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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:


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

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. 9077 ID: c52779
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
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
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

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.

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

>> No. 9241 ID: d444df
Thank you, sir!
>> No. 9473 ID: 4c8264

any news?
>> No. 9498 ID: d7c155
Here's something in PA http://www.tridentmilitary.com/SouthAfrican.htm
>> No. 9504 ID: cbcc95
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

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
Is the eBay store any good?

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

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:

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

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
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
>> 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
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

I... er..... um.... approve....?
>> No. 10006 ID: 37ef4d
>> No. 10160 ID: 6e0bd4
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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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

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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[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 :/)


(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
Digitize that film bro, digitize it and stick it on youtube for all /k/ to see
>> No. 13675 ID: 6d9aa5
also necrobump
>> No. 15346 ID: 92c7d1
I found this link on the internet and thought of this thread.

>> No. 15556 ID: 06a0fb
Figured this was a good place to post this link:
>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!

>> 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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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.

>> No. 18038 ID: d28125
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
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

Still waiting. It's been over a month and no change in status. Also no email response from Ivan.
>> No. 18087 ID: 05187c
I backed this project from the start, I patiently waited for 4 years.

Today after being informed my order was to ship 2 months ago I finally got a response from Ivan. I had emailed and called for 6 weeks hopefully trying to get a response. So I had no choice but to contact my bank. Here is the response I got.

"I was under the impression we had notified all our customers involved in Rhodie investigations. I have nothing I can say that will make you feel better, but my heart hit the floor when I discovered you were not informed.

As I hope you can understand, we are not in the business of stealing from our customers, but the amount of variables and chaos has basically brought it to that for you.

Here is what is going on.

1. Atlantco, the people who constructed the BDUs, discovered 2 weeks before the end of production, that even with our increased safety margins, they ran out of fabric for the boonie hats. Cutting us short 115 Boonie hats. We dictated who got boonie hats by shipping orders that were Boonie only, then shipping the orders involving boonie hats chronologically. So the last 115 orders for boonies get their money back instead.

The tricky part of refunding customers, is that the payment processor used at the time is now defunct and we can no longer use them to process refunds. The most timely and organized method we had was putting the $19.99 into your kstore account as a temporary form of a refund. This is not us telling you "worry not you can still spend money on us", but the best way to give you some form of your money back while we work out a check or paypal money.

2. We do not have your UBAC in size 2XL-Reg. Ethier Atlantco made a order mistake, or your UBAC was mispacked. Part of what we have been working on, is clearing through Rhodie Returns and order corrections to recover your UBAC in this size to send to you. This is what we have been waiting on currently, but have still not found anything. We have UBACs in 2XL-LONG that I can send instead. Otherwise I can refund you along with the boonie hat.

About the Boonie and UBAC. Along with the refund, I want to offer prototype Rhodie fabric in the amount needed to make these items for free. This is optional, but you might be able to have someone else create those items (or other items) for you with the fabric.

Another thing I would like to mention without insulting you as much as possible is that there is a good chance there might be a 2nd run of Rhodie with the safety margins tripled, and Atlantco whipped five times as hard. So you have options if you are still interested in eventually acquiring these items.

Here's what happens next.

1. I find out if you want a check or paypal money.
2. I find out if you want to replace your UBAC 2XL-reg with a 2XL-Long
3. I find out if you want the prototype fabric
4. I send out everything to you with your XL-Reg Pants.

We made the mistake of underestimating the work load 450 pre-orders would be on two people.
The end goal is trying to get as many Rhodie items of quality into your hands as possible. If you do not go with the 2XL-LONG ubac, I will keep it on the investigation board, so that if we do find it, I can contact you to see if you still want it.

If there is any service I can add, or any more information on what happened I can fill you in on, please ask."
>> No. 18088 ID: 05187c
I know no one really cares at this moment but, I did want to say that Ivan did correspond with me and we have reached a solution.

Ivan if you read this, I will post pics ASAP... my only question is, how neckbeard /k/ommando should I go?
>> No. 18113 ID: da7bc8
Sorry if this is an unacceptable post necro, but is there any chance of this still happening? I can't find this pattern anywhere.
>> No. 18144 ID: 2c9a4e
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It's not exactly Rhodesian but there is a German company that sells airsofter stuff that contracted a while back to have a kinda-sort-Rhodesian-ish pattern made.


What they've currently got left of that batch is 65-35 NYCO BDUs in a few different sizes.

I don't work for them, can't speak for the quality, and suspect shipping from Germany to North America might cost quite a bit.

But if you've got to have Rhodie camo, it's the only thing going right now that looks anywhere close to the real thing.

Trident Military used to sell "Rhodesian" (actually a somewhat similar looking Pakistani milsurp pattern) camo but they ran out of it years ago.
>> No. 18145 ID: 5bb21e
That looks like it needs a good break in and a couple heavy washes
>> No. 18154 ID: 2c9a4e
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Ah, I just did a bit more digging.

SARCO, of all people, claims to have some surplus uniforms in a similar pattern in stock, and even printed fabric by the yard:


Once again, I do not work for this company, and know nothing about the quality, but at the very least they seem to be offering Rhodie-style patrol caps with the flap in the back to keep the sun off the back of your neck.

The khaki base in these pictures looks quite a bit darker and yellower than in the Begadi product, but that could be the lighting. The single picture of the fabric they're selling makes it look much lighter and less saturated, almost off-white or pale grey.
>> No. 18210 ID: 4af03a
IS the Vector file available for purchase?
>> No. 18260 ID: 9eb8ba
Rhodesian camouflage available from


happy birthday.
>> No. 18286 ID: 52e351
Fuck, the site is down. Hope it comes back soon.
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