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….

Project RO727 – Birchwood Casey Aluminum Black

Making your tools, or Airsoft replicas, look realistic and worn can be a difficult process. There are several ways of doing it, from natural weathering to artificial weathering. The former takes a lot of time and use and sometimes waiting for the replica to look weathered might be the most appealing option for the user….

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….

Slings – What I use and why

For a while now I have wanted to do a short post about the slings that I primarily use. You might have noticed that I have a certain trend with slings on my replicas; two-point. There are a few reasons why I use two point slings. I have tried one-point and three-point slings as well…

The M653 Ranger carbine

The third and final part of this three part series takes us back to the early 1980’s and especially Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion of Grenada in 1983. During this era, the Ranger companies can be seen wearing their OD green Jungle Fatigues, which they switched to around 1982. Before this change, they were using…

The M723 Ranger carbine

We are not going in chronological order with these posts, as some of you might have noticed. There is no order in chaos, but that is beside the point here. This article is about the M723 carbine that I have, presented in the configuration as it was used by US Army Rangers during Operation Just…

The 727 Ranger carbine replica

There are many names for the replica, as I usually refer my Airsoft tools-of-the-trade as, one of which I am going to discuss here. Usually I just refer this specific replica as the 727, but I have been noted on a few occasions that it never actually received a formal designation as the M727 carbine,…

Review – Gun Heaven M92 Beretta airsoft replica

Sidearms are something that need to be considered as well when looking at old school kit. For the longest time, I was using the WE P226 replica for my impressions. That specific replica was mainly bought for the UKSF kit that I was working on a while back. If you want to read the articles…

Late 1980s – early 1990s Ranger(ish) reconnaissance photoshoot

A while back I did a photoshoot with the theme of old school reconnaissance. Here are some of the images that came out that day. For more, please head out to my Facebook page. Link below. In addition, please check out my Instagram and Youtube sites as well and like and subscribe! Facebook Youtube Click…

Nuprol BOCCA 12″ Rail System – Review

A while ago I made a video about the Nuprol BOCCA 12″ Rail System that I bought from Gunfire. Now that I have had a chance to play with the rail, I have released another video about it. The first video concentrated on the installation of the rail to my G&P upper receiver and the…