Flash Challenge: War Dogs: Part I

  • Season 3
  • Aired 09/17/2013
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Tested on finesse, the 5 remaining artists must engrave dog tags for veterans and families who’ve lost loved ones. With emotions running high and time ticking away, the stakes have never been higher.

- WOW.

- THAT IS SO AWESOME.- THAT IS NUTS.

- OH, DUDE.

- AWESOME, DUDE.

- BEING IN THE NAVYIS WHAT GOT ME INTO TATTOOING,

AND NOW I'M BACK ON A NAVY SHIPCOMPETING AS A TATTOO ARTIST.

IT'S KIND OF CRAZY.- WOW.

- WE GET TO TIE JOSH TO ATORPEDO AND THEN LAUNCH HIS ASS.

- IT DOESN'T STOP, HUH?

- WELCOME.

FIVE OF YOU REMAIN,

BUT ONLY ONE OF YOU WILLWALK AWAY WITH 100 GRAND,

A FEATURE IN INKED MAGAZINE,AND MOST IMPORTANTLY,

THE TITLE OF INK MASTER.

THIS WEEK WE'RE TESTINGYOUR ABILITY TO USE FINESSE.

- FINESSE.

FINESSE IS BEING ABLETO TAKE SOMETHING AND SOFTLY,

WITH SKILL, CREATE ARTWITHOUT BEING ABRASIVE ABOUT IT.

- FOR TODAY'S FLASH CHALLENGE,

WE'RE ON THE INTREPIDTO COMMEMORATE A FEW

OF OUR NATION'S HEROES.

LET'S MEET YOUR CANVASES.

EACH YEAR, HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDSOF BRAVE MEN AND WOMEN

SERVE IN THE ARMED FORCES.

WE HAVE SOME VETERANSWHO ARE HERE WITH US TODAY.

WE WILL ALSO BE JOINEDBY SOME FAMILIES

WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES.

THE INTREPIDFALLEN HEROES FUND

IS WORKINGON A CRITICAL MISSION--

TO PROVIDE THE MOST CUTTING EDGESERVICES AND SUPPORT

FOR VETERANSWITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE INTREPID FALLEN HEROES FUND,

PLEASE GO TOINKMASTER.SPIKE.COM.

THANK YOU ALLFOR JOINING US,

AND THANK YOUFOR YOUR SERVICE.

ARTISTS, TODAY YOU MUST HELPTHESE FAMILIES AND VETERANS

ON THEIR ROAD TO HEALINGBY ENGRAVING AN ITEM

THAT'S AN EMBLEMOF MILITARY SERVICE: DOG TAGS.

- I'M NOT THE MOSTACCURATE PERSON

IN THE WORLDWITH ENGRAVERS.

ENGRAVING SOMETHINGTHAT SMALL,

IT'S GOING TO BE REALLYA CHALLENGE.

- YOU MUST CREATEA PERSONALIZED DESIGN

COMMEMORATING EITHERTHE FALLEN SOLDIER

OR THE VETERAN'S SERVICE.

YOU WILL HAVE ONE HOURTO ENGRAVE YOUR DESIGN

ONTO YOUR DOG TAGS.

AND YOU'VE BEEN RANDOMLYASSIGNED A CLIENT.

- IT'S ONE OF THOSE THINGSTHAT PEOPLE

ARE REALLY PROUD TO WEAR,

BUT THE REASON WHY YOUHAVE TO WEAR THEM

DEFINITELY CARRIESA DARK SIDE TO IT.

IT'S GONNA BE A PRETTYEMOTIONAL DAY, I THINK.

- YOU MUST USE FINESSE INENGRAVING SUCH A SMALL SURFACE.

TODAY YOU HAVE AN OPPORTUNITYTO MAKE A DIFFERENCE.

THESE HEROES HAVE GIVEN OURCOUNTRY A LOT TO BE PROUD OF.

MAKE SURE YOU GIVE THEMA DESIGN

THEY CAN BE PROUD OF FOREVER.

GOOD LUCK.

- HI. HOW ARE YOU?- HI.

- NICE TO MEET YOU.- I THINK THEY'RE HERE.

- KYLE.- KYLE.

- IT'S GOOD TO MEET YOU, TRACY.- GOOD TO MEET YOU TOO.

- WHO IS ITWE'RE MEMORIALIZING?

- MY SON, BRIAN.

- WHAT'S HIS NAME?

- THIS IS NEMO.

- HEY, NEMO.

- AS AN ARTIST,YOU WANT TO HAVE FINESSE.

I THINK THAT GOES A LONG WAYWITH TATTOOING,

WHEN YOU CAN HAVE A GREATRAPPORT WITH YOUR CUSTOMERS.

