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1916 dated shell, thistle art design

Discussion in 'Trench Art' started by AndyPants, Jul 19, 2010.

  1. AndyPants

    AndyPants Ace

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    well here is my one and only peice of Trench Art, I think I bought it mainly because the thistle is a very common plant at home....nasty thorns too!

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  2. Skipper

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    Worth showing Andy, short cases are harder to find than large ones and the thistle was a very common design in the trenches. Sometimes it was the only flower growing .
     
  3. AndyPants

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    Did'nt know that about the short cases, nice to know. I think i'll try to fill it with the little lead shrapnel balls I found while field walking, would be an interesting conversation starter :cool:

    Would you recommend anyway to perhaps cleaning it up a little, the brass is fairly dull which i don't mind, but that 'white' stuff, (not sure what it is) is a bugger to get off, I've gently cleaned with soapy warm water so far
     
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    You have to check out the rim Andy. Some cases were short (lower range) but others were cut by artists, so you'll hav eto find out if yours is an industrial cut or shortenend by hand.
     
  5. sniper1946

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    goog trench art, andy..and nicely done too.. regards, ray.
     

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