Not that anyone would ever know, but I added a cheapo 1943 dated AGM Co. canteen cup. It now lives inside the canteen cover with the unmarked WWI vintage 1916 Rock Island Arsenal canteen.
I think getting an M1911 holster and mag pouch is a good idea to help set apart my USMC PTO display from the US Army ETO display... If I wanted to, the USMC display could have easily had my other Garand cartridge belt. Outfitting my USMC display with M1 carbine pouch, KaBar knife and jungle first aid pouch was a conscious decision to give each display gear that is noticeably different. The holster and mag pouch will continue this trend.
I am also going to put the KaBar on the opposite hip.... For a right-handed person (which the majority of people are) if you think about ergonomics and how the human arm/ hand can and cannot bend, the way I currently have it wouldn't work with a holster on the left hip.
NOW BEGINS THE SEARCH FOR A POUCH AND HOLSTER!
I have seen 2 samples over the last weekend, I can keep my eyes peeled for a new deal.
I like this a lot- Well done. It gives me a idea and I just saw one of those 13 star button shirts in a thrift store ha!
Got a "half form" mannequin torso for the USMC display. I think it looks a lot better now. Short of slinging a M1 Carbine over it's shoulder and holstering an M1911... I think it's complete. Can anyone see anything else that I should do to it? Maybe an EGA emblem on the collar...?
This first wave of D-Day inspired display case is also complete.... I think? (I added an ETO campaign medal with invasion device)
PLEASE feel free to make suggestions for additions/ changes to my display!!