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Hi Etienne,

 

I just discover this post, this is awesome, very nice collection !

Eagle snaps equipments are marvellous !

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I love how you have kept all your displays so simple and tidy.

 

It adds so much to the detail.

 

There is no chance that anyone can miss anything as they look at each photo

 

I am aiming to have a real simple display with my US blades.

 

The BAR gunner is absolutely outstanding

 

You have really gone for quality over quantity

 

And I can see a lot of emotional intelligence has gone into each display

 

Oh...your MK2 display with the open drawers is REALLY clever

 

I think I have found how to display mine now

Why run when you can walk...Why walk when you can stand...Why stand when you can sit...Why sit when you can lie down..Why lie down when you can sleep...

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Oh...your MK2 display with the open drawers is REALLY clever

 

I think I have found how to display mine now

Thanks for your comments, if you need some detail photos of the drawers, I can post some ;)

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hello gents,

 

when I bought my mannequin, I realized that dressed and geared, the result was not perfect because of the girlish face and strange eyes :roll:

 

I wanted to have a more battle-hardened look to it ... so I contacted a collector who's work is incredible and he gave me some good tips to begin.

 

If you want some good examples, see there > http://www.wehrmacht-awards.com/forums/showthread.php?t=180061&highlight=mannequin+painting&page=29

 

So I took epoxy resin, sand paper, paint brushes and paint ... here is the result :

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Then came the paint, blank of eyes then base layer :

 

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Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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And now the eyes and tan layer ... just before the finish in a few weeks ;)

 

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Regards, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Wow Etienne! That is brilliant! You have even got that '1000 yard stare'! I admire your skill and patience! Very clever indeed.

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Thanks Graham, I'm now trying to work on highlights and shades to make it even more realistic ... not so simple but I'll succeed, one day B)

 

It's a story of doing over and over until I'll be really satisfied.

 

E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Excellent work with the display! Looks far better than the original.

Looking for anything related to Army Ranger Battalions from World War II

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Hello,
I was tidying up a bit in my office when I realized that I had a new pyshological disease ... boondocker's addiction :blink:
See the symptoms, it's incurable said the corpsman ;)
Most are USMC, from 1941 to 1945, the darkest pair in front being Navy, 1944 dated.
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whats going on with the brim of that helmet? O_o kinda wavy haha

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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whats going on with the brim of that helmet? O_o kinda wavy haha

 

Hello,

 

it's some kind of deformation, like small waves, visible on early shells ... probably due to the process and steel quality. You see more often cracks in the back, but the reasons are the same, in my opinion.

 

I have another that shows the same waves, but they are particularly obvious on this one :blink:

 

Regards, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hello,

 

it's some kind of deformation, like small waves, visible on early shells ... probably due to the process and steel quality. You see more often cracks in the back, but the reasons are the same, in my opinion.

 

I have another that shows the same waves, but they are particularly obvious on this one :blink:

 

Regards, E

hmm ive seen it on the m1917's but never an m1 i like it though

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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Frogskin's addiction, I guess :D

 

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I have a few more, not displayed.

 

E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Oh my gosh that is a lot of frog skin!

 

-Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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Frogskin's addiction, I guess :D

 

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I have a few more, not displayed.

 

E

 

Et tu fais comment pour monter l'escalier*? :D

 

sol.

 

* J'ai un problème de translator :(

 

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Et tu fais comment pour monter l'escalier*? :D

 

sol.

 

* J'ai un problème de translator :(

 

"and how do you climb the stairs?"

 

"America shall win the war. Therefore, I will work. I will save. I will sacrifice. I will endure. I will fight cheerfully and do my utmost, as if the whole issue of the struggle depended on me alone." -Martin A. Treptow Jake L.

NO ONE IN HISTORY HAS EVER CHOKED TO DEATH FROM SWALLOWING THEIR PRIDE.


Heaven help me, how I miss my friend

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Et tu fais comment pour monter l'escalier*? :D

sol.

 

* J'ai un problème de translator :(

 

 

I just fly over this frogskin landscape :lol:

 

Well, OK, I had to put them back in storage as I don't have enough room to display permanently.

 

Cheers, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Hi Etienne,

 

Great posts! I love your USN chambray and denim pants...I have been searching for some (not very actively I admit) for my collection. They're iconic for sure!

 

Love the boxes for your blades too and the re-model of the mannequin. You're a very skilled craftsman!

 

I hope all is well,

 

Will

WWII USMC & USN - CAMOUFLAGE / CORPSMAN / PARAMARINE / MARINE RAIDER / DENIM / DECK JACKETS.

 

VIETNAM - CAMOUFLAGE / SF / 'IN-COUNTRY' ITEMS.

 

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Hello gents,

 

due to the very limited space I have to store, rather than to really display my collection, I decided to optimize in order to have access to everything ... most of the furniture were changed, the existing going to my wife's office.

 

Here are some photos, you will notice that I finished the mannequins ... I tried to obtain a realistic PTO sun tan, I let you evaluate the result :blush:

 

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Regards, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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Etienne, I have info on R.A. Martin but your mailbox is full. You can message me here or at tkgerych@aol.com if you are interested in the information from NARA. Scott.

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Hello gents,

 

just a little display of some dog tags I have in my collection ... beginning with Iwo Jima vets

 

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now Marine raiders ...

 

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and last but not least, a Belleau Wood vet ... one of my favorite dog tags pair, just because the owner fought just a few miles from where I live !!

 

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Hope you enjoy, E

Collecting USMC AEF 1917-18 & PTO 1941-45, US Navy PTO 1941-45.

 

Most seeked items : USMC dog tags from 1915 to 1945, USN corpsman dog tags and other identified items, USN id'd M1 helmets.



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