C-130 Shadowbox

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Project by AAWW2005 posted 05-09-2014 06:27 PM 4264 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a C-130 Shadowbox I was asked to build for a buddy of mine who just retired. It’s solid oak with Walnut windows and nose dome. The props are designed so that when it’s hanging on the wall, they will be small shelves that he can display more military items on. The wings are about 43”W x 8”H. I had to use plexi for the wing glass, the tail is actual glass. I put an LED kit in it to add a little touch of class for night time displaying. Thanks for looking!!

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#1 posted 05-09-2014 08:24 PM

Unique and very cool—very nice design and build.

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

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#2 posted 05-09-2014 09:06 PM

Very unique it turned out awesome.

C-130’s have always been one of my favorites-my dad was stationed at Forbes AFB (Topeka, KS) until it closed in 1973, where the 313th Tactical Airlift Wing was stationed.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#3 posted 05-10-2014 12:21 AM

Very nice. Your shadowboxes have always been awesome. Good to see more of your work!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#4 posted 05-12-2014 01:03 AM

Great work as usual. Currently working on a C-141; hopefully will be done next weekend. Does this mean your out of retirement?

-- "If you want it, I can build it"

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#5 posted 05-12-2014 01:17 AM

Thanks guys,

Not out of retirement, just catching up to back orders

-- "Your Design or Mine!"

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 07:58 PM

Very nice design, check out some of mine when you get a chance.

-- I cut three boards and all four were too short.

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#7 posted 07-18-2017 12:39 PM

Very cool, there arent my C-130 projects on this forum. I appreciate the addition.

-- Ken, Little Rock

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