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    A case of C-rations for your Nam dioramas

    A few years ago, not happy with the lack of accessories for Nam dioramas, I built a template for a case of C-rations. Yesterday, I was looking at a brown folder on my desk, and thought my original idea could be improved on by using heavier stock and brown colored paper.

    If anyone wants a copy of the template, I just need an email address. I've found it works best if I send the template to you as an email attachment, which allows you to print it as a true 1/6th-sized case of C-rats.


    Ready for cutting


    After cutting the box out, a bit of trimming may be needed, so that the case slides into the sleeve more easily. I've also found that it works best if I pinch the folds with a pair of pliers, to "sharpen" the edges of the box.


    Since the case is printed on a brown folder, which is quite a bit heavier stock than plain paper, I use super glue to hold it together.


    Yummy, all the nourishment for the basic Nam grunt; Turkey Loaf, Chicken and Noodles, Beef Slices and Potatoes, and the ever popular Ham and Lima Beans.


    A 1:1 version.
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    NICE !!! Please send me one too !!! [email protected]

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    me too! ! [email protected]

    thank you very mach!

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    me three! [email protected]

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    Excellent!

    I'm still waiting for a 1:6 case of ramen noodles though.
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    Thanks for the offer, I'd like that too !

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    Me too [email protected].

    Thanks in advance.
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    nam boxes!!!!!!!

    to me also...pleeeeeeeese! [email protected]

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    Yummy!
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    Thanks Wayne:
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    You're all welcome.

    A couple points.

    I just came back from the newspaper/office supply place in my little berg, and could not find any brown folders. The reporter, who I know from college, looked at the sample I brought in and promptly noted it looked like it was an old government issue folder.

    ...and he was right.

    So I returned home and dug through some more boxes and found a couple more brown folders. Those will cover my needs but you may have to do a bit of searching to find similar colored (and government cheap) folders.

    I'm also reminded of the many uses for C-ration boxes. Of course troops used the smaller individual boxes as writing material to send letters home, but the cases were also very useful.

    If you don't want to build a case of C-rats, you can also use the case and sleeve as ground cover or overhead cover. In fact, military publications specifically recommend c-ration boxes for that purpose...

    Put a water-repellent layer, such as C-ration boxes or a poncho, over the support logs
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    I'd like one too please. Brings back memories for me as well..

    Thanks!
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    SS II,

    You're probably one of those guys who liked ham and motherf--kers, eh?

    I need your email address
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    More of a Franks and Beans man myself although the beef and potatoes and turkey loaf weren't bad!

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    MMMMMMMMMMMM good eatin' there. Yummy yummy in my tummy. I bet the Nam era stuff would still be edible today. LOL. Shelf life of 50years.LOL. (not really of course). Those look great Wayne. Great job.
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    Great job on this piece. Can i get a copy of the template?

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    Was about to start on a Nam' bash, this would help!

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    Thanks!

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    Thanks, Guess you can tell by all the requests, you are appreciated.

    Me Too...

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    hey can i get a copy, thanks[email protected]

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    Would love a copy of that too, Wayne: [email protected]. Thanks

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    Wayne, is that a poncho liner in the ruck next to the case of rations? Where did that come from or how did you make it?

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    Here are some infos and pictures on C-rats.

    http://www.mreinfo.com/mci-contents-page1.html

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    I thought that folder looked familiar. I'll have to look in my boxes to see if I have any of those. But I did put this together at work yesterday with a regular manila folder...



    Might be passable if "weathered".

    Thanks again for the template Wayne.

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    [email protected] much appreciated! looks great

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    Apache26,

    Yes, it's sort of a poncho liner. While looking at one of my BBI WWII parachutes, I thought the pattern sort of looked like the pattern on my 1:1 poncho liner.

    I cut the chute into poncho liner sizes, washed the pieces a few times, and dirtied them up. Rolled up and stuffed into a ruck, and they pass as poncho liners.
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    Here's also a couple of the chutes, used as a poncho liner sun cover and as ground cover.


    The pattern on 2nd pattern poncho liner (circa 1963), which was made from nylon 3-color green camouflage parachute fabric.
    Last edited by USMCWayne; 08-01-2007 at 12:18.
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    Well done [email protected] and I'm in!!

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    Yes it does bring back memories...chicken and noodles was my favorite and of course pound cake for desert!!
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    I'd like the template as well, Wayne.

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    Thanks much!

    I did like the round, foil wrapped "John Wayne" chocolate bars... Mmm.. chocolate...

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    Good Work!

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    Hope you can send me one, too. Thanks...

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