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McDermut99

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  1. I thought I would post some photos of a set of bullion pilot wings that were on a Korean War era 5th Air Force uniform I had in my collection and sold on the Forum a while back. The uniform itself was posted here: https://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/index.php?/topic/344619-korean-war-era-5th-air-force-uniform-theater-made-insignia/&tab=comments#comment-2763786 The wing is believed to be Japanese made and measures approximately 3 in. wide and 1 1/2 in. tall. It is made of silver bullion thread embroidered on a harder backing; maybe a cardboard like material with USAF blue fa
  2. Hello! I haven't checked recently but last time I was in that antique store it was still there at the same price. However since about March this year the store has had paper over the windows and a "By appointment only" sign put up. The owner is probably in his 60s or 70s so maybe he's had issues. I plan on trying to get an appointment later in December and see if the panel is still available.
  3. Good afternoon, I am looking for WWI-period aeroplane gauges. Any advice or indication will be welcome. Thanks

     

  4. Agreed. I have one from a different private military school that still has all the ROTC patches on the sleeves/cuffs, it's also the same color fabric as yours. Yours is more of a WWI style uniform though.
  5. Good afternoon, concerning the " unknown aeroplane dash" of which you wrote some time ago: I am a new member and have just seen your post: do you think the dashboard is still for sale ? I would be interested in acquiring it.

    many thanks and i apologise for being so direct with my request.

  6. Nice job, it looks great! That same kit was one of the early models I worked on when I was a kid, with a decent amount of help from my dad. I know it's still on one of my old bookshelves, probably covered in a good amount of dust by now. Those vinyl tracks made the tank pretty fun to roll around, so long as you were careful.
  7. Bumping this thread with a question. Which color would be best for restoring an M1 for a early to mid-war ETO impression? These are the paint colors currently available from rapco:
  8. It could be, or maybe medical related. Since it was found near a sub base there's maybe a connection there. Either way it's a great piece, and definitely a fun bad idea. Just don't get pulled over with it in the backseat.
  9. I picked this up at a flea market last year and tucked it in storage until I could get around to selling/trading it, and thought I'd share it here first. It's a USAF officer tunic from the Korean War era that belonged to a 1st Lt. pilot in the 5th Air Force. The eye catcher is of course the all bullion insignia. The best part is the Japanese-made 5th AF patch, which is bullion on felt. The Lt. bars, wings and "U.S." are silver bullion on maybe cardstock or similar backing, then sewn onto the uniform. Sadly it's not named in any way, there is some red thread sewn into the nape area but it doesn
  10. I've had these ranger scrolls in the collection for a while now, and wanted to make sure I have WWII scrolls and not post-war or patch king examples. 6th ranger has cheesecloth backing. Comments are always greatly appreciated!
  11. Thanks for the info! I've read through those threads and have gotten some ideas on what to get, I'm just curious if there's been anything new and tried since then. About Epson, I'm definitely leaning towards them from reading what other members have used.
  12. I don't think so, just a small amount of light green paint on the forward part of the helmet and it being especially worn on the dome area. Are the straps OD3? I thought they're OD7. I took another pic with a black background if that helps.
  13. I have a few sets of slides from vets I've accumulated over the years, as well as a large family collection of mostly slides and some photographs I'd like to digitize. I'm looking for suggestions on slide scanners that preferably could scan photos as well, but a dedicated slide scanner would work. I'm hoping to find one that is reasonably affordable and produces good quality digitization, however I'd be open to paying more if need be. What scanners have y'all used and how have your experiences been using them? If you happen to have an example of a digitized slide that'd be great a
  14. I picked up a Schlueter pot. 539A, rear-seam, swivel bales, manganese rim, OD 7 chinstraps with a steel hook and flat brass hardware.
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