Uniform is coming togther

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Postby Granger » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:26 am

Lord Elpus wrote:The way the weather is turning, I reckon that's going to be a bit on the cold side by December, so I'm thinking along the lines of a Ushanka, did they all conform to one pattern, just different materials, or were there lots of different "types" quite hard to tell in photos.
also a winter coat might be useful, of course I don't want to spend any money, was there any "ad hoc" winter coats, such as animal skin jerkins and the like, converted blankets, or captured greatcoats, have been searching but not found much info.

You can pick up a telogreika pretty cheap off ebay. I got a whole suit for just £30 from Ukraine.
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Mattywheels » Fri Oct 14, 2016 9:52 am

For Rattenkrieg, you'll find that the temperature in the tunnels is fairly consistent (usually around 10 degrees, no matter the time of year); also take into account that there won't be any breeze so no wind chill to contend with :good:
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby BootedFeet » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:05 am

Mattywheels wrote:For Rattenkrieg, you'll find that the temperature in the tunnels is fairly consistent (usually around 10 degrees, no matter the time of year); also take into account that there won't be any breeze so no wind chill to contend with :good:


Damn, no call for the greatcoat then. :(
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Postby Mattywheels » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:26 am

Sorry Matt :( Extra hardman points for any one who goes with a greatcoat for all or part of the event 8)

Small print: player not allowed to pass out through dehydration though
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Postby Granger » Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:29 am

Mattywheels wrote:For Rattenkrieg, you'll find that the temperature in the tunnels is fairly consistent (usually around 10 degrees, no matter the time of year); also take into account that there won't be any breeze so no wind chill to contend with :good:

Maybe a bit warm for a telogreika and matching padded trousers then
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Fri Oct 14, 2016 12:08 pm

About 10 or 11 years ago in a hot summer, visited one of the maginot line forts, near the Belgian border, open to the public, and has been restored,.........bloody freezing down there! They even have a notice telling people they might want to take a coat with them, so guess who went down in a T shirt! :slap:
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Sat Oct 15, 2016 5:51 pm

still waiting for breeches from Hiki, .........getting withdrawal symptoms now, uniform build has stalled!
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Thu Oct 20, 2016 8:50 pm

Breeches, arrived........and a good fit! A better gas mask bag as well. Happy with the quality too, better than I thought they would be.
So uniform is complete................ for now.
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Wed Nov 09, 2016 8:06 pm

Just got a good "wartime style" ushanka, very cheap, even the inside looks right, got a little bit of biro pen marking on it, but will try to get rid of this, can't see it if the side flaps are buttoned on the "up".
Just got to find a star for it.
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:50 am

At last....found some Russian "jack boots"!..... at a reasonable price, they are the sort with synthetic lookalike leather top section, but they don't look terrible just need a bit wearing in. that's completes the outfit.......now need a battle to christen it!
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Teddy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 4:39 pm

Where did the ushanka come from? Shop Bulgaria?
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby BootedFeet » Mon Apr 10, 2017 5:36 pm

If you're still looking for one, OTK-87 carries the Ushanka stars

https://www.etsy.com/uk/listing/2670851 ... e_active_2
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Apr 10, 2017 7:57 pm

I can't remember now where the ushanka came from, got it off eBay, not actually russki, but as near as dammit.
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Postby Lord Elpus » Mon Apr 10, 2017 8:06 pm

I got a star about a week later, so everything was a go, for the Rattenkrieg game........had to miss it because of work!
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Re: Uniform is coming togther

Postby Teddy » Mon Apr 10, 2017 10:32 pm

Maybe an East German one.
Not sure whether I should get a ushanka for winter kit. I have a helmet and a 70s ushanka with blue fur which I might just try and dye grey if possible.

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