2. SS Pocket knife, reproduction, with swastika and Adolph Hitler’s signature inscribed on blade.
3. Reproduction army manual on German mine detector.
4. German identity disk (dog tag). This is a reproduction that has been hand stamped and aged.
5. Storybook in German, an original dated back to 1920, printed in gothic font, text is a Christmas story.
6. German march song book, original 1940
7. Reproduction SS Branch Soldbuch, aged.
8. 1935 Original party pin.
9. Original junior officer’s identification pennant.
10. Computer generated Deutch Marks of various denominations.
11. Handmade period postcard, with computer generated stamp.
12. Computer generated railway ticket stubs, distressed by hand.
13. Black and white picture of my lovely bride with period like scallop
edges and hand distressing (the photo, not the bride)
The postal stamp was done by hand with circle templates and a steady hand. The computer generated stamp was cut out and glued in place to give the relief of an actual stamp on the card. The unit stamp is one that I own.
Of course a majority of the project was the Soldbuch itself.
The soldbuch is an item that can be purchased and that is what I did, but I took mine apart and carefully scanned all the pages in the pagination required to create the book properly.
(Below) The top pages are the scanned pages from out of the book.
(Below that) are pages that have been doctored in Indesign
So, why am I boring you with this little story? Well, there is some application for our hobby. A lot of items in 1:1 scale can be reduced to 1:6th without too much trouble. There is some simplification of course, but many items can be made in the smaller scale. I am currently working on WWII German art. I think, when it is all done, there will be some pieces that haven't been seen in 1:6th before. One thing is for sure, my reenacting research is coming in handy now.
That's all for tonight, until next time, have a good one!