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Impression/Referance Library Section?

I was thinking, I am on many gear forums, or at least look at stuff on many. I got thinking, why don't we have one for AO?

I think there are enough of us here that try and do impressions that we could make good use of talking about it and if we could also get a place to put pictures in for reference since that's what all impressionist need, a good pile of photos.

Just an idea.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:33 PM
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I like the idea and hope it added to the forums.
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Old 04-04-2013, 06:52 PM
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What classify as an impression? Little bobby putting few things together or someone with a minimum % of impression into the kit? if so, what is the % and who decide how much % there is?

Last thing we need is another thread filled with photos of everything but your car or cat...
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I, too, am a strong believer in impressionists, desiring to be one myself, and would love some more reference photos. Here are some from my personal store of reference pics.










In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind a section with pretty tacticool operator photos.
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Can we have a jeans, sketchers, AC/DC tshirt, and UTG crossdraw vest forum too?!



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I'm willing to be that there isn't a forum for impressions for two reasons:

1. It will inevitably end in bickering on this site.

2. There are plenty of other forums dedicated to gear with many people that can help and advise, rather than the relatively few here.



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I'd be 100% against it.
I have a feeling that the majority of the posts in the section wouldn't even be worth calling impressions.
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:26 PM
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I, too, am a strong believer in impressionists, desiring to be one myself, and would love some more reference photos. Here are some from my personal store of reference pics.










In all seriousness, I wouldn't mind a section with pretty tacticool operator photos.


+1 for creativity
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Old 04-04-2013, 08:47 PM
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We already have a growing "not 'Merica" hipster club with all the Russian and IDF guys. For "Merican operadorz" we all the crap Phil and Kong keep buying. Go look at the gear thread.

I do not see the point in recreating militaryphotos.net here though. It would devolve into people arguing about stuff they are probaly unqualified to even comment on.
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We already have a Gear section. Just because it doesn't say "Impressions" doesn't mean you can't discuss gear there.

Let's also have separate sections for Dboys Scar H and one for VFC Scar H. Because they're different.
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As much as I would like to add something like this to AO, I just don't see the use of it. And trust me, my team does A LOT of impression stuff - also well known gear queens. For now, I would strongly recommend using the gear area. If I see there is enough activity and organization (the key point), I will add one.

For now, I would recommend taking it upon yourself, or asking a mod to help organize the gear forum to include an impression area and a reference library.
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Almost everyone makes very valid points. That is why it is just an idea I had.

Blade, where did % come from? That made no sense in my book. Other than no where are impressions based on the % of the same equipment someone has to an operator.

Italian, to answer your #2, that is why I asked. If there were a large enough population in the community it would be a better idea I do believe. I knew there was a lot that do it but wasn't sure how large of the population did.

As for everyone that brought up the fact that it would bring up too much arguing and such, it is very sad that when a new topic is brought up the main reason it seems to be shot down is because no one here is over the age of 5 and people will end up needing a wheel chair after a few posts.

Fox, that seems what will be happening as there isn't enough activity and too many threads would get locked that way.

Thanks for all the input. I feel there is not much more of a need for discussion here.
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Old 04-05-2013, 10:17 AM
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Fox, that seems what will be happening as there isn't enough activity and too many threads would get locked that way.

Thanks for all the input. I feel there is not much more of a need for discussion here.
What do you mean threads getting locked?


I am 100% interested in making this idea grow and organizing the current 'gear' area into something that would work / fit this idea.
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As everyone said there would probably be too much arguing over stupid things which would end up getting things locked.

I would like to see this grow and help it to grow but with most of the people, thinking from the start that it will just create arguments of stupid things, I don't know how well it would go.

Personally I don't see how it would create that many arguments. Most impressions are based of photos which it is hard to argue that when there is that kind of "proof."

Only difference would be when you have conflicting photos or those mad non 'mericans that have better PJ and SEAL impressions then us and we think they are ligit, lol.
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As everyone said there would probably be too much arguing over stupid things which would end up getting things locked.
There is a line being arguing and discussion with facts. That is the difference between asking "What am bestest gun?" and "Trying to decide between CA M4 and ICS M4, is the split design gear box really that much better?"

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Only difference would be when you have conflicting photos or those mad non 'mericans that have better PJ and SEAL impressions then us and we think they are ligit, lol.
As we don't have a huge foreign population, it shouldn't be a terribly big deal.


My biggest thing is the thread needs to be organized and controlled - a moderator needs to step up and do that.
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Blade, where did % come from? That made no sense in my book. Other than no where are impressions based on the % of the same equipment someone has to an operator.
The percentage is in regard to what can be considered part of an impression. Example, Someone use a Vietnam era helmet and use a OD green uniform from a different era and then call it their Vietnam impression.

So my reference to % was what is considered a minimum kit to represent an impression? If you don't set any minimum, it will end up with a bunch of guys wearing their own impression of what should/could/would be a good impression.

To me, an impression should be 100% of that specific impression or nothing at all....but that doesn't mean this is what other impressionist would like to hear.

If it would be done right and monitored by the proper people, it could become another militaryphoto thread, which is not necessarily a bad thing considering that Militaryphoto doesn't like airsofter impressions
As Fox said, I am also in favor of this BUT is has to be done right and will most likely be a very "passionate" thread to post in.

Otherwise, if anyone can post anything without too much discipline, it will just become another "my gear photo" thread.

P.S. Canadian Spec-ops or so much better than your "merica specops" !
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I nominate Phil as Impression Moderator - Phil IS Gear...
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With his girlfriend pregnant, I doubt Phil will have time available for that stuff anymore. He already said he was selling everything...

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With his girlfriend pregnant, I doubt Phil will have time available for that stuff anymore. He already said he was selling everything...
How did Phil get Red pregnant?
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Gingers are more fertile than other humans.
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With his girlfriend pregnant, I doubt Phil will have time available for that stuff anymore. He already said he was selling everything...
You must have not seen the date he posted that...
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This thread just became awesome.
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IMHO: There are just too many sites out there that would do it better, and with less drama than AO.

1. For example, just go to
http://board.gearsoc.com/
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militaryphotos.net
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http://oda561.proboards.com/
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4. Post photos, comment on photos
5. Laugh, cry, bicker, fight, smarm, pose, troll, act like a tool, whatever
6. Enjoy your impressionist hobby, profit
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I heard lightfighter LOVES cool airsoft kit pictures.

That place still exists right?
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