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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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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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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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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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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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Some nice looking items Arch!

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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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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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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Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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

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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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