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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Chris, I also like the new Ranger sets. I also have a number of earlier D-Day sets that I am not displaying in this diorama since I am sticking with the Rangers exclusively (e.g., DD028 Casualties,...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    All of those dioramas are works-in-progress with the Battle of the Bulge being the most complete, but needing more Germans. The D-Day diorama also needs more Germans and the JG Miniatures Beach Mat...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Dioramas continuing.
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    Thank you, Robin. I believe I am approaching 100 AFVs and an equal number of figure sets. I was in deep trouble regarding space until very recently when my lovely wife, Jean, said I could have the...
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    Thanks. I honestly do not know how much this has cost me so far, although I have kept track of every acquisition, I haven't stopped to add them all up. Maybe it would be best to leave that question...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    This is the fifth group of acquisitions with 14 AFVs bring the total to 55 and counting.
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    I haven't picked a favorite yet; it will probably be difficult to do with so many choices. I am also found of haft tracks , but I don't have DD009. I am also partial to the early war years AFVs,...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thanks, Duke. I started late and have had to make up for lost time, although it sometimes means I now have to pay twice as much for a set than its original list price.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    I should have said that I first saw them at Louis's and then, the next day, at your house. First Legion makes very impressive Romans. They are among my favorites along with John Jenkins...
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    Thanks, I also find the officer to be well done. Hiriart has done action sets in the past, but not many compared to the entire product line.
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    This fourth group of acquisitions has 18 additional AFV sets bring my collection to 41 sets. This is getting quite expensive, but worth it.
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    The third group of acquisitions has 12 K&C AFV sets including the only World War I tank bringing up the rear plus one John Jenkins AFV. The total acquired is 23 K&C sets through the first three...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    As I acquired my new King & Country AFV sets, I would open the boxes (it was better than Christmas) and set them on the dining room table to admire and photograph. When more sets arrived, I would...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    I first saw these Romans by First Legion at Louis Badolato's house at the January symposium and decided that I would like to add them to my collection, too. These are Legio II Augusta Romans with...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is my seventh group of acquisitions. Two more groups to go.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    Mike,

    You are right toy soldier collecting being my passion. The truth is that most men that I know are just little boys at heart (including me). We just now have very expensive toys. Also,...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    You are not alone, all my new acquisitions are still in their boxes, too. However, I have ordered a new display curio from Pulaski to provide some more desperately needed display shelves. I also...
  18. HIRIART Pershing's Own U.S. Army Band, Contemporary Uniforms

    Here is the first look at a variation on set 1113 PERSHING'S OWN U.S. ARMY BAND as it looks today in their blue uniforms with red caps. This set was special ordered by a collector as shown plus 14...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is my sixth group of acquisitions. You probably didn't notice, but somehow I wound up acquiring two sets of DD224, the U.S M3A3 Stuart Tank.
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    It was actually Ed's daughter, not his sister.
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thank you. I have been asked many times to explain how we managed to pull this off for more than half a century, to which I really didn't have a good answer. I recently saw a saying that explains...
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    Re: My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Thanks Joe. You are very kind. Rather than OCD or toy soldiers, I suspect that it has more to do with genes or maybe Italian pasta with lots of garlic.

    Mike
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    Thanks Robin. Yes, I am known to be very persistent (I am a Capricorn) and focused. My wife says stubborn and suggests I have OCD. I had just got out of the Army when I first saw her in my French...
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    Re: Mike Tarantino's Toy Soldier Collection

    This is the fifth group of acquisitions with seven K&C AFVs, all of which I got on eBay as Buy-It-Now listings from a Canadian seller. I picked up one more set from him yesterday: WS219 PzKpfw. IV...
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    My King & Country Acquisitions Blitz

    Well, I have finally done it. After resisting collecting K&C armored fighting vehicles in the past, I finally gave in to the urge and have acquired more than 50 AFVs in the last two and a half...
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