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 Post subject: Re: Reenacting San Marco
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2008 12:29 pm 
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Mascots?? :) I think prob late war, can just see anchor stencil - no crown, interesting web gear.
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Definate Late war. These young lads stand before the Decima Mas. The web gear is actually the classic, and well designed ADRA 'Guitar case' Beretta MAB 38a drop bag. Originally designed to cary the MAB below the para as he dropped into combat zones. The weapon could then be removed from the case, and the case then wrapped around the body as a belt with Magazines already attached.

As for the helmet, the one pictured in a previous post, with the stencil, is spot on! Definately Grigio Verde, and the type of one you guys need to get.

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Hi Neil thanks for the info, I thought it was late war.

The stenciled helmet, as I thought, is already at £107 plus £25 shipping to UK.

If a helmet was to be repainted what colour is closest. I noticed on the Comando Supremo forum that Tamiya aircraft paint AS-3 grey green was mentioned, is this correct?

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To be honest Mike, it really depends on what original ones you've seen or got. There are a few variations with the colour. Mike (Stoater) and myself have colour matched originals in the past, and the spectrum is quite broad. I will check out the colour you mentioned, and see if its a go-er, as i've not heard that one. I tend to mix Field Grey with Field blue to get my Helmet colour, and its pretty close to the original.

Also, look at Ebay.Iit for helmets. They tend to be a lot cheaper. Always consider a post-war one, then getting a chinstrap for it. Crapanzano make repro ones, as do i. You'll find that a lot od the helmets issued post-war are actually re-conditioned wartime ones. Its all in the chinstrap ring you know!!!!

Also, check militaria fairs in this country. This year at Beltring, you could've picked up a mint post war M33 for £15. We did, got one size 60, and one size 61. Bargain.

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Do you have any repro chin straps available at the moment and how much do they go for usually?
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http://www.crapanzanomilitaria.it/
This guy sells repro ww2 Italian chinstraps euro 15.00
Got one my self they're ok but not the same as the real thing but they do the job.
Comes with rivets.
The guy claudio I think speaks some English.
Email him first and get the total price to send by post. No paypal .
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I sell mine at £10. I take cheques. :D

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M33 Elmetto. Good against shrapnel. Great for grinding coffee. For that superb sweat encrusted taste.[/size]
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Thanks Mike.

Do you have any available at the moment Neil? On the subject of cheques; did you you receive mine okay?

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PM on its way to you Richard. :)

San Marco not take your fancy....? :D

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M33 Elmetto. Good against shrapnel. Great for grinding coffee. For that superb sweat encrusted taste.[/size]
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Well, he saw the sexy khaki uniform on Sunday when Mike brought it down to Chatham to show me... it definitely turned heads...

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Even I am keeping an interested eye on this topic - and I SOOOOOO cannot afford to start trying to re-enact anything else!!!

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I must admit it did look interesting.
Trouble is I can barely turn out as a soldato with coastal division scale of issue as it is. :)
Perhaps when I've sated my grigio verde fetish I'll look at doing a desert war simularcrum.

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Even I am keeping an interested eye on this topic - and I SOOOOOO cannot afford to start trying to re-enact anything else!!!


Sounds like you are weakening Corp'.

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I am just asking myself whether I can really afford to get into drinking Italian red wine and eating pasta, when I am already heavilly into drinking Polish vodka and eating Bigos... :lol:

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Vino???

Grappa,... Caporale Bang,... Grappa. Its were we'll show you were the Gold merit cross grows!!! :lol:

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Well, next time we are at a display together come to the Polish display and sample some Wisniowka - that is where the Virtuti Militari grow! (Either that or I will just get in a bottle of Sliwowica... :twisted: )

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