THE HELMET THREAD

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Fri Oct 22, 2010 3:01 pm

    loski wrote:
    here are some before and after pics



    Hi graham.

    Look's good ( I might post one of my restoration projects)

    Cheers gary Wink

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    Post by loski on Fri Oct 22, 2010 5:45 pm


    ok this is it the net is one of my creations now I just gotta give the sacking the treatment with some brown boot polish to dull it down, I look forward to seeing your restoration.

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    Restored M1.

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:19 am

    Hi Loski.

    Sorry for the delay, there's a lot of controversy over "Restored " helmets,but here is some pic's of one of my more infamous restoration jobs!!!!!

    BEFORE RESTORATION.......IT NEEDED DOING!!!!!!!


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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:21 am





    STRIPPED OF ALL THE NASTY LIME GREEN GLOSS PAINT Wink

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:22 am




    PRIMED AND READY FOR THE NEXT STAGE.......CORK Wink

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:23 am





    ANOTHER COAT OF PRIMER,WITH CORK APPLIED WHILST PRIMER STILL WET Wink

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:25 am




    FINAL OG PAINT FINISH,AND WEATHERED
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by loski on Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:21 pm

    Hi Gary
    Nice job I tend to restore to new with mine
    I just prefer the new look
    Graham

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Camo_fiend on Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:08 pm

    Is that really how they made the pebbled finish on the steel pot helmets, with the cork? Very interesting... I learned something today. study


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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 20, 2010 12:57 pm

    loski wrote: Hi Gary
    Nice job I tend to restore to new with mine
    I just prefer the new look
    Graham


    Thanks Graham.

    This M1 was "restored" some say "faked" for a display piece, so I was aiming for the "battle used look" for this one.

    Some Militaria collectors in my personal experience, have been extremely uptight about this kind of thing,and I have received extremely mixed views on the subject...each to their own I guess.

    Thanks for looking,and sorry again for the delay in responding Wink

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sat Nov 20, 2010 1:01 pm

    Camo_fiend wrote:Is that really how they made the pebbled finish on the steel pot helmets, with the cork? Very interesting... I learned something today. study


    Hi Ben.

    Yeah the original W.W.2 M 1's had cork applied to the shell,to roughen the finish and to cut down on glare...

    I recreated this look using my home made cork/paint secret recipe.... Wink

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Camo_fiend on Sat Nov 20, 2010 7:01 pm

    I had always thought the "bumps" were a result of how the finish was applied; had no idea that cork was actually sprinkled on. Thanks for the info! cheers


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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Sun Nov 21, 2010 6:57 am

    Camo_fiend wrote:I had always thought the "bumps" were a result of how the finish was applied; had no idea that cork was actually sprinkled on. Thanks for the info! cheers



    Hi Ben.

    I don't think the cork was sprinkled on ,I believe it was sprayed on and the the whole finish was baked, I don't have those kind of facilities at home...and I know my wife would not be too pleased if she came home,too find our oven full of helmets baking ,on gas mark four Laughing

    If your interested I can find out exactly these lids were painted up Question

    Cheers mate Wink

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    Swedish Hjalm 90

    Post by helm40 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:18 pm

    Here is my most recent from our fellow member Linus from Sweden. A beautiful Swede Hjalm 90 helmet. This has the first pattern liner and early cover with the roll down sides. I am very happy to have it.
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:19 pm

    another

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:20 pm

    again

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:21 pm

    one more

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:05 am

    Hey Scott,love your new lid ,the cover is well cool,not seen one like this before ,but I likey Cool

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:43 am

    Thanks, I have a Uraguay Adrian pattern on the way. It has not gotten here yet.
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    Bangladesh M-1 pattern

    Post by helm40 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:45 pm

    Just got this one from ebay. This is a Bangladesh pattern M-1 type helmet. It is composite material and most had a molded on rough finish. This one seems to have had the finish sanded and painted. Not a bad find. The seller had it listed as an M-1 helmet liner.
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:46 pm

    the liner

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Tue Apr 26, 2011 9:47 pm

    a letter "P" marked inside

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Gulf91 on Sat May 14, 2011 2:00 pm

    Amazing lids there chaps!!!!!

    As i must have around 150 different helmets(30+ M1s) when i come to post i wont clog the place up with run of the mill everyday helmets just the ones that are rarer or slightly different.

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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by helm40 on Sun May 15, 2011 9:02 am

    I know whI at you mean. I have somewhere around 400 plus helmets and most are standard issue stuff. I normally post my newest additions.
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    Re: THE HELMET THREAD

    Post by Easy Gee on Tue May 17, 2011 3:00 pm

    helm40 wrote:Thanks, I have a Uraguay Adrian pattern on the way. It has not gotten here yet.
    Scott


    No worries,I look forward to seeing this one,sounds very cool indeed Cool

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