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    British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:20 pm

    Hi Guys.

    Heres an Mk6 a ,from my display,this one is Afgan style.

    Hope you like it,enjoy Wink

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    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:21 pm

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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:22 pm




    New improved liner,over the original Mk6 Wink
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Jul 30, 2010 4:24 pm




    Typical label ,in these lids Wink

    Any comments,most welcome as ever. cheers
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Fri Jul 30, 2010 5:03 pm

    Very cool, Gary! I like the scrimming you've done up on this one.


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    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:32 am

    I likey!


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:39 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:Very cool, Gary! I like the scrimming you've done up on this one.


    Thanks Ben. Smile

    I got this lid very recently from a local surplus dealer,cost me £20, and is totally un-issued,the Desert DPM cover,and net,came to a total of about £10,the gaffer tape ...was free...

    Not bad for the money,....I shall be looking out for a Mk 7, soon!

    Thanks again,and I'm glad you like it. cheers

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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:41 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:I likey!


    Thanks for looking Jer and ,I'm glad you like it,makes a change from an M1,and a lot cheaper too Wink


    Thanks again Mate cheers
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Mercenary25 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:50 am

    Modern helmets are much cooler than antique M1. Very Happy


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Jul 31, 2010 9:15 am

    Mercenary25 wrote:Modern helmets are much cooler than antique M1. Very Happy



    This may sound strange,when I line a MK6/a next to a PASGT,the PASGT wins, much cooler profile,I suppose when your surronded by your own nations kit, foreign kit is always more appealing....but I agree there is something about these "plastic lids" that are Cool


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Jul 31, 2010 2:52 pm

    Easy Gee wrote:I suppose when your surronded by your own nations kit, foreign kit is always more appealing...
    Why do you think I collect British military stuff? lol!
    I really do like the DPM pattern, though, one of my all-time favourites.


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Aug 01, 2010 7:31 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:
    Easy Gee wrote:I suppose when your surronded by your own nations kit, foreign kit is always more appealing...
    Why do you think I collect British military stuff? lol!
    I really do like the DPM pattern, though, one of my all-time favourites.



    Smile Yeah that's a good point, and I must admit I have a soft spot for DPM, if you walked into my local surplus store ,you would think you have died and gone to DPM heaven.......it's everywhere,.....and that's why I'm generally into US kit....funny old world eh Wink

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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sun Aug 01, 2010 6:26 pm

    Okay, dumb question, but when you're cutting scrim to put on the helmet should it be cut circular like the cover? I'm trying to scrim mine up for display and it's frustrating me because I can't quite figure out how to wrap it over the outer cover before I fasten it. Laughing

    And can't you use the innertube from a tyre to hold the netting in place? I've seen the innertube as well as black gaffer tape like what's on your helmet before, does it matter which?

    Just want to make sure it looks like it's supposed to, hence all the questions. Very Happy


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    Post by Easy Gee on Mon Aug 02, 2010 4:57 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Okay, dumb question, but when you're cutting scrim to put on the helmet should it be cut circular like the cover? I'm trying to scrim mine up for display and it's frustrating me because I can't quite figure out how to wrap it over the outer cover before I fasten it. Laughing

    And can't you use the innertube from a tyre to hold the netting in place? I've seen the innertube as well as black gaffer tape like what's on your helmet before, does it matter which?

    Just want to make sure it looks like it's supposed to, hence all the questions. Very Happy


    Hi Ben.

    When I put the scrim on this lid, I just placed it roughly over the top of the shell,and then threaded a piece of para-cord throught the holes in the scrim,following the line of the outsize edge ( blimey this is hard to explain in words!! Smile ) ...er, then I cut of the excess material,and using the para-cord tightened it up,this took out any slack in the scrim,and when finally it was all tightened up,and fitted nice and snug,I kept it all in place with the gaffer tape,the sqauddies in Iraq/Afganistan, generally use gaffer tape,innertube,or the rubber section of an NBC boot,which is the same material as innertube.....on UK ebay there is a seller ,who sells purpose designed rubber material for these lids,but I'm not sure if these are MOD issue,or not,I've never seen them anywhere else but on ebay.


    I think the general idea is to use anything to hand, to keep the net in place,and I suppose to add a bit of extra "bump" protection to the edge of the lid,very much as the Iraelis did.

    The British para's use US choc chip scrim, to cover their,DPM covers,on their Para lids, this is very effective camo,and looks well cool....very SF looking.


    I hope my description is ok, and this helps with your query?

    Hope so anyway.

    Cheers Gary. Wink
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

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    Hi Ben,hopefully this makes more sense than my poor description.

    Cheers Gary Wink
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Mon Aug 02, 2010 8:12 pm

    Thanks for posting that, Gary. The pictures really helped... I will see what I am able to do, (I'm not good at creative-ish stuff like this) but if it doesn't turn out I might just cave and buy the kit. Laughing


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:15 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Thanks for posting that, Gary. The pictures really helped... I will see what I am able to do, (I'm not good at creative-ish stuff like this) but if it doesn't turn out I might just cave and buy the kit. Laughing


    Hi Ben.

    No worries,I did think after,when I re-read my response,that perhaps a pic or two might make more sense than my description lol!

    Give it a go,and as I found the gaffer tape or innertube,does tend to bond it all together and covers up any untidiness of the scrim,it will be good to see what you come up with though Wink

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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Camo_fiend on Tue Aug 03, 2010 2:26 pm

    I just posted my attempt at it on my own MK6 thread in this section... I don't think it turned out too bad, but the tape got some wrinkles in it.

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/great-britain-united-kingdom-f31/mk6-helmet-with-woodland-cover-t2989.htm


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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:00 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:I just posted my attempt at it on my own MK6 thread in this section... I don't think it turned out too bad, but the tape got some wrinkles in it.

    http://iacmc.forumotion.com/great-britain-united-kingdom-f31/mk6-helmet-with-woodland-cover-t2989.htm




    Cool,I will check it right now Wink
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by ECW82 on Sat May 14, 2016 7:56 pm

    I do not think a shiny tape would be used as a mod requirement is non reflective on combat helmets.
    It spoils the helmet.
    Im going to use webbing tape on mine.
    At the moment im using a horrible band.
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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by sobota on Sun May 15, 2016 9:19 am

    This is my issued lid, we're told Mk7s are on the way but i'll believe it when i see it.

    NVG mount mostly used for GoPro.



    Common addition is some sort of clip or loop (normally a key chain loop) to allow for attachment to belt kit, most lilely as seen here is a 58 pattern clip.



    Another common mod is the attachment of the pad from an old field dressing, more common on mk6 because of the crappy bit of string that leaves you with an egg shaped bump on the top of your head after a couple of hours, this is just cable tied in.

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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by LeeKitchen1975 on Mon May 16, 2016 5:38 am

    My MK6..













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    Re: British Mk6a Helmet

    Post by ECW82 on Tue May 17, 2016 1:52 pm

    Fantastic set ups sabota and Lee. Very Happy

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