How's the 5-7 working out for you, James?
TM, Marushin, or SRC?
I want one for a Battlestar Galactica loadout I have in the pipeline...
Some more of my KGB loadout just arrived, woohoo! Here it is so far:
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Birch Digital Camo 2-Piece - not, as some believe a sniper suit (that is a 1-Piece jumpsuit), but issued to VDV Airborne Troops and KGB Border Guards and Military.
Assault Vest 'A Belt' in the same pattern camo, although not an exact colour match. There are 4 colour variations AFAIK, but this is the best match to the suit I could find. It is missing the 'B Belt' - the lower belly band that is made to hold 10 grenades. IDC, I didn't want it anyway: they're not the right shape for flashbangs and. even if I do get around to BFG's, I won't need 10 FFS!
Telnyashka, long sleeved, in black stripes - issued to Marines and possibly Tankers and/or Missile Troops. I prefer the look of it to the blue stripes that the KGB Military wore and I reckon that KGB officers on 'Special Assignment' would have worn whatever they liked.
RS AKM canvas & brass sling.
RS AKS Carry Bag
CCCP 80's Issue Military Belt
Pistola Makarova Leather Holster
Few other bits...
Missing from the photo: CCCP padded cotton winter pants.
On the way: Black HFC Walther PPK-ish CO2 Pistol that I can modify into a reasonable PM copy.
Still to get:
Helmet - I can't decide between authenticity, the '68 Pattern, or cool, '60 Pattern "Cone Head".
Belt Pouches - 1 possibly 2 x 4 Mag AK Ammo (I want to use something as a dump pouch so I may get a mortar round pouch or RPG or something like that) & a Double Grenade Pouch for bits and bobs.
An original khaki summer 'Mabuta' uniform - I'm in 4 minds though because i. they're pretty rare in my size ii. I can get a reproduction but it's polycotton and looks a bit shiny compared to the original iii. a khaki summer 'Afghanka' in 54-5 should be easier to find and would be authentic-ish iv. a 'Syriyaka' would be so cool, but it doesn't have anywhere near as many pockets...
I might get a leather harness & belt and also a Syria Uniform Hat & Face Mask
I intend to get a Dragunov too - not to play a trad sniper role, just to carry on my back for those occasions where I need to 'reach out and touch' someone lol!