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    1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by Camo_fiend on Wed Jan 19, 2011 10:35 pm

    Stumbled across these today thinking at first that they were some nicely-faded British tropical DPM trousers, until I read the label. I loved the colouration from the fading, so I grabbed them; for $9 I couldn't say no! Laughing


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    These trousers seem to be in really good condition for being a disposal piece, other than the fading. But for me, that's a plus!


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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Jan 20, 2011 6:06 pm

    Wow,super cool pick up Ben,I like these a lot mate,nice one Cool

    I love the colouring on these trews, Teal and Mustard Eye candy!!!! Very Happy


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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 20, 2011 8:42 pm

    The mustard patches of colour were actually what caught my eye... I rifled through the rack to find the hanger they were on and had patrons staring at me like a madman. Ah, militaria collecting at its finest! Smile


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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:06 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:The mustard patches of colour were actually what caught my eye... I rifled through the rack to find the hanger they were on and had patrons staring at me like a madman. Ah, militaria collecting at its finest! Smile




    Laughing Yeah Mate,I can imagine. General run of the mill surplus store customers ,have absolutely no idea at all,about us madmen,who swoop onto items that catch our eye....

    The fools,if only they knew ,what we know Twisted Evil
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:09 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:The fools,if only they knew ,what we know Twisted Evil
    But, thankfully they don't, which leaves more for us who do! cheers


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    Post by CollectinSteve on Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:01 am

    Good find! These are not easy to come by, and certainly not at $9 Smile And a great condition tag on top of that. You did very well for yourself.

    A long time ago Sportsmans Guide had a bunch of these. I bought a couple, but it took me quite a bit longer to get a jacket in good matching colors. There are at least two earlier versions of the trousers which were worn with green shits. The colors were not nearly as fun as this set Very Happy

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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:06 am

    Thanks, Steve!

    I had not known that SG sold these before... and yes, I have already found that components to complete this uniform are tricky to find. So far even ebay has turned up nothing. Based on some research I've done, there were quite a few variants of the NZ DPM pattern.

    And you're right -- the wacky variations of the faded dyes are all the fun in collecting these! Very Happy


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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 22, 2011 10:32 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:The fools,if only they knew ,what we know Twisted Evil
    But, thankfully they don't, which leaves more for us who do! cheers



    Absolutely Mate, but it does tick me off,when you see some guy ,picking up something really unusual,to use for fishing or whatever ... Wink


    "No!!!!!!...put it back on the shelf,and walk away,you will not use it for fishing,and get it get it covered in Fish guts and scales, I NEED it for my collection". Twisted Evil
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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Jan 22, 2011 2:29 pm

    That was how I lost out on a nice desert DPM smock awhile back... if I'd only gotten there 5 minutes sooner! Laughing


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    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:06 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:That was how I lost out on a nice desert DPM smock awhile back... if I'd only gotten there 5 minutes sooner! Laughing


    I am amazed that DPM is as common as it appears to be in the states, when I look around my surplus stores, US kit is as rare as hen's teeth Shocked

    But I'm glad for your sake,you can get Brit kit in stores,and not have to rely solely on buying it on-line....that would be a Bummer of the highest order Wink
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:24 pm

    It was only after I started buying UK kit online that it started to appear in the shops where I live... talk about frustrating. Laughing
    Thankfully I don't have to buy online as much now, though, since it's available "in-person".


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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by CollectinSteve on Sun Jan 23, 2011 2:59 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:Thanks, Steve!

    I had not known that SG sold these before... and yes, I have already found that components to complete this uniform are tricky to find. So far even ebay has turned up nothing. Based on some research I've done, there were quite a few variants of the NZ DPM pattern.

    Yup! Just check out the pics in this thread. I posted a few of mine:

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/t3798-nz-dpm-shirts

    [url]And you're right -- the wacky variations of the faded dyes are all the fun in collecting these! Very Happy[/quote]

    These were not simply manufacturing control issues. They really did have different colors from batch to batch in the 1990s. Different cuts too. Damned hard to find decent condition matching items.

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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:01 am

    nice find, i also have a similar pair, except it was manufactured two year earlier than yours, 1984
    and had no washing instructions
    i got it for 5 bucks, as it was complete trash to the person who owned it (was an ex-serving member of the NZ air force)
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:36 pm

    $5 is an even better deal! Laughing


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    Post by KeeghanM on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:01 pm

    that a nice find, and frankly im jealous, you just cant find NZ DPM here in NZ it just doesnt show up.
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:21 pm

    That's a shame that it's so difficult to find... I love the brighter greens and yellows of the NZ DPM! Cool


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    Post by KeeghanM on Thu Jan 27, 2011 8:56 pm

    they really are nice aye Smile my favorite NZ DPM was that which i saw painted on a tank(cant remember which type) parked outside the army museum, it was a pink DDPM designed for the desert road where most army testing happens, and it actually works really well, despite looking odd parked up next to a building Smile
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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:39 pm

    KeeghanM wrote:they really are nice aye Smile my favorite NZ DPM was that which i saw painted on a tank(cant remember which type) parked outside the army museum, it was a pink DDPM designed for the desert road where most army testing happens, and it actually works really well, despite looking odd parked up next to a building Smile

    do you mean the one at Waiorou (pardon my spelling) camp? Been there before, got some photos of some NZSAS uniforms
    will post it if requested.
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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:40 pm

    KeeghanM wrote:that a nice find, and frankly im jealous, you just cant find NZ DPM here in NZ it just doesnt show up.

    i know you pain dude, was in Auckland for a month, had trouble getting one despite several members of the family in the NZDF...
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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:41 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:$5 is an even better deal! Laughing

    "another man's trash is another man's treasure"
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    Post by KeeghanM on Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:42 am

    lammasulyon wrote:do you mean the one at Waiorou (pardon my spelling) camp? Been there before, got some photos of some NZSAS uniforms
    will post it if requested.

    yeah at Waiouru Army Museum, and id love to see those NZSAS pics, as they are hard to come by.
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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by lammasulyon on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:03 am

    KeeghanM wrote:
    lammasulyon wrote:do you mean the one at Waiorou (pardon my spelling) camp? Been there before, got some photos of some NZSAS uniforms
    will post it if requested.

    yeah at Waiouru Army Museum, and id love to see those NZSAS pics, as they are hard to come by.

    there was a nzsas exhibition at that time, so i cdonsider myself lucky

    NZSAS in Vietnam



    in Afghanistan, 2002



    in Afghanistan, current




    A range of NZSAS arms, Vietnam to current



    New Zealand Regular Army in Afghanistan




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    Post by KeeghanM on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:36 am

    ah yes the exhibiton, saw that about a week ago but we were told off for taking photos and they made us delete them on the spot Sad kinda sad bout that.
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    Re: 1986 NZ DPM Trousers

    Post by filupe on Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:06 am

    @ lammasulyon,

    Thank for the NZSAS pics, it was especially nice to see a detailed pic of the modernised L1A1 as seen in this NZSAS recruitment poster:



    KeeghanM wrote:ah yes the exhibiton, saw that about a week ago but we were told off for taking photos and they made us delete them on the spot Sad kinda sad bout that.

    That is seriously retarded. A lot of these items would be obsolete anyway. If anything was current OpSec it shouldn't be on public display in the first place ...
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    Post by KeeghanM on Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:55 pm

    filupe wrote:That is seriously retarded. A lot of these items would be obsolete anyway. If anything was current OpSec it shouldn't be on public display in the first place ...
    my thoughts exactly

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