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#1 Vpep

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 03:53 PM

I was putting this display together in anticipation of an elementary school display I do every year.  I still need to acquire an armored crewman gas mask, and I may switch out the boots for a full leather pair, but I hope you all like it.

Thanks Vic

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:24 PM

Nice display! Is this depicting Desert Storm or a more modern era?



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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:28 PM

Sorry, looked at the picture before I looked too closely at the title! Do you think we could get a couple close-ups of the helmet and gear?

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 05:56 PM

I’ll absolutely post a few more photo, as soon as I finish my cigar. I scoured the internet for photos, and found a mix of uniforms being worn, so I tried to do something a little different from what I normally display for the kids. The principal invites local vets to come in and talk to the kids and we get a wide variety. Although hardly any WW2 vets anymore unfortunately.

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 06:37 PM

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Posted 16 September 2018 - 08:00 PM

Thank you! Very nice! I'm thinking of doing a D.S. Tanker display myself now. Thanks again for the inspiration!

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 02:07 AM

Any time, I’m glad you like it.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 05:36 AM

Very nice! But go throw it in a pile of dust and sand and swish it all around a bit and then you will have it PERFECT LOL!

 

Very nice job on it by the way :)



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 07:36 AM

Right now my wife lets me get away with quite a bit with my collection, but if I start bringing in dirt and sand, I may start having a problem.

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Posted 17 September 2018 - 09:06 AM

Vpep, just wanted to make sure you saw this - is this what you still need?

 

  http://www.usmilitar...-mask-complete/



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Posted 17 September 2018 - 10:34 AM

I did see that, thanks. I have a line on a comparable one for a little less money.

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Posted 19 September 2018 - 03:03 PM

Great display! I just purchased a grouping of CVC gear from the wife of a marine who was deployed to Iraq in 2003 and have been considering using it to make a display once I find boots for it. I am debating whether to use the DCU's that were with the set or to get a pair of the coveralls to display the helmet and gloves with to be more acurate. 



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Posted 19 September 2018 - 06:13 PM

Thanks for the compliments. I thought of using chocolate chips for this too, but when I put the cvc coveralls on the mannequin, I knew that was the way to go.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 08:49 AM

Well done! It's always nice to see a more modern display now and then. Could always put a choco chip helmet cover on it?

Thanks for sharing.

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Posted 03 October 2018 - 06:25 PM

This is EXACTLY 100% correct.  I would keep the jungle boots.  That is EXACTLY what we wore, and how it was worn in late 1990 - early 1991 (Desert Shield / Desert Storm).  Nice Job A+ for accuracy  right down to the CVC vest, gloves, helmet, & suit.  Takes me right back to my days as a LCpl in the 2nd LAI Bn where we rode the LAV-25 initially through the deserts of Saudi Arabia and then later for the "Storm" part, in the sands of Kuwait.  Know one had helmet covers on the CVC Helmets at this time.  Some did spray paint them a tan color, and some put some of the vehicle netting on them.  Most were the original factory green.

 

Cheers, and Semper Fi. John



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Posted 09 October 2018 - 05:56 PM

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Posted 11 October 2018 - 08:10 AM

Thanks for the compliments John.  Thats exactly the reaction I hope to get during the Veterans Day celebration at my kids  school.




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