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I recently bought five Swedish wool tunics for cheap and am planning on converting these into m43 German tunics for use as rentals.  These are the same tunics that were converted and can be seen on the Germans in the series Band of Brothers.  I, more or less, plan on doing the same thing that they did.  While not perfect, I think they don't look all too bad.

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Having some loaner gear is a great idea.  I recently picked up some extra Y-straps postwar and modified them to look pretty close too.  We can pool our sources and outfit a promising beginner at some point.  :)

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If anyone has any spare uniform accessories they are not using that come with repro tunics.  (shoulderboards, insignia, patches, etc.)  I would be possibly interested in taking them off your hands. Let me know.

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Yes I have a couple items I'll show you at Farmington.

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I also have some misc uniform items that I will bring to Farmington along with the Russian items.
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Thanks!  Anything to help complete the tunics or add a bit of "personality" helps.  We should also, as a group, come up with a comprehensive list of what we have available for rent.  Being able to advertise that we have a base of good rental uniforms could be a good draw for anyone who is on the fence about committing to WWII airsoft.  Browsing around I was also able to source some other photos of the converted tunics.  Not too bad if done right.











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After looking at these tunics today this project has been shelved.  The dealer sent me completely different tunics than what were advertised.  The amount of work it would take to convert them would be too much for what it is worth.  I am trying to return them for a full refund.  Apologies to anyone who was following this post.

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Well you get an "A" for effort and an "F" for your frustration.  Buyer beware.

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Well, the dealer has offered me a partial refund for these with the ability to keep them.  If everything works out I may go that route and work with what I have. Here is a rough idea of what I have so far.  Forgive the rough neon green pockets and wrong side for the chest eagle.  They are just there to give a general idea.



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Are you planning to cut up a couple of them for parts?

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