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On my last deployment we used a metal cruise box as a coffee table in our ready room. I thought it would be nice to have a wood table top to place on top of it. One of the other officers in my squadron said that "he would believe it when he sees it" when I said I was going to build a coffee table top...I guess he will believe it now.
The patch in the center is our current patch. The patches in the corners are the previous patches that our squadron had, the oldest one dating back to 1952. I hope that it serves as a reminder of our squadron's heritage and reminds people of those who came before them. While we are not embarked on the carrier it will hang on the wall of our squadron spaces for all to see.
I have more pictures of the patch painting process if anyone is interested.
 

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Wow! That looks great. Did you hand paint those? Your squad will no doubt love it.

And thank you for serving our great country, while those patches may remind you boys of something different, they remind me of why my family sleeps quietly at night.
 

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Wow! That looks great. Did you hand paint those? Your squad will no doubt love it.

And thank you for serving our great country, while those patches may remind you boys of something different, they remind me of why my family sleeps quietly at night.
I did hand paint them. I thought about getting stickers made but I decided to just give it a try. Thanks for the comment!
 

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Ah yeah, I see that now. I re read your post and saw that. Must have skipped right over the painted myself bit. :yes:

I'd love to see those pics of how you painted the patches. So, yeah
post away!
 

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I should have taken a picture of the one on the top left while I was working on it. I had a hard time with the proportions on that one so I ended up printing off a picture of it and cutting the out the shield, pegasus, and anchors so that I could trace the outline of them.
Here are some closeup pictures of the other patches that I took during the painting.
 

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Nicely done! Good free hand painting is extreamly hard. My mother was a sign painter for years and much of her work was stinciled from a projector. So, tracing outlines is no different. Nice to see you went with painting over stickers. It adds character that stickers will never have. Now you have something that will likly stay with the squadron long after you have left. If you havent done so, I would have pained my initials on it somewhere obscure. Good Job!
 

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Here is the table in the ready room on the carrier! There are boards attached to the bottom of the table that line up with grooves on the Pelican case.
Well done! The insignias look good painted. What a small world, I will be joining the HSC9 wardroom at the end of August.
 

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Looks good!! Thanks for your service and sacrifice for our freedom!!!
 
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Thanks for all the compliments! It was a fun project and really interesting to dig into the squadron's history.
I look forward to meeting you whaledog! I sent you an e-mail, Al B Cuttn Wud. It really is a small world!
 
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