TL-191: Featherston's Finest - Uniforms, Weapons, and Vehicles of the CSA and Freedom Party

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  1. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Griswold works. I also imagined the Confederacy having a stamped steel SMG akin to the MP-40, but visually resembling the M3 Grease Gun.
     
  2. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Something like this?

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  3. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    Or this?
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  4. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Either work. I do prefer the Grease Gun, because it looks cool. :p
     
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  5. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Glad you liked it. I went back and did a little more work to the gun,the M3's hand grip always looked a bit bulky so I narrowed it down a bit and added a front swivel for a sling and touched up a few other bits too.
     
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    I got the impression that, after reading the books and reading TVTropes.org, that Jacob Featherston was literally/functionally an asexual human being. However, Turtledove did go back and forth with his lack of sexual attraction to anyone or anything (One page he'll say that a good speech with a good crowd is like having a woman, then he'll show no interest in Anne Colleton, later he'll joke with Clarence Potter that if he really wanted to help him, then he should transform into some kind of attractive Redhead(?) ).

    In my own headcanon, he's a genetic dead-end caused by an extreme form of Asexuality, psychologically and perhaps biologically speaking.
     
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  7. pattontank12 Better Dead than Red!

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    I like it! Kinda reminds me of this variant of the MP41 that was actually mostly used by the SS.
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  8. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Yup, exactly. He really just wasn't interested in anyone emotionally or sexually speaking. With the mindset he had he probably just wanted to focus on what he was doing and got the most gratification out of that. If he was attracted to anyone - based on what you said, only his own imagination could conjure up a partner to his absolute liking. Everyone else... is an asshole XD
     
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  9. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Which guns should I use to make a model of the Tredegar Automatic Rifle? OTL American guns preferred.
     
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  10. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Yeah the MP-41 was a big influence on my design and I used a lot of parts from a pic of it. I basically moved the magazine further back.
     
  11. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    I used the Johnson M41 for my alt-BAR, you could probably still do something different with it by using parts from other guns like the OTL BAR.
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    Or you could you the Johnson 1940 rifle design.
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    Or bits of both.
     
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  12. rvbomally Russian Hacker

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    Hm, what about the regular Confederate rifle, like what the Freedom Party Guardsman has in that first art?
     
  13. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    Which page and post?
     
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  16. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Hey, I like this one!! Like a cross between an MP-40 and Grease Gun. It looks really neat.
     
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  17. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    It was an idea by rvbomally and I liked it so I ran with it and I also like the way it turned.
    I'm thinking of maybe getting an inexpensive spring powered M3 and MP-40 and try to make a wall hanger of this design.
     
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  18. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Indeed! Well, what would you name it/designated as? Also what about the wooden stock one you made? Cause I'm just going to keep calling it the Griswold unless stated otherwise XD
     
  19. cortz#9 Obrltnt of Kampfgruppe Seelöw

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    I called it the SMG2 for lack of a better name. For the wooden stock gun, people here seem to like Griswold and I use to have a friend many years ago we nick-named Griswold so I'm fine with that.
     
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  20. Alterwright "You were never even a player."

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    Righty. How about... M37 Griswold for the woodstock, banana mag gun. For the stamped metal one... how about M40/41 Joslyn. I am literally making up names lol