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#101 78th Collector

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 02:25 PM

I absolutely love WW1 things and this is by far the single best WW1 display I have ever seen. Thank you for sharing. Are you planning on adding more things to the display?

#102 noworky

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 04:44 PM

You should be working for a museum you’re work on that display rivals most museum displays!! There are many talented people here and you are definitely one of them, thanks for sharing and I look forward to you’re future post.
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#103 Mercenary25

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Posted 31 December 2008 - 06:06 PM

How did I miss this one?

Brilliant display!

#104 Escadrille

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Posted 03 January 2009 - 07:24 PM

Amazing!! A lot of us WW1 aviation collectors dream about a basement war room set up like a bar in the movies Dawn Patrol and Flyboys, however your display room takes that scenario to a much higher level! The links to your grandfather and uncles with their uniforms is very nice.

Thanks for the posting and the details on the special effects.

Charlie W.

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Posted 04 January 2009 - 06:00 AM

WOW! That has to be the best home display I have ever seen!

#106 bmbrzmn101

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 11:40 AM

All I can say, This is a fantastic way to display your collection. And what's even better is that you have family items as a main setting. I applaud you. Chris

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:14 PM

Wow: That is one of the most Detailed Collections that i have ever seeing in somebadys Home its just like a Museum
That was diffneatly well wort the work in compleating a FANTASTIC Collection like that.
you sure are good at that i must say very well tought up and put together I never have seeing anything like that :thumbsup: .

Fantastic great to still have your GrandFathers Original Uniform from WW1 after all of those years you should be very proud of him.

#108 Rakkasan187

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 12:25 PM

Lots of work went into this.

Great display..

Leigh

#109 Andypants

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 08:16 AM

:w00t: I think your display is absolutely fantastic, time and effort well spent!

Andy

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 12:04 PM

How I've not seen this before, I don't know!

What a FANTASTIC display! One of the best on the forum. Truly inspirational.

#111 Leatherwringer

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 03:55 PM

wow......the ultimate man-cave! what a setup!

#112 agate hunter

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Posted 11 September 2010 - 07:31 PM

truly amazing display!!!!!! job well done! :thumbsup:

#113 Chris1917

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 01:57 PM

Absolutely awesome! THe 1914 Hotchkiss is amazing. What a find! This really gives us something to work towards. It takes three of us in my area to even come close to putting a display like this together. Wonderful design and execution.
Chris

#114 Red Devil

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 02:25 PM

I am glad this was bumped to the top and enjoyed looking at this amazing display again! I am curious--are the knuckle dusters dated or military marked in any way?
-Johannes

#115 Bulldog

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:14 PM

Wow, I'm not sure how I missed this either... :think:

If I had too vote on the best creative display of year. This would have my vote, hands down!

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Posted 01 February 2011 - 03:16 PM

It IS a nice display.

He did a great job on it. :thumbsup:

Edited by RustyCanteen, 01 February 2011 - 03:25 PM.


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Posted 01 February 2011 - 04:21 PM

One word....EPIC!!!! :bravo:

#118 dlp797

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 06:39 AM

Wonderful Job Dan :twothumbup: ! Kinda puts me in mind of the bunker display at the Ernie Pyle Museum in Danville Indiana. Gov Mitch (the financial knife) Daniels has closed it down because it is not profitable in his track record run for the presidency so their going to piece it out to larger State Museums. Private collections like yours are a real tribute to the galantry and suffering we do at the hands of political leaders before, during and after the battle!

#119 kjones5452

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:07 AM

Went back and took the tour again. Still amazing.

#120 Texas36th

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Posted 02 February 2011 - 07:14 AM

This is truly amazing display. I too had two great uncles in the Great war. But this display shows your love for family history that is so lacking in todays world. Thank you for caring.

#121 devildog34

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 03:25 AM

I really don't know how on earth I missed this but "my god" is really all I can say. This is amazing! Is this in your house?!!
Semper Fi,
Kevin

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Posted 16 March 2011 - 05:53 AM

I've just got to add my WOW to the growing list. This has got to be the most impressive home display I've ever seen. Outstanding!!

Bill

#123 Government Issue

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 03:00 PM

I am going to say what has been said but this is outstanding, remarkable! This is what it truly means to be a collector, you sacrificed so much out of your time and personal wallet to do this in honor of those who sacrificed it all for freedom. I have never seen anything like this outside of a museum, no offense to the National WWI museum, but this is a better display than most of theirs.

#124 Croix de Guerre

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Posted 18 March 2011 - 07:53 PM

I made the sandbags out of burlap grass seed bags. I was my one any only experiance with a sewing machine. I filled them with styrofoam peanuts like what is used for postal shipping.

The branch wall was made from brush I found along a roadside. You see these woven trench wall reinforcements in a lot of period photos.

I tried to bring elements of a trench together with corrigated metal and log slabs I got from a sawmill. the paint on the trench was mixed with sawdust and sand.

The gas mask cannister in the photo is named with the same last name as my own!

Dan H


Dan, what can you tell us about the wheeled stretcher? Also, is all that feldgrau real?? Again, just a fantastic display!

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Posted 24 March 2011 - 08:28 AM

wow a mini museum display! very nice!


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