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Basic Uniform Sewing Patterns
joe4227
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Ontario, Canada
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Posted: Tuesday, June 27, 2006 - 04:55 AM UTC
Looking for basic uniform sewing patterns for 1/6 figures (BBI, 21st Century, Dragon, etc)

Specifically British/Commonwealth 37 and 40 Battle Drill and Khaki Drill uniforms (short & long).

However a good general pattern would help. There seem to be very few available.
Tarok
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Posted: Wednesday, June 28, 2006 - 06:37 PM UTC
That's an interesting request. Any chances you'll let the cat out the bag an tell us why you need them? At the moment I'm guessing sculpting...
joe4227
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Posted: Monday, July 24, 2006 - 08:39 AM UTC
:-) Hi!

Sorry for the delay, lots going on here.

The patterns would be to re-cast Dragon 1/6th figures and the like to Commonwealth examples in Italy, NW Europe.

Dragon has done a few basic pieces, but by far they focus on the Axis.

And you can mix/match items between figures IF you can find them. With the commonwealth Pattern 37 and Pattern 40 Battle Dress, they have made small numbers of the BD Blouse, long pants. No Khaki Drill.

In the Italian Theatre, Canadian troops wore the BD in cold weather, KD in warm weather. But they didn't have the Canadian KD uniform, rather it was a mix of whatever they could scrounge up from Indian, New Zealand, Australian, British KD, including about 8 versions of shorts or Bombay Bloomers, and several patterns of pants, as well as the "Bush Shirt".

In the far east, (Burma, etc.) they generally wore Jungle Green or died the KD to a green shade.

My focus is the Canadian Perth Regiment, at present, particularly the Bren Troop. Hope to branch out later...

The D-Day Dodgers later arrived in NW Europe in time to liberate the Netherlands, and the fight into the Hochwald/Reichwald areas of Germany...

Oh, yes - the basic British Pattern 37 is the foundation for all the British/Commonwealth regiments listed above, followed by they later "austerity pattern" in 1940 - so you can use them for South African Troops as well, as long as they weren't in Kilts....

I'm trying to find a copy of the original War Office Army Army Special Instructions 1939 which detail and describe the pattern with drawings.