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  1. Ronin677's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009, 4:02 PM - Non SW but my 'other' costume #1

    This is my other costume (well one of them ). Just wanted to show it off




    Slightly less artistic




    All period except the boots which i am working on
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    Mar 17, 2009, 4:11 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #2

    Sweet!!!
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    Mar 17, 2009, 4:11 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #3

    First pic is cool. Looks like you are providing cover for the copters.
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    Mar 17, 2009, 5:29 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #4

    Great work brotha! And nice Photo-Chopping!

    G-Fett
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    Mar 17, 2009, 9:04 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #5

    that is real nice Jon, that would be cool to wear when going to airsoft, you should come along next time i go....

    Steve
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    Mar 17, 2009, 10:31 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #6

    Nice photographs too!
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    Mar 18, 2009, 1:04 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #7

    Nice, are you going to need jungle boots, they def go with nte Nam era, I think those are what was issued in the jungle. I have some Vietnam era m 16 mag holders if you want them. They have been sitting around my house for ages. I might even have some era h suspenders to hold up your A.L.I.C.E gear too.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 4:31 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #8

    Whistle8mp - i'd certainly be interested in the mag holders. PM me with a price and we'll sort something out
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    Mar 18, 2009, 9:46 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #9

    Nice setup, Jon. But no buttpack? I cannot see it from your unphotoshopped pic. Did you ever get that flak vest? Not meaning to hijack your thread, but this is my setup, as of now. I went a bit overboard (intentionally) with the water cantines, I have two attached to the Alice, and one missing in somewhere.. There is also two quarter water pack in there, as well as the shovel with it's sheat. Some of the gear are authentic, 'Nam era, and some are not.. I Have not bought the jungle BDU's or boots, but this is a no hurry project. Also not in the photo is my airsoft car-15, and some genades.. Mine will weight a ton when finished, without the bullets, water and other stuff!!! There is a army surplus store near me where I have bought all of these, if there is something you need, let me know and I'll see if they have them.
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    Mar 18, 2009, 2:52 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #10

    Hi chibi

    Yep the butt pack is there buddy (you can just see the straps frm it in the 'shooting' phot)

    I too have two canteens but have left my shovel off as that will go on my lightweight ruck once I get it.

    and yep I got the flak jacket



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    Mar 18, 2009, 4:07 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #11

    This is so awesome...
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    Mar 19, 2009, 1:35 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #12

    Nice, REALLY nice. I'm taking the shovel out from my alice too, as they were not carried in the jungle, but left in the firebase when embarkin on a missions (there is only so much use for a shovel in a jungle..). How much did you pay for the flak jacket if you don't mind me asking? The nearby store asks a 140 euro's for an authentic 'Nam era jacket, which, while is tempting, still is a bit pricey.. And now that you mentioned it, I can see the straps from the butt pack...
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    Mar 19, 2009, 2:52 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #13

    Not to high jack
    but heres my Saving Private Ryan getup





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    Mar 19, 2009, 4:54 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #14

    Tim - that is one very fine costume. Is it all period ?

    Chibi - my flak jacket cost a lot but you can get them for around £100, still very pricy though
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    Mar 19, 2009, 10:50 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #15

    Jon, please call me Ville if you don't mind going by first name basis.. I checked the Flak jacket, and it's 149 euro's, which is around the same price as yours.. I guess I'll have to get it while I can, as it won't be any cheaper. As far as periodical jackets go, at least.
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    Mar 19, 2009, 3:59 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #16

    Ville - 149 euros is about the going rate and they won't be getting any cheaper bro

    if you want we can run ideas past each other as our kit comes together
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    Mar 23, 2009, 12:23 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #17

    love the B&W Chop job pics, you gotta age them a little more, some yellowing or blood stains would be really cool.
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    Mar 28, 2009, 12:23 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #18

    These are some very nice setups you guys... I've been really leaning towards making some type of WWII setup, do you guys have any advice? Maybe a good place to find items? Thanks!
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    Mar 28, 2009, 2:28 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #19

    Holy cow guys nice suits!
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    Apr 16, 2009, 12:52 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #20

    And a little update with some more pics Just need a lightweight ruck and i'm there





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    Apr 16, 2009, 3:59 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #21

    Great shots! Man, I have a ton of this gear myself... collected it back in college. I should put together one of these suits too.
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    Apr 16, 2009, 5:23 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #22

    When I was doing boot camp, they showed us Full Metal Jacket just to warm us up. Very funny. But that Kubrick movie is like a summer camp compared to reality, so if you want to join voluntarily (I was forced) - think it over THREE MORE TIMES, stupid
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    Apr 16, 2009, 5:28 PM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #23

    Amazing,my best friend's dad is into collecting period WW1,WW2,Vietnam,and Korean War military gear,he also does reenactments as well.
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    Apr 17, 2009, 2:36 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #24

    i want to play call of duty now! great setup!
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    Apr 17, 2009, 6:07 AM - Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume #25

    Quote Flettch said: View Post
    When I was doing boot camp, they showed us Full Metal Jacket just to warm us up. Very funny. But that Kubrick movie is like a summer camp compared to reality, so if you want to join voluntarily (I was forced) - think it over THREE MORE TIMES, stupid
    Thanks for the advise (although a little late ). Been there and done it. 3 years in the British regular forces and then 15 years in the Territorial Army (and now i teach young cadets). This dressing up stuff is far more fun though

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