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by Viktor Kauer
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:03 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Show us you!
Replies: 3415
Views: 492975

Re: Show us you!

A little tip: your collar Litzen are those of civilian police. Army units mostly used generic collar tabs - Einheitskragenspiegel (green or grey depending on 1938-40 or post 1940). Some old salts paid the extra to have the pre-1938 unit specific collar tabs sewn on by a unit tailor, however this is ...
by Viktor Kauer
Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:01 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Help with M40 insignia
Replies: 6
Views: 7097

Re: Help with M40 insignia

Below is the bog standard factory-applied M40 tunic, what should be stuck to when aiming to represent the 'norm':

Image

Photo courtesy of Collectors' Guild
by Viktor Kauer
Sun May 17, 2015 9:24 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Gavin M42 Tunic?
Replies: 5
Views: 4563

Re: Gavin M42 Tunic?

Panther use cotton lining as common for pre 42 tunics, to really produce the norm they need to change to rayon/artificial silk in their M42 tunics
by Viktor Kauer
Thu Mar 26, 2015 6:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: What is the deal with SM Wholesale lately?
Replies: 6
Views: 5815

Re: What is the deal with SM Wholesale lately?

Heard similar things I'm afraid, guys waiting ages and then only getting results when getting through to 'Juan', one of his employees. Seems they concentrate more on the movie business, US military contracts and fashion sales, rather than giving a rat's ass about individuals.
by Viktor Kauer
Sat Mar 21, 2015 9:46 am
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Removing Paint From my Buttons
Replies: 7
Views: 3099

Re: Removing Paint From my Buttons

I cut slits in a large cardboard sheet and lay it over the tunic with the buttons stuck through the slits, saves resewing them at least
by Viktor Kauer
Sun Feb 15, 2015 6:27 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Show us you!
Replies: 3415
Views: 492975

Re: Show us you!

It's a postwar Bundesgrenzschutz net, not suitable for WW2 reenactment
by Viktor Kauer
Fri Jan 16, 2015 10:31 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: are chinese companies any good?
Replies: 9
Views: 4030

Re: are chinese companies any good?

For caps I would always recommend GD43, makes them to order exactly as you want. Unrivalled quality!
by Viktor Kauer
Wed Jan 14, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Show us you!
Replies: 3415
Views: 492975

Re: Show us you!

Here's one of me as a Volksgrenadier in the Ardennes (photo taken in Steinbach, Ardennen. December 2014)

RE: SS buckle, non painted is perfectably acceptable as they did not receive theirs pre-painted like the Heer as far as I'm aware.
by Viktor Kauer
Tue Jan 13, 2015 7:23 pm
Forum: Photos
Topic: Show us you!
Replies: 3415
Views: 492975

Re: Show us you!

Ditch the A frame, rarely seen by this point of the war and way too over represented by reenactors. Also paint your belt buckle ;) Otherwise looking good!
by Viktor Kauer
Sat Dec 20, 2014 12:48 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Looking for M44 tunic
Replies: 8
Views: 3565

Re: Looking for M44 tunic

Where did you get those templates from? :o
by Viktor Kauer
Tue Dec 02, 2014 10:19 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SM Wholesale Oak B Type 2 Helmet Cover
Replies: 0
Views: 1089

SM Wholesale Oak B Type 2 Helmet Cover

As the title suggests I'm looking for an SM Wholesale Size large Oak B Helmet Cover, type 2 with foliage loops.

Condition irrelevant.

MfG
by Viktor Kauer
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:54 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: SMWholesale Pea Pattern Jacket 40" chest
Replies: 9
Views: 3922

Re: SMWholesale Pea Pattern Jacket 40" chest

Still looking, 42" chest
by Viktor Kauer
Sat Nov 22, 2014 8:02 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: best early war heer litzen?
Replies: 5
Views: 3081

Re: best early war heer litzen?

The ones Peiper posted are a fantasy item, 'backed' generic mouse grey tabs hmm. For early war, as opposed to pre-war like the send pair posted, you want the generic 1938 pattern tabs. I use originals, but McFarthingbowls in Belgium is a site I'd recommend for Litzen. This is a pair with backing for...
by Viktor Kauer
Sat Oct 25, 2014 2:50 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: M40/41 6 Button tunic
Replies: 17
Views: 7587

Re: M40/41 6 Button tunic

It was as widespread an issue tunic as the others regarding units. It wasn't specialised for one particular type of unit or something.

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