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Forum: General Quarters 10-01-2012, 02:03 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By hankco1942
Re: HBT assistance?

I have found a lot through the years, even in scale wize and the right color, in thrift shop shirts. pay almost nothing, cut em up.
Forum: General Quarters 04-16-2012, 10:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,060
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Sgt Zang steel helmets

We don't really make them anymore but there is a limited supply still in stock. Send me a PM and I'll see what I can do!
Forum: General Quarters 09-25-2011, 12:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,417
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Good color for US leather holsters?

There is a shoe repair shop nearby, was able to pick up a bottle of Fiebings leather dye there - I chose "Cordovan" which of course is a color familiar to WW2 collectors, reddish brown.

It is...
Forum: General Quarters 05-08-2011, 02:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,186
Posted By hankco1942
Re: New DiD German Desk & Chair & Desktop Accessories Set.

Is this the start of a series? Great desks and office supplies from WW2?;)
Forum: General Quarters 04-24-2011, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,250
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Question, about the color of US army's wool service trousers

The last picture is a good representation of the real thing on my screen!!!

The early "chocolate mix" DML trousers are not the best choice , later ones are better if lighter. The absolute best...
Forum: General Quarters 04-15-2011, 11:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,117
Posted By hankco1942
Re: New DML Head

I thought that German yellow eyeshadow should have gold flecks ?:D:D:D
Forum: General Quarters 03-22-2011, 12:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,613
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Where are the US army leggings?

Some old pics, Army and USMC:

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/files/1/6/3/leg1.jpg
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/files/1/6/3/leg2.jpg...
Forum: General Quarters 02-07-2011, 03:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,535
Posted By hankco1942
Re: No longer guilty of not finishing

if you are going to take the time, at least you get the results!!!!!!
Forum: General Quarters 02-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 592
Posted By hankco1942
Rubberized Assault Gas Mask Bag

I made this many years ago , it is made from light cotton muslin fabric permeated with black tool dip. From mid 2001. Missing a couple of pictures. Original AOL website text follows.

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Forum: General Quarters 02-05-2011, 12:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,655
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Am i the only one guilty of this?

Guilty.

I have my own projects, some of which take years, then I have everything in the house that needs to be repaired, from electronics to jewelery clasps, and like most once one hobby slows...
Forum: General Quarters 02-05-2011, 01:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,483
Posted By hankco1942
Re: US Army WW2 Mountain Rucksack in 1/6

I appreciate the kind comments!

I wonder why I don't have enough time todo projects like this now - and how I had time to do them then!!!
Forum: General Quarters 02-03-2011, 11:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,483
Posted By hankco1942
Re: US Army WW2 Mountain Rucksack in 1/6

And Some Pictures of the Frame, starting with a very dated pose:

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/files/1/6/3/rucksack_frame_held_by_figure.jpg...
Forum: General Quarters 02-03-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,483
Posted By hankco1942
Re: US Army WW2 Mountain Rucksack in 1/6

Fund another pile of pics with "how To" detail. First is a series about the roller buckles - all hand made. Finished:
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Forum: General Quarters 01-30-2011, 09:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,082
Posted By hankco1942
Close Shave - US Personal Gear

More apologies, even more OLD projects!!!

Made this lot for a SAG contest.

http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/files/1/6/3/shavingdio2.jpg

I remember this photo, rainy day,...
Forum: General Quarters 01-30-2011, 04:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 748
Posted By hankco1942
US Cartridge Belt - the Quest.

In the late 90's I really got into US gear, starting with 1/6th then expanding to 1/1 and making 1/6th versions. An interesting ride.

Very early I did cartidge belts - Making my own buckles and...
Forum: Ground Pounders 01-30-2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,426
Posted By hankco1942
Re: WW2 Gascapes : Tommy's Pakamak .

I have no idea how I missed this originally, what a wonderful project! I love the odd bits!!
Forum: General Quarters 01-28-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,443
Posted By hankco1942
Re: Soldier Story U.S. Marine Corps M1917A1 Machine Gunner TARAWA 1943

LOL I yield, I am too Army centric and never coughed up the dough for Grunt Gear !!!!!:D
Forum: General Quarters 01-25-2011, 01:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,698
Posted By hankco1942
U.S. Satchel Charge in 1/6

I wasn't able to find my original posts on this topic, so restoring the pictures on this thread. Made 2 types of satchel charges and a TNT pack, here's the first:
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Forum: General Quarters 01-23-2011, 03:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By hankco1942
Re: How To Make a US BAR Belt in 1/6th (Part3)

At this point I wavered and the original text becomes sparse. So we'll let the pictures do the talking. We'll start with the construction of the main pocket backer sections which include fabric...
Forum: General Quarters 01-22-2011, 02:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By hankco1942
Re: How To Make a US BAR Belt in 1/6th (Part2)

Step Three: Flaps
Heavily starched webbing is cut, the very tip is folded back and glued with fabric-tac, then the corners are folded and glued. Then, slowly and using the hand wheel of the sewing...
Forum: General Quarters 01-19-2011, 02:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,096
Posted By hankco1942
Re: USMC Hospital Corps knife w/custom sheath

Great stitching - machine or hand?

I have one of those knives from a "Formative" set but never did anything with it...
Forum: General Quarters 01-16-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By hankco1942
Re: How To Make a US BAR Belt in 1/6th (Part1) + PICS

Added all of my webbing to the Maintenance battalion. The 1/8th is exactly right for helmets....
Forum: Maintenance Battalion 01-16-2011, 05:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,582
Posted By hankco1942
Scale Webbing For Sale HankCo1942

I have miles of cotton tape which I've used in my custom projects.
Available in multiple widths and textures.
http://www.sixtharmygroup.com/forums/gallery/files/1/6/3/webbing_for_sale.jpg

This...
Forum: General Quarters 01-16-2011, 02:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By hankco1942
Re: How To Make a US BAR Belt in 1/6th (Part1) + PICS

Tedious work but gratifying.

I bought miles of different size webbing from industrial clothing suppliers. Same with rivets and grommets, I have thousands in several sizes. There was a post in...
Forum: General Quarters 01-15-2011, 02:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,715
Posted By hankco1942
Re: How To Make a US BAR Belt in 1/6th (Part1)

Sorry for the delays, I finally found the pics on a hard drive from a work laptop from a job I left 4 years ago... thanks for the interest and ENJOY
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