Post by greatcardinal on Nov 24, 2008 17:37:36 GMT -5
Hi Philip and Victor, Thanks for the info. Do you have a place that you can recommend for the M1 garand? is this a real one or just airsoft?
I also have the DUI for the 45th and 57th, but I am thinking more of doing the 14th engineer or 91st Coastal . Do you know any book or website that I can look at to check what are the gears for these two units?
It seems like a few months before the start of the pacific war when the mass of Philippine reservists were called up, many sunhelmets didn't get a khaki paintjob and were simply coated with some varnish over the raw coconut "guinit" fiber. The result was that it gave the helmets a darker shade.
I just got my guinit helmet today... I must say the quality is OUTSTANDING! This is good stuff. Why you may be able to sell it via What Price Glory on consignment or sell them at gun shows and ebay or what not. Kudos for a great workmanship and the labor of love to even make them.
Heck you should sell a batch to the Philippine Military Academy or the Phil. Army for use in parades and commemorative events.
Oh wow congratulations on your original PCA pin. Where did you find it?
Where are you based? The guys who staged a Bataan reenactment earlier this month made a few reproductions of the guinit hat. I imagine they'd keep them for future events but maybe they have an extra they'd be willing to sell.
Yes...the famed coconut fiber military sun helmet worn by the Philippine Commonwealth Army as substitute for the campaign "montana peak" hat for drill and garrison duty is now back in fiberglass reproduction faithfully patterned from the original color and design with Army blue hat bands, and Philippine Commonwealth Army insignia (optional).
We have painstakingly researched every angle of the original guinit helmet and gone through various prototype stages to give you the best possible repro you'd be proud to wear on any reenactment or memorial day parade.
Each helmet is manufactured under commonwealth government quality inspection and handled by expertly trained craftsmen with an eye for minute detail.