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    Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 25, 2010 12:37 pm

    Here's mine, early OEF SF.



    As you can see, he needs Nomax gloves and holster!


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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Tue May 25, 2010 1:16 pm

    good ! Love it !

    ps ; he also need ;



    (but well you've right, there's some pictures whithout body armor Very Happy)

    And for me, there's just one error ; the IR flag...it's early OEF, and I never saw IR flag at this time. Have I wrong ?
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 25, 2010 1:28 pm

    I believe there weren't the IR flags at that time. The flag and SF patches with velcro backing are not original to the modified DCU. I just slapped them on for the cool factor. I had a ECWS fleece jacket on him but decided to take it off because I want to show off a modified DCU!

    The ELCS and modified DCU set (top and pants) belonged to a veteran.

    The reason I didn't go for SPEAR body armor.... According to many reference photos, ELCS set in DCU pattern usually are worn without body armors. Woodland ELCS is usually worn with woodland body armor. Another good excuse for me, they are friggin' expensive!

    Here's reference photos of SF with ELCS without body armors. The irony is they don't wear modified DCUs. (Yes I know, my mannequin needs a beard! Laughing)



    I'm considering to construct a life-size prop/diorama for it. Maybe a concrete wall like photos above for background.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 25, 2010 1:38 pm

    P-E, let's see your dummy! Smile
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Tue May 25, 2010 1:39 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:The irony is they don't wear modified DCUs.
    Laughing Laughing here's for you ;



    (same configuration than your dummy)
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Tue May 25, 2010 1:41 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:P-E, let's see your dummy! Smile

    yes, I'll do that, but wait after june 10 (date of my last examination). After that I'll post some pictures of my collection and my dummy. And also the topics you needed about desert patches and badges.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 25, 2010 1:46 pm

    Thanks for this picture! Much closer to mine!
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by nkomo on Tue May 25, 2010 3:36 pm

    Merc,
    They did wear modified DCU's during early OEF. If you get a chance, you need to pick up two books: Special Forces in Afghanistan and Special Forces in Iraq both written by Eric Micheletti. They have a few mistakes, but have some excellent pictures from both fronts (early pictures as well).



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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue May 25, 2010 3:58 pm

    Funny, I ordered those books three weeks ago. Iraq one arrived but still awaiting for Afghanistan.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by nkomo on Tue May 25, 2010 4:12 pm

    AWESOME!!!!! Both are good books with excellent photos.

    I really like your mannequin. Very realistic.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:24 pm

    My next mannequin: MOPP gear.

    The suits are so BAGGY because it is size Large and my Mannequin is made for Size small (for older uniforms).




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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Thu Jun 17, 2010 8:26 pm


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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:40 pm

    You need to put a black sock with the toe cut off on the M-44 SWD Goggles, and a piece from a camo netting repair kit over the top!

    Looking great...and the bagginess is to be expected...this IS the Army we are talking about...nothing is EVER in your correct size.

    Is that a first run set of jungle boots I see peeking out from under that MOPP suit?
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Jun 19, 2010 11:03 am

    Indeed, I should. I have a green issue socks that I thought about cut up for this photo but decided not because it is stank from work. lol!

    Where can I find camo netting repair kit?

    You meant first run of desert boots? I would assume so because instead of tan soles, it is brown. Question

    Thanks for your kind comment.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Sat Jun 19, 2010 2:19 pm

    Really beautiful !
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:13 am

    Thanks, I'm working on my USMC display now. I need to buy two more mannequins so I won't need to swap uniforms and gears all of times.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Sun Jun 20, 2010 6:24 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:Indeed, I should. I have a green issue socks that I thought about cut up for this photo but decided not because it is stank from work. lol!

    Where can I find camo netting repair kit?

    You meant first run of desert boots? I would assume so because instead of tan soles, it is brown. Question

    Thanks for your kind comment.

    I found a camo netting repair piece for CHEAP on ebay http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=220621163516&rvr_id=&crlp=1_263602_263622&UA=%3F*F%3F&GUID=e8bbcc191280a0b584226e92ffd60045&itemid=220621163516&ff4=263602_263622

    Ha ha, yeah..I meant desert boots, not jungle. Those first run ones with the dark sole are pretty rare. They would be more appropriate for a Desert Storm/Shield display because by the time we went back into Iraq for Desert Storm Redux the tan soled desert boots had been around for a good long while.

    great job!



    I am a poor college student about to move into a smaller apartment....I dont have a mannequin...but I do have thumbtacks and a world or patience. BTW, this FREAKED the girlfriend out and she made me promptly take it down right after I spent 2 hours putting it up


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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:07 pm

    USMC display. Still needs a LWH helmet.



    In case if you're curious about another displays.


