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    Mar 15, 2013, 5:50 PM - Colonel Stars and Stripes #1

    Don't think the Colonel has a thread yet.

    First thing is his belt. It looks like a 1851 US pattern buckle on a reproduction brown sword belt with German leather ammo pouches.

    Amazon.com: German WWII K98k Brown Leather Triple Ammunition Pouch: Everything Else



    The leg pouch on the left side looks like a Blackhawk Industries 3 mag drop with a smoke grenade holder on the front...?




    I have no idea what brand of black gloves but they have a mini American flag on the knuckles and General's stars.
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    Mar 15, 2013, 5:56 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #2

    The uniform looks easy.
    Multicam G-3 pants and a Multicam BDU top with right and left flags.
    Full bird Colonel rank on each collar.
    The hood is a modification to the BDU top and is a different fabric than the pants and top. Perhaps nylon or gore-tex but not the cobra pattern of the issue jacket. More like a jedi hood.





    USMC OD turtle neck and a formed fabric mask of similar fabric with a velcro fastener on the back.

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    Mar 15, 2013, 6:00 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #3

    In the first photo, the boots look like black jump boots.

    But then I look at this and they appear dark brown.

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    Mar 15, 2013, 6:05 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #4

    The American Ax Handle? has two small stars and one large.



    Two mini General's rank and one regular size?



    And I have no idea what is written on the scroll.
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    Mar 15, 2013, 6:08 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #5

    So if anyone has any ideas on where to get pieces and parts please speak up.
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    Mar 15, 2013, 7:00 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #6

    Rather uninspiring start but after some digging in the foot locker.



    I have short and long sleeve crew neck shirts in OD, a locally made drop and a right shoulder flag.

    Sadly, No turtle neck, the drop is not coyote brown or double mount with quick releases, have a stack of right flags but not a single left and have no idea where the black leather boots are.... Haven't worn black leather boots in so long.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 7:24 AM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #7

    At $48.99 is there a cheaper copy of G-3 Pants?
    http://armypanda.com/products/EMERSO...nee-Pads-.html

    $44.99 knock off Multicam BDU top.
    Propper Poly / Cotton Twill BDU Coats @ BDU.COM

    $16.85 Turtleneck.
    Wickers Turtleneck - Midweight, Comfortrel® (For Men) - Save 39%

    Mock Turtleneck $6.
    http://www.vanguardmil.com/mock-turt...n-p-15386.html

    $2.70 Left Flag.
    http://www.vanguardmil.com/flag-patc...ge-p-8716.html

    Edit: Added correct link for Multicam pants.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 8:19 AM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #8

    I'll be looking stuff up today at work
    This would be an awesome costume
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    Mar 16, 2013, 2:44 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #9

    Sean, hope you do better than I have on locating the leg drop pouch.

    My initial thought of Blackhawk was wrong. Their website for drops is now empty. So much for my favorite source of tactical gear. Sad thing is a few years ago had something close but now BH just wants to sell their modular STRIKE system.

    With the quick releases, second thought was Condor but no.
    And neither is it FLYYE nor Vangard.


    3 mags, it may be MP5 and not M9 but there is still the smoke/flash bang. Two pouches on one leg strap, it would explain the double mount to the belt.

    Perhaps, it is custom made?
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    Mar 16, 2013, 3:03 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #10

    Just got a new photo.



    It is some kind of a MOLLE platform with the mag pouches.



    What I thought was a training smoker or flash bang is an blue plastic inhaler held on with a single strap.
    So, it looks like a three mag MOLLE pouch on a platform leg drop.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 3:34 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #11

    We have both sides of the American Ax Handle.



    Each side has a scroll with a different phrase. So what are they?
    Can the comics give a clue since the movie character is a combination of two from the book?

    Is the bottom of the handle painted or is it white hockey tape with red vinyl tape? Guessing high gloss clear coated paint or vinyl based on the reflection.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 3:38 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #12

    Fly4v said: View Post
    At $48.99 is there a cheaper copy of G-3 Pants?
    Emerson G3 Tactical Pants (A-Tacs FG) with Detachable Knee Pads

    $44.99 knock off Multicam BDU top.
    Propper Poly / Cotton Twill BDU Coats @ BDU.COM
    The Emerson G3 are indeed the right style, just be sure to find them in multicam and not A-TACS.

    You labeled the BDU top as "knock off". That BDU coat is made by Propper, which is, for the most part, the supplier of uniforms to the US military. The BDU style isn't used in any form anymore, though. Anyway, just wanted to say you can't go wrong with Propper.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 3:42 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #13

    The drop leg molle platform looks something like this with the upper leg support clip removed.

