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Chomley-Warner
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Sneaky peek of Russian kit guides that will be up on the top menu soon. Thanks go to Barrie and Rich for the modelling session!

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Topic starter Posted : 28/09/2009 2:28 pm




Chomley-Warner
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First guide done: http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/russian_2.html

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Topic starter Posted : 29/09/2009 10:02 pm




Chomley-Warner
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Second kit guide is now available - thanks for the modelling and text Barrie!
http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/russian_1.html

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Topic starter Posted : 02/10/2009 8:59 am




Chomley-Warner
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Don't forget - much more detailed information written by Lardarsemonkey and Sasha is on the forum here: viewforum.php?f=49

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Topic starter Posted : 02/10/2009 9:13 am




Chomley-Warner
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Remember - CiA events are built around giving you the atmosphere and experience of fighting 60 or 70 years ago. They are not fashion shows!
Kit levels can be as incomplete or as pukka as you wish - the key is creating a look that is visually distinctive and of the period.

The forum guides will show you what can be achieved, how much it will cost and where you can obtain it but these are guides, not required kit! For those that are short of cash, or want a first step into playing on the Russian side then the cost is minimal and ridiculously easy - a brown greatcoat (British, French, US, Russian, whatever - I have two up for loaning) and either a Pilotka (that will cost you under a tenner) or a Russian helmet (from Sgt.Heide or ebay) for a tenner. Simples!

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Topic starter Posted : 02/10/2009 9:27 am




Chomley-Warner
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The third Russian kit guide is now up: http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/zoom/russian_3.html

Once again, a quick reminder that despite this fab kit shown (and the spree of Russian kit buying going on at the moment!) it is NOT a requirement to dress up to the nines to attend this event.

Its great for that do - just as great if you don't. Basic kit is a brown greatcoat and a Russian cap/hat/helmet.

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Topic starter Posted : 07/10/2009 7:38 pm




Sgt.Heide
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Also, you may want to consider this http://www.soviet-power.com/detail.php?pid=1227 as an alternative "budget" loadout. If you wear a greatcoat over it as well, it's pretty convincing.

It's not WW2 "authentic" (despite what the website says) but will give the "look" if you paint the buttons green, wear it with some boots and leg wraps (British puttees are ideal), or a pair of jackboots. Very good value and delivery is about 10 - 14 days from ordering. I've got a set and will try to get some photos up as a "lookalike" guide at some point.



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Posted : 08/10/2009 11:21 am




Pete_59
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Also, you may want to consider this http://www.soviet-power.com/detail.php?pid=1227 as an alternative "budget" loadout. If you wear a greatcoat over it as well, it's pretty convincing.

It's not WW2 "authentic" (despite what the website says) but will give the "look" if you paint the buttons green, wear it with some boots and leg wraps (British puttees are ideal), or a pair of jackboots. Very good value and delivery is about 10 - 14 days from ordering. I've got a set and will try to get some photos up as a "lookalike" guide at some point.

Pete, what was the cost of postage? as I'm trying to do this as cheap as possible I think I can live with it not being 100% authentic.



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Posted : 08/10/2009 11:37 am




Sgt.Heide
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It's $30 postage Pete.

Here's how it looks with a Czech gas mask bag (£5 off Ebay) and a pair of jackboots.-- attachment is not available --

Edit - With leg wraps. (Actually pair of British puttees sewn together for each leg! I got 3 pairs for a fiver off Ebay)
-- attachment is not available --

Cheap as chipskis, for less than the price of an SOF 37 pattern battledress jacket! :good:



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Posted : 08/10/2009 11:46 am




Pete_59
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Definately looks russian :good: I'll have to have a rethink as what to get where, maybe best to wait and see what the costs from FoR are :?



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Posted : 08/10/2009 11:49 am




Sgt.Heide
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Don't forget I'll have fibreglass Russian helmets done soon as well for a tenner a pop.



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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:19 pm




webby
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might for for this too, i dont particularly want to be carrying much, does anyone know whether a colt .45 will fit in a russian holster?

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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:23 pm




Sgt.Heide
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might for for this too, i dont particularly want to be carrying much, does anyone know whether a colt .45 will fit in a russian holster?

We'll find out at Alsos, as I have a Tokarev holster but no .45 to try in it, so, I'll bring it and you can try yours in it. :good:



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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:27 pm




Pete_59
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Don't forget I'll have fibreglass Russian helmets done soon as well for a tenner a pop.

Already got one thanks, I think it's czech, I just need to alter the strap a bit.

Also I've been having a look at other things on Soviet Power and they're doing a ushanka for $4.95 :shock: not sure if it's a bit too modern looking though :?



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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:32 pm




webby
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might for for this too, i dont particularly want to be carrying much, does anyone know whether a colt .45 will fit in a russian holster?

We'll find out at Alsos, as I have a Tokarev holster but no .45 to try in it, so, I'll bring it and you can try yours in it. :good:

cheers ears!

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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:33 pm




Sgt.Heide
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Noone's going to stitch count anyones' Russian loadout Pete. At that price, it's well worth a punt!

We're trying to break the catch 22 with the Russian theme here - There have been no Russian events because hardly anyone had Russian kit and noone bought Russian kit because there were no Russian events! This will break the cycle and pave the way for other Ostfront events. It's taken a while but, the German, British and U.S players now have some excellent kit. It stands to reason that, in a couple of years the Russians will be like that too.



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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:38 pm




 Yith
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might for for this too, i dont particularly want to be carrying much, does anyone know whether a colt .45 will fit in a russian holster?

We'll find out at Alsos, as I have a Tokarev holster but no .45 to try in it, so, I'll bring it and you can try yours in it. :good:

I wouldn't keep your hopes up. The TT33 is a damn small pistol. I doubt a colt would fit in the TT33 holster I have.

I will have to try it.

BTW, thanks for reminding me, I'd forgotten I'd got the holster!

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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:55 pm




webby
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Plus theres loads of battles which germans fought against germans which we're yet to get into

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Posted : 08/10/2009 12:56 pm




Steiner
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Plus theres loads of battles which germans fought against germans which we're yet to get into

Er....whuh?! Loads?? :?

Sources?! :P


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Posted : 08/10/2009 1:00 pm




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I know we're not trying to be stitch countery and that you're on a budget Pete but that grey Ushanka is very postwar not even the right colour. The uniform you can disquise, that hat you can't. Stick with your politka/helmet.

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