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Post by Erik » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:05 pm

Have at it troops.
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Post by Chadwick » Mon Nov 20, 2006 7:39 pm

Thompson 5x highcaps 1x stand.
1911 x3 mags

now for the uniform

M43 field jacket
web belt
1936 suspenders
1911 Bolen holster
pistol mag pouch
Entrenching tool
canteen, cup
leggings
M1 helmet
SMG pouch, 30 rnd type, (also a great dump pouch)
M3 combat knife
KA-BAR (infantry soldiers carried catch as catch can, so yes, it is appropriate)
M6 leather scabbord.
combat pants

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Post by Chadwick » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:41 pm

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My impression is almost 100$ complete. I just need some service shoes.
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Post by DFSM » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:43 pm

Nice. Looks good, Chadwick.
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Post by Chadwick » Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:10 pm

here are a few, er dozen pics of my set up. Pics taken with tripod. I think I took 250 pics and these were the best.
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Post by gtochad » Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:02 pm

alot of those pics look convincing chadwick well in the sense they were taken in the era.... a little photoshop in the pictures would make it perfect because we all know pictures from wwII aren't the sharpest :P
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Post by unionman » Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:59 am

Here are some pics of from our latest event in WI:

That's me in on the right in front of our PAK. All my small arms were loaned out and the MG42 crapped out, so I was manning the gun with a pistol only. I had a great time pushing the PAK forward into action crouching behind the gun shield! Quite a rush!

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This is me in my "Stalingrad" impression, right before the frostbite took effect :)

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Here's the whole of the 3 PZGR. That's me in the center with the MG.

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Post by unionman » Tue Apr 22, 2008 6:36 pm

I dig your impression Chadwick. It's also cool that you're doing Army and not Airborne. This is, of course, coming from somebody who does German Army (Heer) :)
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Post by Chadwick » Wed Apr 23, 2008 12:04 pm

thanks, those german impressions are nice. How does the PaK work?
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Post by GU3pzg » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:08 pm

Ahh the PAK, quite the miracle of PVC and Plywood if you ask me :)

It doesn't belong to Unionman or myself, but I did do a fair amount of airsmithing to get a portable airsource on it.

Currently the gun is charged by compressed air at 60-80 psi. The firing mechanism is a sprinkler valvle connected to an electric trigger. The piping is all PVC. The gun is breech-loaded via a ball valve at the tail end. It's ammo load is either Nerf Mini-vortex rockets (anti-vehicle/building/fortification round) or a water balloon sabot round (AP). The original design was to charge the gun via a shop air compressor or bike pump (the reservoir fill adapter is a valve stem like you'd see on a bike or car tire). I built a small regulator adapter to take HPA input from a paintball tank at 850psi down to 60 psi to charge the gun. This allows us to carry a number of small air tanks on the field to allow for 10-15 shots from the gun. The long term plan is to acquire 1-2 80cf SCUBA tanks to use to refill the smaller HPA tanks. This would allow for 50-60+ shots during the course of an event.
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Post by Cotton » Thu Apr 24, 2008 6:34 am

It almost looks like you guys took the wheels off a wheelchair :D

Awesome stuff BTW it looks great! What was the total cost of the project?
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Post by GU3pzg » Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:41 am

I spent less than $100 on the portable air source adapter. As far as the gun itself I'm not sure, our unit commander bought it from a guy in New York at an event last December (or maybe it was a trade). Anyway, a lot of work has been put into it in the last 3-4 months. A nice photo progression of the project can be found here:
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Post by Red Leader » Tue May 06, 2008 12:26 pm

hey, love the PAK. great looking impression. hope too see u guys on the 31st of may. bring the gun.
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Post by Chadwick » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:30 pm

Italian campaign impression. 36th rcn

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Post by Rekkon » Wed Aug 27, 2008 1:58 pm

Someone call for a Pioneer?

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Post by mojocatt » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:23 pm

Cool setups.

