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Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:40 pm ]
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The place to post all the helmets you use for reenactment. Not the place to show off collections or mint originals. Only the lids that are being used in the field please!

My two repro lovelies:

1st: M35 DD Erbsengrun for early war

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2nd:

M35 in field grey paint with a layer of sand on top. Chicked wire basked aged with nitrochloric acid.

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Author:  leicanthrope [ Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:37 pm ]
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I just got done with this a week or so ago.

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Author:  Hennig [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:09 pm ]
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Here is my Bash about crappy repro M35 helmet , repainted in i don't know what colour ? by a fellow SBG member , it's always covered by a helmet cover lol :wink: :lol:




mike

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Author:  Hennig [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 2:13 pm ]
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And my Original M42 repainted in RAL6006 8)


mike

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 7:18 pm ]
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The sort-of whitewashed helmet, that's 6006 right?

Author:  leicanthrope [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:08 pm ]
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Sheikh Al Stranghi wrote:
The sort-of whitewashed helmet, that's 6006 right?


If you mean mine, it's RAL 7008 over a textured winter finish. The winter coat shows through in some of the places where it's been banged around, but most of the "lightness" you see is residual dried mud.

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:02 pm ]
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Aah! What would RAL 7008 be used for? If you could provide a little more info I'll add it to the database :)

Author:  leicanthrope [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:32 pm ]
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Sheikh Al Stranghi wrote:
Aah! What would RAL 7008 be used for? If you could provide a little more info I'll add it to the database :)


From what I've been able to dig up, mostly for vehicle interiors and as a secondary color in Afrikacorps vehicle camo. I bought the paint from 1944 Miltiaria, and unfortunately he uses a much more tan colored paint as an example (see eBay item 120225636089) of the color. I was shooting for a more tan color appropriate for southern Russia, but I'm pleased with the result.

Author:  Mikkel [ Sun Mar 30, 2008 10:37 pm ]
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"RAL 7008

Used in disruptive scheme (Heeresmitteilung 1941, Nr. 281) applied on Gr├╝nbraun, applied in irregular form covering 1/3 of the vehicle.

Used in africa, from March 1941 until April 1942."

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 9:14 am ]
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So that would not be a standard helmet colour, only a field paintjob

Author:  von papen [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 4:10 pm ]
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This is my early/pre war DD helmet (yes i know its a m40 style).

Got the original paint sample of Sheikh Al Stranghi, ive been told the paint may of tinted slightly because of the white spirit i used to thin the paint out, needed alot of it in the paint so the spray gun would work!
Personally i think it looks the part :)

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Author:  Walther [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:32 pm ]
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Just a few that have been done over the years by me and another lad in GD Recon.

Early war double decal M35 Stahlhelm

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Whitewashed M42 with wire

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Heavy texture Desert camo Falshie lid with chicken wire...

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Normandy colour scheme and a full basket chicken wire cover

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Neil.

Author:  Wolfie [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:30 pm ]
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Nice lids, Walther.

Author:  Sheikh Al Stranghi [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:45 pm ]
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Great helmets lads. Von Papen, don't worry, it'll darken over time. Next time it's best to get it a little darker as you said.

Walther, what paint did you use for your m35dd?

Author:  Walther [ Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:25 pm ]
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It's a Humbrol colour (116) then to give it that used patina I rubed black and brown boot polish onto it. Don't be tempted to buff it up like you would your boots, just dab the excess off.

It has a shine to begin, but after a couple of shows it rubs down and starts to get mucky on it's own.

It's an old article but maybe this will help a bit...

http://www.hostingphpbb.com/forum/viewt ... mforum=gdr

Neil.

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