My name is Chris,originally from the UK where I used to do re-enactments for many years using blanks but took a 10 year break & am now more than ready to get back into it with airsoft weapons.live in Texas so will probably go for an Afrika Korp because it's just too bloody hot to do anything else!! Doesn't seem that popular here in Texas but I plan to touch base with the people at Temple airsoft dispite it being almost a 3 hr drive.anyone who has contacts that do airsoft here in Texas please put us in contact,pleasure to join you guys!!
Hello! I'm from Germany and have been in Reenactment/Airsoft for a couple of years. Started with a US impression but quit that a few years ago. Currently, I'm (slowly, step by step^^) working on an Australian Impression
Welcome to all our new members. 118 new sign ins just in the last several months. Great to have you on the site. Look forward to meeting as many of you as possible at assorted events. It's interesting to note that there are 28,000 posts in this thread and while not all refect new members and many folks in this hobby come and go this site has clearly resonated with a lot of people.
Let's all continue to do what we can to grow this community. I have to say that a better nicer group of folks than the people I have met here, doesn't exist.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Hello all! I am a student from Ohio who has been playing airsoft for around six years, and got into impressions about three years ago. Most of my collection is in the cold war, but I have spread out to modern equipment and obviously WW2. I have a basically complete Soviet infantry kit (Meshok is later type, haven't modified it because I use it with my Motor Rifles impression) and am anxiously waiting for a Eastern Front event too pop up sometime soon!
Post by hildebrand on Nov 21, 2017 13:08:09 GMT -5
Im 18, and im from Switzerland! Im doing mostly russian impressions that are between 1980-2000, but im also into the WW1 and WW2 theme. Currently building a new rig:)
Im actually a militaria collector with my dad, and even got our own museum, featuring arround 19 tanks If interested, i can tell a bit more about those if you want ^^ Im looking forward using this forum and having some nice convs. with you guys:)
awesome! Thanks for joining. We'd love of course to learn more about your vehicles. One of the original organizers for this web site is curator for the Armored Museum of New England in Danbury Connecticut here in the US. (Gordak)
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
Post by hildebrand on Nov 23, 2017 15:05:06 GMT -5
Yeah Our Muesum is mostly orientated arround the swiss military. We have the complete swiss tank series and every other tank used by the swiss military till 1980~, as we dont have the Leopard 2. We also have most the aa`s and most of the field infantry cannons and their designated towing truck. As we collect more vehicles, we restore them by ourselves to fully working condition.
If i have time, i surly will do a new thread with pics of the most things, as it is really to much to photos on ^^ and im not the best photographer ... But i think i should be able to do photos of most things, or those that are requested.
I guess it all started for me when my older cousin who was USMC got me involved with paintball in the 90’s. It never liked the guns or the paint. So my search began for something better. I found and became a dealer for RAM .43 cal shell ejecting paintball guns. Which the Carbine functioned great but the paintballs themselves were horrific and unuseable. They had the flight characteristics of a egg and broke about as often. I ordered a Classic Army M16a3 off of eBay and never looked back.
Co founded the Spokane Devil Dogs and Spokane Airsoft in around 2000. First major Op we attended was Gallant Saber 1 hosted by the Puget Sound Airsoft Command which 2nd Bat was apart of. 2nd Bat as far as I’m concerned IS the father of milsim Airsoft in the US. I had a woods paintball mentality back then....all force on force capture the flag stuff. PSAC had military vehicles and radio stations playing fictional news and propaganda and 3rd party actors who were villagers that wore flowery clothing. LOL. Amazing stuff! Oh and hidden speaker playing jungle sounds!
We grew as a community and a team for about ten years. Spokane Airsoft grew into about 5-6 organized teams. I had also helped a friend I had met from California who was a recon Marine start the Marine Corps Historical Association somewhere around 2008. When I met him he was focusing on USMC Vietnam impressions both grunt and recon. He would take 6 man recon patrols armed with Airsoft guns and gear to local high schools in the Bay Area as a show and tell! Impressive! We also hosted Basic Recon School for two years at my ranch. And I also attended 2nd Bat’s Recondo school in 2010. Around this time I also participated with Army Group 44 out of Spokane just a touch. They were all blank fire and I never got fully up to speed with them. We had one tactical event at the ranch.
Then came my heart attack and the last 7 years in the Bakken oilfield getting back on top of things financially. Heart attack’s and med star flights are very expensive! LOL. Back home now, and revived the Spokane Devil Dogs and we decided to start doing Cowboy Airsoft stuff last spring.
Spokane Airsoft has reorganized into Pegasus Milsim after I left. Owned by a USMC veteran now and he sometimes hosts events at my ranch. Great guy!
Post by joninsoldier on Jul 20, 2018 10:19:30 GMT -5
Name: C.E. Carroll
Home: Long Island New York
Hello there friends. im NEW here. ive been playing airsoft for maybe five years now and im more in tune with historical airsoft than modern day stuff (which i have). As far as WW2 goes...im building several loadouts. Two german ones (Panzer Waffen SS and Kreigsmarine) and possibly several US ones (Infantry, Airborne, Tanker and Navy sailor). i currently have a AGM MP40, Thompson M1A1 and a springer 1911 (for looks). im slowly building these uniforms up to game ready. im kinda on the cheap side and always on the look out for shortcuts and cheats since id hate to ruin reenactment quality gear and uniforms. This forum seems very quiet (wont Patton be mad) but i hope to find good guys here and maybe thepossibility of playing with you.
CPL. Mills 2nd Rangers: Hiki Shop quality is passable, there are better quality out there but if you want to through together an impression quick and on the cheap they are the way to go. I bought my Heer pants from them.
Nov 30, 2017 21:53:21 GMT -5
freshlycookedyank: Its a sad day today, I am finally selling my Marushin m1 garand . never broke on me despite using only green gas, I'm going to miss my baby.
Dec 20, 2017 14:08:41 GMT -5
suomifinn: Hikishop is legit. I use them for my Finnish impression. Some of the stuff can be off in terms of accuracy, easily fixable though. For the price it's hard to beat. Great for more obscure countries.
Dec 21, 2017 12:30:56 GMT -5
tootall: Hey Sam! it's me Barry. What's happening!
Feb 15, 2018 10:54:39 GMT -5
tootall: Are you the guy I used to go out and play in Northern IL
Feb 15, 2018 11:06:10 GMT -5
tootall: Zak how the hell are you? It's me Barry!
Feb 15, 2018 11:07:49 GMT -5
tommyv311: hey does anyone know of any upcoming events happening on the East coast anytime in the near future? forms seem kinda dead.
Jun 6, 2018 12:27:00 GMT -5
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.
Jun 16, 2018 16:33:32 GMT -5
stuka: well the forum is and should still be useful for updates on guns, creating groups/events and building kits
Jun 18, 2018 1:33:29 GMT -5
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