I have always been very proud of my second ghillie suit... But my first ghillie suit hardly earns a mention. I decided to finally offer picture proof of my improvement.
The second suit is more military style, with garnish only on the arms, back and hood. The first suit is a hunter style suit, including garnish on the front, back, arms and hood. It should be noted that the hood of the first ghillie is a true hood, and is not attached to a hat. Because of this, it is incredibly difficult to keep the hood on. A Flecktarn uniform was used for Ghillie v1.0, which would usually have been a good base. Unfortunately, my poor attempt at ghillie-making erased any edge the pattern could have provided. An ill-conceived mud bath also added to the intense weight of the first suit. It does not include pants, but weighs nearly twice as much as my second suit. For in-use pictures of the newest ghillie, click here. I generally keep the old ghillie hidden away in my garage, so if you are in the market for a cheaper ghillie, drop me a line in the comments, with contact info.
Posted by CardellaTK at 17:21
Left is a surplus Woodland BDU jacket, middle is the Tiger Stripe, and Multicam is on the left. I live in a pine forest, and these pictures were taken about an hour before sundown in mid spring. This is by no means a professional test, but for the casual airsofter it will serve just fine. At five feet, the Tiger Stripe is the least noticeable of the bunch.
A few more paces back, the same is true. The woodland pattern works very well in this area. The tan in it seems to be out of place during the spring, but as a more all-season pattern it works well. Looking at these pictures after the fact, it seems like I should use more than one test location for a more legitimate study. The tiger stripe has the same coloration as the woodland BDUs, however the tan is only used sparingly, to contrast the black stripes. This dark pattern fits wonderfully with the dark tree behind it. The multicam appears out of place. From the end of summer to the winter, it would blend nicely with the dead foliage.
Posted by CardellaTK at 20:14