Here are some pics of my 'work in progress' Rambo First Blood part 2 display. Its going to be mounted in a wall mountable display case. The I have sent my compound bow off to be modified, to make it more screen accurate. I have a lot of this stuff since 1988. The dagger is unfortunately not a Lile, but a UC dagger that I adapted. The Rambo 3 knife wont be in the display, as wont the screen accurate Rambo 4 arrow. I have a few of the Exploding arrow heads, and i will only be using the gold ones, as the copper color ones were not used until Rambo 3. Watch this space guys
Post by brightmidnight71 on Sept 4, 2008 12:39:48 GMT -5
Wow, Raven, you've got some interesting stuff there. Are those Jimmy Lile originals? If not, it's rare to see them with the original sheaths with the sharpening stone pockets on the front. I see the butt cap on the Rambo II knife is blacked out, unlike the repros which are silver. What's that black bandana with the HBO logo on it? Is it literally a promotional bandanna? If so, freakin awesome man. And where did you manage to find the throwing dagger?
"You know wearing that flag and that jacket, looking the way you do, your asking for trouble around here friend!"
I have been obtaining duplicated items for my First Blood costume collection as I have decided to have 3 mannequins wearing the three various stages of attire that Rambo wears in the movie, these being:
1) Opening scene costume jacket, sleeping bag etc
2) Rambo Escape attire, consisting of dirtier clothing gray tank top and tarp.
3) And finally, very dirty clothing, with headband and Colonel Trautmans jacket draped over the shoulders.
I may even consider a bullet belt bandoleer variant too, but at $200 a pop for the mannequins, I might just put that one on hold for the moment.
I have ALL the costume variants now, i just have to save for the other 3 mannequins. I have done very well with the illusion of the grimy sweat covered neck area of the sweatshirt.
I will post pics once I get the mannequins and have everything set up. Like everything else, I'm running a bit behind, but watch this space guys :-)