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(@bedsnherts)
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There are some very nice and very cheap ex-Dutch Army overalls on ebay that Lardass and myself will be using:

[link]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/DUTCH-ARMY-MECHANIC-OVERALLS-40INCH-CHEST_W0QQitemZ120523480938QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_Militaria_LE?hash=item1c0fc25f6a[/link]

Mine took almost 28 days to arrive, so if you want a pair I'd order them now. They look very snazzy with heer sidecaps 8)

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Topic starter Posted : 29/01/2010 8:34 pm




dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
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They're ideal! :good:

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Posted : 29/01/2010 9:44 pm




webby
(@webby)
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28 days to arrive from stockport?! wow! Looks good though

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Posted : 02/02/2010 10:07 am




(@lardassmonkey)
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Well I ordered mine in a rush on Saturday after seeing how long Beds's took arrive. It turned up this morning. :lol:

I bought a marked version to save cash but its only a couple of splotches so it looks fine, even adds to the authenticity. :D I was worried it might be a bit short on the leg only being a 30 but it fits just fine. Plenty of room for my wools underneath as well, although I might just go for a shirt and tie on the top half.

Just need to get a chest eagle for it and a Heer sidecap to complete the look.

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Posted : 02/02/2010 11:11 am




Gadge
(@gadge)
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Excellent.

Remember as a uniformed German engineer you can carry a pistol too.




"I think we are in rats' alley - Where the dead men lost their bones."

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Posted : 02/02/2010 11:15 am




webby
(@webby)
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just like on H&D2 hehe

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Posted : 02/02/2010 11:25 am




dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
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Excellent.

Remember as a uniformed German engineer you can carry a pistol too.

Equally, as a German engineer, you *won't* be allowed to carry an AEG or rifle, unless the alarm has been sounded, and then you'll have to run and fetch it from the armoury first.

Unless ordered to carry on with your work, that is. :wink: :D

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Posted : 02/02/2010 11:26 am




(@bedsnherts)
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ust need to get a chest eagle for it and a Heer sidecap to complete the look.

Here is a picture of my Grandfather wearing his engineer overalls:

Note removable metal chest eagle and shoulder boards indicating rank - which seems pretty obvious in retrospect. Also civilian shirt and tie, which may not be right for an EM in a military installation.

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2010 11:32 am




(@lardassmonkey)
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Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?

just like on H&D2 hehe

Exactly what attracted me to the role. :lol: Well actually it was the enginners in the V2 factory in H&D1. 8)

Equally, as a German engineer, you *won't* be allowed to carry an AEG or rifle, unless the alarm has been sounded, and then you'll have to run and fetch it from the armoury first.

Thats why I asked to borrow extra pistol mags. I'll have a K98 in armoury though. And the kit to switch to a garrison soldier if (absoultely) necessary although I'm looking forward to playing an engineer.

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:14 pm




(@anonymous)
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Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?

Wouldn't simple black piping ones be the best bet? http://www.epicmilitaria.com/product.ph ... ack-piped-

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:18 pm




webby
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Well actually it was the enginners in the V2 factory in H&D1.

Goodness me, that takes me back to my school days that game!

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:31 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Pioneer is perhaps the most obvious and easy to find but is that really what we are? Could also come under construction (light brown), ordinance (orange?) or specialist weapons('Bordeaux' red)? Maybe I'm just thinking too much into it. :roll:

Goodness me, that takes me back to my school days that game!

90's gaming at its finest. 8)

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:33 pm




(@anonymous)
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Weapons Specialist Eh? Sounds fun considering you are making some kind of weapon :P

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:35 pm




dieselmonkey
(@dieselmonkey)
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Well I think I'll go for the shirt and tie anyway as it looks good. I may well go with the metal eagle, looks nice and saves on the sewing. I'm not sure what the best choice of shoulderboards would be for an engineer in a factory/research facility. Any ideas?

it's a tricky one. i've been trying to find any decent references, they could legitimately come under the auspices of the Reichsforschungsrat, (Reich Research Council), Organisation Todt (thought Todt himself died in early '42 and the OT was absorbed into the Ministry for Armaments and War Production), or even the RAD.

The problem is the OT relied heavily on slave labour, and the RAD seemed to be less specialist, so i've not found out who the engineers were directly commanded by in actuality.

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:35 pm




Poacher
(@poacher)
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You could do a Beamte role? A little different and the shoulder boards are not hard to find, try and get the black secondary waffenfarbe. Yep, Beamte got two colours.

aka Stigroadie

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:46 pm




(@bedsnherts)
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Unless we can get Beamte boards for a few quid on t'internet I think they're off the menu :D

My thinking is that a secret facility like this would simply take specialists from whatever arm of service they happened to be in at the time. You were a soldier first and an engineer second.

Then we can wear whatever waffenfarbe we have :whistle:

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2010 12:52 pm




(@anonymous)
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Wanting to shoot people or hit them with a wrench? :D

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Posted : 02/02/2010 12:57 pm




(@lardassmonkey)
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Well I have infantry, artillery, Jager and Panzergrenadier. I don't think any of those fit particularly well unless I can recolour the artillery ones (I need the rest).

Wanting to shoot people or hit them with a wrench?

I'm aiming for a bit of both.

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Posted : 02/02/2010 1:02 pm




Poacher
(@poacher)
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Unless we can get Beamte boards for a few quid on t'internet I think they're off the menu

Thats where I got mine, cheapish too. :good:

aka Stigroadie

AFRA
better by design

"Truth is a shining goddess, always veiled, always distant, never wholly approachable, but worthy of all the devotion of which the human spirit is capable. "

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Posted : 02/02/2010 2:27 pm




(@bedsnherts)
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linkage?

(engineer-speak for link) :D

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Topic starter Posted : 02/02/2010 3:32 pm




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