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 Post subject: Commercial Camo Patterns
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:05 pm 

Country: United States
I'm trying to put together a James Cameron costume on an Ed Wood budget. The new US Army Combat Uniform Multicam / Scorpion has too much green in it (though it fades quite a bit on used uniforms). The same goes for British MTP. US Woodland has the right blob size, but once again, too much green. Multicam Arid seems to have the closest colorway, but the blob size is too small.

What commercial camo pattern looks closest to USCM BDU's to you lot?

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 Post subject: Re: Commercial Camo Patterns
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 4:38 pm 
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Location: Virginia
Service Number: A03/TQ2.0.02146E1
Country: United States
Polish Desert is the most popular 'fill in'. Not always easily found in the US but may be as close 'in spirit' as you will find in mass production.

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I just recently discoverd "Spanish Desert Camo". Also not shabby.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:22 pm 

Location: Cheshire UK
Service Number: A09/TQ1.0.32134E1
Country: United Kingdom
This is also something I've been thinking about.
The only time I've worn my armour out I combined it with UK MTP.
Right now I'm telling myself that I will buy the proper pattern when I can (probably late summer/autumn) but until then want a stand in that is at least half decent.
As has alrdy been said Polish desert pattern is good but even that would set me back about £80 and I'd rather not spend that on a temporary fix.
However, I happen to have a set of replica WW2 US marine reversible camo (bought for an early attempt at a Star Wars Rebel Endor Trooper costume) and I was thinking about using the desert side.

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 Post subject: Re: Commercial Camo Patterns
PostPosted: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:34 pm 

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bigbisont wrote:
I just recently discoverd "Spanish Desert Camo". Also not shabby.


That pattern is pretty rad! And they're US$50/set on Ali Express. I can always take the pockets off the sleeves, and it already has a mandarin collar. Thanks for the tip!


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I get my Polish stuff from military1st.co.uk - fast shipping for overseas and they have never let me down.

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