Adler and Mango are buddies of mine. Mango is now doing the Army thing for real (I tried to talk how out of it, really, I did), but we all belong to the same living history group. I have done "leg" so long I don't even have any scanned photos, but it's my primary impression. I also don’t have any current "everything I own strapped to me" photos as after 30 years in re-enacting and several years of active duty Army, I now travel as light as I can at events. I guess I need to get some current photos of all my gear. Adler can confirm I have EVERYTHING I need for any impression I put on. Here are a few of my photos, Mango is in the top one, Adler was also there, but was with the Vietnam group so he wasn't in the photo with us WW2 folks:
This is Adler and myself in my 1944 Willys Jeep, photo taken by Mango with my camera:
The cool thing about this photo (below) is that my "loader" was actually a SPC in my company in the Army, I was a Platoon Leader and later on a Company XO, we served together and also was in the same living history group for a time!
And here's my WW2 War Correspondent impression:
And I thought you all would find this funny:
And Mango posted this earlier, that's me on the right, mocking Butch, who stands like that all day at events:
This is a pretty rare Underwood, comes with the fold-out legs that were a very expensive option in the mid 1930s. The case has just minor wear but the machine itself looks like it was made within the past few months! I use it to make all my reproduction paperwork:
(the middle typewriter is a very rare Hermes, the choice of all USMC war correspondents).
And my "ride" with all my other implements of destruction:
Post by YankeeDiv26 on Nov 11, 2007 17:23:43 GMT -5
Tommorow being veterans day...I decided I should go out and take a few pictures before it got dark. So here's my 26th inf div., 104th reg., B. Co. impression.
In a quick defensive position, mabye somewhere in Belgium or along the rhine
Here's a few things I'd like to mention just so you guys don't have to. -I'd like to get a gas mask bag, a lot of guys carried personal items in them. -I'm WAY too clean. I had to have my uniforms pressed and cleaned for a veterans parade/unit's 90th aniversary ceremony last week...haven't had the oppurtunity to get them good n' dirty again. Also shaved today already so I couldn't get a "few days without a shave on the line" look. -I'm not really showing off any of my personal items, got really nit' picky with my equiptment setup, or got a really good looking picture. I had to snag in a few quick shots in before it got too dark.
Questions? Comments? Criticisms? All are welcome. -Tim
Figured it was time to bust out the ol' snow camo and m43 jacket once again as the snow was falling. Here are my pictures. I went with the bed sheet for snow camo, i still havent found some lace that looks old enough for my helmet. Im thinking about possibly getting a german overwhite parka for my snow camo but i like the sheet. I also have white wash for my pot when i want to go that route. The gloves are actually hand/field made, i have heard stories of guys doing this so i did it i took two pairs of my socks and cut the right one up so it was a trigger finger mitten, and then the left is a normal mitten. I also am using a german EM belt to hold my pistol holster up, as i have seen pics of guys using these belts for random things, and have heard stories of it being done. BUT PLEASE dont every one go and get one Yes i know... i am not very dirty looking but it is 1030 at night when these were taken and it was on the fly. I will get more detailed pics of my winter/bugle/rhine impression later maybe.
"I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer. "
Post by YankeeDiv26 on Jan 31, 2008 23:24:22 GMT -5
Got bored tonight after finishing finals and threw together a quick equiptment inspection basically to get a look at part of my infantry impression. I'd probably outright fail inspection but here it is.
"resinpaste" " "29thletsgo What unit are you portraying" "what are condoms?" paleoguy12 (9:18:08 PM): id make a sexy f@cking girl "I are also do 505th"
Took this pics today at a luncheon for the Northwest Chapter of the Veterans of the Battle of the Bulge
Myself on the left wearing the uniform of a 2nd Infantry trooper , Butch in the center as an 82nd Airborne MP and J.P on the left wearing the uniform of a 99th Infantry trooper , the German flag was giving to Butch by an 82nd AB veteran who took it off Heer barracks his squad captured and the entire squad signed the flag
An 11th Armor veteran who right after i took his pic holding my M1 proceeded to field strip it and put it back together , he told me that he qualified Expert so his Captain had him as his personal bodyguard and he allways rode in the Captain's Jeep
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
Post by Tough Ombre on May 28, 2008 20:47:18 GMT -5
Took a couple pictures over the weekend. They are at the local VFW where we did a display over Memorials day to help them raise some money to fix the place up. Its me, waldo, and azeeze. We took about 15 of the pictures trying to get the right one... and we couldnt get one that worked haha, but these are probably the best out of them.
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