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Old December 22, 2015, 18:21   #1
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One G1 closer to the Platoon

I am one step closer to my "Platoon-O-Fals." This is an all matching low serial number (921) build. It is on a new cast DSA type II, yeah I know it may not be correct, but it looks cool. The lower and all other parts are original finish so I tried to match the upper to the lower. I gave it a good rub down with synthetic steel wool, then I painted the upper with a light coat of Duplicolor 1634 and let it dry for about 10 minutes and gave it a steel wool rub down. I think it turned out pretty close. Thanks to Doc Diel for the kit, flypaper, Davesrb, and MRM1A1 for inspiration, and def90 for the challenge...... Woooo Whooo ....someones at the door, I think is UPS with one of BGS kits back from Adam......

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Old December 22, 2015, 18:23   #2
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looks good to me
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Old December 22, 2015, 18:36   #3
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Love the look. Nice job.
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Old December 22, 2015, 18:56   #4
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Type II still looks great on that kit ... and the wood is gorgeous.

Well done.
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Old December 22, 2015, 19:16   #5
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Damn nice job.
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Old December 22, 2015, 20:14   #6
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Very nice. The receiver matches the rest of the kit very well.
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:23   #7
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Very nice work! Kinda therapeutic beating up a new receiver isn't it?

Ya done good.
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:30   #8
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:32   #9
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Nice Rick . Hope to see you at the shoot
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:39   #10
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Very nice work! Kinda therapeutic beating up a new receiver isn't it?

Ya done good.
Its an odd feeling... then you see steel. Then you rub here, then there... then back here... then there again... then... then... OMG, it's another addiction.
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Which shoot ?
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:42   #12
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Which shoot ?
North Texas outside of Dallas. Congrats on the kid BTW
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Old December 22, 2015, 21:45   #13
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Its an odd feeling... then you see steel. Then you rub here, then there... then back here... then there again... then... then... OMG, it's another addiction.
Haahahaa....exactly...

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Old December 22, 2015, 22:08   #14
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Beautiful job Rick!!

If my BFPU build turns out that nice, I will be really happy.
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Old December 22, 2015, 22:26   #15
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Old December 23, 2015, 00:50   #16
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Well done. Perfect look on that upper.
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Old December 23, 2015, 07:30   #17
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Well done. Perfect look on that upper.
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Old December 23, 2015, 13:29   #18
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Beautiful Rifle Sir! Great job on matching the upper and lower.
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I need some instruction on your technique for my StG58 we screwed together!
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Old December 24, 2015, 13:40   #20
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Old December 24, 2015, 15:44   #21
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So how many more are you adding?
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Old December 24, 2015, 18:27   #22
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Very Nice G1 Rick ! Rick is a stand up guy !
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Old December 24, 2015, 19:02   #23
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You did really well brother. Keep up the good work.
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So how many more are you adding?
Here is the "challenge photo" that def laid upon me. . Î count about 20 G1s in that photograph so I think I am pretty damn close and ready for my close up Mr Demill . That being said I haven't done an "official count" recently and I know I have a few to go. I have several G1s I've built a long time ago that will need some new outfits because they're sporting wood handguards which is not going to work for this photo opportunity.


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Here is the "challenge photo" that def laid upon me. . Î count about 20 G1s in that photograph so I think I am pretty damn close and ready for my close up Mr Demill . That being said I haven't done an "official count" recently and I know I have a few to go. I have several G1s I've built a long time ago that will need some new outfits because they're sporting wood handguards which is not going to work for this photo opportunity.


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Great looking G1, BUT, the wood is too shiny, best slap it a few times with an old log chain and drag it though a field behind a 4x4, OOP's, that's for SA break in, just throw it in the back of a pickup 45 times or so, that will do it.

Have a shoot'in Christmas G3 and the rest of ya.
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Old August 01, 2018, 19:16   #27
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Thumbs up SWEET !!!

Nice job on the build. I hope mine looks half that good once I'm finished.

Nice B&W group photo there too.
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How’s the Def90 group photo coming ?
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How’s the Def90 group photo coming ?
LOL, I haven't counted lately but I should be ready for a photo shoot by the end of the year. I am still waiting for one more Coonan G1 receiver to show up and I think I will be close to a platoon of original B-stocked G1s....
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LOL, I haven't counted lately but I should be ready for a photo shoot by the end of the year. I am still waiting for one more Coonan G1 receiver to show up and I think I will be close to a platoon of original B-stocked G1s....
I’m looking forward to seeing you in that uniform.
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Here is the "challenge photo" that def laid upon me. . Î count about 20 G1s in that photograph so I think I am pretty damn close and ready for my close up Mr Demill . That being said I haven't done an "official count" recently and I know I have a few to go. I have several G1s I've built a long time ago that will need some new outfits because they're sporting wood handguards which is not going to work for this photo opportunity.


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Rick, do you still have that chocolate-chip painted G1? That was a beautiful rifle; I've got a pic of it saved somewhere.
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Rick, do you still have that chocolate-chip painted G1? That was a beautiful rifle; I've got a pic of it saved somewhere.
Oh yeah, she would be the last to go as she is one of my very first G1 builds.........there are several different picts on this
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Oh yeah, she would be the last to go as she is one of my very first G1 builds...

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Here is the "challenge photo" that def laid upon me. . Î count about 20 G1s in that photograph so I think I am pretty damn close and ready for my close up Mr Demill . That being said I haven't done an "official count" recently and I know I have a few to go. I have several G1s I've built a long time ago that will need some new outfits because they're sporting wood handguards which is not going to work for this photo opportunity.


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Couple squads worth.....
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Great googly moogly

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Looks great! How well does the duplicolor hold up? I've got a scatter gun I need to refinish.
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I had a buddy buy my first kits for me when I was in Boot camp (on boot leave when 9/11 happened.)
I had a different user name back then....


Bought most of my kits under $200, I've bought a few since I got out, but none built into rifles since I was med-retired as a Sgt.

I DID drive a junker, rent just a room when I lived offbase, use a cheap phone, etc

When I was 28 and hit some financial goals I got a place without a roommate and bought a nice (er) $5k car, and got a better motorcycle. (Before that it was salvage titles etc.)

Priorities.

And like Dave Ramsey says:
Live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else.

It's a lot easier to live like a broke college student in your 20's while your saving money than in your 40's as you try to get your net worth back to $0.
(Watched a few people do it.... seems to suck.)
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Bought most of my kits under $200, I've bought a few since I got out, but none built into rifles since I was med-retired as a Sgt.
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Priorities.

And like Dave Ramsey says:
Live like no one else so that later you can live like no one else.

It's a lot easier to live like a broke college student in your 20's while your saving money than in your 40's as you try to get your net worth back to $0.
(Watched a few people do it.... seems to suck.)
^This^

Priorities, good fortune, good timing, and good karma. I bought most of my kits during the hey day era of Fal collecting. A large portion of my G1s are Tapco $89 or $99 specials from the late 90's early 2000's. Better quality kits from other sources were reasonably priced as well. I ate my share of Mac and Cheese and had to do more than one Fal purge for family emergencies/medical expenses. I was able to build my hoard back up before prices got too insane. Today's prices definitely hamper the acquisition of "platoon" sized collections.

Nomad, 2nd, I would love to see picts of your 2 dozen G1s. Nothing like a row of fine German machinery.


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Ricks G-1 collection

I know he bought three G-1 kits from me last year. I wonder how those builds turned out?
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Super nice stuff Rick! Well done!! ����

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