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#1 10-11-2015 15:40:32

Diekirch
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Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Ok guys!
Got this head just in. It's a prototype and not yet finished! But not bad at all in my opinion. Still working on the skin colour, lips and playing with the highlights. The material is Latexrubber. So lightweight and you pull it over the neck of your mannequin or squeeze the neck of the head and stuff it inside the neck of your mannequin.
Size of the head is perfect for 55/56 sized helmets and caps. (He's now wearing a size 57).

If there is interest in heads like these let me know. Because if there's a lot of interest, I will let them produce in larger numbers. Also different ones with different head sizes.

I'am planning on making them in 3 different price ranges.
Nr.1) Standard make-up
Nr.2) Quality make-up
Nr.3) Combat look
I can't tell you the exact price right now, because it depends on how many I'am going to make and that depends on how much interest there is.
But pricewise you should think about €150-€250,-. (depending on which number you choose) Ex ship and fees.

So....to do all this your opinion,wishes and input is VERY much welcomed! AND important!

Drop me a Pm or comment with your email address if you want to keep posted during the proces.

Thnx in advance guys

Cheers
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http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_head2.jpg
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#2 10-11-2015 20:09:30

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Very nice mate,
Much better than the one i had seen a while ago. The eyebrows are perfect and so are the eyes. The beard could be done a bit better as right now it looks like a hasty job especially the area of the moustache.
A bit darker color of the flesh would be more ideal for Afrika impressions.


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#3 11-11-2015 02:52:24

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Very nice! Like him!
Agree with Chris!
Like to have some!

Thomas!

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#4 11-11-2015 09:35:20

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Cheers Chris and Thoms! big_smile Appriciate the comments and input.
Still working on it, but finding the right paint artist is expensive (and not easy). So before we do that, we have to know the interest. At the moment I get a lot of positive feedback. So I'am really glad with that!
I will keep you posted here during the proces!
For questions contact me.

2 more picture of ''him'' wearing a m43 cap size 58 and a helmet size 64

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_pet3.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_helm1.jpg


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#5 11-11-2015 09:39:57

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Erwin,
a lot of collectors do not care much about details and colors. There are people who prefer an abstract face or they paint their mannequins with white spray since they believe that realistic details detract from the displayed items.

It all comes down to the price so try to give a cheap option and they will sell good. Some like to customize their heads so a plain head would be ideal. I do this with Webster heads since their colors are horrible.


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#6 11-11-2015 09:55:12

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

I see your point mate, but I'am bringing this on the market because  there is a large group of collectors that hate their standard issued mannequin head (you and me lol big_smile), but they don't have the money to buy a silicone head. This is/could be a solution that is in the middle. And with that in mind I want the paint job to be good. A least better than how it is now smile.
The people that don't care about the looks of there mannequin head is not my market and focus, BUT of course they can buy one from me tongue

Having said that! I can add another categorie/price range for a plain one. cool No paint at all!

Last edited by Diekirch (11-11-2015 09:56:07)


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#7 17-11-2015 11:22:45

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

This is how the head(s) looks like when I receive them.
It comes on a small base and as you can see you can also perfectly use it like this.
Don't want to change the head of your mannequin or you maybe just prefer headless mannequins?? But you want an awesome display in your cabinet or on the shelve to show your caps and helmets?? This could be a nice option.

They are steady enough to put on a helmet, schirmmutze or a m43 cap.

If you want to use it on a mannequin, I use a sharp kitchen knife and cut away the base. Inside there is foam. The foam in the neck I cut and pull out. During this proces I test it a couple of times on my mannequin. See if it fits.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0305.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0306.jpg

Wearing a helmet and a M43 cap.
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0308.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0311.jpg

Cutting proces. Took me 20 minutes to fit my mannequin. (of course I can do it for you)
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0260.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0259.jpg


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#8 17-11-2015 11:25:27

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Nice mate.
Can you get a clear close up of the eyes?


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#9 17-11-2015 11:27:12

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Cheers Chris,
Yes, I'll post it this evening.


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#10 17-11-2015 12:10:49

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Very nice ! Good job !!

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#11 17-11-2015 12:55:22

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Thnx very much Sebastian! wink


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#12 18-11-2015 08:37:11

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Chris and others),
Here are the close ups of the eyes.
And another variation of wearing panzer headphones and a throatmic.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_04511.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_img_0455.jpg
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#13 18-11-2015 09:30:29

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Thanks for the extra pics Erwin.

The eyes are very well done. The pupils are a bit bigger than normal but the colors are very realistic.

Overall is a great head for display.

When are you planning to have these in stock?


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#14 18-11-2015 09:47:47

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Cheers Mate.
Pupils are bigger because he is a bit high big_smile Hahahaha no kidding. I'll write that down. Cheers
We are now negociating on how many we can produce. If that deal is made then we know when we got them in stock.  BUT it will take some time.
Also bussy on trying to make a different head.

So, bussy with a lot of things, but I'll keep you posted.
If any of you guys have questions or wanna see more pictures, just let me know.


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#15 18-11-2015 10:05:52

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Haha he went in a coffee shop in Netherlands lol

It's positive that you are writing notes. By the way i meant the pupils not the iris of the eyes. I've never been high but i guess only the iris can get bigger so don't write a wrong note wink


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#16 18-11-2015 10:12:02

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Hehehehe I took him along cool

By the way. The pictures of the head in my first post are different than the last pictures I posted. Got 2 heads at the moment.
I see that the eyes are different. That's the risks you get when painting by hand. Nonetheless input we can use! smile


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#17 18-11-2015 10:14:00

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Yes i noticed that because of the beard. On the second head is better cool


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#18 18-11-2015 10:15:16

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

And the first one didn't have any eye lashes big_smile


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#19 14-02-2016 12:52:55

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Allright guys...It's been a while since I started the thread. We did A LOT of testing. And that took A LOT of time. BUT I must say.....it's was worth waiting for and the first good heads arrived this week

The quality comparred to the head listed in my 1st post is much better. So is the painting (make up) of the head. Besides that we were able to fit in glass eyes to give it a more realism look. And since we got the hang of it we directly made 4 different heads. On the pictures down below you see 3 of them.

We are very happy with the result and will be selling them very quickly. If you got questions feel free to drop me a pm.

Cheers
Erwin

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_dsc_3747.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_dsc_3748.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_dsc_3746.jpg
http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2622_dsc_3744.jpg
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#20 14-02-2016 15:22:58

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Hi Erwin, thanks for the update.
Is the 3rd head the same with the prototype?

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#21 14-02-2016 15:29:44

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Welcome!
Yes it's the same. (Peiper)


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#22 14-02-2016 19:39:19

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Erwin the glass eyes are a clever addition but Peiper somehow looks to be stearing smile
In regards to painting i prefer the previous from posts 7 & 12.
Overall the project is very good.


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#23 14-02-2016 20:01:21

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

Got one of those for you for sale €125,-


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#24 07-03-2016 12:45:01

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Re: Your input needed on Realistic Mannequin Head

So here is the head on a torso.


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6831.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6836.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6840.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6841.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6846.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/2378_img_6848.jpg


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