19 February, 2015

Vietnam Bug Juice

I recently found a single empty bottle in my camping gear and thought "That looks familiar", but I couldn't place where I had seen the bottle until I came across this image of proportedly real Vietnam issue bug juice from 1966.

image copyright sofmilitary.co.uk

So I decided to turn my almost identical bottle into a prop. This is my finished reproduction...

my reproduction prop
Which I think is close enough to pass the stand off scale test.

I used Inkscape to layout the text and printed on my thermal label printer onto white adhesive labels which I then cut down.

before I trimmed the label

This is how the bottle looks under my helmet band...

Thanks for reading this mini-post. :)