2008 - Volume #32, Issue #4, Page #23[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Flag-Raising Sculpture At Base Of Flagpole
"The flag pole needed to be moved and I thought it would be nice to put something else with it," Kinkaid says.
After searching the internet for ideas, Kinkaid came across pictures of Iwo Jima. He began considering how to re-create that famous scene.
Measuring his own arms and legs gave him an idea of how long to make his "men's" body parts. Made with sq. tubing, the men he created are erecting a 20-ft. flag pole. The height of the sculpture is around 14 ft.
"When I made the sculpture, we had a blacksmith close by so I was able to use his plasma cutter to cut the flag out," Kinkaid says. "He helped me design the flag with stars and wavy lines for stripes so it really looks like a flag."
Kinkaid used real military helmets, complete with chin straps, which he found on the internet, and powder-coated the entire sculpture to make it black.
"The helmets add reality," Kinkaid says. "Hopefully, it's a reminder of the sacrifices people have made for our country."
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Scott Kinkaid, 88049 Highway 81, Hartington, Neb. 68739 (ph 402 254-6926).
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