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    Post by panzerwerk on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:39 pm

    Got these pics from a friend who's son was serving in Afghanistan , he is a member of a Army Sniper team , and they decided to do something about the bad coloring of the ACU's , so they painted them .


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    Post by nkomo on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:49 pm

    Very interesting , Steve. I knew some units actually would dye their ACU's various colors duch as brown, green, or ablack. Never knew about the painting thing though. Thanks for sharing.


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    Post by panzerwerk on Thu Jan 27, 2011 1:59 pm

    Notice the "Snake Skin" Pattern !! He is bringing a set home with him , I will try to get better pics if I can .
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:01 pm

    Very interesting modification. I think these look cooler than UCP-D!


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    Post by HoovieDude on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:28 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Very interesting modification. I think these look cooler than UCP-D!

    Same. The UCP-D was great idea to improve the UCP, but I think the brown used was a bit off in the shade used.
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    Post by Philip on Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:37 pm

    Haha, that's not difficult. UCP-D is one of the ugliest digital camos out there.


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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Jan 27, 2011 5:50 pm

    Hmm, very interesting. I have seen guys also dye their ACU uniforms with coffee
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:17 pm

    Any photos of literal coffee-stain camo? That'd be interesting to see.


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    Post by misanthropic_gods on Thu Jan 27, 2011 6:33 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Any photos of literal coffee-stain camo? That'd be interesting to see.

    I have seen some, but in my stupidity, I didnt download them. I will keep my eyes open though.

    What they do is brew up some really nasty coffee and just dunk the whole thing in there to make the lightest green color turn more of a brown. Not quite like UCP-D, its much more subdued.
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    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Jan 27, 2011 10:00 pm

    Interesting... similar to the Brits dyeing their service uniforms with tea leaves way back in the day.


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    Post by lammasulyon on Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:44 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Interesting... similar to the Brits dyeing their service uniforms with tea leaves way back in the day.

    thats how they got the word khaki (urdu for dusty)
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    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:04 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Any photos of literal coffee-stain camo? That'd be interesting to see.

    My friend found a few of dyed ACU's few years ago, I believe he found tan set and another set in green, both from the SFG (can't recall the number) and he sent me photos of those. However he told me not to share his photos with public for the obvious reason: He was afraid that it would fakers a idea as it is TOO EASY to do. So I respect his wish. He did actually offered me to buy this set but I turned down.

    Coffee was used by those who didn't have access to dye so they had to improvise however it probably doesn't look much difference from brown or tan dyed ones.


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    Post by Mercenary25 on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:15 pm

    Steve, did he say which unit he is in?

    Thanks for sharing the photos.


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    Post by panzerwerk on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:33 pm

    Steve, did he say which unit he is in?

    Thanks for sharing the photos.

    Yes , But i am not at liberty to say .

    They are Army Recon Snipers , thats all I am aloud to say .

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