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Offline sequoiaranger

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Shell-Casing Model?
« on: March 18, 2011, 08:47:09 am »
Maybe a "whif" or maybe not, but I think y'all would get a kick out of the creativity displayed. Sorry for the poor focus. The models were in a glass case, and I had to snap the pic in a hurry, indoors, as my tour group moved past something across from it. Notice that the shell-casing bomber is carrying "live" ordnance!

The picture of several "models" made from shell casings was taken in China. The one most complete in the picture is some jet bomber, but you can see others:

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Re: Shell-Casing Model?
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2011, 11:01:09 am »
That's pretty cool. Have you seen the chair made of Kalashnikov parts?
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Re: Shell-Casing Model?
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2011, 04:40:19 pm »
This sort of thing comes under the genre of "trench art" in antiques circles.   It started during the 2nd Boer War, when soldiers bored by long hours on duty in the block houses which were used to cordon and contain the Boer Commandos, would use available materials to manufacture objects.   I've seen some quite well made stuff, aircraft, vehicles, ships, etc., fashioned from spent shell casings.  I wonder what the providence of the Chinese pieces are?
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