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Korolov1986
05-06-2007, 11:34 AM
This is something I've been rather curious about; it's a P-38 made out of a 37mm shell, .50cal bullets, and I think japanese 7.7mm cartridges.
http://www.mechmodels.com/images/p38_brass.jpg

My grandfather made these in WW2 while he was stationed on New Guinea. He said he made about 100-200 of them and gave a bunch away.

I wanted to know if anyone had seen something similar or known someone who had something similar. I don't know if he only made brass P-38s or other types too, so I'll have to ask him about that.

Korolov1986
05-06-2007, 11:34 AM
This is something I've been rather curious about; it's a P-38 made out of a 37mm shell, .50cal bullets, and I think japanese 7.7mm cartridges.
http://www.mechmodels.com/images/p38_brass.jpg

My grandfather made these in WW2 while he was stationed on New Guinea. He said he made about 100-200 of them and gave a bunch away.

I wanted to know if anyone had seen something similar or known someone who had something similar. I don't know if he only made brass P-38s or other types too, so I'll have to ask him about that.

ytareh
05-06-2007, 12:14 PM
Lovely work!

Hanglands
05-06-2007, 12:29 PM
Thats an interesting twist on trench art.

Good to see. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

There are a couple of references to P-38 Trench Art with Google, but this is the only pic I found http://orangecounty.craigslist.org/clt/319713486.html

Copperhead310th
05-06-2007, 12:41 PM
nope 1st time i ever seen one. but i'd give my left nut for one. that things amazing!

Daiichidoku
05-06-2007, 02:16 PM
so THATS where Oleg's secret 38 data comes from


i have a container made from a british(1908, 18 pounder i think)and a german artillery shell (1915, 66MM?)

WarWolfe_1
05-06-2007, 02:47 PM
That is very cool!!! I'd like to have one http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

Korolov1986
05-07-2007, 01:19 PM
Sorry guys, I won't part with the one he gave me. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif

I'm going to talk to him in a couple days and ask him if he made any other plane types.

WTE_Ibis
05-07-2007, 07:35 PM
Ask him if he made an Aerocobra as my father brought one back from New Guinea.
It was made from a Zero propeller.

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Dagnabit
05-09-2007, 01:16 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Korolov1986:
This is something I've been rather curious about; it's a P-38 made out of a 37mm shell, .50cal bullets, and I think japanese 7.7mm cartridges.
http://www.mechmodels.com/images/p38_brass.jpg

My grandfather made these in WW2 while he was stationed on New Guinea. He said he made about 100-200 of them and gave a bunch away.

I wanted to know if anyone had seen something similar or known someone who had something similar. I don't know if he only made brass P-38s or other types too, so I'll have to ask him about that. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Hello Korolov,
Sometimes things like this can be worth a fair ammount of money, aside from the sentimental value. Not that Im suggesting you sell something like this. But to greatly enhance the value I recomend that you have your Grandfather document when he made these, how he did it, and any other related information. Also a good idea to have the documentation witnessed perhaps by a notary public. It wont hurt it one bit to increase its value in this way. Alot of antique dealers and collectors drool over this kind of stuff. Its antique, obviously pretty rare if he only made a few. Do NOT polish it or change it in any way.
Regards
Dag

Korolov1986
05-09-2007, 05:08 PM
@Ibis

I don't think he did anything out of a Zeke prop, but I'll be sure and ask him. The P-38 was his favorite plane so I really doubt he did anything of a Airacobra.

@Dagnabit

He explained to me how he made them but he never bothered to number them or anything like that. I don't think he could remember when he exactly made them, but he did tell me he only made 45 - not the 100-200 I thought he did. Also, he told me they were all P-38 models.

Thanks for the advice!