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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:14 pm 
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And my Original M42 repainted in RAL6006 8)


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Ah yes, good old 6006. Thats what I have been using- the Zeltplane.com sprays seem to work beautifully. And you get a nice thick layer if you spray it a half dozen times or so with a rub down after the third.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 03, 2008 9:26 pm 
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A couple of helmets done for fellow re-enactors

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Now that's how you age a Lid !...brilliant work Chris ! 8)

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 1:41 am 
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Sheikh Al Stranghi wrote:
So that would not be a standard helmet colour, only a field paintjob


That's what I was shooting for. You can see some traces of the original apple green buried underneath the whole thing, and then textured winter coat, and then the final outer layer. I wanted to make it look like the helmet had been through a winter or two, and been "updated" as time went along.

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Version 1.2 - a little more mud and some wire. I think it helps.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 5:37 am 
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Version 1.2 - a little more mud and some wire. I think it helps.


Looks good man...I like the multi period effect of a few coats of paint. It kinda adds a "history" to the piece. Now if it matches your soldbuch in regards to campaign and paint..........max kudos!!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 6:01 am 
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Oh, the amount of OCD manifested in my Soldbuch is downright frightening. 8)

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leicanthrope wrote:
Version 1.2 - a little more mud and some wire. I think it helps.


Nice lid made - well done. I personally feel that mud is good on helmets.

Do you have another for 'best'?

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No other helmets at the moment. (At least no other German helmets.) Eventually there will be other projects, but I've still got a few more random things on the list before I get to that point.

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Leicanthrope I like it. What wire did you use, mate?

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leicanthrope wrote:
Version 1.2 - a little more mud and some wire. I think it helps.


Great Lid !!...... looks really well skirmished,...seen plenty of action. The way you have achieved this makes it look a very convincing. All too many you see have that " you know someone has tried to age it" look.

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Leicanthrope I like it. What wire did you use, mate?


It was a 12 gauge galvanized wire that I found at the local hardware store. I stripped off the zinc and cold blued it.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 13, 2008 3:00 pm 
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Here are my FJ lids- first is an ATF Cassino job- I have since sold this helmet. Its single decal tan spray over green.

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Here is my current lid- a Deepeeka made helmet which I am very happy with. It has a nice thick coat of Zeltplane.com RAL6006 on it and is mildly weathered. I will let nature take its course with this one as far as wear goes. the eagle is a dry transfer off white. The liners position make the helmet shell sit too high on these helmets, but I have since re-drilled the mounting holes on the liner aluminium to lower it into the helmet by about a centimetre and it fixed it no worries. It sits better now than in the pic below.

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Hirschmman sir, can you give a definitive answer to when ral 6006 was used?


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No real idea, Herr Sheik! I would guess around the 1939/40 mark? I believe it came in about the same period as the M40 helmets, replaced the "apple" green of the early 1935 helemts.
Early LW FJ lids were blue grey I believe as well, then changed to grey green 6006 around the similar time. I may be wrong, but thats what I have gone by all these years!

If someone can clarify this we would all appreciate it. Not just by opinion, but if there is a set of orders or similar to state the change, then its conclusive.

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