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1914 French infantryman , 26th Regt , Mannequin

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    Default 1914 French infantryman , 26th Regt , Mannequin

    Heres my ongoing attempt to complete the uniform of a French Infantryman of the first few months of war . Unlucky man tio have faced the machineguns wearing this, which hardly changed since the Crimea ! The 26th Regt collar patches are original , ive added them , wheras the cap was a barn find in Normandy . This i had to re build adding peak and patching over hugely mothed area . The numerals i made.
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    Nice!
    I like it a lot.
    |<ris
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    Beautiful! Well done! Do you plan to add anything else to him?

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    Thanks guys !
    Yes i have just sourced a Lebel and will need to get the garance trousers , gaiters and some footwear that resembles , as almost impossible to get originals.The pre war pack in blackened canvas is hard too ! Harder than 08 kit , though mid war French kit is not too difficult .

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    Hi Rob,
    What a great display we hardly ever see W.W.1 displays like that, you have done really well so far keep us posted with the rest of the kit you get. and thanks for showing it.
    Dave.

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    Thanks !
    Its tricky with WW1 French collecting in UK . A bit closed to people outside France though easier in the USA as Hollywood bought up surplus French kit after WW1 to use in their movies !

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    That is very nice,We do not see them very often on the forum.
    good stuff.
    chris

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    Default Re: 1914 French infantryman , 26th Regt , Mannequin

    Hello, nice uniform, it's rare now. nd the trousers....

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    Default Re: 1914 French infantryman , 26th Regt , Mannequin

    Beautiful stuff.
    Very rare to see.
    Cheers.
    Nuno

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