Where to find British jungle uniforms

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Where to find British jungle uniforms

Postby Colosseum » Fri Feb 03, 2017 4:59 pm

Hi all -

I recently stumbled across this image on Karkee Web and realized that I actually have no clue where to find British Army jungle uniforms. WPG has JG BD trousers, but that's basically it. I'd love a full-length button shirt like this one (listed as "Shirt, Jungle, 1944" on KW) but obviously originals are nigh impossible to find and none of my usual sources (WPG...) seem to have anything available.

Any ideas?

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Re: Where to find British jungle uniforms

Postby Colosseum » Mon Feb 06, 2017 4:38 pm

Anyone? I'm surprised there's been no response!

I'm considering trying out Paddelaters, but a bit worried by some sketchy reviews. Thoughts?
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Re: Where to find British jungle uniforms

Postby Granger » Mon Feb 06, 2017 5:44 pm

I've got the JG BD trousers from WPG and I bought the JG tailored shirt in lieu of a more correct shirt. It does the job but I'd love to know where I could be a JG BD top too
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Re: Where to find British jungle uniforms

Postby Colosseum » Mon Feb 06, 2017 6:09 pm

Yeah, same. I have the WPG JG BD trousers and they're decent enough, but the buttons are awful (frankly) and don't seem to match period photos. They're also far too baggy (a complaint I've seen raised on a the British reenacting forum). I had one of their desert Aertex shirts and it was great but I sold it because the half-button front was strange and it was a little too large anyway.

Really, I'd just a jungle green Aertex shirt with a full-length button front - but they seem impossible to come across!
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Re: Where to find British jungle uniforms

Postby StevF99 » Thu Feb 09, 2017 12:32 pm

In Burma it was common place to re-dye KD shirts, trousers and shorts JG as well as mix and match between issued JG uniform. It may not be an immaculate solution but it'd certainly be realistic.
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