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Looks great. maybe you can change the vest to a life-vest, to show that he's a boat crew. It would look awesome on top of a 1/6th Pibber.
 

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He got his XM177 from a SEAL he worked with on some operations......thats how he got it in my opinion...LOL
XM177 was hard to get. I doubt SEAL would want to give him his XM177. :lol

Nice bash! Now you need to build a boat. :thumb
 

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Nice bash. I believe Brown Water Navy personnel wore in-country made berets that followed the conventions of ARVN -- they slanted the other way to US berets. Check it out if true ..
I've read the same thing - that the Riverine berets slanted over the left instead of the right ear. I didn't know the ARVN wore them the same way - you live and learn!
 

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Yes Dave -- I don't believe (not certain) that berets were autorized for B.W. Navy. In the American forces, the first authorzed berets were of course greens ones for S.F.. Those would slant from left to right with the flash directly above the left eye.

The reason I know this is because I have seen 1:1 VN SEAL berets, and I know they slanted from right to left, dark blue in color, with flashes above the right ear. These were also un-authorzied and were adapted from Republic of Vietnam uniforms.
 

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Devils and Dust
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Nice looking crew:thumb

On the issue of the berets, I have tons of reference pics that I used for my Brown Water dude:
http://www.onesixthwarriors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=73313

Unfortunately, they are on my personal laptop, so cannot show them yet. Will try to get them later today. The majority that I have seen wear them what would be opposite as already mentioned. Some Black berets, some in Tiger Stripe.
 

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Brown Water Navy wore black berets, slanted from right to left like the ARVN and if they had a flash on the beret it was located above the right ear, like the ARVN. The ARVN slanted the berets like the French did, thats why the berets go from right to left. The BWN was first issued the OG 107 utility uniform, and later the jungle uniform was issued and used in great number, usually with short sleeves. ive even seen pictures of PBR crew members wearing Tigerstripe fatiques, but i think that was very uncommon to wear. Wepond used by the BWN is the M16A1. But other weponds was used aswell(even bows and arrows for setting huts on the beach on fire: Riverine by Don Sheppard).

http://www.tf116.org/blackberet2.html

It's a nice bash, but i would try to get the M67 flak jacket insted of the marine M55, and ditch the flashlight and bandoleer.
 
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