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Airplane Mailbox [B24 Liberator]

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Project by sheetzy posted 08-02-2015 02:55 PM 2123 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I converted my mailbox into a WWII B24 Liberator. I used pine wood and added pinstripes and a custom-made WWII pin-up girl decal to make it more authentic looking. A B24 was the perfect choice for this project since it’s a “chunky” airplane to begin with. I had so much fun making this. My mail carrier is going to take a few pictures and submit them to a U.S. Post Office publication that showcases unusual and unique mailboxes.

-- What this world needs is a little more sawdust on the floor.





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helluvawreck

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#1 posted 08-02-2015 03:11 PM

This is very creative, Sheetzy. It really looks great and was probably a lot of fun to build I would think. I’m sure that it must attract a lot of attention.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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ralbuck

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#2 posted 08-02-2015 04:43 PM

Well it is very different—a tremendous amount of work!

Also NEAT!

It will make your place easy to find!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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rtbrmb

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#3 posted 08-02-2015 05:07 PM

Great adaptation of a classic bomber. The details are great; the nose art and the twin 0.50 caliber guns in the rear-awesome!

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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JoeinGa

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#4 posted 08-02-2015 06:12 PM

VERY COOL !

I just hope the idiots at USPS dont try to tell you it doesn’t meet their code, and tell you it’s gotta go !

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robscastle

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#5 posted 08-03-2015 10:02 AM

A most unique letterbox!

We had US Liberator bases in Darwin NT 1942 1945 one such base was Fenton Airfield.
I spent an afternoon one weekend walking around the site and remains, not much left these days even with the “Dont Touch” signs anything of value was gone, lots of concrete slabs and rusting fuel drums.

I took quite a few photographs for historical reasons but here is a couple from the web.

This sign still remains showing the Airfield layout, and if you are keen there are some brass plaques attached to some features by ex members if you walk around the area.

This photograph shows the only recognisable part of an liberator that I saw, its somewhat more eroded, and even the sign asking for respect of the area had been vandalised.

-- Regards Rob

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jman95

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#6 posted 03-17-2018 02:21 AM

Man I love it. I am a huge fan or piston pounding radial engines from WW2. That being said you did that box justice. I bet it was fun to build. How many hours. I made my box out of aromatic cedar. Pissed me off that young punks have ripped the door off twice. I am working on a second one for a friend. Of you would like to check it out this is a link
http://lumberjocks.com/jman95/projects

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