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    My Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost

    What with the reveal of the 2018 12" Convention set, a reproduction of the Sears Exclusive Green Beret Machine Gun Outpost from 1966, I figured I'd dig up the pictures I took of my Timeless Collection version, and a more authentic kitbashed version I did.

    First, my Timeless Collection set.

    The machine gun, tripod, and ammo can are all die-cast metal. The Bazooka has no spring.







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    My Kitbashed Version

    I have bashed some sets together to make it more like the original set. The second shirt and pants are from the Timeless Spy Island set; the Beret, Bazooka, M-16, and Field Communication thing are from the GIJCC Green Beret Window Card; Cartridge Belts and Machine Gun are vintage; Ammo Can is from a Classic Collection set; Additional Grenades are from my many grenades.








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    The final few pictures from my bash:





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    From a member on another forum where I posted these before:
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    Nice shots! *They evoke that same feeling I used to get as a kid while poring the Hasbro equipment catalogues.
    So I...


    And for Comparison:



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    And made some black and white version of my kitbashed version.







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    The final black and whites:







    (This is it, really)
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    As always great spread, CR!! Love your work! You can really see your passion in those picts, man!
    (All respects to Mr Carlin) Things you'll never hear a Joe say:
    Hand me that VAMP.
    Do what you want to the civilian, but leave me alone!

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    Awesome Pics. I’m so looking forward to this set.

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    OMG! That’s just too cool! Thanks for sharing those great photo shots. Great quality pics too.

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    Those are some great pics of the vintage styled figures.