A while back I mentioned I was refinishing a CZ-82 for my son, currently stationed in the Middle East. I've finally finished it except for a couple of touch-ups. It's simply too hot and humid to work with DuraCoat right now.
Finish is DuraCoat Matte Black and Stainless Steel. Grips are black-stained maple from Marshal's. I had his Diver and EOD badges engraved on the grips and his name and unit on the slide. (I blanked out his last name for obvious reasons.) I found (and stole) the patch for the leather case while moving his office furniture into a new room.
He doesn't know I did this. While it's far from a custom engraved Mega-$ 1911, I think he'll be pleased. He;'s due to return home sometime in October. I planned on giving it to him at Xmas, but my wife says to do it early (so his anti-gun wife doesn't see it). I say she can stuff it.