I sketched up the idea and sent it down to California for their approval. They looked it over and replied with an enthusiastic YES! As the show was quickly approaching we got busy in our studio. The piece would be largely designed using EnRoute software and then routed on our MultiCam. There was some handwork too of course.
As promised the piece was made from 30 lb Precision Board in its entirety with the exception of the steel pole that holds up the plane.It was all painted with acrylic paints - complete with real gold letters for the compass points. Only four days after the drawing was approved the finished display piece was crated and ready for shipping. It proved to be a landmark at the trade show.