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dieselmonkey
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I suggest you gets some appropriate gauge wire (steel is fine) and use a couple of pairs of pliers to bend it to shape

Do you remember what wire you used? What gauge?

Nip to B&Q, they've usually got a rack of metal stock, just pick something that's about the same diameter as on all the other 37 pattern stuff you've got. off the top of my head, it's about 3-4mm.

 
Posted : 04/05/2013 9:53 am
Pete_59
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I took the wire hooks off a scrap ammo pouch I had, just unbent the hooks with some pliers them re-bent them once I'd fitted them to my resi-bag



 
Posted : 04/05/2013 6:45 pm
 Yith
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Nurglitch... I just found a couple of the wire loops in my bits box.

Send me a pm with your address and I'll stick them in the post to you.

 
Posted : 05/05/2013 11:42 am
Nurglitch
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How is the mask bag attached to the webbing? The wire hooks seem to indicate horizontal attachment. The pics I found just show it worn on the sling...

Kitwhore files: S&S Lee Enfield No. 4, AGM Sten Mk. II, Tanaka Kar 98k, WE Luger P08
Wishlist: AGM Stg44, possible LE No. 4 gas project

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 8:27 am
 Yith
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Yes none of those show it actually attached to the webbing belt... just using the sling.

However you'll see that the second guy to the back in this photo of S.Staffs glider troops at Arnhem has one mounted horizontally on his belt. The others probably do as well, you just can't see it.

Do note that all the pics you posted are of re-enactors or are artist impressions... that's not to say they're necessarily wrong!

My recommendation would be to hunt down photos of the unit you are doing your impression on and copy those...

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 9:08 am
Chomley-Warner
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Yith demonstrate belt wearing:
http://www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/british-ha ... battalion/

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 9:10 am
Nurglitch
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So worn horizontally and above the entrenching tool? That works for me. I don't want another thing dangling from a sling and the mask bag should stabilize the entrenching tool. Thanks :)

Kitwhore files: S&S Lee Enfield No. 4, AGM Sten Mk. II, Tanaka Kar 98k, WE Luger P08
Wishlist: AGM Stg44, possible LE No. 4 gas project

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 9:30 am
Poacher
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Stabilize the e-tool?
They dont move about. If they do you have them slung too low. Tighten up the e-tool pouch to the belt.

aka Stigroadie

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Posted : 08/05/2013 10:33 am
MartinR
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Yes, I do the e-tool straps up as high as they'll go.

I wear the gas mask bag on its sling as opposed to the belt mount otherwise I'm worried my spare water bottle, pyros, camera, mixed fruit & nut and bars of chocolate would fall out :)

Cheers
Martin

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

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 11:17 am
Universal Gunner
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I wear the gas mask bag on its sling as opposed to the belt mount otherwise I'm worried my spare water bottle, pyros, camera, mixed fruit & nut and bars of chocolate would fall out :)

Same here, I even fashioned a rudimentary string closing internal cover because various items would fall out or be visible through the gaping hole that is the lid. I am sure it is perfect for holding a large gas mask but not so well designed for a collection of smaller heavier/denser items.

I have a small skewer hidden in the collar of my jumping jacket, and a razorblade in my gaiter, as well as my knife.

 
Posted : 08/05/2013 11:42 am
dadio
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just a quick one ,i have a new MK V gas mask bag for the upcoming Copenhagen game and i was wondering how it should be worn. in picture's it is worn on the chest and seems to be partially held on by thin strap's possibly from the gas cape ? now i don't have a gas cape but the bag comes with a length of cord attached ,is this cord also used as a way of attaching the bag .my main reason for asking is that i have an RSI to my neck and the thought of hanging this forward via a strap around my neck is not a pleasant one so i was hoping that it was fixed to the webbing in some way .

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Posted : 19/05/2014 10:49 am
Chomley-Warner
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Cord goes round the back through strap, all self supporting - this fab Cuneo painting shows:

 
Posted : 19/05/2014 11:13 am
dadio
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thank you my good man that all makes perfect sense now and does indeed keep the weight of my poor neck

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





 
Posted : 19/05/2014 10:51 pm
 Yith
(@yith)
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That's just one way of wearing it.

You can also wear it with the strap at it's shortest and the tie just round your back.

One method is for normal wear and the other is for when gas attack really is imminent.

I forget which is which and they do have names...

 
Posted : 23/05/2014 12:32 pm
 Yith
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For info on wearing the cape see here:
http://www.wwiireenacting.co.uk/forum/v ... 80&t=30601

Important scans uploaded here... I knew I'd posted them somewhere!

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Posted : 23/05/2014 12:44 pm
dadio
(@dadio)
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i bet they all fervently thanked god that they never had to use them

armoury
m1a1 Thompson,sten mk2,mp40,stg44,sterling,mk2 bren gun,lee Enfield no4 mk1,Mauser Kar98, Walther ppk,smith and Weston m10 and Mauser m712
Give me a big enough hammer and a place to stand and I could fix the world.
i'll kill a man in a fair fight or if i think he's going to start a fair fight or over a woman or.......
a problem shared is a problem halved ,but an advantage shared is no advantage at all
if a job's not worth doing then its certainly not worth doing well





 
Posted : 23/05/2014 9:34 pm
(@prideofengland)
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For 'The Silencing of Merville' what would be an appropriate cap badge?

 
Posted : 07/06/2014 9:20 pm
Chomley-Warner
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Heh, I listed in the uniform requirements - any cap badge. No3 Commando were volunteers and retained their regimental badges. Attached is No 3 Commando, No 4 Troop just before D-Day.

247712=10365 3 Commando 4 Troop 1944

 
Posted : 07/06/2014 9:42 pm
(@prideofengland)
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Now you see what a thicky I am when it comes to British Kit :slap:

So as presumably the commando's were volunteeers from other regiments they could literally have any regimental badge?

 
Posted : 07/06/2014 9:56 pm
Chomley-Warner
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Yes, you can use any British Regiment that takes your fancy or you already have in your kit box.

 
Posted : 07/06/2014 9:59 pm
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