I said I wouldn't spend on anything airsoft related this week. I lied. I couldn't help it. Today I bought this wire mesh mask from Opoy's MAS. So far, the only down side is that you have to strap and unstrap the helmet everytime you take it off as the face mask ends way below the chin. But I can finally finally breath normally.
The wife got me these china made plastic RAF repro goggles. I'm nervous about how much impact the acetate lenses can take. Perhaps i'll switch to screen soon. Also it's quite hard to aim out of one lens. the leather padding gets in the way. But it looks way more period than all the modern stuff i've got.
I'll probably try to get the chrome off and paint the frame flat black or dark brown to make it less conspicous.
And here's the stuff that arrived from Phil's militaria for my FJ impression in the making, plus an infantry assault badge:
And lastly, an excellent pair of Mang Ner's German schnur schuhe.
Diplomacy is the art of telling someone to go to hell so eloquently that he packs for the trip.
Just an update on my "shopping spree" these past few months... The bug really bit me hard.
Fibreglass Kelly helmet (c/o Dogmeat) US entrenching tool and carrier (c/o Sir McShine) M1936 suspenders (Shop2009mb on Ebay) 1944 dated canteen (without cup) (Cubao X)
*The cartridge belt and canteen pouch I bought more than a year ago
2x Universal Pouches (Mark III, I think, but I'm not sure) Pattern 37 shoulder braces (all from Suzy's Surplus on Ebay) Pattern 37 web belt (Chapzin17 on Ebay) Pattern 37 gaiters (Mang Ner)
Not included in the picture: M38 fallschirmhelm (youchunhe on Ebay) Stg44 Pouches (Sonia, c/o Sir Labrador) Orig. Brit Helmet netting (Suzy's Surplus) Jump Boot lookalikes (from a shoe shop in Commonwealth, many thanks to Dogmeat for dyeing it brown) Uniforms
Last Edit: Dec 7, 2011 23:19:13 GMT 8 by mikevictor
Post by bravotwozero on Dec 11, 2011 16:50:49 GMT 8
During the Thanksgiving here, Collector's Armoury had a 50% Off sale. I went and got a Denix M1 Carbine for the purpose of converting it to the folding stock version. I've had the folding stock since 2005. I was planning to convert the Marushin M1 Carbine but I couldn't make it fit without sawing off parts from the airsoft version. I just settled for the next best thing. I still had to saw off some parts but the end result looks great.
I wish the bayonet plug wasn't molded on to the barrel but oh well. I'll get a sling for this and get an update updated photoshoot of my US Paratrooper impression.
Picked this up at a antique shop in Los Banos, Laguna, yesterday... A Philippine Constabulary (PC) officer's helmet. It's a US M-1 helmet liner actually, but it must have been used as a helmet (not for combat obviously!) as there is no way it can fit inside a steel pot unless the metal AFP badge on the front is removed. I don't think there are too many of these around anymore. Of all the Philippine armed services (Army/ Navy/ Air Force/ Coast Guard) the Philippine Constabulary was the oldest. I think it was in 1991 that the Philippine Constabulary became the Philippine National Police so I believe any remaining stocks of these would have been re-painted with PNP insignia and new decals applied.
The liner sweatband is dated 1968, which puts it in the Vietnam War era. It is in excellent condition, with hardly any nicks and/ or chips on the paint. Another great thing is that the former owners name is written in ballpoint on the liner suspension, "CALIMLIM R.", which gives it identity and provenance. There is also a small number "21" painted inside with white paint close to the edge of the helmet.
There is a similar Philippine Constabulary helmet currently being sold on ebay.ph for Php 20,000.00 with a buy it now price of PHP 25,000.00. I paid Php 1,250.00 for this.
WW2 veteran's overseas cap... Missing one of the ribbon bars, which I'll try to replace.
Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Cavalier Award... Awarded to outstanding alumni. Usually awarded during the yearly graduation rites at Fort Del Pilar, Baguio City. This one is dated 18 February 1989. Those that are lucky enough to get this are referred to as "Cavaliers". Of course, there aren't many of these floating around. I have covered the awardee's name with tape but he was PMA batch 45'. This is on display inside a glass case in my house :-)
Philippine Air Force Flying School Alumni Association, Golden Aviator Award. Have to work on this one a bit... It fell off a table several years ago which cracked the pilot's feet. Needs some putty and re-painting from the kness down. Again, I covered the awardee's name with tape. He was the Wing Commander of Fernando Air Base, Lipa City, in the late 60's up to the very early 70's.
creativemarko: Hi guys, I am Mark from Paranaque, Manila. I have always been interested with WW2. Especially, how the Filipinos and Americans fought the Japanese invaders. I am also into games like Company of Heroes and Call of Duty World at War.
Apr 6, 2014 20:35:43 GMT 8
benppguti: Hello! Benjie From Taguig, old airsoft player looking for his latest "respawn." summertime... the oppressive heat and scent of crushed grass in the air makes me pine for airsoft once again. this time though, with a little more purpose. hook me up guys!
Apr 18, 2014 8:24:18 GMT 8
labrador: Hi Sirs! welcome aboard. Sorry for the late answer but the group is still alive and well. We just transitioned to Facebook, hence the dearth of posts here. Please find us at: www.facebook.com/groups/159321064204447/ we would be glad to welcome you.
Jul 30, 2014 11:40:34 GMT 8
wittman: Hi im trying to track down a replica ww2 german panzercrewmans radio head set and throat mike, does anyone on this forum know where I could get hold of this item.
Sept 7, 2014 7:37:59 GMT 8
dergerman: Hi there, I just recently just joined the WW2 Asia Arsoft forum because i have noticed that this is a place where i could get a german uniform, the full equipment on one page instead of
Apr 22, 2016 13:59:34 GMT 8
dergerman: jumping around and looking everywhere for just one thing...
Apr 22, 2016 13:59:50 GMT 8
dergerman: if anyone can help me, anyone, that can get teh things i need, and get it at a low price, i would surely appreciate it.
Apr 22, 2016 14:00:25 GMT 8
louiejo1: I have designed and built a pretty faithful reproduction of the WW2 Japanese Type 89 Knee mortar for airsoft use. I takes standard 40mm gas grenades and has an effective range when held at a 45 degree angle of 120-130 ft.
Jul 3, 2017 12:33:23 GMT 8
louiejo1: I am new to this forum and am a little unsure about the rules/protocols but I am looking to sell these, cost is NZ$450 approx $330 US or NZ$550 with a wooden crate. Each mortar is hand made and aged authentically,. I have photos if you wish to view them
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