So, in my Navy days, I served upon two different Destroyer Escorts - they had 4.5 inch guns up the front (we'd call them "four fives.") The spent shells from the four fives were very popular amongst the crew, and were often machined down to make a great ashtray.
When I was in Norway some of the rellies had, for an umbrella stand shell casings from a fork off Nazi cannon, that cannon lobbed shells some 25km from memory they were huge , I wanted one desperately but no luck. Much like my luck trying to con my BiL. Reforming dastardly plan.
My man cave is slowly taking shape- in another 50 or so years it'll be good to go........! My wife gave me the engineering prints for my birthday last year, I got the mounted aircraft part (pilot's display unit from a Blackhawk- lights up with the different colours when I put batteries in it) when I left the Army and I got the Capricorn Rescue chopper picture when I left that job a few years back. What I need next is a shelf to display my glassware!
I got a flight in a AC-130 once somewhere hilly and desert like, and they offered me one of the 105mm shells from when they fired. I blew them off at the time- that would have looked cool in here now.............
Post by SponsorSFC on Sept 22, 2018 20:43:14 GMT 10
My Mancave is pretty spartan but holds some items pretty special to me.
There is a 110" projector screen where I watch my movies and sport but that isn't the real attraction.
The Jersey I wore at the World Cup in 2006 signed my Tim Cahill and my Ticket from the Japan game where he scored the first goal by an Australian at a world cup plus our first 3 points. That was the best 4 weeks of my life just don't tell the wife.
These are match worn grand final shirts from Sydney FC's record breaking season with my wine fridge holding a few 20+ year old grange and a few other special pick ups over the years.
Having this sort of space was how my wife convinced me to move from Sydney to WA and (don't tell her) but I wouldn't move back.
Last Edit: Jan 17, 2019 15:54:09 GMT 10 by SponsorSFC
The BiL got me good for trying to snaffle his treasures. I loaded the Ute on Saturday ready for the drive home , Sunday morning (4.30) while putting a bag on the back floor I heard a metal on metal sound, it was 3 cast veranda post feet that he had claimed I needed. I’d told him I didn’t need his junk, thinking I’d caught him I hung them on his letter box and pissed off home. Arriving home 8hrs later I discover a set off balls swinging from the tow hitch ! Ahh shit got me again, well done.
Under some gear on the back floor I then find the box that contained the Father in laws ashes, you prick ! Then ‘oh shit’ where’s the box that contained the Mother inlaws ashes ? , yep found it in the tub of the Ute, along with 3 old knackered back packs and 3 equally fucked over night travel bags. And a bag of household rubbish ! I’ve been done good and proper. Game on ya bastard !
Didn't know where else to put this but recently I bought a bar secondhand and it is in place now with the kegerator as well. Not much room for much else in there but I'll probably put some pictures up on the walls facing it.
frodaddy: 128 days between brews, finally broke the drought!
Sept 21, 2021 8:18:27 GMT 10
Lord Raja Goomba I: Why do so many people think "newer is better" with kegs, when the cheap Chinese junk that come from KL/KK are thin, rubbish quality and the older American and West German ones are clearly better quality. 😱😤
Aug 23, 2021 17:15:54 GMT 10
miceandgods: I wonder if the mrs will notice the 30kgs of pork jowls in the fridge...
Jul 27, 2021 18:12:01 GMT 10
Clickeral: Stout is what jumps to mind for me
Jun 30, 2021 14:23:34 GMT 10
frodaddy: Reminder to clean your drip trays guys and girls!
Apr 4, 2021 16:49:07 GMT 10