US WWI 27th and 31st infantry regiments Polar Bear Helmet Stencil
This stencil will allow you to paint the 'Polar Bear' as used on 27th and 31st Infantry Regiments when based in Siberia.
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During WW1, on 15 August 1918 the 27th Infantry Regiment landed in Vladivostok with orders to be 'apolitical' yet to assist the US's allies in bringing stability to Russia as they battled to reverse the Bolshevik takeover of Russia.
The US forces - known as the Wolfhounds and the Polar Bears - were supported by allied forces in Siberia and the north of European Russia including Britain, Czechs, Japanese, Italian, French and Canadians.
This stencil is straightforward - cut slots all round the stencil, hand paint in white the outer shield and remove stencil. Hand paint in the rest of the shield in white, allow to dry and then position the stencil over the shield and hand paint in black the bear.