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8725 No. 8725 ID: 1e54ee
4chan /k/ here.

I made pic related earlier last week. I have a vectorized version available as well.

I know plenty of OPERATORS love the Rhodesian camo pattern, but it is nearly impossible to find a reputable company to get reproductions from, and originals are priced so high that they cannot/should not be worn for OPERATING.

>$500 short sleeve bush shirts

I mainly wanted to do historical reproductions using similar fabric and cut as the originals, but many anons have expressed interest in a "modern" version using modern materials and cuts as well.

I have set up a poll to determine what uniform cut(s) will be manufactured:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/L7YJP2F

Both historical choices and modern choices are available. The choices are based on things posted in the original thread on 4chan.org/k/:
http://boards.4chan.org/k/res/15765621

I'm hoping that there will be enough interest so that we can start a production run. From what I can gather, we need at least 300 people before some Chinese/other company would be willing to do a run, so spread the word to anyone else that might be interested.
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>> No. 9042 ID: 1e54ee
UPDATE:

We have gotten the farthest with a fabric printing company known as "Duro Textiles". They apparently also make fabric for the military.

I have scheduled a phone call with them tomorrow morning at 8-9AM Pacific Time.
>> No. 9063 ID: 1e54ee
I spoke to Duro textiles this morning. We are expecting a quote by next Monday.

I have recieved a quote from Bennettsville Printing as well.

They want $6.50/yard for 50/50 NYCO ripstop and $6.10/yard for 50/50 NYCO twill.

You can vote for your preferred fabric here:
http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=518d84ade4b0df6bcbc7753f
>> No. 9064 ID: 1e54ee
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9064
>>9063

567 people have responded so far.

Here's what I've worked out for the price of fabric.

This is without factoring in labor for assembling the uniforms and shipping and assuming we have 600 people who all pay, and we use the Bennetsville company.

See my image for full math shown.

Basically, BDU's will use 2700 yards of fabric. This is worth $17550 for all BDU's.

1 BDU uses $29.25 worth of fabric.

For all items (BDU set, boonie hat, bush shirt), they all use $39000 worth of fabric.

One of every item uses $65 worth of fabric.

This is not factoring in shipping and labor for assembling the items.
>> No. 9065 ID: 1e54ee
>>9064
While this seems expensive, keep in mind that we're using American companies to make a milspec product.
>> No. 9068 ID: 1e54ee
I've sent an email out to everyone who has responded to the form notifying them of the most recent update and telling them to vote for the fabric of their choice.

Of course, there are a few people (~10-20) for whom delivery failed.
>> No. 9070 ID: 976149
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9070
>>9068
Vote twill guyssssssss
>> No. 9071 ID: 08d0a9
>>9070
As much as I'd like to, I can't imagine being able to easily replace these items, so I'd much prefer a more modern and durable fabric like ripstop.
>> No. 9074 ID: 8227f7
>>9070
I voted twill, it seems more true to the original and more lightweight for the hot weather climate it's associated with.. Though Romanov makes a pretty solid point too. Which would be more colourfast, the ripstop???
>> No. 9075 ID: 043a6b
voted twill
>> No. 9077 ID: c52779
>>9068
If I fill out the form, would it work for you to send an email out? Or is it too late?

Cause I just submitted it.
>> No. 9105 ID: 44e957
Is it too late to sign up for this?? I totally want a set.
>> No. 9106 ID: 8227f7
>>9105
Whoa wait, we had to sign up somewhere? I just voted in an online poll, I thought orders were being taken later??
>> No. 9142 ID: 066761
>>9105
>>9106
Not OP but I have been following the threads at 4/k/ and AFAIK the sign up was for a mailing list of updates, but the camo will be available to purchase for everyone
>> No. 9192 ID: 760dcd
MADE IN USA brand company BDU maker

CAMO DISTRUBTORS
125 County Road 480 Centre, AL 35960
(256) 475-3660
>> No. 9240 ID: 6e0bd4
Bad news: We need a new manufacturer for the uniforms. We have a fabric printer, but Duro still has not responded, and we've given up on Custom Uniform Company since they stopped responding 6 emails ago.

>>9142
>>9106
The form was just to collect numbers for manufacturers and as an email updates list.

>>9192
Thanks!
>> No. 9241 ID: d444df
>>9240
Thank you, sir!
>> No. 9473 ID: 4c8264
bump.

any news?
>> No. 9498 ID: d7c155
Here's something in PA http://www.tridentmilitary.com/SouthAfrican.htm
>> No. 9504 ID: cbcc95
>>9498
Just a note: Do NOT buy anything from trident. The guy that runs it is unreliable as fuck and goddamn near impossible to get ahold of. NOT worth it
>> No. 9511 ID: 0a2b37
>>9504

Trident used to be cool, but I think he/they just lost interest.