May I ask if there are any specific retailers you visit for your equipment?
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Post by Shady-Cadence » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:31 pm

Yes, you may ask. :|






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Post by Rekkon » Wed Aug 27, 2008 2:52 pm

My field tunic, belt and belt buckle are from Lost Battalions. I got the LB tunic since it was supposedly a top notch reproduction and did not require me to sew on my breast eagle or insignia. My helmet is some cheap repro from eBay. The quality is a bit low from what I hear, but since I opted for the 'hessian over the helmet' look, the helmet's exterior qualities really do not matter. My trousers and Y-straps were from At the Front. The second item was a bit on the pricey side, but they were recommended and I wanted to invest in quality gear. The MP40 mag pouches are from Military Tour, and I bought them before I knew there was a reasonably close WW II airsoft scene or knew of better retailers. They have held up fine so far. The canvas stick grenade pouches I made myself. Since that photo was taken I have added a gas mask can, bread bag and canteen from Grigsby Militaria, and while the items were perfectly fine, their online service sucks. Took over a month to get here, and they kept telling me it shipped out during that time when it obviously had not.

At the moment, my only main missing items are a service shirt and footwear. I have modern items standing in at the moment, and you would have to look fairly close to notice.
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Post by Chadwick » Wed Aug 27, 2008 4:02 pm

for dogtags, knifes, and other neat stuff go to alliedworkshops.com

I personaly know the guy, as he is a 36th rcn'er himself.

I highly recomend him. he is local too.
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Post by Chadwick » Wed Aug 27, 2008 10:45 pm

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on the attack. the picture was taken at the exact moment of One of the guys fireing. Its pretty cool IHMO.
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Post by unionman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 8:29 am

Nice pics, Chadwick. I remember when I was at my "prime" reenacting age as well...only I was doing Civil War. You've got the look. Very cool.

Hope to see you out in Rochester. Do you know Andy Timmer? He's a good bud of mine, and I assume you probably know him from the fort. It sounds like they might let a couple of us come out next year as German POWs.
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Post by Chadwick » Thu Aug 28, 2008 10:14 am

Yea, Timmer is in our unit.

And rochester, Maybe. Its in the middle of school.
These games all seem to be scheduled over events, like snelling, and college.

If I can convince my friend to make a partisan impression I might make it.
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Post by unionman » Thu Aug 28, 2008 11:58 am

Unfortunately college is a pretty big "event" to avoid scheduling things over. Just wait until you have to deal the event known as "work." :)
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Post by GU3pzg » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:57 pm

Yeah, if only I could be a professional WWII Airsofter, maybe ATF, Grigsby and Trident would sponsor me :lol: :roll:
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Post by Chadwick » Fri Aug 29, 2008 6:33 pm

hah,
work is that summer time event that always gets in the way.
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Post by Shady-Cadence » Mon Nov 10, 2008 10:57 pm

A couple from a small town in Europe...
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Post by Rekkon » Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:26 pm

You look a little low on ammo there Shady.
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Post by Chadwick » Wed Nov 12, 2008 3:27 pm

nice pics shady.
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Post by master7000 » Sat Dec 05, 2009 7:46 pm

Those are cool!!!

I have nothing yet. Well an american helmet but it's not even steel. I do hope to get more though.

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Post by Chadwick » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:10 pm

master7000 wrote:Those are cool!!!

I have nothing yet. Well an american helmet but it's not even steel. I do hope to get more though.
what you probably have is a liner.
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Post by master7000 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 5:33 pm

I bought it at the Battlefield store. I wanna says it's on highway 7 but i'm not sure.

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Post by Bisquik1 » Sun Sep 20, 2015 11:47 am

Since no one has posted here in a while, I thought I would share some of my WWII loadouts.

WWII Russian scout:
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Post by bloom10 » Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:37 pm

Nice pics Chadwick. You really look like a time traveler.

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