Type 89 Knee Mortar Video

•April 24, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Very nice demonstration of the infamous “Knee Mortar”!

CAW actually made an airsoft version some years ago

Airsoft M1C Garand Sniper Rifle Part 2

•April 16, 2017 • 11 Comments

On to the cheek pad. There are numerous cheap repros available, most covered in some kind of ugly paint. I went for one a “natural leather” one hoping that I could achieve a nice look by oiling it. Continue reading ‘Airsoft M1C Garand Sniper Rifle Part 2’

Airsoft M1C Garand Sniper Rifle Part 1

•April 15, 2017 • 3 Comments

The M1C was a sniper variant of the M1 Garand, while probably none saw action during WW2 they were used by both the Army and Marine Corps in the Korean War. Continue reading ‘Airsoft M1C Garand Sniper Rifle Part 1’

US Navy Dog Tags โ€“ USS Chicago (CA-136) Part 2

•April 7, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Here is a cool follow up to a post about some US Navy Dog Tags I made back in 2014. I was contacted by a member ofย  the family and it’s now back with them ๐Ÿ™‚ They were kind enough to send me some photos!

Group shot of the 17th Battalion U.S.N.T.S Fire Control. He should be the guy in the top row, first one the left (click to enlarge)

A commemorative card for the initial occupation of Japan

Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45

•March 29, 2017 • Leave a Comment

Great book by Karl James about an interesting topic I did not know much about. I’d say about 40-50% of the book are photos, nice layout and some cool info, though it does not go into super great detail. One thing missing in my opinion is a section dedicated to original Uniforms and equipment, still highly recommended if you are interested in the Pacific War and looking for something different (and it’s a great inspiration for reenactment projects ๐Ÿ˜‰ ) Continue reading ‘Double Diamonds: Australian Commandos in the Pacific War, 1941-45’

Hacksaw Ridge

•February 19, 2017 • 1 Comment

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A movie directed by Mel Gibson about the true story of Desmond Doss, an army medic who received the Medal of Honor for his incredible exploits on Okinawa. Continue reading ‘Hacksaw Ridge’

Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket

•February 15, 2017 • Leave a Comment

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Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket. A super nice magazine from Lightning Japan. It is a high quality publication, not to be confused with cheaply produced mainstream magazines. These “Mooks” (somewhat of a crossover between a magazine and a book) are ever popular in Japan. Continue reading ‘Lightning Magazine – Military Jacket’