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Offline Tom E. Gunn

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"The Tin Shed"
« on: June 08, 2017, 11:38:33 AM »
Friends of mine run a small WW2 / 1940s museum called "The Tin Shed" in the coastal town of Laugharne (pronounced "Laahn") in west Wales, famous for being the home of the late, great Welsh poet Dylan Thomas.  Within the museum is a fine collection of uniformed mannequins....none of which are "stock". Most are ex shop display types but my friend Seimon modifies them by cutting and repositioning the limbs to create the desired poses. He also re-models the facial features using self-hardening modelling putty before painting them. See what you think. I'll also add the link to the museum's website.

http://tinshedexperience.co.uk/museum-photos/
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 11:41:51 AM »
A few more....
« Last Edit: June 08, 2017, 11:43:30 AM by Tom E. Gunn »
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 12:16:05 PM »
Very nice work.  The aircrew member looks drunk though.

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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 01:01:00 PM »
Very impressive little museum and a great job sprucing up the store mannequins.  I especially like the mother and children in the bomb shelter. One item....eyeglasses on a pilot?

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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 01:15:10 PM »
Very impressive little museum and a great job sprucing up the store mannequins.  I especially like the mother and children in the bomb shelter. One item....eyeglasses on a pilot?

That's a good point Paul. I hadn't made that connection but I'll mention it to my friend!
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 01:32:49 PM »
The RAF pilot looks really "worn"  :)  love that "oil"  look
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 04:01:03 PM »
Very impressive little museum and a great job sprucing up the store mannequins.  I especially like the mother and children in the bomb shelter. One item....eyeglasses on a pilot?

That's a good point Paul. I hadn't made that connection but I'll mention it to my friend!

 
 Ian, I have two WWII pilots in the museum, one fighter jock and one B-17 pilot that wore eye glasses. So, no worries there.

  That is my type of museum! And as always you provide inspiration to "spruce up" the mannequins.    Scott
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2017, 10:16:45 AM »
Some of the WWII British uniforms came from my collection.

A good little museum which they also use for photo shoots and as avenue for live music events and Seimon plays in a band called Trenchfoot.
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Re: "The Tin Shed"
« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2017, 12:15:41 AM »
Some of the WWII British uniforms came from my collection.

A good little museum which they also use for photo shoots and as avenue for live music events and Seimon plays in a band called Trenchfoot.

Didn't know about the uniforms connection Jerry! As for the music...yep...in "the barn"!
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