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#26 NickD

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 01:34 AM

hiya Rich

i was thinking about doing that but im not sure how to go about getting that kind of ware to it so it looks well used & handle ????

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 09:28 AM

well just getting this ready to be striped & got a good look inside the shell i knew about the name STEIN but in very faint writing the name RICHMOND also appears :D

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:37 PM

well guys here it is i did it yesterday theres plenty of original paint but its been sanded down so no corking left really & it looks to have the number 77 stenciled on one side & before anyone jumps on the idea of the white paint being snow camo its not its just the under coat applied by who ever did the textured finish. im going to attempt to redo it my self by using Grant G.'s method but i do have another problem the part of the chin strap that has the buckle has been cut short by who ever originally attached it so i can re-attach it the way it should be as its now to short :pinch:

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Posted 14 May 2010 - 11:38 PM

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:17 AM

Hi Guys.

You may remember my recent post,concerning the hideously, Neon painted M1.

As promised here's the end result, fully restored,over the past week,requiring lot's of cork, cursing. ;)

Whatcha reckon Guy's,any good?

Phew, restoring is not as easy as ,I anticipated :thumbsup:


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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:19 AM

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Stripped of Neon paint, revealing some Rank markings.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:20 AM

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Rear marking,any ideas?

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:22 AM

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This is a coat of Anti- rust, Matt brown paint, a well known brand,available from good DIY shops.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:23 AM

Hey Gaz it looks like the top portion of captain's bars. -Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:25 AM

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Second coat of Matt brown paint applied,covered in cork whilst still wet.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:27 AM

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Finished product, and a close up of finish.

BTW-Thanks to Grant for the inspiration,and great cork tips.

Enjoy :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:34 AM

:w00t: Bravo Gaz I love it! Looks great! -Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:34 AM

Hey Gaz it looks like the top portion of captain's bars. -Grant



Hi Grant.

Thanks, I really cant work out what it is/was, I looked in Helmets of the ETO, on page 64,there a French M1,with a horizontal 2nd Lieutenant, marking...........which looks vaugely similiar........but it could be a Capt bar.....or something else,pity it's not clearer.

Thanks again for your comments Mate. :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:37 AM

that looks so much better mate nice job :twothumbup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:46 AM

good job! it looks very close to the original WWII finish!

I would let it bake out in the sun to harden the paint and let it get a little weathered & dusty and maybe add a net

leaving the seam unpainted with some shiny steel showing adds a touch of authenticity, so it doesnt look like it was just painted.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:54 AM

:w00t: Bravo Gaz I love it! Looks great! -Grant





Hi Grant.

Thanks, and it's down to you really for the inspiration, I'm glad you shared your cork tip's, awhile back :salute:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 05:56 AM

that looks so much better mate nice job :twothumbup:




Thanks Mate, I'm glad you like the result, it was a faff, but worth it :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:00 AM

good job! it looks very close to the original WWII finish!

I would let it bake out in the sun to harden the paint and let it get a little weathered & dusty and maybe add a net

leaving the seam unpainted with some shiny steel showing adds a touch of authenticity, so it doesnt look like it was just painted.




Hi Bolo.


Thanks, especially for the compliment on the finish, I will take your Advice, and leave this lid, outside to weather :thumbsup:

And I'm glad you noticed the little touch's , like leaving the rim unpainted, I must admit I did plan this one out fairly well,so again thanks for your approval :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:04 AM

I was thinking the same thing with the rim. Gonna have to keep an eye out for it now, so it doesn't become a EG product in the end, heh :P

Seriously, looks the bees knees. Wonderful out come on it, and makes me want to give it a go one of these days.

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 06:22 AM

Aww shucks :blush:. I'm glad i could help, It really looks tip-top! -Grant

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:18 AM

I was thinking the same thing with the rim. Gonna have to keep an eye out for it now, so it doesn't become a EG product in the end, heh :P

Seriously, looks the bees knees. Wonderful out come on it, and makes me want to give it a go one of these days.




Hiya Mate.

E.G......Hmmm.....there's an idea......I could paint a 2nd Ranger marking on the back.....whack it on Ebay......watch the the money ,roll in...........

"What do mean the paint still smells"....." No, it an original smell of Normandy"......
" Is,this a fake"......"Certainly not, it came from a house clearance sale, and was in a box,since 1945"......... :think: :blink: :thumbdown: :crying:


Second thoughts..... " Nah, sounds like to much dishonesty to me,and I am an upstanding member of my community,I gotta a rep to think of ya know :w00t:


Anyhoo, thanks for spotting my little Authentic touch,and your comments.


Cheers Dude :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 09:22 AM

Aww shucks :blush:. I'm glad i could help, It really looks tip-top! -Grant



Credit ,where credit is due ,my friend ;)

Thanks again :thumbsup:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 10:57 AM

I showed this helmet a while back and I have been struggling what to do with it (since I found a name it). I decided to restore just the outside. -Grant
Before...
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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:28 AM

another job well done just hope mine turns out just as good :lol:

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Posted 15 May 2010 - 11:39 AM

another job well done just hope mine turns out just as good :lol:

I'm sure it will :wink2: . I kind of messed up a little on this helmet. Near the sides there are some brush strokes visible because I didn't apply enough cork there, just something to think about when you do yours :thumbsup: .- Grant


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