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I think it was Mike I was talking to about plastic machete's. Anywho, that gave me the idea. It cost £3.99 inc P&P from fleabay and comes with an all shiny silver 'blade', unlike the photo in the listing. That would never do so I taped off the 'edge' and sprayed the blade black. I then removed the tape to see how it looked, decided it looked far too pristine and distressed it. I then sprayed it with Clear Coat, like a pillock forgetting what this would do to the shiny edge - I then had to take the varnish off the edge with thinners, which has taken a bit of silver with it :( ho hum...

 

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I also wrapped the hilt in the trad Japanese manner, using an extra long bootlace I had knocking about. Not too bad looking I think. Then I needed a sheath. It's surprisingly difficult to find them for reasonable money, so I made my own. I started with two sparkling water bottles and shaped them around a couple of bits of wood by pouring boiling water onto them:

 

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I then sewed a DPM cover for it and glued it in place:

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The webbing straps are stitched to the cover and form a belt loop with velcro. It's designed to be carried on a shoulder strap, as above, or looped over the inside of a PLCE belt like this:

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Holy fuck Ian, that's amazing! :o

 

I'd have never though of usin pop bottles for a sheath either.

 

Shiny shiny!

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Ed, if I were you I'd spray the holster tan, to match the gloves and bits of the MTP on the Osprey, like the velcro on the mag pouches.

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I'd have never though of usin pop bottles for a sheath either.

Yeah, I first thought of it a while ago when I was considering making a sheath for my sh!tty shotty, but I didn't think of moulding it with hot water until I started this. I first thought that if I folded the plastic back on its curve that it would form the shape I wanted on its own, once the two cut edges were rejoined. In practice I think that would have been fine for a real machete, but would have soon taken the paint off this one.

 

Anyway, its not hard to do. You just have to spread it out flat on the bottom of a bath and put a plate on top to keep it in position. Start with small splashes on the corners and wear gloves so you can use your fingers to guide the plastic, as it has a tendency to curl up. I suspect that it could be formed around metal items like Kydex; you'd just have to be patient with it.

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Ed, if I were you I'd spray the holster tan, to match the gloves and bits of the MTP on the Osprey, like the velcro on the mag pouches.

A mate picked up some tan krylon from Patrol Base today, so I think that might have decided for me lol.

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My loadout so far

 

China made Ciras vest and pouches- £23

MTP Shirt and Trousers- £32

Mil Com Boots- £30

Knee Pads- £16

Multicam Hat- Free :D

Fake Oakley gloves- £15

Magpul MS2 Sling- £10

Mesh Goggles- £13

Mesh face mask (not shown)- £14

G&P M4A1- £160

Belt- £10

Total= £343 (battery and charger included)

 

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And If anyone is interested the photos were taken with a Pentax K30 and a Pentax 35-80mm f4/5.6

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Is the M4 two tone?

 

'Cos if it is, it actually looks rather Canadian-ish.

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No I just bought some spray paint and it turned out a little lighter than I had expected ahah :)

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here is my 2 loadouts

 

woodland/most common

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urban/when I can't be bothered

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try reloading the webpage

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My Galil arrived today :D

 

Here it is with my M83 vest, Maasai Knife, Portuguese Lizard camo shirt and pat 58 trousers

Sorry for the crap phone pic i'll get a better one tomorrow when there's light outside

 

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Looking good, Nick. Does it take standard AK mags?

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Looking good, Nick. Does it take standard AK mags?

Cheers as far as I know they do.. I'm looking for some AK74 mid caps to see

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I can vouch for these and it's about the best deal going for new ones. Probably best to try a few of other peoples' to see if any don't work.

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I don't really want to be buying from Hong Kong is I'm honest, I can get 5 of them for £55 or 4 for £45 etc

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It says they're metal, but I don't think I've ever come across an AK 74 mag of that kind, that wasn't made of plastic.

Also, I'm not so sure Galils can take AK magazines.

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It says they're metal, but I don't think I've ever come across an AK 74 mag of that kind, that wasn't made of plastic.

 

Also, I'm not so sure Galils can take AK magazines.

The ones linked are metal s they're AK47 mags, AK74 mags are plastic

 

IN real life Galils cant take AK mags but like in airsoft how an AK74 can take an AK47s mag and vice versa a Galil can also take an AK mag

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I feel like I have been forgotten after the epicness of nick's Galil

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Neu Belt Rig. yee

 

I need suspenders though,it's heavy when loaded.

 

ALICE utility pouch,Issued and used in Yugo conflict.2€

Not exactly sure,can anyone who knows mroe about ALICE confirm?

It's far too big to be a STANAG mag pouch,it can fit 7.62 mags though.

 

ALICE belt,issued and used in Yugo conflict. 15€

 

Soviet canteen and pouch,unused.7€

 

Soviet leather holster,used in Cechen War. 5€

 

Crap phone pic,got kies working.''yay''

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The ones linked are metal s they're AK47 mags, AK74 mags are plastic

 

IN real life Galils cant take AK mags but like in airsoft how an AK74 can take an AK47s mag and vice versa a Galil can also take an AK mag

The ones linked are quite clearly AK74 magazines, and it's AK74 mags which are usually plastic - that's my point.

 

But it says they're in a metal housing.

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The ones linked are quite clearly AK74 magazines, and it's AK74 mags which are usually plastic - that's my point.

 

But it says they're in a metal housing.

Sorry getting links confused... I would be surprised if they were in a metal housing..

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