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MartinR
(@martinr)
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Wrt S95 assault boots and anklets, they work fine as they aren't padded. It is what I used to wear before I got my ammo boots.

Sorry, I hadn't realised you meant an airborne helmet, good luck finding a cheap one of those! A maroon beret may well be a better bet.

I wouldn't worry about counting loads of mags, most games you are only going to have one or two out of the weapon anyway, but if it is a concern, it is very easy to line them up L to R in the standard pouches.

Cheers
Martin

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Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 12/01/2014 10:09 am
Russe11
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I would probably use this gear for 'normal' airsoft too. With the ROF on the sten, I will almost certainly need 5-6 mags and without separators, they will shift about when one is removed making it hard to work out which ones have been used. A maroon beret might also be a bit obvious when hiding in bushes, a Polish airbourne beret might work though.

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Topic starter Posted : 12/01/2014 1:28 pm
(@prideofengland)
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A maroon beret might also be a bit obvious when hiding in bushes

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Posted : 12/01/2014 2:13 pm
Moss
 Moss
(@moss)
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without separators, they will shift about when one is removed making it hard to work out which ones have been used.

The SOF sten pouches weren't commonly issued/may or may not have existed. You'd be better off getting the MK3s (which will look better tbh) and using a system of empties upside down, full mags right way up or something similar.

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Posted : 12/01/2014 4:29 pm
dadio
(@dadio)
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without separators, they will shift about when one is removed making it hard to work out which ones have been used.

The SOF sten pouches weren't commonly issued/may or may not have existed. You'd be better off getting the MK3s (which will look better tbh) and using a system of empties upside down, full mags right way up or something similar.

used mags go in upside down , full one the right way up , simples .

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Posted : 12/01/2014 4:39 pm
MartinR
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used mags go in upside down , full one the right way up , simples .

Blimey, I never though of doing that. I can usually tell which ones are empty as there aren't any BBs in the feed tube! lo/mid caps anyway.

Cheers
Martin

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 12/01/2014 5:11 pm
Russe11
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used mags go in upside down , full one the right way up , simples .

Blimey, I never though of doing that. I can usually tell which ones are empty as there aren't any BBs in the feed tube! lo/mid caps anyway.

Cheers
Martin

I always have my mags with the opening at the bottom, that way if you fall overit rainsyou crawl through mud, the magazines don't get mud/water in them. I suppose I could number them. Alternatively I could add dividers or just drop molle mp5 pouches inside :)

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Topic starter Posted : 12/01/2014 8:35 pm
CHThree
(@chthree)
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I always have my mags with the opening at the bottom, that way if you fall overit rainsyou crawl through mud, the magazines don't get mud/water in them. I suppose I could number them. Alternatively I could add dividers or just drop molle mp5 pouches inside :)

I can't say that has ever been a problem in years and years of ww2 airsofting. Keep the top of the pouch over them. Don't think they had molle pouches in their Mk3s at Arnhem....



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Posted : 13/01/2014 8:19 pm
Russe11
(@russe11)
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I always have my mags with the opening at the bottom, that way if you fall overit rainsyou crawl through mud, the magazines don't get mud/water in them. I suppose I could number them. Alternatively I could add dividers or just drop molle mp5 pouches inside :)

I can't say that has ever been a problem in years and years of ww2 airsofting. Keep the top of the pouch over them. Don't think they had molle pouches in their Mk3s at Arnhem....

Obviously not, the only pouches that fit Sten mags are MP5 pouches, H&K are a German company so they would have been hard to get :D

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Topic starter Posted : 14/01/2014 5:23 am
Iceman
(@iceman)
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I've got also something of a wool allergy myself, but I avoid direct contact by using a t-shirt of some sort under the BD-blouse. The pants are really big and spacious, they don't get much contact IMO to my legs, so I've had no big itchy scratchy-problems with them. Also wearing long johns when ever possible helps.

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Posted : 14/01/2014 11:58 am
Wattsy
(@wattsy)
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agree with the itchiness. i use a long sleeve sports shirt and 3/4 tracksuit bottoms to prevent scratching myself to death (cannot wait to buy some denims) my main irritation is the collar rubbing on my neck, a para scrim
net soon sorts that out tho.

