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    Aug 17, 2013, 12:57 PM - Mannequin Support #1

    I'm attempting to put up my Boba costume on a mannequin for display. I got it all on, but it is unstable. The support is one of those with the metal bar that inserts into the calf. No matter how I tighten it, though, it wants to tip over when I put the jetpack on. I am currently displaying him without his jetpack, but it just seems wrong!

    Any recommendations to balance him out or reinforce the stand?

    Thanks!
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    Aug 17, 2013, 1:26 PM - Re: Mannequin Support #2

    If you can get to the legs, in a spot near the hips drill a hole large enough to pour in some sand or very small gravel. Just keep adding until it is bottom heavy enough not to tip over. Works like a charm!
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    Aug 17, 2013, 8:07 PM - Re: Mannequin Support #3

    I built my own mannequin using the duct tape method, and i am having this same problem. I don't have a stand, i was looking at getting one today, but if they don't even work, it seems pointless for me to get one. i really want my Fett standing where people can walk behind him and see the 6 months of working hanging off his back, lol
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    Aug 18, 2013, 3:46 PM - Re: Mannequin Support #4

    I'll give a shot to filling his legs. I definitely want people to be able to see all of him...you guys know how much work goes into these

    Thanks for the suggestion!
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    Aug 19, 2013, 8:38 AM - Re: Mannequin Support #5

    I think filling the legs with something will be a great way to fix the problem great idea
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    Aug 19, 2013, 12:33 PM - Re: Mannequin Support #6

    I have the same mannequin and i had the same problem. The feet of a lot of mannequins are molded so that they are on 'tippy-toes'. I think that this makes putting shoes on and getting shoes off easier. I cut, shaped, and sanded a couple wedges from a piece of 2x4 to sit under the feet of the mannequin, to sit underneath the tippy-toed feet and create a flat foot profile. I slip them into the Fett boots, then slip the boots onto the feet.

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