Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Authentic WW2 GI uniform PLUS a FOW Sherman!


I guess I will start off showing off the vintage WW2 uniform that I wore last week for Halloween. I borrowed it from my friend John, who has a large collection of original WW2 uniforms. This one is early-mid war with all the wool and no cotton. It was hot but great fun and plenty of people were pleased with the show of respect for the greatest generation. I work at a busy store and the uniform brought people to tell stories about their family members and the experiences during wartime.

Here's another model for Flames of War, a cast hull Sherman. I don't play FOW but John had some models laying around and I said I would paint them up for him. The box came with some stowage so I added some. It's hard to make it look good, since it is so small!

Behind it is the Sherman I painted for my own Bolt Action army.

I magnetized the turret, which was not easy, since the resin is so dense. But in the end it was well worth it.

I saw a picture from 1944 where you can a Sherman that has all the soldiers' packs hanging of the back, so I figured I will do that on this one.

SC Mike

4 comments:

  1. Well Mike, considering how well you painted it, I think you're a little hard on yourself mate. :) imagine a full platoon...., then a company!

    And if you ever decide to revise that choice not to play FOW, there's a great community here in NorCal and a tournament circuit of some great and welcoming chaps to boot.

    Feel free to sling me an email should you get the urge to see what it's all about. :)

    deadestdai at gmail dot com

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    1. O and I forgot to add that I'm insanely jealous that you have access to such nifty uniform replicas! Am still saving for my RAF armourer's kit....

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    2. thanks dai. where do you live? I am not saying I won't get into it, just not right now. Were have a gamenight tomorrow evening in Santa Cruz at Mythic Games...will be playing some Bolt Action

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  2. Oof! Apologies for taking so long to respond.

    I'm in Sacramento.

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