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Hi all, these are some pictures of my collection that are featured on other fora, most of the captions were in dutch. Thought I'd post em here, and translate them to english, so all can enjoy.

If you see something out of order on the mannequins, or something that you would like to see in detail, say so. I'll see what I can do about it!

EDIT: Pictures are lost

Here you can see a glider infantry private, with M-1 carbine(National Postal Meter), B-4 life preserver, original first aid kit, M-6 scabbard with Camillus M-3, M-1 fixed bail helmet with Hawley fiber liner. I did however forget to add the gas dection brassard.

Just behind the mannequin is the uniform of a relative of mine who served in the Marines, Col. Robert Perdzock, a sgt. at the time. that uniform is named, and marked with the code for the 28th regimental combat team. Equipmentwise this is still an ongoing project.

More to come,

Stijn


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Hi Stijn,

 

Very nice collections and photos!!!

 

Thank you for sharing!

 

Best regards,

 

Ricardo.


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Nicely done! I always enjoy seeing how fellow collectors display thier stuff.


Army Sabers..Lionheads & Doveheads

 

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Nice collection, Stijn!

 

Keep up the good work!

 

regards,

Bart P. "posse"

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Sweeeeet w00t.gif

 

regards,

Stephan


"Did Americans want heroes ? Well, we were willing at that point to be satisfied with survival."

Looking for 45th, 86th Infantry Division and 106th Cav items.

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Another recent addition to the collection; a Jacket, combat, winter.

 

This made my tanker mannequin presentable, and I'd like to share it with you all.

 

He is missing the SW-141 switch, simply because I dont have the leather cord, wich seems to be a bit hard to find these days.

 

Also notice the mannequin, I finished it yesterday. He received a total face paint, since he came in grey.

 

How do you like it guys?

 

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Regards,

 

Stijn


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Wrong Division! :lol::blink:

 

 

 

Nah, just kidding. ;)

 

Very interesting Tanker display you got there.

 

The paintwork is very nice too .... maybe his face a little dirty?

 

 

 

Erwin


704th Tank Destroyer Battalion

 

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LOVE that jacket!!! thumbsup.gif


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Collecting WWII Armor and Tank Destroyer Items

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Went to the Ciney fair today, and was fortunate enough to find an affordable emptied morphine syrette. Last thing I needed to complete the display of my parachute first aid packet content.

 

Packet, bandage, instruction paper, tourniquet, morphine syrette are all original, but I have my doubts about the cardboard box for the syrette.

 

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I also took this chance to photograph some smaller airborne related gear carried by the individual paratrooper.

 

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I hope you like it!!

 

Regards

 

Stijn


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Great Stijn!

 

Love those AB related items! :blink:

 

regards

Bart

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Great manikin displays. Well done. Also nice collection items, Ray


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Packet, bandage, instruction paper, tourniquet, morphine syrette are all original, but I have my doubts about the cardboard box for the syrette.

 

Nice displays! On your box for the syrette...is the box made of cardboard or "chip board"? Is the printing on the box indented into the box or just printed on it? (You should be able to "feel" the letters).

 

Jake Powers


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Very nice stuff Stijn.

Your displays show a lot of class. Being able to look at the neat stuff is great.

Thanks

Steve


This DAY of FREEDOM brought to you by current Military Personnel and Veterans.

! HAVE A NICE DAY !

 

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One of the mannequins that is nearing completion (yeah right)

I had the opportunity to buy a very nice Coat, Parachute, Jumper from a friend, wich I did.

 

The jacket is in very good condition with virtually no spots or stains, only a few pinholes wich actually dont detract. We think the jacket has only been washed a few times. Unfortunately no tag left inside, and no SSI or ranks, allthough traces can be found of an SSI.(I added the 82nd SSI with small needles) There are also very faint telltale signs of LT bars on the shoulders.

 

Everything on the mannequin is original, exept the inland liner and parachute pack tray(actively looking for one!!)

 

This one of 2 of my most treasured mannequins. I hope you like it!

 

Any comments very welcome, be it good or bad.

 

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Regards

 

Stijn


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Some extra info worth mentioning;

 

The parachute rig is a put together. The harness is an early white one, stained with coffee for better concealment. I got this a few years ago from a well know author. The actual parachute was no longer attached to the harness.

 

The reserve pack tray is also an early type. The features of this early type chest pack are very different of the later types. If I have time, I'll do a comparison. This chest pack was bought in the shop 'La Holdy' in the town of St. Marie Dumont in Normandy, a few years before the big commemoration. 'Bought', not 'found', so actually no real provenance.

 

The pull out panel is in kahki canvas too, and has a white static line, as you can see. This was a show pickup...

 

Regards

 

Stijn


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The latest addition; Remington Rand 1911A1

 

This was part of a big trade I am working on, some other goodies are coming too. Ever since I started collecting, this was one of the things I really wanted, 'a colt 45 and a thompson'. I'm glad I can say that I own both now.

 

With the help of Johan Willaert, I was able to determine that this is a 1944 produced Remington Rand, with a WW1 Colt slide. Johan suggests that it might be an arsenal rebuild. I am contemplating the option of finding a matching Remington Rand slide, to make it more correct.

 

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More to come soon!


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Superb!

 

Love to see airborne rigs with all the equipment together!

 

Here's the 82nd uniform I'm working on too. Still looking for a M2 (will be forever), T-5, Presto knife, arm flag. I keep a repro first aid packet on the mannequin as I have an authentic one and contents displayed ina riker case. I like the work you did on the mannequins. The M42 jacket looks good. Same condition mine is in. Good work!

 

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RIP Army BDUs. You will be missed.

 

Just an infantry LT Living behind the dumpsters of Airborne School

Fort Benning, GA

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Thanks for the kind comments Sanchez.

 

Here is another project that too me a few years to (nearly) complete.

 

This is an A-5 container with all its related items, exept a pull out panel.

 

I had 2 left end caps for the container, and finding a good right end cover proved more difficult then expected.

 

Pictured are the left & right end caps, padding made up from 12! griswold bags, the H-frame, shock pad, 42G pack tray with pull out panel, and the red parachute.

 

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When I was working on this rig, I wondered how the parachute attached to this perticular setup. I didnt find a great deal of pictures wich explained the method so I started asking around.

 

The most crucial part to connect the 42G pack to the A-5 delivery container is the so called 'H-frame', wich actually is an inverted 'U'. The H-frame attaches to the hooks on the container, and the parachute is tied to the frame.

 

Using this setup raises a question. What is the meaning of the crash pad then? Because of the way it is set up, the container would decent in a horizontal manner, hence making the crash pad useless...

 

Here is the H-frame;

 

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and here is how the parachute is attached to that frame. (note: 2 different frames were used for the pictures, 1 doesnt have the parachute cords attached, and the other is only one half)

 

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Awesome delivery container!!!!!!!!!!! The airborne specific gear is always a plus to see!! Containers, signal lamps, beacons, parachutes, hand carts. Love it all!


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RIP Army BDUs. You will be missed.

 

Just an infantry LT Living behind the dumpsters of Airborne School

Fort Benning, GA

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