My Commanding Officer is retiring after 31 years in the Navy and this is his shadowbox. We ordered one and three days before the ceremony, the guy called and said that he wanted another hundred and fifty bucks to get it to me before the retirement. Needless to say, I quickly went into design/manufacture mode and cranked this thing out in a day and a half (total man hours were around 12 not including drying time between finish coats.) It isn’t perfect and if I’d had even one more day to work on it, I would have been able to work out a few more of the kinks. In the end, I’m stuck with the feeling of knowing that it could have been better here, a little straighter there but not a bad finished product. I’ll find out tomorrow if he likes it. If you are looking at this post because you’re searching for help making one of these and have questions, please email me and I will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Thanks for looking!
Before we put everything in it