    Looks like you could throw the Voodoo triple mag pouch on there and be good to go.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 4:20 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #14

    Fiscal, good job on the pouch but the buckles on the platform are Black, not Coyote Brown, and single point mounting not double.

    Great Save! Thanks for catching the A-tacs slip up. Here is the correct pattern.

    http://armypanda.com/products/EMERSO...nee-Pads-.html

    The only reason Propper got the knock-off label, BDU's were last as Tri-color Desert and Woodland. ACU pattern of uniform introduced digital and multicam.

    Looking at the photos again. Seems that multicam shoulder boards were added with at least two stars each.
    With three stars on the ax handle and three on each glove, perhaps a safe bet for three on each shoulder.

    Also, looks like a Colonel rank pin is on the bottom of the ax handle.

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    Mar 16, 2013, 4:31 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #15

    http://www.amazon.com/Northstar-Tact...d_sim_sbs_sg_1

    It has the correct buckles and straps. Good to modify since it is only single point.

    http://www.northstartactical.com/drop-leg-platforms.php
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    Mar 16, 2013, 4:46 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #16

    https://www.gijoesmilitarysurplus.co...oducts_id=9996

    Looks like this is it.
    As Fiscal said remove one strap and attach the pouch.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 5:47 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #17

    Fly4v said: View Post

    The only reason Propper got the knock-off label, BDU's were last as Tri-color Desert and Woodland. ACU pattern of uniform introduced digital and multicam.
    BDU refers to the style and material. Jim Carrey is wearing a BDU top with the Multicam print, which yes, you are correct, they were never created to be worn in any official capacity. Multicams are only worn by the US military in the ACU style with Velcro on the arms for patches and on the front for name tapes, rank, and branch of service, and various other configurations such as the combat shirt. BDUs have the slick sleeves and the front horizontal double button pockets.

    I see what you mean though, BDUs were traditionally woodland and desert. Just be sure not to order ACU Multicams for this outfit, it will be the wrong style. Seen below:




    Also, good call with the drop leg. I didn't catch the double straps
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    Mar 16, 2013, 6:19 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #18

    Source of nylon material for the hood.

    Gamma | MultiCam Fabric

    Yeah, ACU totally wrong with all the velcro, no waist pockets, shoulder pockets, slant chest pockets and the wrong collar.

    Not too happy about discovering shoulder rank tabs. The only place I have seen BDU's with shoulder rank are uniforms specially modified for the School of the Americas.
    So near the collar will there be a button attachment like on a field jacket, or will it be permanently stitched.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 6:26 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #19

    The gloves are MMA gloves.

    Amazon.com: Combat Sports Pro Style MMA Gloves: Sports & Outdoors

    Now they just need to be plain black.
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    Mar 16, 2013, 10:20 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #20

    True Story that may help you out

    The costume department actually bought some of the kit from the company I work for.

    They got the boots, colonel rank insignia and the K-98 pouches from us!
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    Mar 17, 2013, 9:26 AM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #21

    Great News! Link to the store?

    If I find my boots..."Where are me boots"... isn't that an Irish drinking song? They are Corcoran's so I hope that is what was in the movie.

    The rank don't have any, since I am neither a Colonel or General, was going to be sta brite from iragreen. All those are really going to increase the cost.

    Very interested in the similar K-98 pouches. Lets light that price rocket.

    If you can contact the props department, could you find out what is written on the stick?
    I was thinking "In God We Trust" and "United We Stand" but those don't work to match the number and position of the blurred text.
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    Mar 17, 2013, 9:46 AM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #22

    So is it, as first thought, an Axe handle or the beefer Mattock handle?

    Garden Mattock Handle 36" - Amazon.com
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    Mar 17, 2013, 11:42 AM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #23

    Can't wait to see it finished!
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    Mar 17, 2013, 2:00 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #24

    Can't wait to get started but probably won't do anything other than plan until next month.

    So I guess 'Old Hickory' is 25" long based on the belt buckle and how it lays across his front.



    That means the base is 1 3/4" wide with the head 2 3/4" wide. The stripes on the handle are 1 5/8" wide. The blue field works out to 7 1/4" on the long side and 6 1/4" on the short side.

    Since there isn't a flared bottom on the handle, will assume this was cut from a longer piece.
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    Mar 17, 2013, 3:54 PM - Re: Colonel Stars and Stripes #25

    If I can't find anything better will quote Andrew Jackson quoting Napoleon.

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