Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby McVickers » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:06 pm

No, looks well covered, but not over-done :good:
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Poacher » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:26 pm

It looks busy but not overdone.
You will lose some if playing in woodland or shrubbery.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Bazooka Joe » Thu Aug 07, 2014 7:00 pm

Iceman wrote:
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Too much?


Give it a swirl round in a bucket of water then let it dry.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Kendo » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:17 pm

Iceman wrote:
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Too much?

Pretty much how mine looks - same lid as well. As Poacher says, expect to lose some while bombing head first through trees and bushes; I certainly did. Even if you don't lose any of the hessian, it will get torn to buggery and frayed beyond use, so you'll probably have to replace some strips after a few games.

Bazooka Joe wrote:Give it a swirl round in a bucket of water then let it dry.

I'm curious. What does this do?
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby BootedFeet » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:29 pm

Kendo wrote:
Bazooka Joe wrote:Give it a swirl round in a bucket of water then let it dry.

I'm curious. What does this do?


IIRC this makes the hessian lose it's rigidity and go all floppy, reportedly making it better camouflage.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Sun Aug 10, 2014 6:33 pm

I just squirted some water on it,
I would assume it would do the same.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Kendo » Sun Aug 10, 2014 9:05 pm

BootedFeet wrote:IIRC this makes the hessian lose it's rigidity and go all floppy, reportedly making it better camouflage.

Hmm. If that's correct wouldn't that cause the hessian to lie flat against the shell of the helmet?

I could imagine longer strips hanging beneath the rim, so that would help break up the helmet's shape I suppose... Still, I would have thought keeping the material somewhat rigid would have been preferable, seeing as it would be more susceptible to sticking out from the lid and therefore destroy the very distinctive dome shape.
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Bazooka Joe » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:29 am

Giving it a good swirl round, will help loosen it up, re shape it, and give it a more natural look when it dries. You may also find that the strips of hessian divide into individual strands (also helps the look a bit in my opinion).

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Kendo » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:05 pm

Bazooka Joe wrote:Giving it a good swirl round, will help loosen it up, re shape it, and give it a more natural look when it dries. You may also find that the strips of hessian divide into individual strands (also helps the look a bit in my opinion).

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Ahhh, I get it now. Will have to try this myself now! Cheers for the info, folks. :happyclap:
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby BootedFeet » Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:21 pm

No problem kamara- I mean, fellow Britischer pal! :whistle: Much playing fußball and drinking of the teal! :)
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Kendo » Tue Aug 12, 2014 9:49 pm

BootedFeet wrote:No problem kamara- I mean, fellow Britischer pal! :whistle: Much playing fußball and drinking of the teal! :)

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:24 am

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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Iceman » Thu Aug 28, 2014 11:06 am

So no real smart to put on the helmet with a webbing chinstrap? Looks like I'll ask a fellow brit for help on saturday...
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Granger » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:23 pm

Major threadomancy!

I've just joined these forums and I have found this thread to be incredibly useful. I believe I have almost everything I need plus a few extras. My respirator pouch turned up today, as did my binocular pouch which I had hoped to use as storage for delicates but have found I am running out of space on my webbing.

How much of the webbing was optional? Did it really come down to personal preference?

For example, if I wear to take off the water bottle I'd have enough room for a bino pouch but would that push my "look" too far to the historically inaccurate side?
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Re: Paras - Uniform, Kit and other Particulars

Postby Allenby » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:59 pm

Keep the water bottle. It's essential kit; after running around for a few hours, you'll need it.

Think about it from the point of view of a combat soldier. Would you rather have a set of binoculars, or water?

Always go for the standard, every man look; the most common webbing arrangement, etc etc. also remember you have to carry it round for almost six hours. It can be a lot of weight. Go light. The amount of stuff that soldiers would discard to cut down on the amount of crap they had to carry was staggering.


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