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Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 9:09pm

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Hi guys, Im doing a vietnam movie and then a world war 2 movie...was wondering...Anyone know what they dressed as in world war 2 if so, reply and also a link would do wonders...and for vietnam i am try get my hands on a m-65jackt but most go for 40-50 so take th plunge or is there a solution, again a liink would do wondeers/ sorry for the mmispells my keyboard is actin weird...
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 9:36pm

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I have never done it myself, but I know that a Army Navy store or some sort of military surplus store would have some stuff you can use.
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 9:58pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

Anyone know what they dressed as in world war 2 if so, reply and also a link would do wonders...
How do you think we find links to websites about WWII clothing and gear?

WE-

GOOGLE IT!!!

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again a liink would do wondeers
Best link for anything military.
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 10:06pm

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SilverDragon7 wrote:

JasonX1024 wrote:

Anyone know what they dressed as in world war 2 if so, reply and also a link would do wonders...
How do you think we find links to websites about WWII clothing and gear?

WE-

GOOGLE IT!!!

JasonX1024 wrote:

again a liink would do wondeers
Best link for anything military.
i do and then i find shit like khacki jackets that are worth 80 dollars...
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 10:08pm

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I've yet to have trouble, maybe it's your spelling?
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 10:14pm

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no...well i corrrect things in thee search but my keyboard sucks.
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 10:31pm

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I would suggest doing something modern because modern uniforms are much more readily available and much cheaper for obvious reasons. You can still do a war film with all the traditional war elements, just adapt Nazis to Extremists and The Viet Cong to the insurgency. Or do what I did, and make up a fictional war.
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 11:25pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

no...well i corrrect things in thee search but my keyboard sucks.
Oh noes! Alls lost when I can't simply press backspace!
Posted: Thu, 14th Aug 2008, 11:52pm

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...its not that my computer is all wireless and sometimes it freaks out..
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 12:47am

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For World War 2 try Atthefront.com Expensive, but I hear it's worth the money. If you wanna be cheap, try http://www.coloradoairsoft.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6134

You can use an M65, M51, M43 for late war jackets. Paratroopers and M41 (Early war to normandy) are more money. If you need them really cheap, try looking for civilian look a likes. I just got an M51 field jacket on ebay for 12 bucks shipped. Also, i've seen some good khaki coats that look like tanker jackets (worn by all troops) and M41 field jackets. OD trousers without pockets can be worn as the whole war.

For Vietnam, an M65 is not the way to go. Most troops did not wear them because of the heat. You need a Vietnam OD shirt and some OD pants.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-VIETNAM-OD-R-S-FATIGUE-SHIRT-NEW-SIZE-LARGE_W0QQitemZ320284496076QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320284496076&_trkparms=72%3A1075|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218761167154

You would use the same GI Steel Pot m1 helmet for both wars. Vietnam would need a cover.

Just look at lots of pictures. (originals, not repros) Base your costumes off of them. Check out some Army Navy stores, you might find some great stuff for dirt cheap prices. Also check Sportsmansguide.com You might find some good look a likes. Hope this helps..
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 3:12am

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mikeh wrote:

For World War 2 try Atthefront.com Expensive, but I hear it's worth the money. If you wanna be cheap, try http://www.coloradoairsoft.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6134

You can use an M65, M51, M43 for late war jackets. Paratroopers and M41 (Early war to normandy) are more money. If you need them really cheap, try looking for civilian look a likes. I just got an M51 field jacket on ebay for 12 bucks shipped. Also, i've seen some good khaki coats that look like tanker jackets (worn by all troops) and M41 field jackets. OD trousers without pockets can be worn as the whole war.

For Vietnam, an M65 is not the way to go. Most troops did not wear them because of the heat. You need a Vietnam OD shirt and some OD pants.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-VIETNAM-OD-R-S-FATIGUE-SHIRT-NEW-SIZE-LARGE_W0QQitemZ320284496076QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320284496076&_trkparms=72%3A1075|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218761167154

You would use the same GI Steel Pot m1 helmet for both wars. Vietnam would need a cover.

Just look at lots of pictures. (originals, not repros) Base your costumes off of them. Check out some Army Navy stores, you might find some great stuff for dirt cheap prices. Also check Sportsmansguide.com You might find some good look a likes. Hope this helps..
thanks man!
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 6:01am

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Have you thought of going to an 'army surplus store' and asking them?

