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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby imp1864 » Tue Oct 20, 2009 4:50 pm

While having a lurk on the Pssst forum, I found a tip to change the colour of the very sand DAK webbing that seems to be the norm to a more acceptable colour. Dylon olive green dye. Its apparently spot on for the olive green webbing used by the Korp. Now I haven't tried it myself but once I find some I'm going to test it out. stand by for results. :good:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Wladek » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:09 pm

Though I am not the expert as far as i am aware the answers are no, no, yes and yes. Though for our purposes any boots would be sufficient. :good:

The experts will surely arrive soon.
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Lardassmonkey » Tue Oct 20, 2009 11:43 pm

Yes they had gaiters, although there use was something of a matter of personal choice. Jackboots were sometimes seen but usually only worn by officers. Standard low boots were used as well as tropical versions. Yes the £60 uniforms are acceptable. They may not be 100% correct but they're pretty good for the money.

The correct undershirt is the olive M40/M41.

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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Steiner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:24 am

sly wrote:did the dak use gaiters? did they use jackboots at all? or only tropical boots? are those 60quid chinese dak uniforms acceptable?
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Hehe James - you sneaking over to the dark side for this one? :wink: (Or should that be the DAK side? :roll: :oops: )

Normal low boots, with or without gaiters is fine. The Chinese DAK uniforms are also fine. :good:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Steiner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:38 am

Thanks for the info, Harry.

Sly, I didn't realise you'd got Heer kit too! :good:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Lardassmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 11:53 am

Yes thanks for the info Harry, we'll be sure to be cautious of that seller. I hope your issue gets sorted out and you can get some kit together so you can join us in taking the pass. :good:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby webby » Wed Oct 21, 2009 12:21 pm

Well it'll be nice to have another DAK enthusiast on board! :) :good:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby dieselmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:23 pm

What's the situation on DAK pith helmets?

a bit of pith taking could just sway me to buy another German loadout...
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Lardassmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 7:26 pm

If you want a pith helmet then you welcome to have one. Personally I think they look daft. :lol:
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Steiner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:32 pm

Epic do 'em for £39.95! :D
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby dieselmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 8:41 pm

Lardassmonkey wrote:If you want a pith helmet then you welcome to have one. Personally I think they look daft. :lol:


I look daft whatever uniform i'm wearing! :lol:

Seriously tho, i don't want to respray my stahlhelm, and my hair sticks out of caps and sidecaps, so for £40, i was wondering if they got much use?

TBH, DAK's a complete mystery, it's never been a force that's held much interest to me.
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Steiner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:12 pm

Well, you see pith helmets in quite a few pictures. The alternatives would be a DAK tropical cap (i.e. like a ski cap) or even an M35 from www.reenactment-box.com , which come in at $65 delivered (£39 currently).
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Lardassmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:13 pm

Pith helmets weren't very popular and weren't really worn in the front line. They offered no protection like a stalhelm and weren't as practical as a cap.

I have an idea for temporarily painting helmets that may work. Crushing white chalk and mixing it into a paste works well for winter camo. Maybe brown chalk (or white mixed with mud) could do the same?
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby Steiner » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:15 pm

Or simply use emulsion ?
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Re: DAK Kit Guide

Postby dieselmonkey » Wed Oct 21, 2009 9:19 pm

Steiner wrote:Or simply use emulsion ?


Gadge tried that for Glocke over his normandy finish, and i don't think it ever came off, sadly.

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