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Eric

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Here is mine however incomplete...

 

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full details here http://www.usmilitar...-1944a-preview/

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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TheGermanCollector

This is a neat thread shame for it to be stuck in the back. Time to revive it! Bougainville Late 43''. Very resourceful he camouflaged his gear

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Back view

 

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Awesome backdrop mate !

OIF 04-05 AUSSIE VET

 

20 years experience in BUYING and SELLING Militaria

 

Collecting and Researching ALL THINGS 1st and 2nd MARDIV '39 -'45

 

1st MARDIV activity in Australia post Guadalcanal and Australian Manufacturers contracted to supply clothing and equipment for the refit.

 

2nd MARDIV involvement on Guadalcanal and 'Bloody' Tarawa

 

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Nice displays guys :)

 

Regards

M

- Vietnam CISO/SOG Knife Collector -

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Do hollow-back torsos "accept" a full pack, or possibly a pack stuffed with a pillow or some other light object to give it some volume? $40 for a torso compared to $80 or $90 is a really attractive price, but that of course comes with some structural instability.

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Do hollow-back torsos "accept" a full pack, or possibly a pack stuffed with a pillow or some other light object to give it some volume? $40 for a torso compared to $80 or $90 is a really attractive price, but that of course comes with some structural instability.

 

I've tried this but I wasn't happy with the results. You do have to find a way to fill in the back of the torso so the pack doesn't sink in. I tried this with my WWI display and even kept everything as light as possible, but it just didn't seem right. I was also concerned that it may tip over. It could of been corrected with a 5 or 10 lb weight plate. You can just put the rod through the hole and cover the weight and the base with some fabric. But then comes the next concern which is the area in the neck where the rod connects. It may be too weak if loaded up, so some additional washers may help. I would advise you to save a little and get a torso form with a floor stand. I accidentally found mine for $40 at a secondhand store and it is more than sturdy. If anything you may be able to find a female one on the cheap and add something to even out the curves to a more masculine shape. The hollow backed torso forms work great with Ike's and anything light like that. Once you start loading them up they get a little questionable.

I am always looking for named items to Central Illinois WWI veterans.

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Thank you all for your posts... Hoping to start my 2nd mannequin soon :D

Always looking for quality/interesting original, WWII M1 helmets with leather chinstraps intact as well :excl:

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Great mannequin displays everyone.

 

-Dave

Collecting WWI 26th Division Machine Gun and Infantry related Helmets, Equipment, Groupings, Photos and Dog Tags!


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I forgot this post, time to give it an boost.

 

Here are the newest members of the family!
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Owen, what's wrong with the photobucket posts? I can see them just fine.

"Hey, bloody bucket division, our bucket, your blood."

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Those are some very nice display's, lets see some more posted. I think uniforms and equipment displayed on a mannequin gives a better and more realistic impression of what a period military individual looked like instead of the items displayed by themselves. My mannequin set-ups are displayed on the pinned display section. Ray

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Do torsos with heads only count ???

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In Memoriam

My Father, Henry W. Milton, USAAF, Burma, 1943-1945, Lost May 2, 2017
My Grandfather, Nathan Hale, US Navy, USS Rhode Island, 1915-1918, Lost 1968
My 3X Great Grandfather, Sgt. Frederick Hale, 55th New York,
wounded and captured at Malvern Hill, Virginia, July 1, 1862,

died as Prisoner of War, Richmond, July 24, 1862

 

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Do torsos with heads only count ???

Yes they do, at least in my book. Those look great.

 

Mike

I am always looking for named items to Central Illinois WWI veterans.

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My USMC torso

 

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"The battle belonged that morning to the thin wet line of khaki that dragged itself ashore on the channel coast of France." - General Omar Bradley.

 

 

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