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Postby Mr_Flibble » Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:21 am

This kind of topic always seems to work great on other boards.

It's been an expensive month for me so far, Militaria-wise, with orders from Ostfront, Front of Russia, At The Front, Hes van Zweeden and Jemax-parts:

  • ATF, US Army M1942 Camouflage HBTs (3rd set I've bought, this one I'm keeping!)
  • Enlisted Men Kirza Boots from Front of Russia.
  • Mosin Nagant Deact from Hes van Zweeden.
  • Speedometer and cable for my jeep from Jemax-parts
  • Sharovari, Gymnastiorka, Canteen, Cup, Spoons, trouserbelt, shoulderboards (armored), Enameled Star Badge. and a few other items I can't recall right now from OstFront.
  • Alumite Grease Gun for the Jeep of Ebay
  • Vintage Kodak Eastman camera tripod of Ebay



Post your latest WW2 related acquisitions, with pictures if you've got them! ;)
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Postby Old Un » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:14 am

Aquisitions this month have all been to correct the fact I can't find stuff my size .

So M35 Helmet with 68 sized shell , and a nice new gabardine crusher with Panzer waffenfarbe.
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Postby Kermit » Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:44 am

So far this month:

SS Plane Tree #2 smock, helmet cover and cap.
M40 Tunic with M42 Keilhosen, and all SS Insignia and Hohenstaufen cuff title
2 x SS belt buckles
Heer/SS breadbag
Jackboots

Its not turning out to be a cheap month - and there's a good few more bits of kit that I'm after as well..
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:18 pm

I know what you mean, I've got a list for next month's expenses lined up already...
Some Jeep Hip Crash Pads. Kodak Medalist Camera. And I need to get the radiator on the Jeep fixed.
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Postby Gliderrider » Mon Feb 12, 2007 1:39 pm

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Postby Mr_Flibble » Mon Feb 12, 2007 4:30 pm

My M1942 Camo HBTs arrived today in excellent condition, but customs reamed me in the wallet again.

Apparently they don't trust shippingforms on the box anymore and open the box to check the value on the invoice inside... Sneaky bar-stewards.
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Postby Kermit » Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:09 pm

Don't complain. Someone I know in the Axis reenactment scene is currently at odds with HMR&C over a bill. The receipt is for $12.00. they read it as $1200 and have charged him accordingly......

The problem is getting the bastards to admit them made a mistake.
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:11 pm

I heard about that.

today my order from Ostfront arrived, much to the delight of me and the guy nicknamed rubberducky

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Only thing not shown is the cap star badge for the ushanka.
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Postby Diggah » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:09 pm

Oh thats very scary flib. My stuff from Ostfront came in the other day too and its almost exactly the same as yours (even got the spoon too :D). I also got the pilotka.

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You shoulda said about the hat star. I have 9 spares :)

Question tho. Do your shoulder boards actually fit your gymnastiorkas buttons? The holes on mine are too small distpite both being from the same supplier for the same M43 shirt.

Oh and can anyone vouch for Trident Military? I made an order the same time as the Ostfront order (for bits that OF didnt have in) but so far I've had no order confirmation and no reply to an email I sent a few days ago. Any ideas? Im slightly concerned as they have my card details!
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Fri Feb 16, 2007 12:11 pm

I haven't heard anything bad about them if that's what you mean.

I got a gym and shoulderboards from an American who was getting out of RKKA re-enactment. His had bigger golden buttons on the shoulder, but the boards did fit eventhough they were rather crude compared to the ones I got of Ostfront. The Gymnastiorka and Shoulderboards in my picture above are for my friend Rubberducky.

Did you have big or small stars on offer? Because the ones on the ushankas are bigger then those on the pilotka.

Don't forget to sew in the sweatband in the neck of your gymnastiorka. It's a hygiene thing with Russian soldiers. They'd take it off again and wash it or flip it over ever few days and then sew it back on.

The sharovari I got were a size to small :( Sent them back to be exchanged.


Still waiting on the Kirza Boots from Front of Russia.
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Postby Gliderrider » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:06 pm

Just bourght a genuine commando bren gun assault jerkin, and very nice it is. Its in almost as good condition as my repro. :D
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Postby Yith » Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:17 pm

I got a new book today... rather happy with it:

http://picasaweb.google.co.uk/Yithdit/BeyondTheChindwin

Its a 1945 first edition account of the first chindit expedition by one of the column commanders.
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:20 pm

Received a pair of boots from Front of Russia...they turned out to be useless modern boots. But I'm in the middle of making a trade with a guy on the RKKA board for a pair of proper Sapogi.

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darn Ukrainians... :cry:
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Postby Yith » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:49 pm

Saturday: Tanaka Browning HP M1935 with Tangent sight + 2xBFG
Sunday: extra Thompson locap
Monday: Fighting Mad by Mike Calvert (hardback book about WW2 jungle warfare)
Tuesday: 50 off 9mm blanks
Wednesday: repro 37 pattern BD (tailor made); Soft Officers SD Cap; hobnails; indian gaiters

Er.. I really should slow down!
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Postby Mr_Flibble » Fri Feb 23, 2007 9:06 pm

Ah, Salary has been deposited...let the shoppingspree commence!

After reading about the Author of "Das Boot" passing away yesterday, I decided to order another of his books:
U-Boat War - Lothar-Gunther Buchheim

Containing over 200 photos of the 5000 he took while sailing with the U-96, the real-life counterpart of the "Boot" from the book

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