Well, courtesy of my family and my birthday, I got a great new piece for the war room!
This is a repro piece from a WWII Japanese Zero... actually from a specific Zero, flown by Takeshi Hirano at Pearl Harbor. It was shot down, and this piece is a recreation of a panel from his plane.
It is a super cool piece; the perfect color, real rivets... it just looks great. All hand made by Gary Velasco (whose stuff is sold through Plane Junkies.)
Here is a shot this exact plane, and you can see the piece represented by my new addition, outlined in black.
It is nice to get a piece of more modern memorabilia, compared to all of my old stuff... it adds a different dimension to the room, I think!
Anyway, hope folks like it!