What cool stuff did everyone get for Christmas? Please just share things that are related somehow to WW2 Airsoft. I got a very cool old wood case that held simulated wounds for medic and first aid training and a brass fire extinguisher for my 43 Willys Jeep. The Moulage kit box is probably a NAM era deal but its a very cool OD hinged box. About a third the size of a footlocker with lots of great internal dividers. A neat storage and event box. The Fire extinguisher is especially nice because it included the mounting brackets which are far harder to find then the brass extinguishers. I will have it set up in my Jeep before the day is done.
Stalin should have known communism wouldn't work. There were red flags everywhere!"
I got a GoPro Camera! Not WW2 at all, but once I get my US Para med pouch in the mail, I will be mounting it in there and then to my helmet, so I can film events!
Battle Record: NE Sector
-Hells Highway (Terryville CT 11/24/12)
-Heart of the Reich (Gillette NJ 4/6/13)
-Battle of the Hurtgen Forest (Perth NY 4/27/13)
-Airsoft Immersion Tactical (Perth NY 9/7/13)
-Promo Event (Terryville CT 10/6/13)
-West Wall (Gillette NJ 11/9/13)
-Battle of the Bulge (Perth NY 1/18/14)
-Battle of Remagen (Perth NY 3/15/14)
-D-Day (Dayton MA 4/26/14)
-Operation Overlord: Behind the Beachhead 7/25/14)
-Schlacht im Huertgenwald (Gi
Post by volkssturm on Dec 29, 2013 22:08:11 GMT -5
That frikkin' Santa must be an identity thief! Every time he brings me a present it shows up on my credit card. Seriously, the only good thing about getting old is having ridiculously high credit card limits.
Anyway, Santa ordered me a Dboys Kar98, just because I've always wanted to fool around with one and see how many ways I can break it. Maybe it'll be the basis of a future unfinished project.
"I used to be full of piss and vinegar. Now I'm just full of..." - Grandpa Simpson
I got a German reversable winter parka in sumptarn pattern and winter trousers in pea dot pattern. Also I got a cheesy Mauser broom handle Springer and holster which I don't think is quite a 1:1 scale replica.
Is the sumptarn a somewhat lighter camo that has some almost pink to it in places? There were so many German camos its hard to keep track of them all.
Not really pink, that would be a little Sally for my taste, but it has a nice olive and green drab on drab with some brown mixed in going on. It's the water and tan pattern used by the Luftwäffe late in the war. It's very well constructed out of heavy twill, and insulated with wool or something else that's got some loft to it. The reverse side is off white cotton duck and reinforced at the elbows and also has drawstrings at the bottom of the coat to keep snow out. I think these parkas made their appaerence late in the war after the Germans had learned the costs of sending men into a couple of Russian winters without proper cold weather gear. It was too little to late though, many a brave schütze froze to death for his Fürer on the front. I tested it out the other day when it was below 0, kept me pretty warm so hopefully I won't share in their fate. Can't wait to put it to use at the upcoming game, looking forward to it.
The dboys plus a VSR rifle has great potential. The Dboys on its own is fun indoors, 12 feet away from your target otherwise...not so much.
I've been looking around on the forum and the web for a straight forward artical on how to do this mod. Found bits and pieces, but nothing like a how-to guide. Anyone know much about how to do this? Looks like the only way to get a period bolt action that is a springer.
"Get your kids into WWII Airsoft- that way they'll never have enough money for drugs" "Hitler's proofreader was a grammar Nazi" Battle Record: Battle of Belgium- Saline, MI September 21st, 2013 Battle of the Bulge- Perth, NY January 18th, 2014 Operation Overlord- Perth, NY July 26th, 2014 Battle of the Bulge- Perth, NY January 17th, 2015 Clinton Twp, MI 9/27/15, 10/11/15,11/15/15,12/20/15, 1/9/16, 2/21/16 Chelsea, MI battles- 3/26/16
Post by ScottCollins on Jan 7, 2014 16:47:34 GMT -5
Yeah, I've actually seen Tom use it quite a bit. He did a really nice job on it and the bolt it really smooth
Outskirts of Paris Skirmish, MI August 25th, 2012 Battle of Belgium- Saline, MI September 21st, 2013 Battle of the Bulge- Perth, NY January 18th, 2014 Operation Overlord- Perth, NY July 26th, 2014 Battle of the Bulge 2- Perth, NY January, 17th, 2015
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