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#201 ccmax

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:21 AM

Note that this is a COLLECTOR'S forum.

There is even an appropriate thread for restored helmets, not to mention the reenactors section.

Edited by ccmax, 02 July 2010 - 10:09 AM.


#202 Bugme

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 06:56 AM

Note that this is a COLLECTOR'S forum.

There is even an appropriate thread for restored helmets, not to mention the reenactors section.

Cesar, I moved this thread to the right place.

Edited by Bugme, 02 July 2010 - 06:57 AM.
Reminder: Reproductions need to stay in this thread.


#203 gaz232sqn

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Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:07 PM

I got a Front seam helmet a while back that had a real bad paint job on it i mean you could see the paint brush strokes on it so i decided to strip it down and try to repaint and re cork it my self and this is the result. so please tell me what you guys think and any ideas to make it better will be welcome.




Hiya mate.

I would gently sand down the cork to flatten it some what, then add another coat or two, of the paint you used originally,then "dirty it up a bit" and your good to go .......welcome to the restorers ranks my friend :thumbsup:

#204 fallschirmjager

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:06 PM

Can I join this USA helmet restorers club please...

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#205 kjones5452

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:16 PM

All of these kind of makes you the current president,don't it?
I have to say one thing,you do good work.

#206 Grant G.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 12:31 PM

Haha, you could own this place if you wanted to. I'm sorry for thinking your helmets were aged by acid :pinch: . You do good work I've been trying my hand at it lately to pay for my first car...here's one I have on ebay. My Ebay helmet
http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad303/gegustafson75/Bw7PtOgB2kKGrHqYOKiwEwRToRkPCBMLNe2.jpg

#207 fallschirmjager

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 11:37 PM

Grant

No problem, it makes me laugh when people speculate about what 'restorers' (also known as replicators..or fakers...), get up to when ageing helmets!

Thats a nice looking helmet you have there. Just one thing that jumps out at me, the rotated square and 'J' is way too large. They were pretty small when WW2 applied. I find the best way to find out this info is to buy as many books on the subject as possible. I made the same mistake with the 'gingerbread man' for the 509th, although they were different shapes and sizes the majority were small and same with the 551st the 'palm tree' was generally too large (but not on the helmet above, this one is accurate!

kjones5452 - Thanks, I'll take the role as 'professional information guide' or PIG for short.... :ermm:


Here is another - clients one to his specification: Notice the early war leather chinstrap buckle and cracks in the chincup leather, detail is important!

http://i130.photobucket.com/albums/p266/fallschirmjager-biz/whermachct/b254b975.jpg

Cheers Mike

Edited by fallschirmjager, 06 July 2010 - 11:39 PM.


#208 NickD

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 04:46 AM

thats it Mike now you come along & show us up & make ours look pitiful :crybaby: :laughing1:

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:02 AM

This Thread Is Temporarily Closed Pending An Administrative Review

#210 Bob Hudson

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:18 AM

This Thread Is Temporarily Closed Pending An Administrative Review


Yes, we give a lot of leeway on this forum, but the collecting of legitimate helmets has been seriously harmed by fakers, so if anyone wants to conduct a school for fakers, I'm afraid this is not the place.


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