What a mannequin can do...

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What a mannequin can do...

Post by Adler » Fri Oct 16, 2015 8:29 am

I have this very nice Officers summer weight uniform for at least 15 years now. Of course I always wanted to set up a nice mannequin, but never found one with the right proportions (Veeeeeery small)... A few years ago I bought a new made mannequin with the height of approx. 1,7 meter and with a little effort the uniform fitted bearly.

You can imagine my joy when I was able to purchase an old mannequin with the height of 1,6 meter. The uniform fits like a glove on this mannequin!
Since I didn't want to cut of his feet or toes to fit an original pair of boots, I decided to give the guy some issued low boots with private purchased puttees... Me think is okee :tongue: ...

Here are some pics of how it was displayed over the years. First on a cloth hanger (behind the mantel), then the new mannequin and finally how he stands proudly in the bunker today... Hope you guys also like this setup...


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Post by RON » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:17 pm

In the last photo, the young tiny officer looks like he's about to speak!
Those vintage mannequins look definitely more genuine than the modern ones.
Great job as always Karel!
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Post by stuka f » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:45 pm

Super!
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Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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Post by Khukri » Sat Oct 17, 2015 2:35 am

:thumb up:

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Post by kaiser » Sat Oct 17, 2015 3:46 am

thats awsome this mannequin
are you sure this is a dummy and not a real kid
i would scare the .....out of me would i be a burgler at karels bunker
nice job done on the mannequin :bravo:

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Post by Khukri » Sat Oct 17, 2015 4:48 am

Don't forget the trap doors with rusty bayonets....
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Post by Adler » Sun Oct 18, 2015 5:15 am

Thank you for your great comments gentlemen! Glad you like it!


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PS The trapdoors are always ON :guns:

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Post by Gustaf » Sun Oct 18, 2015 10:32 am

One suggestion to improve the look of the mannequin...you should get rid of all the Grabenpanzer and extra helmets, they detract from the uniform. I know that will be an expense for you, but I am willing to pay the shipping if you send them to me:)
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by Adler » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:07 am

Oh Gus, I was affraid you would want to come to Belgium with the truck, but now you want to ship everything to your place... Would the shipping cost not be very expensive you think?

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Post by Spiker » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:31 am

Very nice setup ! :thumb up:
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Post by Gustaf » Mon Oct 19, 2015 1:35 pm

Adler wrote:Oh Gus, I was affraid you would want to come to Belgium with the truck, but now you want to ship everything to your place... Would the shipping cost not be very expensive you think?

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Yes, the shipping costs would be very expensive, but I am willing to pay the cost to help you improve your display space.
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon Oct 19, 2015 2:26 pm

Great stuff, thanks for the pictures, I would of course help Gus with the shipping :D

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Post by Adler » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:25 pm

OMG! You are so kind fella's!

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Post by Gustaf » Mon Oct 19, 2015 8:40 pm

Adler wrote:OMG! You are so kind fella's!

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We really are. We would even let you stay with us when you wanted to see your collection.
OK, they are dolls, but they have kung fu grip! and weapons.

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Post by Adler » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:08 am

LOL \:D/ \:D/ \:D/ I'm really happy now!

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Post by Khukri » Tue Oct 20, 2015 7:49 am

Yep! They will even show you the hogs and the pair of chiny new chainsaws.....
"All in" Karel .
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Post by Chip M. » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:50 pm

Those old European mannequins are great. Another friend in Belgium (Roland V.) has some and they are equally nice and much more natural. You outfit looks even better now.

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Post by Chip M. » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:52 pm

Duplicate post, due to lag. Please excise!

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Post by Adler » Wed Nov 18, 2015 6:08 am

Thanks Chip! Sometimes the old mannequins cost a lot of money, but they do improve the looks of these old uniforms with at least 100% imo...

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Post by ww1czechlegion » Fri Nov 20, 2015 12:14 am

Fantastic Displays Karel, Congratulations! :bravo:

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Post by Adler » Fri Nov 20, 2015 4:49 am

Thank you Alan!

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Post by ebeeby » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:41 am

Awesome mannequin. If only someone would make those (and in small sizes) today!

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