Shame really.
>> No. 9565 ID: 959325
Sorry for the long wait. I've been very busy. We have gotten the interest of Tiger Stripe Products. I just finished the latest version of the pattern to Tiger Stripe Products' specifications.

>It's too big to post here or on 4chan, even on the high-res board. Sorry.

We have gotten the following quotes/price info:
Bennetsville Printing Company
>$6.10/yard 50/50 NYCO Twill
>$6ยท50/yard 50/50 NYCO Ripstop
>Cannot manufacture items

Duro Textiles
>$7.45/yard 50/50 NYCO Twil
>$7.45/yard 50/50 NYCO Ripstop
>$102/BDU Set (jacket and pants) for manufacturing

Tiger Stripe Products
>No price data yet for fabric or manufacturing
>They want us to pay $500/printing screen (pattern needs 3 screens so that's $1500 initially)
>and $100 for each printout to proof colors


Based on this info, I am thinking that we shoulf have Bennetsville print the fabric and have Tiger Stripe Products manufacture our stuff.

Chinese Companies
>Contacted but no response
>> No. 9569 ID: 54260b
>>9511
Is the eBay store any good?

They still seem to be shipping stuff out.
>> No. 9600 ID: 0a2b37
>>9569

I would hope so, Ebay/Paypal would shut them down if they weren't.
>> No. 9623 ID: 366f52
I've set up a poll to square away the issue of whether we will use an American or Chinese company.

You can vote here:
http://www.easypolls.net/poll.html?p=51ca3b88e4b02da0afa0c730

Choices are:
US based
>Higher cost for materials and labor
>Good milspec quality
>Cheap shipping for US /k/omrades
>Easy communications
>Close to deal with Tiger Stripe Products

Chinese Based
>Very low cost of materials and labor. As in several times lower than US companies' prices.
>International shipping and customs cost from Chinese factory to US distribution point will get expensive
>Questionable quality (everything from good to terrible quality has been reported)
>High minimum order requirement due to special order (5000 BDU sets for one company; there's only ~700 of us now)
>Hard to communicate due to different language, 12 hour+ difference in time zones
>Only one has responded back.
>> No. 9625 ID: 4c8264
>>9623

How many international operators do we have?

I voted US because I'm 'murrican, but if we are the minority I'd think the poll would be useless
>> No. 9628 ID: 70a040
>>9625
US OPERATORs outnumber international OPERATORs by far, but the items will be shipped to a US distributor no matter what before sending them out to US and international residences.
>> No. 9848 ID: 6e0bd4
BUMP
>> No. 9850 ID: 37ef4d
I'd love to rock the short sleeve bush shirt before summer is out (lol canada). What's the status?
>> No. 9877 ID: 760dcd
>>9623
I am ethnic Chinese (Tawianese born in USA).
I can help with the communications but I still prefer us made BDU.
>> No. 9972 ID: 37ef4d
I've found this- http://begadishop.com/catalog/advanced_search_result.php?keywords=opfor&categories_id=&bex_color_id=&bex_size_id=&manufacturers_id=&pfrom=Price+From&pto=Price+To&x=0&y=0

But as you can see, no short sleeve bush shirts or shorts
>> No. 9979 ID: acd3e0
>>9972

I... er..... um.... approve....?
>> No. 10006 ID: 37ef4d
>>9979
wut?
>> No. 10160 ID: 6e0bd4
>>9972
>>9979
That is not an exact copy. The site says it's based on the Rhodesian camo, no that it's a copy of it.
>> No. 10446 ID: acd3e0
any updates?
>> No. 11504 ID: 40a9a8
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11504
As of last week, I have created the 4th version of the pattern.

This is as accurate as we're ever going to get from a reconstruction.

The absolute colors were extracted from some licensed images from the Imperial War Museum.

I've fixed the pattern's shapes based on some new source material I found as well.

The first items to be made from this pattern will be announced soon.

We will not be making the official bush shirt, boonie hat, or BDU set first, but the small item we will make was historically used as well as extremely easy to make, so we expect to have a production quote for it later next week.

I'll talk more about it later since my partner wants it to be a surprise.

