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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Macca on Sat 30 Jan 2016, 11:29 am

Damo McDowall thats priceless good one Damo

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  svb288 on Thu 28 Jan 2016, 8:38 pm

Pretty well got both my Western Desert and Jungle 2nd AIF impressions complete. All the webbing sourced was either brand new old stock and dated to near mint issued. My SMLE is 1942 dated with a clean bore. All i need now are the Aussie brown boots, a set of US leggings and a Slouch hat. Even managed to get origional rising sun badge with the Kings Crown and a WW2 Puggaree.
Looking forwards to the Kokoda 42 event later on this year.
Heinrich or should i say Damo Mc Dowall

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch1 on Sat 11 Apr 2015, 9:33 pm

Hi all,

Could I get a full list on what to buy for an 1942 Australian pacific impression please, im still unsure of what to buy Sad

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  svb288 on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 9:28 pm

I would agree with the statement greg Ameys repro p37 webbing is crap.
Original P37 webbing is still available new un issued so please do not buy repro items. Canadian and British manufactured webbing is in plentiful supply and most of what I bought was war time dated unissued
Ask before you buy make the most of other people's experience
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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch1 on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 8:48 pm

I found this site and it has information on what was worn back in 1942 and what I should buy.... is it correct though?

http://thediggerslivinghistorygroup.blogspot.com.au/p/uniforms.html

if not what should I buy first?

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Ben Simmons on Mon 02 Mar 2015, 8:17 pm

Mitch, Greg Amey has a stall at gun shows as well as at HA, and he also has a Facebook page called Aussie Digger Militaria. But i wouldn't recommend his repro gear, it all looks very cheap and very crap.

What Price Glory


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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch1 on Sun 01 Mar 2015, 11:26 am

Could I have the links to those sites please guys.

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  svb288 on Sat 28 Feb 2015, 4:37 pm

Greg Amey sells WW2 AIF jungle greens also at a reasonable price. The shorts i bought were mint surplus not repros at around $35 a pair.

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch Henson on Sat 28 Feb 2015, 10:05 am

Just had a look on what price glory and they have the jungle greens pants and shirts they would have used. Which helps since they are supposed to be hard to find

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Max Schmidt on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 6:04 pm

And for the older members, don't forget the Volunteer Defence Corps!
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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  anton_manske on Thu 26 Feb 2015, 4:25 pm

Excellent stuff Gents - I feel we need to ramp up this area - btw I may have some australian wool tunics for sale soon (need to check them) I have tried to get an australian impression for a while but even though a couple of re-trys with size can't get the tunic to fit (shoulders have been too small or gut too large).

tc

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch1 on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 5:11 pm

Craig,
Sorry forgot to mention that I am wanting to do AIF for this impression.

Dieter that's very very very tempting but sadly I like Jungle and mud and stuff..... maybe next time

Cool

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Craig87 on Wed 25 Feb 2015, 7:57 am

If your doing 42 pacific you will need to work out whether your going militia (The early army reserve) or regular army. Militia's equipment was a bit rag tag consisting of hand me downs from ww1 era gear to the newer stuff issued to the regs. I'll have a dig around one of the neighboring reserve units that had men go over to png and fight and see what I can dig up for you.

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Re: Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch Henson on Tue 24 Feb 2015, 10:20 pm

Don't do the Pacific man, that place sucks. It's hot, it's muggy, and there are Japs everywhere! Come do North Africa with me and Dermot Smile

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Building Australian WW2 Impression

Post  Mitch1 on Tue 24 Feb 2015, 8:17 pm

Hi all,

I have decided that the next impression I want to do is 1942 Australian Infantry In Papua New Guinea. Could anyone give many any sites on where to buy my gear and check the authenticity of the gear I already have.

Cheers Mitch.

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