1st Cylon War Colonial Marine (?) Costume
Posted 24 January 2008 - 05:56 PM
On Tauron, the ground troops there paid a high price for defending the planet. We are not sure if these valiant soldiers were Colonial Marines or Tauron Planetary Guard or what, but after some research we were able to identify what the were wearing.
Here are some screen caps of them:
He is wearing a MICH TE 2002 Helmet in Desert Tan Camo
And carrying the Colonial Marine's Barretta CX4 Storm Carbine.
WORK IN PROGRESS
Posted 08 March 2008 - 12:44 PM
Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:20 PM
Posted 22 March 2008 - 05:35 PM
Start with one set of Woodland MARPAT uniform:
Add a Navy Seal LBV Modular Tactical MOD Vest #VT-11-TAN
Black tactical boots, most likely LawPro brand and Black Tactical "Frisk" gloves.
Topped off with a MICH 2003 helmet in Tan
Posted 22 March 2008 - 08:34 PM
And check THIS out. I think this is the real Blackhawk vest the airsoft one above is based on.
Not necessarily, before going to the MOLLE system, the US issued LBV's that were very similar to the BH and the one in woodland. In fact, my first guess as to what kind of vest was being was that it was an old US issue/style LBV; and I think that the BH version is simply an improved version of the old LBV's.
Posted 22 March 2008 - 10:13 PM
I'd like to see a picture of the vest you're referring to Phil, at the moment I'm convinced it's the Blackhawk one. Look at the pocket in the upper right corner of this picture. No snap and no buckle, it has the exact same strap as the Blackhawk vest pockets. Plus, the soldier is sitting upright in this picture and the pocket is laying horizontally like on the Blackhawk rather than vertically like on the one Dan posted.
Posted 23 March 2008 - 11:04 AM
Here are a couple of pics of the old 2nd generation LBV with the mesh backing.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 06:42 AM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 08:46 AM
I'm not seeing vertical pockets, I'm seeing the diagonal/horizontal ones.
No buckle on this pocket.
Note the D-rings and the rounded corners of the back panel. The Seal vest has square corners on the back panel, and there doesn't appear to be any rings.
Finally, visible laces on both the Razor and the BH vest where the Seal vest has Fastex buckles.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 09:46 AM
Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:10 AM
I think Dean's got something there. The pattern on the vest could be dirt or rubble... It's so hard to tell from these screencaps.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 10:25 AM
The tan is correct. This picture was cropped, but you can see the whole thing is tan in the full picture. In this picture alone you can see the whole side panel as well as part of a pocket under the guy's belly, all tan.
Posted 24 March 2008 - 01:53 PM
When I looked at this picture originally, I saw vertical pocket with a black buckle in the middle which is why I went away from my first conclusion that it was one of the newer LBVs.
The picture of the back and side panels with the side lacing seals it.
So I stand corrected and Dean is correct, it is the LBV (but why a Blackhawks version only?).