Amazing pictures of a fan’s reproduction of the 4077th compound have been making their way around the Internet over the past week. A friend of mine sent me this link a few days ago after seeing it posted to FARK.com. The set of four images, two of which I’ve reproduced below, depict a very accurate reproduction of the 4077th, with a particular emphasis on the Swamp.
There’s no attribution included with the images, but I was able to track them — or at least similar images of what appears to be the same compound — back to this July 4th, 2008 post at HGTV.com’s Rate My Space website by Kraw27, which includes five images. Here’s Kraw27’s description of the reproduction:
This is my home away from home. The set from M*A*S*H. The Swamp (Hawkeye’s tent is exact in every detail. It also has a lot of hidden modern conveniences such as a mini fridge CD player TV. On Thursday nights it’s a great place to play a friendly game of poker.
I have the faintest recollection of seeing images like these or hearing about a fan-built compound years ago. It was probably this one. After all, how many can there be? If you’re the creator of this incredible reproduction or know anything about it, please contact me. I’d love to know more.