If you want to be a creative filmmaker, you need to 'creative'. Don't ignore that part - lots of people do apparently.

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Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 6:22am

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EvilDonut wrote:

Have you thought of going to an 'army surplus store' and asking them?

If you want to be a creative filmmaker, you need to 'creative'. Don't ignore that part - lots of people do apparently.

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there is no surplus store where i live...not that i live in bumblescum usa its that i live in a populated are with high buildings suburbs and a high class ghetto...and alot of fastfood.
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 7:30am

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JasonX1024 wrote:

EvilDonut wrote:

Have you thought of going to an 'army surplus store' and asking them?

If you want to be a creative filmmaker, you need to 'creative'. Don't ignore that part - lots of people do apparently.

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there is no surplus store where i live...not that i live in bumblescum usa its that i live in a populated are with high buildings suburbs and a high class ghetto...and alot of fastfood.
...wow
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 9:04am

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JasonX1024 wrote:

EvilDonut wrote:

Have you thought of going to an 'army surplus store' and asking them?

If you want to be a creative filmmaker, you need to 'creative'. Don't ignore that part - lots of people do apparently.

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there is no surplus store where i live...not that i live in bumblescum usa its that i live in a populated are with high buildings suburbs and a high class ghetto...and alot of fastfood.
Find an army surplus store online, and email the webmaster/owner. Many owners are usually former military. They'll tell you exactly what you need (hint: BDU's). Then buy from them or ebay.

Or just go to your local VFW or Army Post. Too easy.

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Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 3:39pm

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JasonX1024,
Your profile says you live in New York. Where in New York do you live?
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 10:25pm

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D3L3T10N wrote:

JasonX1024,
Your profile says you live in New York. Where in New York do you live?
Westchester...why?
Posted: Fri, 15th Aug 2008, 11:39pm

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mikeh wrote:

For World War 2 try Atthefront.com Expensive, but I hear it's worth the money. If you wanna be cheap, try http://www.coloradoairsoft.org/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=6134

You can use an M65, M51, M43 for late war jackets. Paratroopers and M41 (Early war to normandy) are more money. If you need them really cheap, try looking for civilian look a likes. I just got an M51 field jacket on ebay for 12 bucks shipped. Also, i've seen some good khaki coats that look like tanker jackets (worn by all troops) and M41 field jackets. OD trousers without pockets can be worn as the whole war.

For Vietnam, an M65 is not the way to go. Most troops did not wear them because of the heat. You need a Vietnam OD shirt and some OD pants.

http://cgi.ebay.com/VINTAGE-VIETNAM-OD-R-S-FATIGUE-SHIRT-NEW-SIZE-LARGE_W0QQitemZ320284496076QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item320284496076&_trkparms=72%3A1075|39%3A1|66%3A2|65%3A12|240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&timeout=1218761167154

You would use the same GI Steel Pot m1 helmet for both wars. Vietnam would need a cover.

Just look at lots of pictures. (originals, not repros) Base your costumes off of them. Check out some Army Navy stores, you might find some great stuff for dirt cheap prices. Also check Sportsmansguide.com You might find some good look a likes. Hope this helps..
Good advice! smile
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 2:09am

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thanks...!!!!!!
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 3:12am

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JasonX1024 wrote:

D3L3T10N wrote:

JasonX1024,
Your profile says you live in New York. Where in New York do you live?
Westchester...why?
That's near Danbury, right? I know for a fact that there are military surplus stores near there. I know they're probably out of the way, but sometimes you just have to suck it up for the sake of your films.
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 4:22am

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D3L3T10N wrote:

JasonX1024 wrote:

D3L3T10N wrote:

JasonX1024,
Your profile says you live in New York. Where in New York do you live?
Westchester...why?
That's near Danbury, right? I know for a fact that there are military surplus stores near there. I know they're probably out of the way, but sometimes you just have to suck it up for the sake of your films.
THATS REALLY FAR AWAY!!!!
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 4:46am

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http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&client=safari&rls=en-us&q=westchester+new+york&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=X&oi=geocode_result&resnum=1&ct=image
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 12:20pm

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Almost everyone has a surplus store near them..you just have to find it. I have one near me, but it only sells new stuff!! Online will have to do. Search around for "US Infantry WW2" or something. Then you'll find pictures, and build from it. It shouldn't be too hard, and you shouldnt need to travel far. Just look around.
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Jason, after following this thread for a while, it seems you are just making excuses on why you can go out on a 2 hour drive or order something online. We have given you all the help we can, now its your turn to do something with it.
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 1:20pm

