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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 31 Jul 2003 18:58

and what about all this camo? facial hair and unperiod eyeglasses?
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Cammo pants =FARB waffen SS had "pea dot late war.
Here are the promised pics:

First : "German Troops taken prisoner near the Italian town of Lugo. An example of German Army issue trousers made from camouflage 8O material." REF: German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1939-1945 - B.Davis

The second picture is of a bloke in what appears to be camo. Caption reads: "The four pocket German Army Camouflaged Field service jacket"
REF: German Army Uniforms and Insignia 1939-1945 - B.Davis

Third: Another facial hair example: from a book printed in 1970 called: "Kasserine Baptism of fire" by Ward Rutherford, the caption reads: "A German Parachutist in the Tunisian Countryside"

If you look very carefully, you'll see the palm tree and swastika of the Afrika Korps on his belt.

May I suggest those who are quick to laugh and cry "FARB" or whatever it is, at least do some research yourselves and not swallow hook line and sinker all that living history propaganda about what constitutes an "Authentic" German unform.
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Post by Lustmolch » 01 Aug 2003 18:07

Kocjo wrote:I have a question for reenactors here.

In the "battle", how do you know, who got hit, who is KIA, who is wounded,...?

It's much easier by PAINTBALL!
A group I was involved with came up with a foolproof method for getting members to "take their shots"....

We used Live Ammo!!

Unfortunately the group disintegrated after the majority of its members were killed or wounded. Those that survived are still in prison.

:D :lol:

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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 01 Aug 2003 22:33

Lustmolch wrote:A group I was involved with came up with a foolproof method for getting members to "take their shots"....

We used Live Ammo!!

Unfortunately the group disintegrated after the majority of its members were killed or wounded. Those that survived are still in prison.

:D :lol:
I guess it got boring at the russian front then ;) Else, you'd fit into the ranks of the early Waffen SS who used live grenades and ammo during training. Which is why their aint never enough of then when you need 'em ;)

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Post by Ebusitanus » 02 Aug 2003 00:33

Wise up Mak and learn some...
When I was talking about Camo I was talking about the second set of photos. Its not about camo Mak, its about the type, ok?

Now...Everyone has his own standards about what is correct and what is not to portray.
Sure you can bring me a hunderd photos about that ocasional moustache and the Cauldron Vet with a beard..That is NOT going to change a bit the fact that German soldiers 99% were clean shaven.

I wont even go into your funny talk about how East German Tunics, Belt buckles, handy phones at all are correct. I just do not care..some people just do not take pride in the impression they are trying to make.
Its realy funny how you have the guts to show uniforms from two of the best reproduction vendors and at the same time not blush, no..even are proud about your crappy cheapo stuff.
Hey we all did begin once back in time and sure I had a Spanish helmet and east german boots to begin..but you can be sure that I knew I had a crappy impression and did my best with time to improve on it.

At the end, its not about exceptions mak, Its about the generic you are trying to portray. Sure you will be able to find that odd photo of a beared soldier..but that is not the norm and for sure in a serious event, with reenactors that pride themselves you would get kicked out or given the razor to join ranks.

Now..check out this site and see what some other people make out of their impressions.

http://www.geocities.com/sm82132001/

Hey, if you love this hobby then why not go a small step further and get the correct gear?

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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 02 Aug 2003 20:29

1) Fair comment about the camo, I thought you were referring to my pics.

2) Great site on the German gear, here's my favourite though, with all the gear illustrated:
http://site27663.dellhost.com/Wehrmacht ... nails.html

http://site27663.dellhost.com/Wehrmacht ... nails.html

3) Ok, 99% of guys were clean shaven, I have still proven that some Germans had other things to worry about other than their appearance in 1945, so what reason do you have for critiscizing people choosing to portray this? One of my "collegues" made the following point:
I thought that a large part of re-enactment and living history was to try and show people what life was like during the period being portrayed. If you only portray the average and generic you end up giving people a false impression. Surely this is no better than the equally false impressions created by Hollywood et al.
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Hey, if you love this hobby then why not go a small step further and get the correct gear?
For the third time, (why don't people read the posts?) I am not a reenactor, I am in Airsoft, I just wanted to see other people's pics of events they've been in and put my (clearly stated) non reenactment pics up as a teaser for people to respond with their own.

5) I don't see any big name reenactors (ones who say they are experts) putting pictures up of their "killer impressions", I hear only criticism, that is not in the spirit of why I started this thread. We know that you have loads of cash to blow on kit, lets see how good it is...please...or are you afraid people will critisize you too? :lol:

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I just do not care..some people just do not take pride in the impression they are trying to make.
:roll: What if people can't afford it? Does it mean we should just pack it in and leave? You said everyone starts off with a "crappy impression", does that mean they are not allowed to show pictures of themselves?
Can a person who spends...say... $400 less on their gear still be not proud of their gear?

