Owing to the intensive
internet research of Wladimir Blanar and Thomas Riedel were fast
many original pictures of the costumes and articles of equipment
present - a very important basis for all lining up work.
As the first
step we made plans for some uniform variants. Finally the decision
fell on the variant No. 3.
trousers, khaki cargo trousers were reworked. The side pockets were
made a little bit smaller and shifted downward. Further, we made
the belt loops larger, so, also US-belts fit through later. The
rear trouser pockets were left in such a way.
jacket a beige cotton work jacket was used. According to the original
pictures, the two sleeves were shortened, same the jacket length
and the original collar was removed and replaced with a round collar.
The outside pockets were shifted inward. For the COM plates and
the rank insignias, hook-and-loop tapes at the sleeves and on the
front were sewn.
In the first step in
manual work a sample part (jacket and trousers) was manufactured
and painted with acryl colour from spray cans (4 different green
tones). The ENDOR camouflage pattern placed here a special challenge
at us. This sample became approved in January with the dinner evening,
so we have in January 2006 ordered 10 trousers and 10 jackets.
So that nothing is forgotten,
we had right from the beginning a "project table" put
on, where constantly the current conditions of the work etc. were
The ordered jackets and
trousers came at the end of January 2006 and were given together
with the sample to my tailor, who cleanly and professionally made
all changes with the machine.
At this place a great thank you for Marianne Dirauf
A jacket and trousers
were manufactured post haste at the end of January, so that this
costume parts were available for the upcoming Media Markt event
on February 18, 2006.
In beautiful weather
in April we gave to the remaining 9 jackets and 9 trousers the appropriate
Endor pattern. We had to paint all by ourself, as no camouflage
trousers and/or jackets from military armoury were usable. By using
5 different green tones we could do also here a very good "used"
impression of the camouflage clothing. And by the camouflage pattern
was very much creativity in demand. No trousers should look like
the other one. With all available comparison pictures, I think we
made very well.
Thus Thomas Riedel's
dream and our enthusiasm for the project went into the final phase.
To the dinner in May 2006 the 10 costumes were finished and could
Werner 2006 / Translation Claudia Riedel