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Well if you really wont your movie to look realllly good i would go to a army navy store but if you dont realy care you can just get a simple green jacket and through it around in the mud a little then you get sum cheap camo pants and make them a little dirty and if you wont the pants to look thick you could just wear lets say a snow suit pants under it and it should look like a pretty good outfit that would cost to make about 40 or 30
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 3:45pm

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Bolbi wrote:

Jason, after following this thread for a while, it seems you are just making excuses on why you can go out on a 2 hour drive or order something online. We have given you all the help we can, now its your turn to do something with it.
Excuses? I dont have a car Im 16 and I dont have a permit to go on highways and my parents work alot and they wouldnt drive all the way up there just to get clothes and props, BUT thanks anyway for the suggestion!
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 4:45pm

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I'm 14 and I have these uniforms. I never had to drive anywhere for any of them. If we go on a vacation, i look for surplus stores. I look at flea markets in our area. I do my homework, and find the cheap things online. It isn't that hard.
Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 7:19pm

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JasonX1024 wrote:

Bolbi wrote:

Jason, after following this thread for a while, it seems you are just making excuses on why you can go out on a 2 hour drive or order something online. We have given you all the help we can, now its your turn to do something with it.
Excuses? I dont have a car Im 16 and I dont have a permit to go on highways and my parents work alot and they wouldnt drive all the way up there just to get clothes and props, BUT thanks anyway for the suggestion!
In that case - may I suggest you stop focusing so much on 'military accuracy' on whatever product you're making - and concentrate instead on making something unique, interesting and enjoyable???

This is not a $50M epic. A not-so-perfect military jacket isn't going to be the end all for u.

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Posted: Sat, 16th Aug 2008, 7:25pm

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EvilDonut wrote:

JasonX1024 wrote:

Bolbi wrote:

Jason, after following this thread for a while, it seems you are just making excuses on why you can go out on a 2 hour drive or order something online. We have given you all the help we can, now its your turn to do something with it.
Excuses? I dont have a car Im 16 and I dont have a permit to go on highways and my parents work alot and they wouldnt drive all the way up there just to get clothes and props, BUT thanks anyway for the suggestion!
In that case - may I suggest you stop focusing so much on 'military accuracy' on whatever product you're making - and concentrate instead on making something unique, interesting and enjoyable???

This is not a $50M epic. A not-so-perfect military jacket isn't going to be the end all for u.
But i hate, HATE the people online that get into paintball or airsoft clothing and camos and run around with paintball or airsoft guns and they have white nikes on and that bothers me alot...

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Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 12:53am

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JasonX1024 wrote:


But i hate, HATE the people online that get into paintball or airsoft clothing and camos and run around with paintball or airsoft guns and they have white nikes on and that bothers me alot...

Then go to an army surplus store. People have already given u that suggestion. If people are drawn into a good flick - they are very forgiving. Look at the cheesy animation of south park!

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Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 2:19am

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EvilDonut wrote:

If people are drawn into a good flick - they are very forgiving. Look at the cheesy animation of south park!
You realize that the first episode of South Park required three months of toiling production by cutting things out of cardboard and paper, right? Jason, if you really want your vision to come alive, sometimes you have to sacrifice time, and if you can't take a two hour drive for it, then you'll really hate it if you ever have to create a feature film. smile
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Have you tried a business search for surplus suppliers near you? Go to Google and type in 'military surplus 90210' where 90210 would be substituted for your own zip code. Get some telephone numbers and ask them if they have anything appropriate for your needs.
Posted: Mon, 18th Aug 2008, 1:19pm

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Fill wrote:

EvilDonut wrote:

If people are drawn into a good flick - they are very forgiving. Look at the cheesy animation of south park!
You realize that the first episode of South Park required three months of toiling production by cutting things out of cardboard and paper, right? Jason, if you really want your vision to come alive, sometimes you have to sacrifice time, and if you can't take a two hour drive for it, then you'll really hate it if you ever have to create a feature film. smile
word. I work 12 hours a day 7 days a week. This is the norm once u start doing it f/t. Unless you have a $20M budget and can tell people what to do while you relax in a beach house in Malibu. smile

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