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 Post subject: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 10:07 pm 
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Hi everybody (Dr Nick voice)

I am in the start of making my own Swedish version of the USMC FROG combat shirt.
And I need some help from you guys.

I am gonna continue posting as the project progresses during the summer.

To begin with, I have a Summer BDU shirt that is gonna be the subject of the mod.
I am gonna cut of the lower part of the shirt and replace it with the same flame resistant fabric that are in the USMC FROG combat shirts. Since if I am gonna use, I don't want melting fabrics on my stomach and back.

The first image here is the shirt that is gonna be modified.
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And here is the shirt with a chinese airsoft combat shirt ontop, just to give you all the basic outline of the idea.
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What the plan now is, that I am just gonna cut off the breathing fabric and sew it on the Summer Shirt, which I by then have cut out the corresponding outline to match the breathing part to replace it with
The picture here is illustrating the areas that is gonna be replaced with FROG breathing fabric.
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But here is the BIG catch, the original USMC FROG combat shirts come in either brown or tan colours. And I cannot use those as a base for fabric, it would make the shirt catch too many angry stares.

Where can I find the same flame resistant breathing fabric in the colour GREEN?
As soon as I get hold of that, the project will continue.

Anyone that has info and is willing to help me in this project?

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 11:14 pm 
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The newer British MTP UBACS has a green base not quite the same material as a frog shirt but its the kind of thing your looking for in an under armour shirt.


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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:15 am 
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I found something better, a combatshirt designed by a company called DRIFIRE, it is fire resistant.
Gonna order a shirt in the coming week, and will try to find some free time to sew it on the summer shirt.
Stay tuned for more updates... :)

http://youtu.be/Hw0_67G9eZg
http://snipershide.mycustomevent.com/Sh ... xt=drifire

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:25 am 
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swedish_kitsune, I can send you a picture of my custom combat shirt based on FROG shirt and woodland BDU. It turned out quite well and I`m very satisfied with it.


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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 10:50 am 
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Please do :) and post it hear as well. One of the reasons for creating this thread is to make it easy for people wanting to do their own combatshirt.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 3:42 pm 
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You could also use a Potomac combat shirt. They are non-melting and are produced in Woodland (which is the only option where the torso material is OD). Expensive as f* though! Many people (including me) would kill you for cannibalizing one of those fine Woodland shirts :D

https://store.potomacfieldgear.com/stor ... roduct=680

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2013 7:57 am 
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Holy sh...price is a killer but the quality should compensate it :)
swedish_kitsune - apologies, did not have time at all yesterday. You'll have the pics today in the evening.


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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Fri Jun 28, 2013 11:49 am 
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Due to an unexpected event of me spending alot of money on toys and other life essential things such as videogames and booze :D , the shirt project will be postponed until next paycheck.

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 Post subject: Re: Sewing my own custom USMC FROG combat shirt.
PostPosted: Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:00 pm 
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UPDATE!

I have now scrapped the inital thought of converting a summer shirt, and instead having a couple of t-shirts converted.

Bought a couple of DriFire flame retardent t-shirts that will be sent to Platatac in Australia for conversion to combat shirts.
The plan is to design them into a hybrid of Crye's G3 combat shirts and the FROG shirts.

Results and final products to be presented in a very near future :)

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