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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:13 am 
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Been busy making British parahelmets. Sizes around 58-60 I guess.
-New webbing
-New or altered chinstraps
-New foam
-New leather sweatbands
-New crashpads in the top
-Original or look-alike buckles
-Original or new rough finish
-Original (WW2?) screws/bolts
-RAC or despatch shells, new holes made. Original (WW2?) shells

So, the left is a despatch shell, I left the Original finish on it, looks great I think. The chinstrap was a SOF one but looked like crap, I altered it.
Middle one was a RAC and the right one a Despatch shell. Rough finish applied by me.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:52 am 
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Looks really good chap, very impressed. Do you plan on making any MkII fibre rims? :)


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 11:55 am 
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Ox_Bucks_44 wrote:
Looks really good chap, very impressed. Do you plan on making any MkII fibre rims? :)



Thought about it but don't know how to make the fibre rim itself.
Also I haven't got leather for the chinstraps.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2014 19:51 pm 
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Ah fair enough. If you figure out a way to do the fibre rim put me down for one, I can always source a leather chin strap!


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 20, 2015 12:42 pm 
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Been busy...
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I like your work Enigma, and all hand painted no stencils used, your a artist mate, put my attempts to shame :evil: :wink:.
Might have a go at your MP liner, black on white I have a spare plastic one. Gerwyn

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pioneer64 wrote:
I like your work Enigma, and all hand painted no stencils used, your a artist mate, put my attempts to shame :evil: :wink:.
Might have a go at your MP liner, black on white I have a spare plastic one. Gerwyn



Thanks, just give it a try.
I wasn't very good in the beginning.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 13:49 pm 
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Also been busy making wooden signs.
A lot are copied from Original photo's.
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VMF322.
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Major, metal insignia. Swivel bale
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Colonel, swivel bale metal insignia as well.
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This M34 had the Lion removed and painted black in the past.
So I added a new repro lion and removed the black paint.
The rest is all original and unaltered by me.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 10, 2015 13:18 pm 
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So, a bit more of a challenge.
The M34 shell is Original and the lion is a copper repro.
The rest was all made by me;

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Hawley para liner, type 2.

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Hawley liner, Type 3.
I did my research concerning details like the a-frames, rivets etc. Compare it to Pieter Oosterman book yourself. So hopefully I made no mistakes.

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HSAT, made from a tankhelmet.

Slightly used look, a bit dirty with black painted brown leather. Stitched variant with the brown shining throug in places.
Chincup has stresscracks on the outside.
The helmet has the granulated paint also underneath the fibre rim should the rim break or being removed.

The liner itself was a SOF one and had to be altered with a lot of effort to get it to fit. Also had to replace the sweatband.
Size, 57 maybe 58 I think.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:28 am 
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Just finished, former DR shell.
Leather straps made by a friend. Size, about 58, maybe a bit bigger.

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Love that colour.


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