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


  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

    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....

    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

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

    I'm in Sacramento.