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PostSubject: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 4:35 pm

Help Ive recently purchased this Green moulded Beret with Red badge on side showing sword through 2 lightning bolts, is this an early American Green Beret from the Action Man or GI Joe collection or is it from some other figure??

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 4:39 pm

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This is my scetch of the badge could this be a Green Beret badge ?

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Here's my kit bash GB

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 4:41 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 5:19 pm

Green Beret or not??? Stony_zpsa0ad22e5
i believe it could be a stony smith beret ,as above,if not it is possibly from a early knock off type figure. The pictures below the beret is an action man/gi joe  green beret
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 5:41 pm


It looks like a 'Knock Off' beret to me  bounce 

Paint it matt black for a 'French Resistance Fighter' beret  Wink 

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 7:00 pm

I think it's a knock off but i have seen that beret before, it's on the green beret pictured in the Francis Baird action man book. There must be a few about. Very Happy 

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 7:25 pm

clivvers wrote:

It looks like a 'Knock Off' beret to me  bounce 

Paint it matt black for a 'French Resistance Fighter' beret  Wink 
leave it as it is ian if you need a frf beret I can send you 1

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 7:41 pm

Captian action wrote:
Green Beret or not??? Stony_zpsa0ad22e5
i believe it could be a stony smith beret ,as above,if not it is possibly from a early knock off type figure. The pictures below the beret is an action man/gi joe  green beret
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Cheers mate it does look the same shape as the Stony Smith Beret, question is Stoney a lot smaller than VAM as this beret fits really good on this painted head????
The reason I bought this beret was I had seen it in Frances Bairds book and her GB is wearing this same beret, and I just wondered iff it was a very early Green Beret
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 8:02 pm

clivvers wrote:

It looks like a 'Knock Off' beret to me  bounce 

Paint it matt black for a 'French Resistance Fighter' beret  Wink 

Thanks Clive but I quite like the look of this beret it looks cool on him  Cool  , it could be a knock off but it seems well made the badge is moulded on the shield and has a special forces type sword and lightning, I was also wondering iff any real life Green Berets would have worn their berets in this fashion
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 8:12 pm

Reddragon wrote:
I think it's a knock off but i have seen that beret before, it's on the green beret pictured in the Francis Baird action man book. There must be a few about. Very Happy 

Thanks for the info Reddragon and the reason I bought this was because I had seen it in the Francis Baird book and I thought hhmmm what iff?? so I got it and I guess it was worth a try as it could be one of them really rare finds  bounce Plus I really like the look of it  Wink  lol! 
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 8:17 pm

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clivvers wrote:

It looks like a 'Knock Off' beret to me  bounce 

Paint it matt black for a 'French Resistance Fighter' beret  Wink 
      leave it as it is ian if you need a frf beret I can send you 1

Cheers Jim mate I defo will be leaving it as it is, I think its a cool Beret  Cool and thats very kind of you to offer the frf beret but I already have a couple of them but very much appreciated  cheers 
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The badge on this beret is similar to this special forces badge could it be a division of the Green Berets ???
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeMon Aug 11, 2014 9:49 pm

Captain Action is right, Stony Smith did come with this beret.  Clive is right, it is also a knock-off.

It seems that the knock-off manufacturers liked to cherry pick.  Once a piece was produced it was fair game to be copied.

Here's a knock-off of Stony Smith's beret:

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Stony Smith's was not coloured -- the knock-off version added a dab of red paint to the unit flash.  The beret flash is a fictitious unit, but each individual unit in SF had a specific beret flash.
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeTue Aug 12, 2014 11:22 am

Joe90 wrote:
Captain Action is right, Stony Smith did come with this beret.  Clive is right, it is also a knock-off.

It seems that the knock-off manufacturers liked to cherry pick.  Once a piece was produced it was fair game to be copied.

Here's a knock-off of Stony Smith's beret:

Green Beret or not??? BPO0kvQmkKGrHgoOKiIEjlLmWNBBJynrJvL

Stony Smith's was not coloured -- the knock-off version added a dab of red paint to the unit flash.  The beret flash is a fictitious unit, but each individual unit in SF had a specific beret flash.

Thank you Joe90 for this its much appreciated, this forum and the guys in it have been a great source of information  sunny 
Even though this is a knock off I do like the look of it and im going to use it as part of my kitbash Green Beret officer  Cool 
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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 27, 2014 5:23 am

Here's what I used that beret for...

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In a twist on my usual Argyll kitbashes, I 'based the 'bash on the guys on the left and right of the photo wearing the regimental berets that the Argyll regiment has as an alternative to the Glengarry...

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I painted the beret and added the bobble to  the top...

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I added the tartan patch from a swatch of 1/6 scale Argyll tartan and mounted a Palitoy Argyll Glengarry badge that I found loose on eBay...

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeWed Aug 27, 2014 9:27 am

that Sir is an Awe inspiring kitbash, fantastic representation , I love it ! that tam looks just like the real Mcoy

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PostSubject: Re: Green Beret or not???   Green Beret or not??? Icon_minitimeSat Aug 30, 2014 3:52 pm

the_pauley wrote:
Here's what I used that beret for...

Green Beret or not??? Argyllscatterick009da

In a twist on my usual Argyll kitbashes, I 'based the 'bash on the guys on the left and right of the photo wearing the regimental berets that the Argyll regiment has as an alternative to the Glengarry...

Green Beret or not??? IMG_8853

I painted the beret and added the bobble to  the top...

Green Beret or not??? IMG_8854

I added the tartan patch from a swatch of 1/6 scale Argyll tartan and mounted a Palitoy Argyll Glengarry badge that I found loose on eBay...

Green Beret or not??? IMG_8855

This is really nice and really looks the part thanks for the share cheers
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