*Everyone* does this smack of elitism to you? As your comments about what I think of my own tunic seem to point to this, I will let everybody else decide on that.

7) Just to show that I am a sport, I just realised today the tunic I was sold, had east German collar tabs, even though the dealer told me they were "GrossDeutchland", I will remedy that today.

Just so everyone knows, this thread is for pictures of your kit: good, bad or ugly, either post up or if you don't want to, go to another thread! Stop trying to scare people off :(

As I have no takers at the moment, here's some more pics of the "War & Peace" Show reenactors:
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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 22 Aug 2003 21:37

Some real splinter camo pants for sale:
U-203c Army Splinter Pattern Camouflage Trousers with Suspenders
This is a really nice pair, with a very clear splinter pattern. The colors are excellent overall with very little fading to the right leg, with slightly more to the left leg – which was apparently the side most exposed during storage. The reversible white side of the trousers is fairly soiled from wear, but otherwise fine. The right butt of the splinter camouflage side has a couple of very small, minor pulls, but they are hardly noticeable and more or less insignificant. The trousers have all the plastic buttons, and on the back of the splinter side there is also a tie-together fit adjustment strap, made of two flat, tape like strands of white cloth in a herringbone weave, which can be drawn toward each other and tied in the middle. The especially neat thing about these trousers, however, is that they have a permanently attached set of white cloth suspenders in excellent condition, which are sewn to the trousers at the back of the waistline, and secured with buttons to the waist at the front. The size of the waist is about a size 40”, and the length is about a size 30”. The front flap opening is secured with four large-sized, charcoal grey colored plastic buttons. The leg bottoms (ankles) have short side slits, complete with the flat white herringbone style adjustment draw straps. The bottom edges of both legs are in good shape, with hardly any abrasion wear. A very nice set of highly desirable camouflage trousers in the popular splinter pattern, complete with suspenders.
$695.00 PHOTOS
Full listing with more photos can be found on:
http://www.therupturedduck.com/WebPages ... iforms.htm

Can anyone venture as to where and when these pants came into being in the Wehrmacht? Was it during the eastern front? or was it standard Mountain troop?
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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 22 Aug 2003 22:05

Unfortunately for these guys, their MG42 fired about 3 bursts, then jammed! Is it common for blank rounds to jam easily?
heck yea they jam alot, i posted some pics of me and my kit on a differrent thread ill find the link

pics of the 1ss Panzer Division (re-enactors) http://www.lssah.com
check the thread i made.

http://www.thirdreichforum.com/viewtopi ... 052#268052

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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 26 Aug 2003 21:57

Hey, good pics Lieb! You look the part.

I won't cry FARB but you need to tuck into your German rations a bit more, you look a little slight, especially next to the big mean guy with the '42 :D

http://www.lssah.com/images/mgteam_copy.jpg

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Post by Leibstandarte_reenactor » 28 Aug 2003 01:24

Mak Los Mien Schnitzel wrote:Hey, good pics Lieb! You look the part.

I won't cry FARB but you need to tuck into your German rations a bit more, you look a little slight, especially next to the big mean guy with the '42 :D

http://www.lssah.com/images/mgteam_copy.jpg
haha that was my first event and most of that gear was borrowed, but your right i need some straight lard i werstled Varsity in high school so im used to being the "flyweight" glad you like em
i have more by the end of Sept.

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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 28 Aug 2003 19:39

Kav wrote:Check out http://www.retrotroops.com
That's got to be one of the spiffiest websites for reenactors yet...just like how the Germans would have done it today. :)

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Post by Mak Los Mien Schnitzel » 28 Aug 2003 22:58

This one was contributed by an airsoft friend of mine, he took this at the recent Whittington Barracks "Hands on History" event.

Apparently there's no other sound in the world more exciting than an MG42 on full auto. (like theres any other way for it to be!) :)
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Post by Kriegsmarine99 » 29 Aug 2003 06:59

I recently wore my Waffen SS outfit to a large airsoft skirmish (Stirling Service's Bosnia Weekend held at Sennybridge a British Ministry of Defense training facility). As you can see I look a little out of place with my retro-gear...

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Post by Kriegsmarine99 » 29 Aug 2003 07:12

Another shot from Sennybridge...
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Post by cybercat » 30 Aug 2003 02:47

Richard. A "Bosnia" weekend? What's all that about?

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