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Need advice on US modern uniform...

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Hi!

I'm planning on buying this Minisoldier miniature:

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However, after enquiring with Minisoldiers themselves, they told me it depicted a trooper involved in the Invasion of Panama wearing a Woodland camo type of uniform.

 

Could it still possible to be painted with another kind of camo such as this one in Irak I:


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Or an even more modern one?

 

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Thank you for any info.

Ciao

IWik

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The desert scheme(called "chocolate chip" by GI's) could be done. The newer multicam in the 2nd photo has the new helmet, so would need some conversion.

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The figure that you have shown has the PASGT kit on (Personnel Armour System Ground Troops) It was brought into service in the early 1980's and served through to the early 2000's 

I still think its used by the US Navy, recycled by the DOD and issued for security duty on board ship? 

 

It was certainly issued in woodland pattern and the choc chip desert, it was replaced by a better personal armour system and around the same time the US military changed the camouflage patterns for the USMC and US Army.

The figure also has the early web gear on so updating it might be problematic, I think he's wearing ALICE pattern kit with SAW mag pouches, the new kit is of the Mollie type. 

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personnel_Armor_System_for_Ground_Troops

 

 

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The M84 Woodland and the Desert "Chocolate Chip" are both BDU pattern and have the same pocket layout. When the US adopted ACU (the grey digital) the pocket layout on the jacket and trousers changed.

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Hi y'all:

Thanks for the quick and enlightening answers!

I guess I'll go for the chocolate chips patten.

Ciao

IWIk

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