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Hey All

Had some spare time to re-arrange the war Room, re-dress a few maniquins, take down some older stuff, dust and put up some bamboo & matting along with getting a few things out of storage and a few things framed.

I'll keep adding some more new pix as I take em, still playing with the layout.

 

thanks,

 

paul

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WOW!!!!! Very nice set up!!!!

Arch


Always looking for US and foreign militaria from the Central American wars circa 1970-1990

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WOW!!!!! Very nice set up!!!!

Arch

 

hey arch,

THANKS yea been meaning to post some pix but ALL of them seem to be too big, KFC?! LOL man Im retarded when it come to these things!!

 

heres another one, :) showing a typical SOG load out, the black boonie is an actual reversible to black. The Black CISO rain garment with CCC along with the vets black CISO boonie with wings, :)

 

thanks

 

paul

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In the Frame is Col Harrold "Hank" Aarron group Commander's Yard ceremonial shirt

I'll try and post a better pic of this,

 

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An amicus observation re: this collection, from a friend:

 

"If you look at the red patch in the lower left corner of the patch display in picture 2, that is the pocket patch that MACSOG wore on the left breast pocket of the fatigues. In picture 10 on the Colonel's shirt there is a green one with an ascending rather than descending tiger and that is the one that the rest of the 5th group wore. We never sewed them on, but instead wore them in a sealed patch cover that would hang from the pocket. We also carried the green one and would use that one in Saigon or other places when we would travel.

 

I also noticed something quite accurate that most people don't know. The one mannequin is wearing a BAR ammo belt as part of the LBE. We used them because they were lighter and could carry more magazines than the clunky "modern" ammo pouches."


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Very impressive collection! I like the "bamboo" background you used, it gives it that "jungle" feel.

What did you use for that? A blind? Or do you live in Europe.

I know in Europe that type of matting is available as privacy fencing but don't think I have seen it in the States.


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Very impressive collection! I like the "bamboo" background you used, it gives it that "jungle" feel.

What did you use for that? A blind? Or do you live in Europe.

I know in Europe that type of matting is available as privacy fencing but don't think I have seen it in the States.

 

Hey Timo

its found in the garden section at the local home improvement store, actually designed for outside use against a chain link fence, for privacy and/or give it a "Tropical" feel. i have the same material outside in my backyard also.

I plan to add some bamboo and some tropical plants also. The top matting is actual woven rattan and found at a specialty store. Hope to continue with this material, but it gets pricey!!

thanks again

 

heres what it looked like before the bamboo fencing :)

 

Paul

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Heres another Before photo, it was a real pain in the rump to move everything away from the wall and off the wall and then to tack up the bamboo, wish I had some helpers LOL

The short sleeve shirt was purchased from J. hardy, its the mans, Special warfare set, all I really wanted was the trousers, but hey the price was right.

side note, I put a name tape back on it along with the sleeve E-4 was missing so please No hate mail from the "Stitch nazis" thanks :)

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Paul,

 

That framed Montagnard piece you have is fantastic!

Where did you find such an excellent item? Thats really nice.

Duffy


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Thanks Duffy!!!!

 

that came from Vintage productions about 4-5 years ago out of a great collection, a guy named Bob Norrse who has since passed, he was a great guy and had some great stuff and is responsible for most of my collection. Ive also got a letter from Col Aarron, to Bender Pub and a black& white photo copy of the Col wearing the yard shirt at a ceremony. Ive also got a yard long bow and yard rice knife from the same guy, not sure if they are visible in the photo.

better photos coming :)

 

P

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Paul,

 

I thought I recognized the Montagnard piece, I recall Vintage Productions having one of those, a few years back....time sure goes by fast! Thats a super piece.

I can see your Yard bow in the photos....nice!

One of my "I wish I would've bought" items....was a Yard blanket a few years back, it was 100% original and very sleepy....hadn't been touched.

I am a big fan of Montagnard related items.

Thanks for sharing such great pieces!

Duffy


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Awesome stuff Paul. thumbsup.gif

Thanks very much for sharing it with us.


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Paul,

 

I thought I recognized the Montagnard piece, I recall Vintage Productions having one of those, a few years back....time sure goes by fast! Thats a super piece.

I can see your Yard bow in the photos....nice!

One of my "I wish I would've bought" items....was a Yard blanket a few years back, it was 100% original and very sleepy....hadn't been touched.

I am a big fan of Montagnard related items.

Thanks for sharing such great pieces!

Duffy

 

hey Duffy

Thanks bro, yea yard stuff is cool, id really loved to have worked with those people, they say much like American indians. Yea I had a small boys shirt, loin cloth, womans blanket, small girls basket, knife, crossbows, and gord.

Yea I love early nam advisor stuff, sadley I sold alot of it, but luckily theres alot of it still out there.

Glad everyones liked the pix, its a work in progress, tues Im gonna re dress another figure, move some around and put up some more rattan and Ive also got a huge Laotian flag that flew over a camp that Im preparing to hang up too. Ive also got a neat grouping from a CCC Hatchet Force member, alot of his docs, photos and his black ball cap.

 

Mr-X thanks Bro, means alot coming from you too :)

 

all my best

 

paul

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"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."

George Orwell

 

 

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Paul

 

Thanks for your exceptional panel of w00t.gif :w00t:Rare stuffs

 

Cheers jerome

 

PS .Have you more pics of your black boonie please


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Hi Paul,

 

thats what I call a perfect and great mannequin set up!!!!

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Cheers

 

Mike

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Paul

 

Thanks for your exceptional panel of w00t.gif :w00t:Rare stuffs

 

Cheers jerome

 

PS .Have you more pics of your black boonie please

 

hey Jerome,

you got it my friend, heres a few of the CISO black boonie and a really cool reversible black to tiger sog boonie too,

thanks again, :)

 

the dark green one is either thailand made or laotian, super cool, the black ball cap is really small and the Black CISO came from Hardy along with the vets 1-0 jacket, knife, cup and another item. The picture of the 1-0 vest is me back in 1997 and the B&W is my new best friend tilt meyer!!!

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