GERMAN TRENCH ART
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    Posted 10 years ago

    scottvez
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    This is another example of a Taube or dove aircraft.

    The plane body is from a rifle shell casing, the wings and tail section are from shell brass. The propeller and wing insignia are are cut from copper.

    The most unusual part of this trench art is the bird of prey talon that has been used to mount the plane. The talon is cast brass (not sure what it came from or if it cast just for this use) and to me "makes" this piece.

    The base comes from a 75 artillery shell.

    Scott

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    Comments

    1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      This is... Bizarre! I wonder where the rest of the bird went.
    2. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      The bird of prey/ talon is a commonly found symbol in reference to WW1 aviation. You will see it in posters and propaganda of the era.

      Scott
    3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 10 years ago
      Yeah but where did they get the claw to make this, I wonder?

      Oh, and this is really neat too.
    4. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks vontrike, official and bellin.

      Scott
    5. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks again tlmbaran.

      Scott
    6. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks for looking vetraio.

      Scott
    7. walksoftly walksoftly, 10 years ago
      Nice detail in the talon.
    8. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      It is very well detailed-- looks almost real!

      Thanks walksoftly.

      Scott
    9. scottvez scottvez, 10 years ago
      Thanks AmberRose.

      Scott
    10. scottvez scottvez, 9 years ago
      Thanks for looking petey!

      scott
    11. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking dlpetersen!

      scott
    12. Trey Trey, 4 years ago
      WOW Amazing detail on this :)
    13. scottvez scottvez, 4 years ago
      Thanks for looking trey.

      scott

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