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 Post subject: Re: Show us you!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:27 am 
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Constructive criticism: Get yourself some books and/or research in the internet. The photo you showed shows an SS-Untersturmführer, which means he's an officer. Take a look at his shoulder boards, they're not black. Look at photos and try to figure out what gear, uniforms and equipment officers wear if you want to stick to an officer impression.

Most importantly, join a reenactment unit if you're seriously interested in this hobby and want to invest time and money.

To start, here's a list of shops i'd recommend:

http://smwholesaleusa.com
http://atthefrontshop.com
http://panther-store.cz
http://gavinmilitaria.com
http://1944militaria.com


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 Post subject: Re: Show us you!
PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2016 8:52 am 
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Also, a quick bit of advice on Dot44: the regulations stated that you only wore the arm eagle on it, nothing else (no collar tabs, no shoulder boards, etc - bling on camo defeats the purposes of camo, obviously). The green sleeve-mounted rank bars were worn, apparently, but very rarely.

However, as your photo shows, there were exceptions - but usually not at an Enlisted level. Enlisted troops had to answer to sergeants and officers who *did* follow the regs; officers, on the other hands, had far more leeway with their "abuse" of regulations. In that regard, if you are starting out with an impression of a regular Enlisted private (SS-Schutze), rather stick to the regulations as far as possible. It is generally a more affordable impression to do - and it also saves you flak from other reenactors who might not have much patience with young folks "doing things wrong" ;) (not everyone has the good graces to offer help in a civilized manner, you'll find that soon enough)

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 Post subject: Re: Show us you!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 12:36 am 
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Thank you askhati and 9.SS-PzDiv for the advice. I will look into those sites and follow more towards the regulations. I appriciate it very much. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Show us you!
PostPosted: Thu Jun 23, 2016 3:44 am 
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Also an advice I wish I followed when I started: Buy high quality clothes from the beginning. They might be expensive, but they are definitely worth it. You will end up buying those anyway once you're more into the hobby and this can save you a lot of money.
For example your dot tunic, replace it with a set from SM Wholesale.


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