Recent work: HHC 3BCT ordered glass etch vinyl for their doors along with twelve 40"x30" printed and stretched canvas prints. We created an interesting company logo for 160th Aviation, made several sculpted plaques, metal signs, a laser engraved whiskey bottle (for "Whiskey" Company of course), repaired and laser engraved a memorial bowl, and made several guidons.
The Soldiers of the U.S. Army, especially those of Fort Campbell, have been keeping us extremely busy lately! Here's a video of some of our recent work. In order of appearance: Helicopter decals for 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny, metal signs for 526 Brigade Support Battalion, signs and frosted glass vinyl for 3-320th FAR 3rd BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), metal sign for 101st NCO Academy, Bravo Co. 526 BSB parking signs, "Widowmaker" clock for 1-75 Cavalry Regiment, 2BCT, 101st Airborne Division, plaque for Alpha Company "Warlords" 6-101 AVN, carved plaque for 1-320th FAR, 2 BCT, 101st ABN DIV (AASLT), carved/laser engraved nameplate for artillery officer, "Widowmaker" 3D plaque for 1-502nd Infantry Regiment "First Strike", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, metal sign for Bravo Battery, 1-320th FAR, 101st Division Artillery, t-shirt design for C Co. 626th BSB Assurgam, 3rd BCT Rakkasans,101st ABN DIV - AASLT , 3D graphics for Carnage Battery, 2-32 FAR - Proud Americans, metal sign for 96th Aviation Support Battalion-Troubleshooters, printed banner for E Co. 426th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st BCT, Fort Campbell, KY, carved conference table for B Btry 2d Battalion, 32d Field Artillery Regiment, sculpted plaque for Choppin' Co. 3-187 rakkasan, retirement sword holder plaque, carved plaque for 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, "Strike Force", decals for a small toy car for 1LT J. Robert Kalsu Replacement Company, 2-502 Strike Force carved plaque, 101st CAB "Wings of Destiny" and 526 BSB metal signs, laser engraved hatchet, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Bastogne" desk nameplates, steel sign for 4th Battalion 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
101st CAB, Wings of Destiny sporting a Lombard Design Guidon. Over the last ten years we've made hundreds of full-sized guidons, battle flags and colors and thousands of miniature flags for plaques. Give us a call if you can't wait six months for the freebies from the DOD's Institute of Heraldry. You'll get much more durable and cleaner looking flags and production usually only takes a week or two. In a pinch we may even be able to make a guidon in a couple of days.
2nd CNC router roughing pass on the 12.75" tall plaster "Draught" 1-32 CAV sculpture. This pass took only about 3 minutes. This bit is always the fastest. The next one will use a much smaller bit to get the details and will take about two to three hours to complete. After that I'll go back into the sculpture with fine hand tools to bring out even more detail, then pour a rubber mold for use in the concrete casting process.
A video of the recent Zbrush "Draught" Troop 1-32 CAV. Sculpture. I'll be adding the Club to the blinder, and D 1-32 CAV to the shoulder strap before it's all routed out of plaster and cast in concrete. Photos of the final plaque to follow in the next several days...
New Zbrush Sculpt in preparation for CNC routed plaster mold and concrete/wood plaques. Every detail requires hand sculpting with a stylus and Wacom tablet monitor. This design is for "Draught" Delta Troop 1-32 CAV. The unit provided this 2D horse design for reference.
Perforated Vinyl is a fantastic print medium! It allows you to print any type of image (including full color photographs) and allows one to see out from the inside of a vehicle or building while at the same time preventing others from seeing inside. From the inside it gives you about a 50% dark tint. Just finished this earlier this evening. This quote is from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life” by Shantideva, a Buddhist master from the monastic university of Nalanda, India and composed in the eighth century.