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.