A-10 Gift

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Project by jase posted 07-31-2016 10:50 AM 2085 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Awesome A-10 gift for an awesome guy!

A-10 barrel was in the recycle bin as trash, used pallet wood ran through a planer to create the maintenance wrench, and used a chrome coat hangar as the A-10 stand (bent to fit).

I’ve painted other gifts in solid colors, but was tired of seeing imperfections in the steel. I heard of a technique using syran wrap and it turned out to mimic camo pretty well. Sprayed everything with clear lacquer when it was finished.

-- 'If you got any, you got plenty'

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#1 posted 07-31-2016 12:07 PM

That turned out fantastic!

-- Mike, A Yooper with a drawl,

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#2 posted 07-31-2016 08:34 PM

Awesome job! The detail on the A-10 is unreal.

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

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#3 posted 07-31-2016 11:42 PM

This thing is fantastic! It’s great that you were able to salvage that 30mm barrel, and make something very special with it.

I always enjoy seeing A-10’s at the airshows and talking to the pilots—it’s nice knowing these guys, in these aircraft, are on the job!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 08-01-2016 12:27 AM

That’s a heck of a find in the scrap heap! I know a lot of collectors who would like one of those….really nice job finding a way to display it – my kind of work for sure. Thanks for sharing.

-- Scott - and

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#5 posted 08-02-2016 12:14 AM

I love the Warthog! Those guys coming in low as close ground support has made many infantrymen very happy over the years.

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