I`ve got some mags for the pouches (didn`t get around to putting them in for the pic), the pants are Brit lightweights as I can`t stand wool (wrong shade unfortunately), the y straps were with a Czech rucksack I bought (will get around to some leather ones in time). The helmet is a fibreglass repro with liner (very battered).
AFAIK, the tan/olive bandoleer was very late war...so late 44-45. Not 43.!
Thats Why I said '44. 43 would probably still be feldblau.
Splinter covers weren't around for Kreta...but the brown leather webbing is a very nice touch!
My Avatar Picture is an actual picture from operation Mercury notice the splinter helmet cover on the man on the right? You would also see them in the episode "operation Mercury-fall of Crete" of the series Battlefront.
And side lace boots had not been replaced by front laced boots in time for Operation Merkur
Both boots were used in Merkur, there are period photos of both boots being used on Crete.
You guys should check out the book "Fallschirmjagers in Crete" Pages 45, 69 and 75 all have photos of Fallschirmjager with front lace boots.
Page 61 will show you a splinter helmet cover (Paratroop in the foreground on the right)
Machine gun squads and officers/NCO's were mostly issued the Splinter Smocks and/or helmet covers.
This is a great book for any early war Fallschirmjager enthusiast!!
Yeah , the gulls go on both sides of the jump smock. Wedding band goes on the right hand , if it's on the left hand it means you are engaged. I meant to say that side laced boots had not been completly replaced by front laced ones yeath . it was a good comment not a bad one , it just sounded wrong. and do own FJ in Crete , don't like it that much tough.
ME NE FREGO. Guns don't kill people , husbands who come home early do. I am here to chew bubble gum and kick ass , and I am all out of bubble gum
You know it occurs to me seeing sites like that devoted to WWII German pictures- I didn't linger long there, but it appeared to be a Polish site? But it fascinates me, what is the draw of the 'Bad Guy' ?
I mean here is a site apparently devoted to all things German, (I'm going to avoid using the 'N' word) by a country that was brutally over-run and occupied by them, yet there they are, I assume for the sake of reenacting-
Is it human nature that we revel in exploring our 'enemies' to attempt to take the evil out of them? Do we wish to be more like them by learning about and dressing like and imitating them? Do we just want to try to understand them? I wonder.
Personally it would be the last thing on earth for me to consider dressing like or playing the part of a member of the third reich, but I certainly don't disrespect others who do- I just wonder why?
I think there must be something inherently compelling about the 'bad guy'- I just wonder what it is-
Years from now will we see a similar interest in all things American?
If so, I certainly hope its not for the same reasons......
I think the model needs a little rouge to go with the lipstick.....
Hey, what do you expect from a modern male mannequin? They are marketing everything to the "Metrosexual" man these days. Good luck finding a tough looking mannequin. He sure comes in handy for selling clothing & gear on Ebay though (I usually pull hats down OVER his eyes)!
Nice job, Alban. Like the others have said, not sure about the goatee, sideburns and light mustache. I'm a dark haired, non-Aryan bastard too, so I try to give a clean shave before I got out. See you tomorrow!
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.
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savoy6: anyone know if anyone still carries the enfield?
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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.
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setho: Looking for games in or near Vermont
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ajman: I don't think there's gonna be anything in northern New England anytime soon, and as far as I know there hasn't been in a while, but if you're willing to drive to Connecticut there's usually some decent sized battles a couple times a year.
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tootall2: Looking for any fellow ww2aa guys around the Evansville area.
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boz: Happy 4th all, despite pandemic! I'm looking for a boneyard S&T Springfield M1903A3 for a beta test on retro conversion to A1 or Mark 1 (WW1) configuration. Pop me a message if you've a broken S&T (or G&G, or Apple Soft) M1903 you wish to unload.
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