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Postby JD7 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 4:59 pm

I've taken some pics of my Fallschirmjager impression - my first attempt at this.

Note: Rank 'gull's are temp editions - have better on order from Richard Underwood also the Luftwaffe metal cap wreath is upsidedown - just testing fellow Axis on identification lol.

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FJ-Fliegerblouse 1
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FJ-Fliegerblouse 2
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FJ-Late 1
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Postby JD7 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:43 pm

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Postby Kermit » Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:57 pm

Looking good! just a couple of pointers - unpick the braided cord around the collar, and use mole grips to tighten up the metal plates that the mag pouches clip into. Another trick is to use a single D ring on a loop on the back to attach the back strap of the yoke to the belt in a more secure fashion.
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Postby JD7 » Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:34 pm

Kermit wrote:Looking good! just a couple of pointers - unpick the braided cord around the collar, and use mole grips to tighten up the metal plates that the mag pouches clip into. Another trick is to use a single D ring on a loop on the back to attach the back strap of the yoke to the belt in a more secure fashion.


i'm gonna stick with the cord on this fliegerblouse using it for my 'early' impression, will be used for walking out. The next one i buy will be bought without the cord and used in the field.

Also Thanks for the tips on the belt kit - once I get the other pieces I'm waiting for I'll secure - and I thought '58 patt was a bitch lol mind you i can source '58 waterbottles - am having trouble finding WWII ones.

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Postby Poacher » Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:44 am

Looks great but there is one little niggle for the anal like me that stops it being spot on.
Y straps. I cant find anything to support the use of straps with the extra bits for A frame or Affe. Much more normal would be the cavalry/officer style, other than that it's great, hey, not the end of the world.
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Postby JD7 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 9:51 am

Poacher wrote:Looks great but there is one little niggle for the anal like me that stops it being spot on.
Y straps.


I see what you mean with the straps - I'll prolly get the single hook versions from Richard Underwood next month - CC is a bit maxed lol
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Postby Kermit » Sat Mar 10, 2007 11:55 am

Best FJ Y straps i've found so far have been from Landser.com over in the US. Price was reasonable, and service was better than i've received from orders with RAU.
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Postby JD7 » Sat Mar 10, 2007 1:00 pm

Kermit wrote:Best FJ Y straps i've found so far have been from Landser.com over in the US. Price was reasonable, and service was better than i've received from orders with RAU.


thanks for the info
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Postby Yith » Wed Mar 14, 2007 12:48 pm

[quote="Yith"]Grrrr... just received a bill from DHL as regards customs costs for shipping my denison in. I reckon they've miscalculated though. They are trying to charge me
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Converted RAC helmet.

Postby Gadge » Sat Mar 17, 2007 3:41 pm

Well heres what the helemts looklike from Sabre with a bit of torn up sandbag as scrim.

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Postby Gliderrider » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:22 pm

You show off. Now all you need is a leather Para chinstrap
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Postby Gliderrider » Sat Mar 17, 2007 8:41 pm

Almost the Kit Ill be Using At phoenix. No ammo pouches, just stuff bits in the dennison pockets and down the front of the dennison.

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Postby Yith » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:16 pm

Gadge... I wore my MkV today... had a nasty bang on the head as I managed to charge (very fast) into an overhead bit of metalwork.

Result... the bolt in the helmet banged down onto the top of my head and made a small cut and a small but quite tall bump... I was slightly concussed, but nothing more than a minor inconvenience.

So... I will be covering that bolt with some padding of some sort before I use the helmet again.

The helmet itself held up well though!
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Postby Gadge » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:10 pm

Good job you were wearing it then think what could have happend otherwise
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Postby Chomley-Warner » Sun Mar 18, 2007 9:22 pm

LOL - I always find when I wear hard hats on building sites I'm always bumping my head - I'm sure I wouldn't had I not had to wear the blooming things!

Question - how is it possible to tell whether Yith is concussed or not? :wink: :lol:
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