What would be the best option for a ~1943 officer impression? I've heard that jackboots can be uncomfortable but I also need something that can be semi-waterproof. Also what is a good site for getting boots without hobnails attached?
First off, as almost everyone here would agree, you should do an enlisted impression. WWII reenacting/airsoft is oversaturated with officer impressions. Here is a great enlsited kit guide and where to find some of the stuff: www.ww2airsoft.org.uk/german-heer-infantry/
Early war germans, invasion of poland and france for example, almost all had jackboots. Some units kept them until late war as well. I'm not sure the best retailer of repro jackboots however.
Just throwing this out there, but the Wehrmacht encompassed three branches of the German Armed forces at the time - the Heer, Luftwaffe, and Kriegsmarine....
At the Front is coming out with some phenomenal looking repro boots in the coming months, and currently have some non-hob nailed samples of both jackboots and low boots for sale. The production run will only be available with hobnails. From all accounts of those who have handled them recently they are just as good as custom ordered Lederarsenal boots, but without the nine month wait time. The production run with hobnails is what I’ll be going for. Yes - they are expensive, but cheap boots are neither durable or comfortable.
But, as said above, unless you’ve got a platoon of men to lead, doing an officer impression is not advisable. Without choosing a unit, no one can really help you narrow down your selections. Your best move right now is to pick a unit and do research before buying anything - that way you don’t waste money on the wrong stuff.
Last Edit: Sept 27, 2018 16:48:52 GMT -5 by OwO Jima
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Dracul: It looks like it lost a lot of steam and I now feel bad for randomly dropping off.
Jun 15, 2018 14:58:17 GMT -5
stuka: I mean it's not your fault. It is interesting though that things are falling off as we are finally getting our ww2 guns with the type 38/96 and the enfield as well as it recieving a new loading system, it's kind of unfortunate
Jun 16, 2018 3:30:04 GMT -5
Dracul: I don't know, maybe its because all the guns are becoming available, there is a decreasing need for the forums.
Jun 16, 2018 16:29:26 GMT -5
Dracul: Most of the talk was about making guns, as all the uniform info was already out there, but now the weapons are out there and are usually decent quality.
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stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
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Cpl. Hicks: I haven't been here in years, but I'm glad to see this forum is still kicking! So much great info on here.
Jun 22, 2018 14:00:12 GMT -5
savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
Jul 15, 2018 18:47:08 GMT -5
Dracul: I think Redwolf has a Enfield. If not or not longer, then not until G&G releases theirs. The old gas Iron Airsoft brand SMLE isn't carried by anyone anymore and was such piece of crap. Not worth trying to track one down.
Jul 19, 2018 5:55:35 GMT -5