Very nice! I use the 'SAFE' brand display frames and have 13 or so of them now!
One question, regarding your use of paper clips, aren't you concerned about eventual rust marks on your ribbons from the clips?
06-23-2015 08:11 AM
@Chopperman, Greenhorn, SteveR and Rossi : Thank you very much! I'm glad you guys like it!
Nice, I will be sure to have a look at your collection and I'm hoping that you included pictures of all your 7 displays!
Thanks again, MAP.
Thanks! I'm not handy at all, so I found every single step to be demanding.
I agree that a collection can be enjoyed a lot more when it is readily displayed!
I should have taken a picture of the foam board before sticking the black cotton to it. It looked like a blueprint because I had drawn so many lines while going for the symmetry.
Given how isolated they are, I'm guessing that it would take a LOT of time before rusting. In any case, I will be watching out for it, and I've made it so that any paperclip can be replaced in a matter of seconds.
Here they are...ever changing and moving stuff around to make room. As said. No where near as nice as yours given the constant state of change....
My Collection - A portion
My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them
"Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)
Very well done! Love the posters too. Are those originals or reproduction?
"Only a real risk tests the reality of a belief." - C.S. Lewis
Thank you Paul
I'd rather have a big collection like yours than one display like mine!
The posters are absolutely positively reproductions. I actually got them before starting my collection, and I was only going for a nice decoration, not for anything authentic.
Very nice sir! I am thinking about doing the same thing. I think this will be my next weekend project
Cool! Definitely show us once it is done, and don't hesitate to ask questions if you have any!
Very nice mounting job.
What is the medal on the bottom left with the blue ribbon? I found one of those (without the ribbon) metal detecting in Germany. Here is a pic.
The medal is called the Treudienst-Ehrenzeichen. Looks like yours is the silver variant, so for 25 years of state service.