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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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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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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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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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Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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Stripped of Neon paint, revealing some Rank markings.

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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Rear marking,any ideas?

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

Unknown.

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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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: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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

Unknown.

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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.

Learn to ride hard, shoot straight, dance well and so live that you can, if necessary, look any man in the eye and tell him to go to Hell! US Cavalry Manual, 1923

 

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

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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:

Take it easy......Gaz.

 

 

 

 

 

"Death makes angels of us all ,and gives us wings, where we had shoulders smooth as ravens claws".

Jim Morrison.

 

"We are not retreating- We are advancing in another direction". Douglas MacArthur.

 

 

" Nuclear war,ruins your day".

Unknown.

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