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#51 72newport

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:10 AM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif Wow! Just give me a corner to put my cot, feed me three squares a day, and I'll volunteer to be your museum curator! I'll even dust and vacuum the War room on a regular basis!! :lol: Awww..heck, I'll pay rent!!

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#52 the.warlord1944

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 10:26 AM

that`s pretty cool 37 years of collecting.
if i may ask what kind of job do you have ??
I can`t pay this on my salary.....

This is a dream for many.
good for you you suceeded.

If i werent living in europe i would`ve loved helping you on the project.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 11:39 AM

MY GOD!!!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 05:45 PM

Just a quick update. The wife and I have been painting for several days now. Lots left to do, but progress is being made every day.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 06:05 PM

I was drooling over the photos until it hit me who was posting them. The funny part, Robin, is that few of these folks realize the photos don't show everything. For example, where's the Pack Howitzer? If you ever have an open house, let me know, I might just be motivated to make that southbound trip to see all that in one place (especially the bazookas)! Hope to see you this weekend at the Tacoma show!

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 07:11 PM

Robin,

Fantastic collection. I'd like to make my appointment now if thats OK? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Are those Avon boxes you have your stuff packed in?

#57 robinb

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:22 PM

Robin,

Fantastic collection. I'd like to make my appointment now if thats OK? http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

Are those Avon boxes you have your stuff packed in?

Yes, they are. My Mother is an Avon Lady. Those boxes stack well and hold up really good. The bottom row has a lot of wieght on it, and none have ever collapsed.

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:25 PM

My wife spent the whole day painting the downstairs walls today. She's quite the trooper, and I owe a lot to her.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:27 PM

Here's some more pictures from another angle. Lee asked about the Pack Howitzer. It's surrounded by handcarts.
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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:28 PM

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#61 robinb

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Posted 11 November 2008 - 08:28 PM

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 12:27 AM

My wife spent the whole day painting the downstairs walls today. She's quite the trooper, and I owe a lot to her.
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I've heard slavery in America ended after Civil War.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 09:44 AM

WOW http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/crying.gif Fantastic collection you have here!! Realy amazing! Keep it coming http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

I love many things and am particularly impressed by all those crates for M1 ammo bandoleers. Will wait till you show all of them in details (markings etc) :blink: If you get time of course.

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:16 AM

My wife spent the whole day painting the downstairs walls today. She's quite the trooper, and I owe a lot to her.

She's probably helping to move the stuff out of her house a little bit faster and get back her family room. :lol: Of course I'm just joking, my wife is really behind me on my collecting bug also. Thumbs-up to the painter! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 13 November 2008 - 10:46 AM

Simply amazing Robin. Once your war building is complete, people will have a hard time believing that this is privately owned.

What is your personal strategy collectionwise?

By the way, have you discussed with your wife on who will do the maintenance of that massive building??

Regards,

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#66 robinb

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Posted 14 November 2008 - 09:53 PM

What is your personal strategy collectionwise?

I wanted to have the best collection around.

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 09:39 AM

This is just sick... http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/jeal0001.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/jeal0001.gif Looks very good! My compliments!

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 10:13 AM

Holy S**T!, I can't wait to see how you display all this stuff in your new space! http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/w00t.gif

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Posted 16 November 2008 - 11:23 AM

I wanted to have the best collection around.


Mission Accomplished. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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#70 robinb

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Posted 22 November 2008 - 04:19 PM

Here's what it looks like from my back yard.
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Posted 22 November 2008 - 08:02 PM

where's the camo netting and 3-strand? :lol:
(seriously; it looks great!)

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Posted 24 November 2008 - 02:15 PM

Here's what it looks like from my back yard.
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FANTASTIC!!!!! I was pretty happy with my 1000 square foot building for my collection but now I see that size really does matter!!!!! I am starting the addition planning now. Thanks for the motivation.ribbons_007.jpg

#73 robinb

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Posted 28 November 2008 - 09:18 PM

Going to finish the interior paint tomorrow, then hang lights. Carpeting next.

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Posted 30 November 2008 - 09:10 PM

Spent the weekend installing lights. Carpet is next.
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Posted 04 December 2008 - 10:37 PM

Started laying carpet today. Got about 150 tiles down, with only a mere 1150 to go.
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