To My Band Of Brothers Picture Reference Page.
These are some screenshots I have saved from my
copy of Band of Brothers DVD's, to hopefully help my fellow modellers with some
reference pictures for the new DiD
Albert Ross figure release.
Note: These pictures are supplied for model making purposes only and
I am making no money from them. They are on this page for personal use only, not
for any sort of commercial use. They are only supplied to my fellow modellers to
assist with our knowledge of the US paratroopers. I have contacted the company
that made the film to ask for permission to use these images, but I have heard
nothing back from them.
Note: In the
pictures below, the error regarding the DiD Albert Ross garrison cap can be
seen. Because the one on the left worn by Capt Sobel has the correct colour
piping for an officer, whereas the cap worn by Lt Nixon has the blue piping for
an enlisted infantry soldier.
While looking around for more information about
the officers garrison cap piping colours, I came across a full size cap being
sold by Nicholas
on ebay. I asked for and was given his very kind permission to use his images
here, also I was supplied with a close up of the piping colours as below right
and a very detailed description of the threads.
The text below is from the ebay auction and the
excellent information from Nicholas.
ORIGINAL US Army Garrison Cap with early felt
Parachutist patch and metal Lieutenant Bar. The Garrison cap is a size 7 and has
gold cord piping. No glow under black light of any part of the patch, stitching
or cap. There is a 1943 50 cent piece sewn into the patch (for luck I am told);
a few of the threads holding the patch to the cap were loose, so I was able to
remove the coin to examine it!
In my opinion, this is a WW2 era garrison cap.
I am attaching as close up a jpg as I can get. You are welcome to use it in any
way you wish. Under a loupe, it appears to be a solid woven black cord with gold
woven in every third stitch (two black -- one gold -- two black -- one gold,
etc). The black is made up of several threads and the gold is flat but the same
width as the black cord.... Hope that makes sense.
I would like to say if I may
many thanks to Nicholas from all of the 1/6th scale US airborne modellers.
Band Of Brothers
Many thanks for both the series
and the images from HBO
The links below come from this website -
Links I found for pictures of 'in
the field' US paratrooper re-enactors
Links I found for pictures of
pre-drop US paratrooper re-enactors
This is an On Trust page, and I
accept no responsibility for any other use of these images.
Once they have been removed from my website.
And if I have breached any Copyright laws, I will
remove the images if asked.