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#1 steven61

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 11:00 AM

Hello from Switzerland,
I found this forum recently and am very interested in the different displays and topics presented on US militaria.
I want to share with you my own WWII US collection started just 10 years ago and that is displayed in a late 19th century old cellar.
Twenty mannequins are dressed and equipped to represent different battlefields, periods and services of the ETO and pacific.
Some pictures in this order:
D-Day, Bastogne, the Bulge, English pub, USMC & army in Japanese camp.
Any comment or advice from your own experience is welcome in improving the realism of my collection.
Enjoy the tour.
Marc.



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#2 craig_pickrall

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:16 PM

Marc, my explanation was kind of quick and dirty. If you need more help try looking at this link:

http://www.usmilitar...php?showtopic=7

#3 steven61

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:20 PM

Thanks craig,
I am new at this and did not quite
understand the new post for extra picts.
Will try by your explanation.
Marc

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#4 steven61

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:24 PM



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#5 steven61

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:25 PM

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:28 PM

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#7 Jim Baker

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 01:53 PM

Steven,

What I see looks great!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Love the two tankers........ :)

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Posted 20 December 2007 - 03:18 PM

Steven, that is super nice collection and so well displayed http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif I love manikin displays as they give you a realistic impression and yours even adds to the realism by the settings you have them in. Ray

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:07 AM

Only 10 years collecting... WOW... awsome Display.... Great Job!!!!

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:27 AM

VERY NICE!!!! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 21 December 2007 - 08:57 AM

Steven, I love your displays! I also work with full mannequins, but don't have the space to do diaramas. The degree of accuracy with each mannequin is outstanding. If I am forced to make a critical comment, your English pub depiction shows a pilot that looks as iff he just stepped out of his plane, and would be out of place in this scene. For doing this for only ten years, we have a lot to learn from you. Well done! Jack

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 12:30 AM

You are more than welcome to move out and let me move in!!!!!!! 10 years well spent!!

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Posted 27 December 2007 - 11:25 AM

steve--- nice and very well done. is all the items origional ww2? and the guns? what are the gun laws in your country?

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Posted 21 October 2013 - 03:46 PM

Bringing this back up for viewing.



#15 steven61

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:33 PM

Well.. that was a while ago.

Some changes since then.

 

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#16 steven61

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 10:40 PM

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#17 strawberry 9

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Posted 24 October 2013 - 11:21 PM

Wow! What don't you have? Thanks for sharing and I'd love to see more!

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Posted 27 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

Outstanding displays. I love how you've integrated the scenery into your displays. Adds for a very realistic touch. I hope to do this some time with some my displays. Nice job!

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Posted 28 January 2014 - 03:00 PM

I love the way the mannequins are displayed with the trees and signs especially the Bastogne one.

 

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