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2ndInf.Div.

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  1. I got this at a flea market for $5, since it has a 37th patch on it, and the unit was deactivated in 1945, does anyone know what I got here? The shirt is dated 1958.
  2. They were used, true, but it would be neat for that impression of what new things were used in Korea. I've also seen original examples of WWII HBT's with brown buttons instead of the 13 star buttons.
  3. Currently I am reading Storm Of Steel by Ernst Junger, it's a very great book so far. And since that isn't a US book, I will be reading a unit history of the 2nd Infantry Division in Korea next.
  4. This is a simple questions regarding the badges/pins for the Ridgeway. On eBay I have found (and bought one) PFC and Sgt. badges for the Ridgeway, but I have not found anything else for them apart from this. My question is whether this is a Ridgeway badge or not. It looks dead on, but it says the size is only 5/8 of an inch. I measured my PFC badge and it is much larger than 5/8 of an inch. Can anyone clarify this for me? Maybe I measured wrong, but I do not know to horribly much about the badges for the Ridgeway due to the relatively scarce information regarding them. Also, my PFC badge is sc
  5. Yes but the ultimate question is where do I get the cork? There is a local model train shop that will be open tomorrow and I've heard they are very well stocked, I'll drop by tomorrow and see if they sell very fine ground up cork. Otherwise, does anyone know how I can grind it up myself? Thanks for all the help so far, I greatly appreciate it!
  6. Well after going to check on the helmet and take off any loose pieces of the ballast, nearly all of it fell off, so now you can just see the spots where it once was...debating on stripping the primer or continuing on and painting the helmet, your thoughts? (If I do strip it, I will not re-texture it).
  7. I got olive drab spray paint and medium brown ballast (the local hobby shop didn't have cork, but I think this stuff will work). I mixed it in with primer, so far I'd say it looks rather good!
  8. I might have some people interested in Korean War reenacting and was trying to see if they reproduced them. I myself have a set of originals.
  9. Ok, I think I just found out what I need to do. After looking through the Preservation section of the forums, I found that I can get the cork from a local hobby shop and the paint can be Krylon Camouflage Olive Drab. Does this sound about right? I was thinking of spraying the helmet, putting the cork on it, and then giving it more coats and adding cork where necessary, as well as removing loose bits. Let me know your thoughts!
  10. Ok, I think I just found out what I need to do. After looking through the Preservation section of the forums, I found that I can get the cork from a local hobby shop and the paint can be Krylon Camouflage Olive Drab. Does this sound about right? I was thinking of spraying the helmet, putting the cork on it, and then giving it more coats and adding cork where necessary, as well as removing loose bits. Let me know your thoughts!
  11. Wow, awesome display! Quick question though, is the grenade pouch and Carbine stock ammo pouch original or repro?
  12. Does anyone know of a place that reproduces the 1947 pattern fatigues? I know Moore Militaria sells the OG-107 1st pattern used in Vietnam which is similar to the 1947's, but does anyone reproduce the OD7 M1947 version?
  13. More OD7 gear would be great, because honestly it wouldn't only be great for those doing Korean War, but a mix of OD3 and OD7 (in my opinion) looks a lot better than just OD3. Now, to what scale was it used during the Normandy campaign is something I am clueless about.
  14. Thanks a lot! But I was looking for something I can get locally rather than online, is Krylon Camo Olive Drab any good? Also, in regards to cork vs. sand, where can I go to get ground up cork locally? Otherwise, is there a way I can grind it myself?
  15. You, sir, have a great impression! I as well strive to honor my grandfather by using whatever he would have used (he has A LOT of pictures from when he was in the service). So far my impression is all original except for my M1 Carbine bayonet, which I picked up for $45 at a gun show. Again, great impression and keep up the good work!
  16. Hello everyone, this is my first post of many to come! I got a front seam swivel bail that was repainted for Vietnam, and I have stripped it down to repaint for Korean War reenacting. First, I have been told that sand finish came around during Korea, but I don't know whether or not cork was predominant (nor do I know where to find it locally). Second, was texture used on all helmets? And last, what color would be best to paint it (MUST have a brand)? I understand J. Murray and Top Pots have the spot on color, however it costs $15. It's somewhat difficult to explain, as I know there were a vari
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