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#76 NickD

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 09:38 AM

thanks it was fun :lol:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:08 AM

It looks nice, but honestly with that yellow 77 I really would've tried to remove the white and leave it with its original finish. Out of curiosity since you had the original finish why did you repaint it?

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#78 NickD

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:22 AM

the original finish what was left of it was in poor condition & the remaining cork had been sanded off by who ever applied the finish i removed from the pics it looks ok but in hand it was a right mess so i did my best to restore it :blushing: :unsure:

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#79 ClaptonIsGod

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:28 AM

the original finish what was left of it was in poor condition & the remaining cork had been sanded off by who ever applied the finish i removed from the pics it looks ok but in hand it was a right mess so i did my best to restore it :blushing: :unsure:


I see. at least you took photos :D

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:45 AM

I'm gonna play as well... let me find a decent FB shell first.

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:55 AM

http://i135.photobucket.com/albums/q141/jackthelad_2006/SAM_0066.jpg
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Werlcome to the club Mate, vast improvement,you just need to weather it ,and perhaps add some dirt to give it a bit more age :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 10:56 AM

I'm gonna play as well... let me find a decent FB shell first.




That would be good,I look forward to seeing the before and after shots :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

Werlcome to the club Mate, vast improvement,you just need to weather it ,and perhaps add some dirt to give it a bit more age :thumbsup:


cheers mate

im in the process of trying out some different ways of aging it i'll post some more pics if all goes well :thumbsup:

#84 Grant G.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:10 PM

Hey fellow restorers, I recently repainted this helmet shell and it is kind of a combination of my style and Gaz's style. I painted it and then used my super secret aging techniques :rolleyes: . I will be completing this helmet (adding liner, chinstrap etc.) and putting it on the "for sale" page however, I wanted to ask you guys if I should put an insignia on it I.E. medic, ranger, officer etc? -Grant
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:27 PM

Hey Grant,
Heck yeah! Try some kinda insignia,age it,and see what happens. I also
did that thing with my lid that we talked about and I got the look I was
shootin for. :thumbsup:

#86 Grant G.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:29 PM

Hey Grant,
Heck yeah! Try some kinda insignia,age it,and see what happens. I also
did that thing with my lid that we talked about and I got the look I was
shootin for. :thumbsup:

Awesome! I'm glad it worked for you Ken. What kind of insignia do you think I should do? -Grant

#87 Grant G.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:44 PM

I'm thinking a cpt. Miller style helmet alot of people buy those. -Grant

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:47 PM

Do something different. Everywhere people look they see Ranger,Medic,and Airborne.
Right off the top of my head I can't think what to tell ya. If you do one thats out of the
ordinary though and you do a real good job on it you'll probably wanna hang on to it.
I just can't wait to see how you do.

#89 Grant G.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 01:54 PM

Everywhere people look they see Ranger,Medic,and Airborne.

That's very true but, I'm not looking to keep this one. What insignia would someone want to buy :think: ? -Grant

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:00 PM

That's very true but, I'm not looking to keep this one. What insignia would someone want to buy :think: ? -Grant

Well since you ask,how bout 2nd Inf. Div. With that war bonnet indian head on a black background.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:01 PM

29th ID NCO

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:03 PM

Yeah! 29th would work real good.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 02:17 PM

I say 1st ID, or to be different, Naval Beach Battalion!

I have a movie set repro that has a grey band around the rim, and I wanted to give a go at making it a 7th NBB lid, with Red Arch and numberal 7. Just don't have the time.

#94 Grant G.

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:18 PM

Well guys, great suggestions as always but just a little late. I decided to make something that I don't see made to often but still something not as difficult as an Indian head so I made a 5th ranger's helmet. Tell me what you guys think. -Grant
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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:23 PM

Looks good man.At least it's not a 2nd. Ranger for a change

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:25 PM

Looks good man.At least it's not a 2nd. Ranger for a change

Thanks Ken A 29er is coming up next :thumbsup: . -Grant

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Posted 23 May 2010 - 03:50 PM

It's on the for sale page if anyone wants it. -Grant

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 11:01 AM

Hi Grant.

Mate, that is an excellent job, and i'm pleased you borrowed my "don't paint the rim technique. :thumbsup:

I have a couple of shells knocking about the house, so i'm, gonna try and be a bit imaginative for my next project,watch this space ;)


Restorers of the world unite :lol:

#99 Grant G.

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Posted 25 May 2010 - 12:53 PM

Hey Gaz it is a great technique :lol:. I found some intriguing ways to age the helmets also so I'm experimenting with that. I liked the idea of the 7th NBB but I need to find an already messed with fixed bail for that :thumbsup: . -Grant

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Posted 28 May 2010 - 08:08 PM

Guys,
I just acquired a Schulter front seam, swivel bail the other day, the paint isnt that great, look like someone held the thing over a fire so I am considering doing a refurb/reproduction paint up. I'm thinking of doing a four panel medic job on it. Either way, whats the best paint that looks "authentic" (I'm not going to age it, but don't want some high gloss crap either) in terms of color and texture for the white panels and red crosses? Some sort of flat acrylic?, I'm hoping to be able to grab the paint at a craft store and work on it this weekend. Thanks


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