I remember telling Labrador some time ago that I can't recall being so into a hobby such as this one for some time now. Considering that I'm always juggling bills for rent, utilities, milk for the kids, tuition, etc, additional expenses for the uniforms and all other stuff related to our hobby isn't doing my finances any good
Still, the hobby brings me peace of mind, a chance to meet good like-minded people, healthy stress release and exercise.
What signs tell you that you are really deep into this hobby of ours? I'm sure everyone has a story. Mine goes as follows:
1. When re-watching old ww2 movies such a Cross of Iron and Eagle Has Landed, I end up paying even more careful attention to the uniforms, gear and guns of the actors. And end up catching a lot of errors too!
2. Wishing my old stock of post-1945 AEGs could magically transform into an MP40, MP44, another PPSh, a garand, a thompson, a sten, etc...
3. Sitting in a board meeting and nodding with the rest of the executives but imagining what I'll be doing in our next airsoft game.
4. thinking of what next to buy in terms of uniforms, gear and AEGs
5. Noticing the same office barong I wear every week and realizing the cut and design closely resembles an M1936 soviet gymnastoirka
What about you guys? How does your hobby bleed off into real life?
All of the above plus I have become even more addicted to history books. Like you, I watch movies and docmentaries and check out all the gear and guns and look for the Hollywood errors.
I've been mostly dedicated to the ETO over the many years but my new passion is the Pacific theater so I'm staring collecting books and reading like mad. Books are expensive but worth every penny because they give back many times over.
Top new unorthadox Skills I've learned because of this Hobby? 1. sewing (Hand and Machine) 2. Photoshop 3. Welding and Brazing
1. I have, like most of you I guess, stalked the local textile stores for the perfect look alike, as close as it can possible get, cloth that will make my next uniform 2. Since I cant find the perfect cloth, Venus cloth dye and I are becoming best friends 3. Since my gun started falling apart, I have become obsessed with epoxy glue. 4. I have found the cheaper alternative to a wood kit....wood stain paint (thanks Jimmi) 5. Family ties rekindled. I am now closer to my sister in the USA. She is my mailing address for all the stuff I order online 6. I fantasize about girls in mini skirts less..... I now fantasize about girls in khaki pencil cut skirts and blouses 7. I sometimes want to pitch a canvass tent and live there 8. I always channel surf towards history channel for war documentaries 9. I have a favorite DVD shop which sells all the old war movies I have been looking for 10. I now visit the antique shops I always used to ignore
1. you realize you are waaay past that "Just one outfit and i'm done" stage. 2. trolling the houseware section for plasticware that looks exactly like an m1931 canteen. 3. hitting hikishop and other pages a bazillion times a day. 4. suddenly being concerned about clothing (albeit the wrong kind of clothing to be concerned about) 5. listening to "sacred war" and other russian and german hymns at full volume in the car. (sometimes while your kids are in it) 6 being very happy your kids watch"hetalia anime":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hetalia:_Axis_Powers 7. being on this forum the whole damn day
1. you realize you are waaay past that "Just one outfit and i'm done" stage. 2. trolling the houseware section for plasticware that looks exactly like an m1931 canteen. 3. hitting hikishop and other pages a bazillion times a day. 4. suddenly being concerned about clothing (albeit the wrong kind of clothing to be concerned about) 5. listening to "sacred war" and other russian and german hymns at full volume in the car. (sometimes while your kids are in it) 6 being very happy your kids watch"hetalia anime":http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hetalia:_Axis_Powers 7. being on this forum the whole D@^^# day
Crap, and i thought only me and my 4 year old kid were doing this. yeah, he actually begins to sing the refrain of the Sacred War along with me. i wonder what his grandma will make of that when she hears him singing.... definitely not something he learned from playhouse disney...
1. You watched Saving Private Ryan almost 100 times already. 2. Accidentally using the term "trousers" when going to shop for "pants." 3. "Praning" (Being a detail Nazi) when it comes to the accuracy of the uniform and the weapon your using. 4. Listening to Katiusha, Scotland the Brave, Semper Paratus, Requiem of a Soldier on your Ipod and then your friends, when they hear it, would say "Dude what the hell is that?" 5. Knowing a lot of Sh** about WW2 that when asked about my age they couldn't believe I'm still young.
Post by indonesische on Aug 16, 2010 4:07:03 GMT 8
@albert & panzerfront Thx guys! It took me 2 months non-stop daily visit to custom workshop before they finally done. Some other guys visited his bike 1-twice a month, and had his bike finished in 1 year
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
Jul 3, 2017 12:36:43 GMT 8