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Thats right... Reverse engineering.

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Hmm, that green stuff from Jerry has potential, with tweaking you could come up with something close enough that if standardised would give the overall effect of Pea Green, wonder what the chance are of getting more done then?

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Actually.. Seeing Jerry's has given me an Idea. I will tell you how it goes, and post pics.

But to be fair.. It would look great to see a big unit of BEF all in Home Service Green, and all in UNIFORM kit. With only minor changes for job.

Seems like a real plan is formulating.

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agreed but it's not the perceived look of the BEF and if we allow or all wear O8 web and SD and carry lewis guns we may as well all go to the Somme

Agreed - but aren't you just perpetrating a myth? (the amount of photos that would be taken that would end up in the press, and therefore used as authority) SDs/08/Lewis Guns were all used by 2nd Line units (There is a solution tho - only make it open to Infantry Units - leave out CMP on Traffic duty)


Fine Oggy but support units would have attached to whoever was going their way. And define infantry? definition i was given as recruit was all soldiers when specialist role disappears. 3 searclight regt fought very well as infantry during the retreat.

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OK

Please have a look at this pouch which has real & repro blanco on.

Tell me what you all think.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/ ... 120030.jpg

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Infantry being those with a primary role as infantry, members of regiments listed at the time as being infantry of the line, 'Emergencies' not withstanding. We are however drifting slightly, who for example is expecting to attend, has a Lewis gun in their collection and is happy to carry it half way across Belgium and France? Anyone feel like jogging along with a Boys Anti-Tank rifle or Mortar? Keep it simple, Brens and rifles, (sidearms where/if appropriate) that'll be enough of a hasstle to get right along with the other kit issues, starting to include SD, 08 webbing etc. is just complicating the issue. If people can't be arsed to get the kit to fit in, then I can't imagine they'll be arsed to do the distance, take orders and tow the line. If people want to be different/special/individual then they can go and organise their own march, there's no law saying they can't (or maybe there is, I don't know), consider it a test of commitment.

Out of interest, what quantity of Thompsons were the French actually in possesion of and issuing at the time of withdrawl to Dunkirk? I know of at least one source that states that many (if not all can't remeber exactly which) of those sold to France were diverted to the UK and arrived after the withdrawl along with those purchased by the UK? Any further details?

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Cheif Chinthe wrote:
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Please have a look at this pouch which has real & repro blanco on.

Tell me what you all think.

http://i108.photobucket.com/albums/n14/ ... 120030.jpg


In terms of what? Colour? Overall appearence? Which is which and what's the availability/durability of the repro. Blanco like? Is there a possibility of colour matching a production run to the original, which we have access to?

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looking at the greens I'd say the green second from teh top of the pouch was THE BEST COLOUR, irrespective of if it's original or not ? Do you agree/disagree ???


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Well... in terms of what you think of it as blanco.

The second green in is my attempt at Pea green. It looks better in the fleash.

What do people think of the sand ones.

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It looks good to me, but out of curiosity what's the texture like?

EDIT: If it's not still wet ;)

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they all look pretty much like blanco in my opinion irrespective of colour, I think the key is durability although Im not sure that should be the word to use even with ORIGINAL blanco !!!


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Glad you all like it. If I can find a bit of pea green blanco, I will colour match it better.

Pea green is so scarce....

Can anyone guess which is the real blanco?

I am very impressed with the finish. I will be bringing this to Chatham, with me, for people to look at.

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no they all LOOK pretty much the same, I don't think pea green had to be an EXACT match just close enough as long as EVERYONE uses the same stuff in the end


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If peopel are happy to use the above, And have a piece of webbin in pea green for me to try to copy the colour, I can make more, and offer it out.

I know I plan to use the Khaki for my desert gear. & Best Belt for Tropical ORs SD.

UPDATE

This is very durable. It stays on well.. I tried to scrape it off with a fork, and it stays on. But it scrubs off like blanco. And is waterfast as much as the real thing. IE.. It only comes off when you soak it and scrub it.

I think this has worked!

Is anyone at Chatham this sunday that wants to have a look, close up.

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who cares what it is as long as it work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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