Current ww2 armoury
King arms Thompson, ICS M1 Garand, ACM ZB28, ICS M3 Grease gun, ACM M1918 BAR, Kjw M1911, 2x WE Highpowers, Kwa Tokarev, Webley VI, PPS Bazooka, AGM STG44, Custom M1919 .30cal

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Posted : 14/01/2014 3:57 pm
Russe11
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In order to put together a full outfit within budget, I have decided to make a few economies for now.
Belgian Denison is still on its way to me I hope (its been 2 weeks but I got a mail a week ago saying it had gone to be packed).
British Army No2 uniform trousers standing in for battledress (£8 and about the right colour)
No2 uniform shirt
Have ordered a cheap plastic Adult/child M1 helmet to convert into a Mk2 para helmet. The plan is to trim the lip and then either reshape by heating or by adding a layer of epoxy putty, then add netting and scrim.

My current Soldier95 combat boots

Stuff I need:
Netting and scrim for the helmet, possibly epoxy putty too, maybe a replacement chip strap.
All the webbing-seen sets for £50 or less on ebay
Sten gun sling-Seen a few for £10 and under
Gaiters or puttees
a Tie-Worst case scenario, I'll buy fabric and get my mum to make a tie and Puttees :)

The plan would then be to upgrade the items done on the cheap as and when...

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Topic starter Posted : 18/01/2014 9:41 pm
Poacher
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You don't need a tie unless doing officer? Not much point to that as you will only get enlisted roles in your first WW2games. The enlisted shirt was collarless until the very end of the war. Even then very few got collared shirts and they were kept for bedtime.
You would not find putees worn with a Denison. Get anklets.
Sten slings were £5 for ever. Have they too got pricey?

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Posted : 19/01/2014 10:13 am
Russe11
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Great success with the helmet. It's a lot sturdier plastic than I expected. Having cut of the peak at the front I used masking tape to mark a horizontal line around the bottom of the helmet then removed everything that was below the line. The result is pretty good. The inside of the helmet is uncomfortable and it sits a bit high up so I may remove it and add some foam padding and a better chin strap.

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Topic starter Posted : 22/01/2014 12:49 am
Russe11
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You don't need a tie unless doing officer? Not much point to that as you will only get enlisted roles in your first WW2games. The enlisted shirt was collarless until the very end of the war. Even then very few got collared shirts and they were kept for bedtime.
You would not find putees worn with a Denison. Get anklets.
Sten slings were £5 for ever. Have they too got pricey?

WW2 games are going to be hard to get to. I will be mainly doing normal airsoft in this so as I somehow have a home counties accent despite being from the west country and smoke a pipe...
I may also use the outfit for some cycling related stuff (tweed rides etc), Now if I could only get a cheap Parabike :D

Got a sling for £6.50 including delivery. Gaiters, Blanco, L straps, Helmet net and scrim all on their way from SOF.
Small back from ebay for £12.50.

I'm getting there slowly :)

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Topic starter Posted : 23/01/2014 4:16 pm
Russe11
(@russe11)
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well heres where I'm at so far:

The trousers are temporary, the smock and webbing aren't really long enough. I should have a small pack in the mail. For now though I am happy with it as a normal airsoft loadout.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2014 2:10 am
Moss
 Moss
(@moss)
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For a budget airbourne loadout that looks spot on, I can't see there being a problem with using that at a WW2 event at all. Good job.

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Posted : 02/02/2014 2:36 am
(@tommy9151)
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I see nothing wrong here too, sir. You'll blend right in with everyone else when the Nazi's come-a-knocking... Or in the case of your current loadout, when you ruin their kraut eating parties.

Weapons:
King Arms M1928 Thompson Submachine Gun
AGM Sten Mk.II
CYMA M1911 EAP

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Posted : 03/02/2014 12:05 am
MartinR
(@martinr)
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It looks fine, the webbing is supposed to be quite short with the belt up under your ribs. Nice job.

Cheers
Martin.

"Mistakes in the initial deployment cannot be rectified" Helmuth von Moltke
Toys: AGM MP40, Cyma M1A1, TM M14/G43/SVT40, TM VSR/K98, SnS No. 4, ASG Sten, Ppsh.

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Posted : 03/02/2014 1:52 pm
Nex89
(@nex89)
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Looks good, that's almost essentially what I used for about 8 months before branching out into regular infantry. For normal airsoft woodland it'll work great, being very well camouflaged but with added vintage charm. :)

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Posted : 03/02/2014 4:48 pm
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