WITH THESE DOG TAGS,ALL WE REALLY WANT TO SEE

IS HOW THEY DEALWITH THIS SITUATION.

THIS IS A VERYINTENSE CHALLENGE.

- MY FALLEN HEROIS MY HUSBAND.

- I'M SORRY TO HEAR THAT.- THANK YOU.

- I'M PRIOR MILITARY MYSELF,SO I--

- OH, WELL,THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE.

- THANKS.

- I'M ACTUALLY STILLACTIVE-DUTY AIR FORCE.

- OH, REALLY?AWESOME.

- I HAVE 24 FALLEN FRIENDS.

IF YOU COULD TAKE EACH ONEOF THEIR OPERATOR INITIALS

AROUND, LIKE,THE SEVEN SAIL PARACHUTE--

- HE WANTS AN INCREDIBLE AMOUNTOF LETTERING.

THAT MIGHT BE ENOUGH TO FILLTHIS ENTIRE SPACE.

I KNOW RIGHTFROM THE GET-GO,

I DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TIME.

- MY SON, JORDAN,WAS A UNITED STATES MARINE,

AND HE WAS KILLEDBY A SUICIDE BOMBER.

THE TRUCK EXPLODED,AND JORDAN AND HIS COMRADE

WERE KILLED INSTANTLY.

- AS A PARENT, I CAN'T EVENHANDLE MY KID GETTING A BOO-BOO.

I CANNOT FATHOM WHAT YOU GUYSHAVE TO GO THROUGH WITH,

YOU KNOW, YOUR LOVE AND LOSS

WITH SOMETHING LIKE THIS,SO...

[engraving needle buzzing]

- I THINK YOU'RE DOING A HELLOF A JOB WITH CLEAN LINES.

- TOWARD THE END OF HIGH SCHOOL,HE JUST SAID, "MOM,

I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT I WANTTO DO WITH MY LIFE,"

AND ONE OF THE LAST LETTERSTHAT HE WROTE HOME TO ME,

HE WROTE THAT, "I FINALLYFOUND A PLACE FOR ME.

"I LOVE IT HEREMORE THAN ANYTHING.

I'M DOING THE BEST I CANTO BE THE BEST SOLDIER."

- I REALLY WANT TO WIN THIS,

BUT I'M PUTTING THAT OUTOF MY HEAD,

BECAUSE THERE ISA HIGHER STAKE NOW.

WE'RE TRYING TO REPRESENTSOMEBODY WHO'S FALLEN,

AND I DON'T KNOW THAT I CAN DOHER SON, BRIAN'S LIFE, JUSTICE.

- 30 MINUTES REMAINING,EVERYBODY, 30 MINUTES.

- DO YOU MIND ME ASKING,LIKE, HOW DID YOU GET HURT?

- I GOT HIT WITHA CHILD SUICIDE BOMBER.

- OH, MY GOD.

- TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURYAND STUFF.

THE NATIONAL INTREPID CENTEROF EXCELLENCE

REALLY HELPED ME OUTTREATMENT-WISE.

THERE IS NO WAY I WOULD HAVEGOTTEN THROUGH WHAT I DID

WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THEM.

- MAY I PLEASE SEE YOUR COIN,

SO I CAN SEE SOME DETAILSINTO THAT.

- SURE.

- IT WAS LIKE A LITTLE CROSSON THE BACK OF THIS COIN

THAT THEY GAVE OUT TO HONORHIS SON WHO GAVE HIS LIFE.

- IT'S A LITTLE BIT DIFFERENTTHAN WORKING ON FLESH.

- YEAH, A LOT DIFFERENT.

- I WANT TO TAKE ELEMENTSFROM THE COIN

AND APPLY THEM TO HIS DOG TAG.

- TEN, NINE, EIGHT, SEVEN, SIX,

FIVE, FOUR, THREE, TWO, ONE.

THAT'S IT.

MACHINES DOWN,NO MORE ENGRAVING.

- I THINK THEY'RE AWESOME.

I HOPE THE JUDGESLIKE THEM TOO.

- IT REALLY TURNED OUT WELL,JIME.

- YOU KNOW, CHRISTOPHER,I CAN'T THANK YOU ENOUGH

FOR BEING A PART OF THIS THING.

IT WAS SUCH AN HONORAND A PLEASURE TO MEET YOU.

- I WANT TO GIVE THIS TO YOU,

AND I WANT YOU TO GIVE THISTO YOUR SON.

- OH, NO WAY.

- I DO.- OH.

IT WAS PRETTY MOVING.IT WAS PRETTY POWERFUL.

I'M DEFINITELY GONNA GO HOMEAND PRESENT IT TO MY SON,

AND, YOU KNOW,PASS THE STORY ALONG TO HIM.

THANKS.

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