Dogs of War – Mercenaries and Contractors – Pt1

Cry ‘Havoc!,’ and let slip the dogs of war. William Shakespeare’s ‘Julius Caesar’ This is a new undertaking for me. While the different aspects and everything surrounding Private Military Contractors (PMC), Mercenaries, Contractors, Personal Protection Details (PPO) has been an interest of mine for a while now, only recently have I started to dig deeper…

Operation Nifty Package 1989 – Delta Force kit

A few posts back I talked about the Operation Just Cause Ranger kit and now it is time to share something about the Delta Force side of things from that era. The title of the post is Operation Nifty Package, which was an operation inside an operation. Sounds good? Good. Can get a bit confusing,…

Operation Just Cause 1989 – Ranger kit

Originally intended as a gradual buildup of troops by the United States, Operation Just Cause was significantly changes over the course of 1989. Reasons for these changes in operational procedure came from the events that eventually led to the operation as we know it today. Relations between the US Administration and the Panamanian dictator Manuel…

Operation Urgent Fury 1983 – Ranger kit

A lot of Delta Force kits have been up on my blog posts lately. One of my main focuses has been on Ranger kits for a long time, so taking on something new has been very invigorating for me. But, now it is time to return to my roots. I recently got some new gear…

Operation Eagle Claw 1980 – Delta Force kit

In November 4th, 1979, a group of around 200 Iranian college students took over the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, Iran and took over 50 American diplomats and citizens hostage. The students were supporters of the Iranian Revolution and had gathered in front of the embassy to demand the return of the former Shah of Iran,…

Operation Urgent Fury 1983 – Delta Force kit

October 25th, 1983, the United States invasion of Grenada began. Due to internal strife in the People’s Revolutionary Government, Maurice Bishop (former Prime Minister of Grenada) was executed after his arrest. A preliminary government was formed (Revolutionary Military Council), with Hudson Austin as the Chairman. The US invasion began just shy of a week after…

Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm – Delta Force kit

January 17th, 1991; the day Operation Desert Storm began. Commonly referred to as the Gulf War now-a-days, Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm are sometimes used when talking about the war. There are some fine differences between them, since Desert Shield and Desert Storm both go together with the Gulf War term. Desert Shield was the preparation…

Manchu Hair – The PASGT Helmet Cover

I have had a few questions every now and then regarding the “Manchu Hair” that can be seen in some of the images I post. It is about time I explain something about it and how I made it. The reason I made it in the first place was my Operation Just Cause Ranger impression….

Operation Gothic Serpent kits – US Army Ranger and 1st SFOD-D

Today marks the 25th anniversary of the Battle of Mogadishu, which was depicted in the movie Black Hawk Down. Before the movie, however, Mark Bowden wrote a book titled Black Hawk Down: A Story of Modern War. The book and the movie are available from your favorite retailer as well as from online digital retailers….