Ghillie Suit




 
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Boots
 
March 5th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 

Topic: Ghillie Suit


A friend and I are building a couple of ghillie suits for hunting and for airsoft. We plan on taking a standard BDU and sewing reinforcement materials to the knees and elbows and such, then sewing a volleyball net to the BDU. We have stripped the strands out of 10 yards by 54 in. burlap and cut it into 18-inch strands. We plan to tie them in bundles to the netting and also take strips of burlap and attach them as well. Has anyone here made one before or do you have any suggestions for us? It's not like we're using them for a life or death situation, and it's mostly just to eat up some of our free time, but I think we'll have some fun testing them out.
March 5th, 2004  
Chris
 
 
First I recomend cutting triangular patterns (like this- /\ ) into the jacket to let air through. Burlap gets EXTREMELY hot, and those cuts will allow some of the heat to dissapate.

The voleyball net sounds like a good idea, but I would separate the burlap into 1" rectangles about 6"-10" long. Strip some string off of it and tie it in different places to break up the pattern. That way, it looks more natural.

When you're done, find a nice sloppy mud puddle and trample the thing in it. Throw it around, dip it in water, throw it in the dirt, run over it with a car, pull it along the floor, make it as dirty as possible, and treat it like a red-headded stepchild. That'll make the coloring more natural and make the brighter parts blend in easier with the surrounding woods.

Probably the most important thing I would say is know exactly when to stop working on it. You don't want it too bushy...It'll stand out in the woods like a sore thumb. They call this the "wookie effect".
March 5th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
Hey, thanks. That trianglular cut thing is a good idea. I'll try that. I also planned on draggin' it in the mud and such like you said. There is a marsh near my house, so maybe i'll just put it on and roll around for a while. Get some mud and mossy plants stuck in it. Thanks again.
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Boots
March 5th, 2004  
Lt_Strony
 
 
Sweet you Airsoft?? Nice to find another one....im in an airsoft group here in California. We have games at least once a month or maybe 2...But we have 2 big ops coming up......One of the guys i know was looking at ghillie suits.. And i was too cause im thinking of gettin a sniper airsoft gun....what guns you have?
March 5th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
Less burlap, more natural veg.
March 5th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
Nice idea for the suits, but wearing one while playing airsoft? Will you be able to feel the BB's? Lol, how much can you feel an airsoft gun.

I'd like to airsoft 1 time... if I ever got a good gun, does it hurt as much as a paintball? (With the expensive airsoft guns)
March 6th, 2004  
Lt_Strony
 
 
basically with airsoft it depends on 3 things.....What the FPS of the gun is, Is it GBB,Spring,or AEG and how close... Most limits at fields are like 400 FPS for AEG's and 500 for snipers....theres been sometiems when ive been shot at by like a 350 FPS gun and i barley felt it becuase i was running but then i get shot by 200 FPS and it hurts like heck lol.....just depends....As for hurting as much as paintball.....dont know...the only paintballing i did was at our church with these wimpy 1 shot pump guns that sucked...so ya..
March 6th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
http://www.ghilliesuits.com/build%20_own.htm
March 6th, 2004  
Popeye
 
 
What gun do you have for airsoft?

I'd like to get a thompson electronic i saw one time for like 300$ 8)
March 7th, 2004  
TheSunsetSniper
 
Well... i had been using a G3A3... but uh... snaped the sucker in half diving over a log. Anyway, i'm lookingup at a PSG-1 or something similar. Not quite sure yet. I've got tons of spring guns that i never use. M16, L85A1, Desert Eagle, MP5, Super 9, Berretta M9. I have an amazing interest in simply stalking. I've taken my Desert Eagle out in the woods with me and have actually gotten close enough to rabbits and deer to shoot them. Obviously doing nothing but scaring them, but i love it. Just practice for when deer season opens up.