Post by 5thrangerinfantry on May 10, 2007 7:07:08 GMT -5
polak- 1.Look closer, your getting the CIB and the EIB mixed up. 2.I sold the Ike and the medals, so I dont wear them anymore anyway. 3.The WW2 Rangers Association (or maybe the S&D? I dont remember right now)asked us to wear the campaign medals to properly represent them. They did stress that we should not wear anything earned in combat.
themango- whatever display stuff you made yourself, you did a great job. It's not completely accurate, but here's a tip I picked up from wwiisupply: spray them to waterproof them (if you havent already). If it rains or gets wet, the last thing you want is the ink running all over your any original paperwork you have with it, let alone any original gear. Still a great display.....
My mommy says I deserve a gold star for good work! -- Nimlas
mango - Awesome! Did you wax the D ration boxes yourself? They're really neat. As for the gas mask bag, I wouldn't even bother getting the gas mask, as it seems most of the GI's threw them away, and just used the bag for personal items. So just take all the stuff you've got there and throw it in the bag, and you're set!
Polak, i was the same way, but when i went to the 78th ID reunion last year with the rest of my reenacting unit i didnt wear the CIB. one old vet took me aside and asked why. I told him i never earned it. He replied by saying "we earned it, so you can wear it, your not trying to pass yourself off as a WWII vet, go put the F***** on" Ive worn it ever since
also, my grandfather was in the 82nd and i put together a a replica of his Class A from 1945 for him. When he died he gave the jacket to me(same size) and a letter saying that he would be honored if i wore it to events and told his story. I know its a touchy subject, but with that kind of approval i have no problem wearing it with all his medals, notably a bronze star and two Purple Hearts. I always tell people why i am wearing them, and only do it for certain LH events
Roger, didn't catch that. I swear I saw a wreath. And I know where you're coming from, I guess. At least you're not wearing a Bronze Star or Purple Heart, like some dude I saw a few years ago. EGH!
Well, I won't do it, unless exclusively asked by a group of veterans who approve it, and only in that case would I do something like that. I know several veterans who would get rather pissed about that.
Post by 29ththerealpimps on May 10, 2007 22:44:11 GMT -5
Sweet themango! I can tell you put alot of effort into your impressions. Right now I am buying a bunch of '40 era baseball gear because my reenacting unit is starting a team. Here is the glove I just bought pasttimesports.biz/products/bb1.html . I don't think anybody has posted any pics of that. I am also going to post a few pics of my updated 3rd AD impression.
Post by 5thrangerinfantry on May 11, 2007 7:00:44 GMT -5
pasttime sports has some great stuff.....I want to get one of the 1912-1930 watermelon footballs.
as for CIB's and EIB's. I've heard vets say all sorts of different things regarding them. Some say the badge for combat experience is the more important, others say they worked hard to qualify for the other one and the combat badge 'just for showing up'! Either way, if ever I am wearing some medal or badge or anything that offends a vet, I will take it off the moment they tell me too.....
My mommy says I deserve a gold star for good work! -- Nimlas
Deuce, you look great! The only thing I have to gripe about is your kneckerchife. It looks alittle too small. I suggest you wear one that is larger or not at all. Other than that minor detail, I think you look really good.
RiP: Leslie E. Westberry 1927-1951 (Killed in Korea)
Butttt, your helmet liner kinda sticks out like a sore thumb in that one, you should get a reproduction liner to cover that up a bit. That's the only thing I can see from the picture that is incorrect for the stitch nazi thread. What years of service are you supposed to be doing?
yeah if your helmet was on we would not see the 1980's liner, would not matter in the working on it thread, but in the stitch nazi thread, is fair game, and its way wrong. There are also people who would tell you 3 cells were never in europe, and a green 3 cell makes it even harder to swallow.
Cool pose though!
"IT IS NOT OKAY TO RECREATE AND IT IS OLNY OKAY TO"
Very cool, only two things I noticed. Post-war grenade, and Weaver Stance wasn't developed until the 50's. The old time pistol mentallity was once explained to me as "You're shootin' a hand gun, boy, not a hand's' gun".
As for the actual photographic asthetic, night photography's always hard. I really liked the one picture taken at twilight without the flash, even though it was a bit blurry. The flash is too harsh, and gets that red eye effect sometimes. Try more pictures using a tripod, low shutter speed, and staying very very still lol. This is just of course the photography course I'm taking talking lol, guess I must actually be learing something...
Post by Tough Ombre on May 31, 2007 8:25:28 GMT -5
hahaha, ya for the post war grenade, i just dont have 300 extra dollars to be spending on a Mk11, though im thinking about buing the 30 dollar rubber ones from What Price Glory. As for the stance... i always forget to go one handed.... i just cant get outa the damned habit..... Thanks for the comments!! -Cary
"I'm a dog chasing cars. I don't have plans. I just do things. I'm not a schemer. "
Post by 101steasykid on Jun 6, 2007 13:25:55 GMT -5
Yeah, your PTO impressions are outstanding. 2nd bat, if you think they're WWII PTO impressions are awesome, you should check out the Vietnam USMC groups on incountry. Grandmaster or Vietnammarine19 have the best I must say. Keep up the work Twombly!
2nd Bat: Well, normally, i think. It should be the same like in US. And for the USMC - On the "Celebrations of Freedom" and on the other reenacting events it just seems strange that we have different uniforms than Army guys.
101steasykid: Yeah, grandmaster is a good friend of mine and as far as i know, they have the best Vietnam impression in our country.
PFC. Stanislav "Twombly" Cech 3/6 Marines, King Co., Re-Enacted, 1943-1945. USMC & USN Reenactors Association. "Come on, you sons of bitches, do you want to live forever?" Gunnery Sergeant Dan Daly
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