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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by JKin on Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:15 pm

    Misanthropic_Gods wrote:
    I am a poor college student about to move into a smaller apartment....I dont have a mannequin...but I do have thumbtacks and a world or patience. BTW, this FREAKED the girlfriend out and she made me promptly take it down right after I spent 2 hours putting it up

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    Is that a legit Digi2 uniform with pouches?
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Mon Jul 19, 2010 12:50 am

    JKin wrote:
    Misanthropic_Gods wrote:
    I am a poor college student about to move into a smaller apartment....I dont have a mannequin...but I do have thumbtacks and a world or patience. BTW, this FREAKED the girlfriend out and she made me promptly take it down right after I spent 2 hours putting it up

    http://illiweb.com/fa/pbucket.gif
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    Is that a legit Digi2 uniform with pouches?

    Very Happy 100% legit, special contract from Crye precision!

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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Aug 06, 2010 2:58 pm

    Hey everyone.

    I think it is almost finished but I would need magazines and dummy grenades, maybe pick up an Airsoft M-16A4 RIS to make it look nicer. I still don't feel it is complete. Anything else I should add? Feedbacks are welcome.



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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Fri Aug 06, 2010 3:28 pm

    Great ! And no, miss you nothing. Or you can add accessories for OTV (like APES or Side Sapi pouches) to do it more complete, but it's some more money and it depends what you prefer. There's another thing you can add, a drop leg holster in coyote tan.

    and for my opinion, I think you'd better move the hand grenade pockets. Now they are on size, and it's not so pratical as it. You'd better attach them on the upper torso molle straps on the OTV.

    Just my 2 cents...

    and well, you all show your usmc dummy, so here's my provisoire usmc set (I still wait replacement usmc boots in bigger size compatible with my dummy, and marpat desert uniform) ;













    But well, I know : it miss pouches but I do not project to add them...hate them ! What a Face

    And PVS is the only fake item I've in my collection, but it looks good with helmet I think. I trade this dummy nvg against 3 small pouches I didn't need, so I'm happy as it.

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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Misanthropic_Gods on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:15 pm

    Mercenary25 wrote:Hey everyone.

    I think it is almost finished but I would need magazines and dummy grenades, maybe pick up an Airsoft M-16A4 RIS to make it look nicer. I still don't feel it is complete. Anything else I should add? Feedbacks are welcome.





    Looking good...what i think you need....hmm

    I think you need Hawkdriver to have the local hadji shop make you one of these



    And I think you need to add a 3 Color desert Camelback instead of those nasty green skilcraft one Wink
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:42 pm

    I think his camelback is good. It was more often used by usmc than 3 color desert...or if you'll replace this camelback, you can buy a coyote Camelback or Source Hydration like mine. But for me, it's not necessary, it's good as it.

    And for that sort of name tag, it's not adequate with his current usmc display I think. The display of Mercenary25 is more like an early OIF, so they didn't use that sort of name tag as this period. These name tags were first used when usmc worn fly jacket in tan color (so around end 2004 - 2005 as on battle of Fallujah), as it ;

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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by nkomo on Fri Aug 06, 2010 4:43 pm

    I really like this display, Merc!!! Looking sharp!!!!
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Fri Aug 06, 2010 5:51 pm

    [ is there an admin who can move the pictures of my dummy (see post n°22) in my section : http://oefoif.forumotion.net/personal-collections-displays-f133/my-personal-collection-militariabelgium-p-e-t691.htm). Sorry about that, but prefer let this topic for mercenary25 display ! Thanks for comprehension. ]
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Ben on Sat Aug 07, 2010 11:13 pm

    Jesus, where'd you get an entire set of Interceptor armour, P-E?!? That's really cool!


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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by P-E on Sun Aug 08, 2010 3:27 am

    It's Quadgard system. I found it on ebay and another sale website (both trousers and arm protection were sold by two different seller, two different dates, two different website ! I was lucky).



    --> Hey Moderator or admin, is that possible to move the posts n°22 (pictures) on my collection topic ? And remove post n°26 ! Sorry for insistance guys, but this is Merc25 section and well... I prefer let him put his displays in this topic, and my displays in my topic. Hope you'll understand, and sorry again for spent time to do this displacement.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:13 am

    P-E wrote:It's Quadgard system. I found it on ebay and another sale website (both trousers and arm protection were sold by two different seller, two different dates, two different website ! I was lucky).



    --> Hey Moderator or admin, is that possible to move the posts n°22 (pictures) on my collection topic ? And remove post n°26 ! Sorry for insistance guys, but this is Merc25 section and well... I prefer let him put his displays in this topic, and my displays in my topic. Hope you'll understand, and sorry again for spent time to do this displacement.

    Arch, can you please do that? For some reason I can't do it.
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    Re: Mercenary25's displays

    Post by Mercenary25 on Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:15 am

    My USMC display is completed.



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