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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Old Un » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:20 pm

It's got rips !!! excellent , now roll it around in some clay and mud, jump up and down on it an leave it outside for a week in the rain . Never wash it and dont bother replacing buttons when they go and you will look far more "real".

I mean this most sincerely , Headshot told me once never wash your kit (he turned up to our first game looking like a vet of 5 years war -actually a vet of 5 years reenacting IIRC) but it's a very valid suggestion and one I have followed . Saves on all the itme of cleaning it as well .

Probs preaching to the converted but thought it worth a mention anyway .
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Lardassmonkey » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:33 pm

I totally agree, my kit never gets washed, just dried and brushed down to get of any clumps. My DAK cap is currently living outside so I can give it more of a vets look, although it would work better if it was sunny. :roll:

I will repair my smock though- I don't want the rip going any further.
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby jay851 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 4:47 pm

cheers for the info guys
will order a helmet from spearhead then put on the decals and age it myself.

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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby jay851 » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:11 pm

just found this site, anyone had dealings with them. dont look too bad and free postage :D

http://www.militariaonline.com/shop/ind ... cPath=19_2
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Lardassmonkey » Thu Nov 20, 2008 5:53 pm

Jay I think that stuff is from Spearhead, at least according to Kermit in the 'where to buy kit thread'. Might be worth a try, especially since its got free postage.

I'm now buying a M42 helmet from the reenacting forum. £45 posted.

Waterbottle crisis may also be over thanks to our reenacting friends. :D
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Pinkpanzer » Fri Nov 21, 2008 9:03 pm

Thanks for the Kit tips - Plaintree M40 smock and helmet cover on order from Anthony
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Joseph Porta » Tue Dec 02, 2008 1:27 pm

ive been wearing an m43 cap at work for the last 2 months, and its aged wonders, dirt grime, wet dry cycles have relly taken the newness off.

also ive had my helmet rolling around on the van floor the same time, aged it a treat, also came in usefull on a building site when i got asked to wear a hardhat :good: . should have seen the tit-heads safty guys face when i got my "hardhat" out of the van.............. priceless. :rofl:
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Steiner » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:36 pm

:lol: lol, just another day in Porta's world...!! :roll:
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby JD7 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 6:55 pm

Joseph Porta wrote:should have seen the tit-head safety guys face when I got my "hard hat" out of the van.............. priceless. :rofl:


:rofl: Priceless indeed - Fantastich Tony !!
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Kermit » Tue Dec 02, 2008 10:40 pm

LMFAO I'd have paid good money to see the look on the 'elf 'n safety arsenugget's face when you pulled a jerry lid out the wagon :lol:
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby Joseph Porta » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:18 pm

on another new building site, The "Kashmir youth project" in rochdale, a groundworker in his fifties saw the el`met on the passenger footwell and said,"fooking hell, is that a german hat"

then "can i have a look"

he then puts on the el`met, and shouts accross site to his mate, "here ......who do i look like"

then he "hailed a taxi" so to speak :slap:

i promptly took my el`met back , and told him, tits like him, get people like me, a bad name,

so the el`met is on a strict," look with your eyes and not your hands" basis when builders ask now :roll:
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Re: Kit recommendations

Postby JD7 » Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:20 pm

Joseph Porta wrote:on another new building site, The "Kashmir youth project" in rochdale, a groundworker in his fifties saw the el`met on the passenger footwell and said,"fooking hell, is that a german hat"

then "can i have a look"

he then puts on the el`met, and shouts accross site to his mate, "here ......who do i look like"

then he "hailed a taxi" so to speak :slap:

i promptly took my el`met back , and told him, tits like him, get people like me, a bad name,

so the el`met is on a strict," look with your eyes and not your hands" basis when builders ask now :roll:



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