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Non SW but my 'other' costume

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    webchief said: View Post
    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.
    You don't happen to have a spare lightweight ruck by any chance, do you?

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Ronin677 said: View Post
    You don't happen to have a spare lightweight ruck by any chance, do you?
    Jon, what ruck are you talking about? If you need the ALICE load carrying rucksack, I might be able to help you. The pic below is what I am talking about..
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    Ronin677 said: View Post
    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
    No problem - one of the worst things I know are those who idealise and think soldiering is "fun" without even having been there. No sane guy would want to be a soldier. But as I see you come from probably the nastiest guys out there (the UK guys without teeth) you're excused in my book

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    Flettch said: View Post
    But as I see you come from probably the nastiest guys out there (the UK guys without teeth) you're excused in my book
    Its all the sugar we have in our cups of tea

    All the same though, I am glad we have you guys watching our backs as well We all make a good team in very difficult circumstances

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Nice to meet another VN historian. I started on a impression in late 07... I've got just about everything, including a real M-16A1 Colt 603.

    Check it...

    I'm the Captain on the right. DragonCon 08



    On the Left..



    This was at the Ren Fair last year.



    This was an earlier picture, before I got the flack jacket



    And here's my rifle. I built it up from all original colt parts, except the lower is a reproduction and all the internal lower parts and BCG are new. Fires great!







    And here's the real one next to the Airsoft I use when at Cons, etc.


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    TD-1536 - man those pics are sweet. How do you get on wearing your flak jacket? Do you wear it on patrols?
    Lovin the M16, its the dogs nuts (mine is only blank firing)

    Nice to see the Air Cav badge as well

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Very good pics you guys

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Ronin677 said: View Post
    TD-1536 - man those pics are sweet. How do you get on wearing your flak jacket? Do you wear it on patrols?
    Lovin the M16, its the dogs nuts (mine is only blank firing)

    Nice to see the Air Cav badge as well
    Yeap, I went with 7th Air Cav, 1st battalion, circa 1968 - all my gear, rifle and even the soles on my reproduction boots match that year. I love the flack vest, got it on ebay for about $80, but I'd been watching them on and off for about a year and just got lucky. I ususally wear it every time we troop, or sometimes we'll change it up... maybe only wear a t-shirt and the vest, because as you know, it get's hot as hell.

    Currently, the three guys you see are those in my 501st Garrison. I've not reached out to gather more troops for our group, but Vietnam reenacting seems to be gaining in popularity around these parts. But, I still don't know how I feel about doing that sort of thing and haven't taken any steps to get involved.

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    TD-1536 said: View Post
    I still don't know how I feel about doing that sort of thing and haven't taken any steps to get involved.
    I hear what you are saying buddy. I am into it more for the living history side rather than the reenactment. I am currently with a group called the United kingdom Air Cavalry (see the link below)
    http://www.ukaircav.org/index.htm
    Glad you only got your flak vesy for $80m, I ended up paying just over $300 (import duties from the States ), but like you I love it (my flak jacket and my lid are my fav bits of kit). Oh and the M16

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Looking good Jon! Love this kind of thing.

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    I went out this weekend with my snipers kit.



    Last edited by Ronin677; Apr 25, 2009 at 11:47 AM.

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    Ooh coolness. I love being sniper when I play Battlefield : Bad Company! Sadly that's as far as any military leanings go for me.

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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    TD-1536 said: View Post
    I'm the Captain on the right. DragonCon 08




    Nice.....But those other two guys are complete dorks.








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    Re: Non SW but my 'other' costume

    Hey Ronin, any updates on the Chewie? I'm subscribed to both of these threads, and would like to know if anything has been done on the Wookie?

    Thanks

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