This vintage WW2 army map case is fully painted by hand. Even if this a British Army WW2 map case, the scene depicts a US Sherman tank crew ridding through a road. On the back, there’s the Hell On Wheels motto and the second armored division emblem.
The WW2 2nd armored division is my inspiration for this beautiful case that I have fully painted by hand.
Like any vintage item, the bag has signs of wear and stains.
Most importantly, this WW2 army map case is a one of kind art piece.
I pay close attention to where I get my military surplus. So, I handpick them myself and later wash them with care. I buy them through different military surplus sellers or thrift stores. But, I always pick vintage items that have history and sign of wear such as: markings, holes or traces of rust, which make them even more beautiful and authentic.
Painting The Army Map Case
I do hand paint everything myself. It does take many hours to research, draw, paint and heat press the design on the fabric. Moreover, for inspiration, I constantly study soldiers’ paintings on duffel bags and leather jackets. They are a great source of inspiration.
First, I do spend many hours on these unique bags and I do all the painting by hand. Second, the process is long. Depending on the details, it takes between one to two weeks to finish one bag. Third, I design all my stencils myself, which does take a few hours.
Care For The WW2 Map Case
It’s preferable that you don’t wash the case. Even if it was heat pressed, it’s best not wash it and keep it rugged. If you do stain it, just use a wet cloth and gently rub it. It should be ok!
The bag will be packed in a beautiful handmade packaging. Each bag gets the best care in the world in order to reach you.