lawman56 Posted November 3, 2013 Share Posted November 3, 2013 Just an observation I've recently made and wondering if it happens to anyone else. Firstly, I'm quite fortunate, in that my job allows me an almost unlimited amount of time to surf the internet, which means I do all my research at work, and pretty much none at home. I've often found myself just browsing through old archive pics on line for future builds. That's where the trouble starts..... Lately I've been working on my M7 Priest and had done so much research on it, that it became overwhelming. I found a plethora, (always wanted to use that word ), of material on it! Every model, configuration, modification, paint scheme, national markings, etc... Not to mention a gazillion pics! Apparently, the M7 Priest was the "ornament of choice" for many VFW and American Legion buildings. And then there's the stuff that us soldiers just LOVE to strap all over our vehicles! From trophies to extras. Need a bucket? Got one! Need a tarp? Got one! Need a left-handed smoke sifter with monkey wrench attachment for use in Korea during the monsoon? Gimme a minute.....got one! Which brings me to my point. I had gotten so wrapped up in what was "accurate", that I forgot. IT ALL IS!!!!!! One of the joys of a vehicle in a combat environment is that nothing is really right or wrong. All vehicles were built to certain standards, and all were equipped with basic tools and equipment. Key word here is basic. Once the vehicle was mated with a crew, it was a different story. With that new revelation in mind, my Priest is fine with what I have. However, my crew....... Anyway, am I the only nut-job here, or are there others that take the research a little too far sometimes? 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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