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#1 nkomo

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

It was a beautiful day outside and the temperature was 88 degrees. I thought it'd be a good day to take some photos of some displays I have been tinkering with. I decided to use my half mannequin and just take some torso shots.

First one is of a Diamondback plate carrier and a Tactical Tailor chest rig.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:38 PM

More close-ups.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:41 PM

Up next is a Black Ops Corporation (Kandahar, Afghanistan) plate carrier with pouches. This is exactly how I found this vest set-up.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:44 PM

Last one for today. This is a heavily modified Blackhawk DOAV that has been spray-painted tan. This vest was used by a soldier in Recce and still has the plastic card detailing what all needs to be carried.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 03:45 PM

Close-ups.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 04:22 PM

Very cool! Too bad you have only one torso mannequin.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 05:51 PM

Very cool! Too bad you have only one torso mannequin.

I know. I keep spending money on militaria rather than mannequins. :lol:

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:09 PM

Sweet Arch!

BTW, saw an article about making a torso mannequin out of a t-shirt and duct tape. Not sure how well it would hold up under full battle rattle though.

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:10 PM

Great display Arch! :thumbsup:

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Posted 06 April 2010 - 06:12 PM

Thanks for the comments!!!
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Posted 06 April 2010 - 10:59 PM

great displays Arch! really nice gear.... :thumbsup:
now about that red sox cap.... :lol:
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Posted 07 April 2010 - 06:45 AM

Some nice looking items Arch!

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:49 AM

great displays Arch! really nice gear.... :thumbsup:
now about that red sox cap.... :lol:
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Hope that's good, not bad! :lol:

How about this one for it? :lol:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 07:56 AM

88 degrees!... to us here in Wisconsin, thats like temperatures found in equatorial countries. :rolleyes: We got all the way up to 52 yesterday and they're telling us possible snow flurries tonight! :pinch:

Nice uniforms! I saw some very economical display stands at an antique store recently in which they took wood 2X2's and fashioned a cross out of them. I'm guessing you could play around with the lengths to get whatever works best for you. The ones I saw really worked well, I only wish I'd of taken a few pictures of them.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 09:13 AM

Nice uniforms! I saw some very economical display stands at an antique store recently in which they took wood 2X2's and fashioned a cross out of them. I'm guessing you could play around with the lengths to get whatever works best for you. The ones I saw really worked well, I only wish I'd of taken a few pictures of them.


Similar to this? Hard to see all the details, with my kit in the way, but you can get a good idea. I had shown this in Sabres 11th ACR display thread, when discussing home made stands.

Very simple contraption, and could be upgraded for a better cosmetic appearance pretty easily I think....


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:37 PM

First off, thanks for all the compliments. Secondly, I appreciate the time people take to help us collectors come up with more economical mannequins/display stands. Whenever I look at the $125 price tag for a mannequin.....I start thinking to myself "Hmmmmm.....$125 would buy you a nice painted MICH/ACH or a nice pile of DCU's." :lol: :lol:

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:43 PM

Today was another nice day here in Kentucky. The power company decided it needed to do some repairs in our neighborhood, so we were without power fro 8:00 this morning until around 4:30 this afternoon. After I got my "honey-do" list done.....I decided to dig out some more items and make a few more displays. Here are the ones from today.

The first display is of a woodland modified BDU with an early AWS M-14 chest rig. This dates to around the Just Cause/Desert Storm time period. One interesting thing about this BDU is that it has been cut extremely short. Pocket on one sleeve and strobe pouch sewn on the other sleeve. I think MattD identified this as possible SEAL.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:45 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:47 PM

Another display with AWS chest rigs. These chest rigs are a little later and would be from around the 1992 time period...so just after Desert Storm.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:49 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:51 PM

Another AWS chest rig display. This one has a little different pouch configuration. This one would also date from the 1992 or so time period.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:56 PM

Up next is a modified DCU with a Diamondback Plate Carrier and London Bridge Trading Company 1961A chest rig.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:57 PM

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:01 PM

Next is a set of gear from an unknown maker that has been rigger modified and spray painted tan. This set up would date to early OEF time period.

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 02:02 PM

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