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WW1 Trench Art German Airplane on Talon stand

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Trench Art201 of 270WW1 Sopwith Triplane Trench ArtPOSSIBLE GERMAN TRENCH ART
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Posted 6 years ago


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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.



  1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 6 years ago
    This is... Bizarre! I wonder where the rest of the bird went.
  2. scottvez scottvez, 6 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.

  3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 6 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, 6 years ago
    Thanks vontrike, official and bellin.

  5. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks again tlmbaran.

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

  7. walksoftly walksoftly, 6 years ago
    Nice detail in the talon.
  8. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    It is very well detailed-- looks almost real!

    Thanks walksoftly.

  9. scottvez scottvez, 6 years ago
    Thanks AmberRose.

  10. scottvez scottvez, 5 years ago
    Thanks for looking petey!


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