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Boer War uniform by GeneralVyse Boer War uniform by GeneralVyse
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This is in truth mostly modern RAF tropical uniform. It is however almost identical to the uniforms worn in the boer war. The uniform i own however, is minute, even for me; id say the waist was 28 and the chest 34.

The cap is Royal Artillery; seems to go well with it. I was going to do some Other ranks Boer War images too but ran out of time.... i need to take pics in a real studio and not our landing...
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OfTheBlessed Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2013
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Vulcade Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Handsome
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Wow that's a fantastic uniform tell me do u know any website's that sell those uniforms ?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Best place for this pattern is ebay, just search for tropical uniform in ebay. Lots of regiments in Iraq/Afghanistan wear these still, but only rarely.
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2009
Ah cool my mate maybe off to Iraq soon with the RAF i think he's going into Electronic Warfare or Weapons operating
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Where can u get a uniform like ths ?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Ebay mostly.

Here's a starter; [link]

Pith Helmet's are about £16
Sam Brown belts should be about £10-15
Boots will be difficult; get some ';puttees' and brown shoes instead.

Hope that helps!
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OddMod-7 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2009
Ah thanks mate
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2009
Funny... I always thought it was red... you know, like in the Zulu war.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Nah, are you thinking of the Modern film "the four feathers" with Heath Ledger? They'd quit wearing red by 1881, though some artillerymen wore blue's in ww1!!!
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2009
Actually I was thinking of the 1964 film Zulu with Stanley Baker. =P

And they wore blues in WW1? Like the French and the Americans?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Ah right, well the Zulu wars are 1879, the Boer war is 1902, both in south africa, between them, there's the war in the Sudan that raged for something like 20 years, but other than "the four feathers", no-one knows much about. Still it made Douglas Haig and Winston Churchill household names.

They wore an economy version of their dress uniforms, it was just a few men in the artillery. I've got one of the tunics in my gallery.

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See the bottom left.
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
ooooooh. Got any Boer uniforms? :3
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Well the boers didnt have an army per se. They had a state artillery which wore basic German Army artillery uniforms, but the average Boer wore everyday clothes, now you mention it, i could easily do some Boer stocks. Nice hat, jacket, shirt dusty trousers and a bandolier, easy!
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AlexeiKazansky Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Don't forget the obligatory Boer beard. :XD:
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2009
Agh, beards're itchy
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Goldencard Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2009  Student Filmographer
I just recently finished Call of Duty 2 I have to say I appreciate the wear of the British Army much more now.

though I always love the "safari" hat? the one your wearing on the right
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 12, 2009
It's not bad, and yeah got to love the Pith helmets - they're very cheap to buy you know!!!
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Goldencard Featured By Owner May 14, 2009  Student Filmographer
so thats what they're called eh

pith helmets I'll definitely look into those. thanks a bunch!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner May 17, 2009
I actually bought this one in NEW YORK!!! not far from times square, but you can find them almost anywhere, dont pay more than £20 or $30
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Goldencard Featured By Owner May 18, 2009  Student Filmographer
oh sweeet. thanks for the tip!
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LordMorris Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008
Cool work - where did you get your pith hat from?
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Crazy story; i got it from Kaufmans near times square new york city. BUT you can get them almost anywhere, they're about £20 or $30 and you can get them on ebay easily (i didnt know that when i bought mine).

Here's a link: [link]=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1294%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318

The uniform is a modern RAF tropical uniform which are fairly cheap and easy to find. Alternatively, the USMC do something similar. Cheers for the comments, if you need any more info, i'm your man!
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LordMorris Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Are you american? I live in England and its god awful to find any memorabillia with out going onto ebay
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Naah i'm english too. Where in the UK are you, maybe i can point you in the right direction.
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LordMorris Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
East Anglia
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Can't think of anything over there except for Duxford. There is Milweb .net which might be good, or you can get a copy of "armourer" magazine which should have listings for east anglia militaria. I think there are plenty of reenactor units out there...

Ebay's great though, you've just got to be lucky. Unless you pay up for an item, 75% of the items you bid on you'll lose to higher bidders. It's disheartening, but the small victories are great.

I got a trenchoat worth £20 for £5. a tunic worth £50 for £20
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LordMorris Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2009
Oh, well thanks you you've been really helpful, you know a lot.
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2009
No Problem! :D
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ZombieToaster Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2008  Student General Artist
How does the hat look from behind? We might never learn this universal mystery ;)

And I agree that finding a better spot to take the photos would be nice. They work great for drawing reference like they are. But its so yellow they cant be used for much else (I only use stock for reference so it doesnt bother me tho ;) )
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Karmaslittledemon Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2008   Writer
This is astoundingly perfect. I mean it's just wonderful. I'm a big fan of Imperial military uniforms, and this looks great. Fav'd!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Heh thanks! if you liked that, check out the rest of my gallery! :D It makes me look a little fat in these pictures, but honestly, its because the jacket is tiny. I have a 28" waist and this thing must be a 26" or something! LOL

If there's anything else uniform wise you'd like to see, let me know! :D
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2008  Professional General Artist
very nice!
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GeneralVyse Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008
Heh thanks! quite pleased with this, it looks pretty believable to me, and realistically possible for modern IRAQISTAN?
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PaxAeternum Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2008  Professional General Artist
i guess!
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