AVANT Magazine Vol.2 – American Militaria

•January 13, 2020 • 8 Comments

And now for something slightly different, AVANT Magazine Vol.2 – American Militaria

“After exploring American Workwear during the Gold Rush, AVANT Magazine dig into the history of Military uniforms. It features fascinating stories, exclusive content and iconic pieces through 196-pages written by a core of passionate contributors. ”

Not something geared towards the hardcore collector or reenactor but interesting nonetheless. American militaria from a more design / vintage / menswear oriented perpective. Features Interviews, some rare pieces, illustrations and more. Pretty nice! Continue reading ‘AVANT Magazine Vol.2 – American Militaria’

10 years of M1 Pencil

•December 3, 2019 • 8 Comments

10 years! Crazy how time flies! πŸ™‚

Battle of Midway: Japanese carrier wrecks found

•October 23, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Just in time for Roland Emmerichs “Midway”! πŸ˜‰

The wrecks of the IJN aircraft carriers Akagi and Kaga have been found, once again by the team of Research Vessel R/V Petrel

You can read more about it here

If you are interested in the Battle of Midway I highly recommend reading “Shattered Sword: The Untold Story of the Battle of Midway


DIY VMF-323 “Death Rattlers” T-Shirt

•July 1, 2019 • 3 Comments

Was on my first vacation in a looong time. Finally some time for a few projects I had always wanted to do. Here comes my DIY “Death Rattlers” tee πŸ™‚ Continue reading ‘DIY VMF-323 “Death Rattlers” T-Shirt’


•December 31, 2018 • 8 Comments

Happy new beer year! πŸ™‚ Have a great 2019!

1st Marine Division Korean War Airsoft

•October 28, 2018 • 26 Comments

Back in business! Finally… πŸ™‚ More or less generic early/mid Korean War USMC gear. Was good to be back on the “fields of glory” and had a fun day with my buddies πŸ˜€ Continue reading ‘1st Marine Division Korean War Airsoft’

USS Lexington discovered

•March 9, 2018 • 6 Comments

Paul Allen does it again… The expedition crew of Allen’s personal research ship (R/V) Petrel discovered the USS Lexington sunk during the Battle of the Coral Sea. Continue reading ‘USS Lexington discovered’

“The Chosin Few”, 1st Marine Division, Battle of Chosin Reservoir 1950

•March 6, 2018 • 32 Comments

While I was reorganizing part of my (mini) gear room I came across some USMC cold weather gear and was reminded that I had planed a series of “Chosin” posts for years… since it’s crazy cold outside I thought it’s the perfect moment for the “frozen Chosin” Continue reading ‘“The Chosin Few”, 1st Marine Division, Battle of Chosin Reservoir 1950’

P41 Utility Jackets III: W.G.Kalrath

•November 1, 2017 • 11 Comments

Here comes another P41… Continue reading ‘P41 Utility Jackets III: W.G.Kalrath’

Hello again

•October 24, 2017 • 3 Comments

Sorry for the lack of new posts, 2017 has been quite a shit year for me. Seriously hurt my knee + some bad family matters… :-/ I have been slowly piecing myself back together so hopefully I will be able to post on a more regular basis again