Sales from this will also help offset some costs of the production run for the official items.
>> No. 11505 ID: 56373c
50/50 nyco and long length and I might be interested
>> No. 11521 ID: acd3e0
>>11504

god i hope its rhodesian shorty short shorts...
>> No. 13106 ID: acd3e0
nearly a year has gone by, i'm assuming this project is dead?
>> No. 13107 ID: 37781c
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13107
[Forewarning, this post is kinda off topic]

I really want to get my dad a pair of the rugby shorts as a fathers day present as he long ago wore out his own. When I got one of the slotting floppies shirts and wore it without mentioning it he and my mum had a good chuckle when they realised I had a shirt mentioning Rhodesia on.

Picture is my dad being INTAF, not saying which one. Basically, riding around visiting and managing protected villages with an FAL and an UZI, distributing anti-terrorist propaganda.

Cool stuff, he's kept a lot of the pamphlets and tons of film which we aim to digitise. I want him to do memoirs because he had a really crazy career, culminating in driving himself to a hospital my mum worked at in a borrowed tractor, after going over a landmine in a land rover and the ambulance getting lost. I have a bunch of scans of interesting war/immigration related documents they kept when they left the country, including their war bonds etc, which I'll post if anyone is interested.

We both find the internet's masturbation over Rhodesia fascinating in a weird way, which is why I rarely post about it. Particularly Americans given the fact along with Canada the UK and Australia you all basically fucked the place due to sanctions. Which still pisses off my dad given each country has its own, far worse track record of treatment for natives, and having now worked as a civil servant in the UK and rubbed shoulders with some of the people who made decisions about his country, was horrified to learn how little they really knew about it. (People who worked in the advisory for sanctions believing Rhodesia had Apartheid :/)

http://www.freewebs.com/dudleywall/

(I feel bad posting this particular image, because of the lengths I had to go to rip it from here, so posting source.)
>> No. 13674 ID: 6d9aa5
>>13107
Digitize that film bro, digitize it and stick it on youtube for all /k/ to see
>> No. 13675 ID: 6d9aa5
>>13674
also necrobump
>> No. 15346 ID: 92c7d1
I found this link on the internet and thought of this thread.

http://www.kommandostore.com/
>> No. 15556 ID: 06a0fb
Figured this was a good place to post this link:
http://soldiersystems.net/2015/03/09/old-republic-enterprises/
>Last week I was hunting and someone asked me about the Rhodesian camouflage sport coat I wore during SHOT Show. This led me to telling him about Old Republic Enterprises and the reproduction Rhodesian Camo items they were producing.
>> No. 16697 ID: 477c50
Hi! A few matters.

1. Was the pattern ever produced and in what fabric?

2. Was any clothing ever produced? If not, Atlanco, which produces decent quality 100% cotton rip-stop BDUs may be an option. See US Cavalry catalog. I have owned several pairs and they hold up well enough.

3. I own some of the Kamabee Keep stuff and, while I am thankful for their effort, what I have seen posted here looks much better.

4. Owning the above, I would drop the 50/50 stuff and go with 100% cotton ripstop.

5. Nice to see others with some interest. Thank you for your efforts.

Happy New Year!

W.
>> No. 16991 ID: 1ce87e
I just messaged a company called Gramicci that makes twill shorts in the USA. Maybe they'll come through. The shorts they already make look sort of similar and are made of the same material the Rhodesian ones were, all they have to do is print the shorts with the camo pattern.
>> No. 18036 ID: 05187c
My package for this project is supposedly shipping, but has been stuck on the preshipment phase for a week from the kommando store.

Anyone else get a notification?
>> No. 18037 ID: 3f7131
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18037
Got my shirt day before yesterday. It had been stuck in pre-shipment for a while but it did come with the two extra patches they had promised. I went for the 1/4 zip shirt because it's basically the Rothco 1/4 zip but with the Rhodie camo. Build quality is good and i think it'll be a solid base/mid layer for summer inna woods.

https://smile.amazon.com/Rothco-Zip-Combat-Shirt-Black/dp/B00FYYAD4A/
>> No. 18038 ID: d28125
>>18037
Thanks. I'll give them some more time before I bug them again. Did your shipstation email ever update or did the package just show up?

I know they are shipping in the order in which it was placed, but I get nervous when I see an order stuck in a preshipment phase. So, good to know.
>> No. 18040 ID: 6455d6
>>18038
Mine had the label created for about a week before it shipped. They bring huge batches from the week to USPS so that's why it's sitting there. Ivan is pretty responsive so you could drop him a line if you get nervous.
>> No. 18054 ID: 05187c
>>18040

Still waiting. It's been over a month and no change in status. Also no email response from Ivan.
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