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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:20 am 
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Hi Guys
I'll show some of the helmets I restored and marked.
They are a few front seams and mostly post war helmets.
Also some "minty"looking may get aging or allready had aging.
All markings are handpainted.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 13, 2008 11:24 am 
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More.

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A bit dark, sorry.

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The corkstructure isn't up to standard but its the marking I want to show.

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Nice work Olaf..the 113th Cavalry "Red Horse" is superb

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508 PIR, 3rd Bat. D-Bale
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502 PIR, 1st Bat.
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135th AB, (phantom div), D-Bale
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Great work. Thanks for showing the pics


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all the helmets are great but :( sorry , the rangers dimond is wrong it should be solid orange and black number 2 . besides that perfect work keep it up :D :wink:

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jeep111 wrote:
all the helmets are great but :( sorry , the rangers dimond is wrong it should be solid orange and black number 2 . besides that perfect work keep it up :D :wink:


I know what you mean. However
This one was made to specification, this was the exact way he wanted it painted.

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2nd Infantry Div. (Indian Head).
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Truly outstanding stuff mate.

Do like the custom 2nd Ranger helmet.

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My only criticism would be of the bails. The first, with Infantry straps appears to have D-Bales (Airborne) and the other fixed bails seem a little large to me. But other than that the paintwork and corking is good!

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easy-co wrote:
My only criticism would be of the bails. The first, with Infantry straps appears to have D-Bales (Airborne) and the other fixed bails seem a little large to me. But other than that the paintwork and corking is good!

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I've just checked.
The MP one has swivel bails, (Yes, in the pic they do look like D-Bales due to the angle, even I got confused by the pic :wink: ).
About fixed bails. The helmets posted here are all d-bales or swivel bails. If these were fixed bales then they would have been sticking out way to much.

Guess I should take a pic of a "mint" fixed bale from my stock and show it.

To be honest, a lot of re-enacters in the Netherlands don't know fixed bales were used by airbornes and only use d-bales or swivels. :roll:

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what olive drab did u use, and can you give me instructions on how to paint a single round medics panel on my m1 helmet like yours, :D :wink:

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Not to take away from his outstanding helmets but alot of medics just used the red cross arm brassard under a helmet net.

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Andy Whyberd wrote:
Not to take away from his outstanding helmets but alot of medics just used the red cross arm brassard under a helmet net.


And A lot used them painted.

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And certain units didn't use anything. :)

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