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by supermario
Mon Apr 06, 2015 11:50 pm
Forum: Italian Discussion
Topic: Folgore para
Replies: 2
Views: 23733

Re: Folgore para

Ok, Folgore tropical kit. Like you said, HIKI does the right uniform. No issues there. Boots. This is tricky. There are manufacterers out there but the boot has specific dynamics. I will try to post up details later. To do the Folgore in North Africa you will need a helmet. Italian ebay is the best ...
by supermario
Fri May 20, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Italian Discussion
Topic: CHG April - 2011 Tunisia Desert Event Photos - Italian Unit
Replies: 7
Views: 6535

Re: CHG April - 2011 Tunisia Desert Event Photos - Italian Unit

As always Gregg, we love what you guys do over there. Looking excellent. Must agree with you on the 'Look' though. We always get the look of horror when we say, you need to kick that about a bit, get it torn and raggy. I personally took a sander to my Folgore unifomr, along with some real lemon juic...
by supermario
Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why Not DAK?
Replies: 17
Views: 3830

Re: Why Not DAK?

So far all the answers have been interesting, but the one recurrent theme still emerges, that being the climate/landscape. Now i can see that the lush english countryside can be a deterrent to do battles in, but is it a detterent to reenact in? As Kevin (Schafer) put it, is this down to people wanti...
by supermario
Wed Oct 13, 2010 4:18 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Why Not DAK?
Replies: 17
Views: 3830

Re: Why Not DAK?

Ok, Apart from our comrades in the States, most cite the British countryside as a put off. Algeria and tunisia aren't deserts, and most of the battles were confined to the mediterranean coastline, which has grasslands and so on. Vast tracks of desert as a back drop isn't really needed. There are ple...
by supermario
Wed Oct 13, 2010 1:08 am
Forum: General
Topic: Why Not DAK?
Replies: 17
Views: 3830

Why Not DAK?

I wish to pose a question, as its one that i have always wondered about, and the Gebirgsjager thread got me thinking about it more. As the title of the thread says, Why not DAK? As a unit to portray, this is poorly represented in numbers, but is one of the highest profile units in WW2, and can be de...
by supermario
Fri Sep 24, 2010 1:42 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Gebirgsjäger - "A lttle less Nazi"?
Replies: 30
Views: 5995

Re: Gebirgsjäger - "A lttle less Nazi"?

I'll add my piece to this, even though i don't reenact German (Although i do chose to do Mountain troops of an allied nation) Gebirgsjager is attractive. Its been mentioned before, but influences like the Airfix 1/32 scale toy soldiers certainly steered me towards liking German things. The caps look...
by supermario
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:42 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.
Replies: 7
Views: 7548

Re: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.

Next Addition. Buttons. All the buttons below are used on WW2 Telo Tenda's. http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/supermario999/DSC00516.jpg http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/supermario999/DSC00519.jpg All the buttons above are metal. Note the differences in shape and size. All appear on WW2...
by supermario
Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:16 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.
Replies: 7
Views: 7548

Re: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.

Further to this topic, here is what the date stamp should like like, in its proper WW2 Format. http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/supermario999/datestamp.jpg Ok, it is usually printed in waterproof black ink, and can be found on the back of the Telo Tenda. Position varies, but usually near one ...
by supermario
Thu Nov 26, 2009 8:13 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.
Replies: 7
Views: 7548

Re: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.

Ok, second part of the post, post war telo's. EARLY POST WAR http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/supermario999/DSC00511.jpg This type is really early, possibly late fories to early fifties. It still has the mackeral pattern, but the colours are brighter. It is constructed the same way, but it ha...
by supermario
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:50 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.
Replies: 7
Views: 7548

Telo Tenda. Do's and Don'ts.

Ok, after all the debates and so on that rage regarding thiese items, myself and some comrades got all our originals and compared them to post war ones. I'll post up the pics as follows. WARTIME TELO TENDAS http://i111.photobucket.com/albums/n160/supermario999/DSC00504.jpg http://i111.photobucket.co...
by supermario
Tue Nov 17, 2009 4:17 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.
Replies: 21
Views: 11988

Re: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.

How can you research Italian Camo/Items and Not have heard of Paolo Marzetti!!!!??? That sounds arrogant for me and that´s why I gave my answer to it. Stigroadie don´t project what I am thinking about you onto other people. For me end of this discussion. Best regards, Caen44. Yes, i can see how tha...
by supermario
Tue Nov 17, 2009 3:01 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.
Replies: 21
Views: 11988

Re: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.

Stig, thank you for the comment. My imput is just like everyone elses. This subject is such a minefield for people, but we have to look at the overall picture when looking at a subject, and take each comment objectively. As for Paolo, google him. He's there. Caen, its a shame you couldn't have gotte...
by supermario
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:45 pm
Forum: Italian Discussion
Topic: Italian Paratroops at Detling 09
Replies: 10
Views: 8257

Re: Italian Paratroops at Detling 09

[quote="Caen44"]Hi there, correct colour pattern of WW2 italian paratroop camo helmet covers. Good to see that some don´t use postwar material. But the "teli da tenda" ( Zeltbahns ) are postwar... :wink: :D quote] Ah, but look at the dark colours of them! :D :wink: True enough tho, post war, but clo...
by supermario
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.
Replies: 21
Views: 11988

Re: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.

Most of Paolo's books are in English, and he's been publishing books for the last twenty plus years. If your by passing him in your research, then you can make grave errors. If your research is based solely on what the Germans wore in WW2, then it misses out a huge spectrum on the whole subject. Let...
by supermario
Tue Nov 17, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Italian Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.
Replies: 21
Views: 11988

Re: Hard to identify italian Zeltbahn.

Alexander, Not heard of Paolo Marzetti!!!??? How can you research Italian Camo/Items and Not have heard of Paolo Marzetti!!!!??? :wink: He's one of the worlds leading experts on the subject. He deals with the Regio Esercito period and onwards. His collection and knowledge are vast, far more than mos...

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