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by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:11 pm
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: another helmet
Replies: 6
Views: 6645

Re: another helmet

When restored this will look great. Strip all the old paint and paint it correctly.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:08 pm
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline
Replies: 69
Views: 97990

Re: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline

That's the normal iron oxide-mixed paint. The early 1940 pattern field grey helmets were smooth.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Tue Dec 17, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: M17 Stahlhelm?
Replies: 8
Views: 3410

Re: M17 Stahlhelm?

M43 caps, no. Not issued until Stalingrad was well over.

M1917/18 helmets, definitely yes! Seen on photographs, video footage and also ground dug in the stalingrad area.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Oct 23, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: Weapons and Equipment
Topic: Introduction of the Y-straps to the Heer
Replies: 14
Views: 4713

Re: Introduction of the Y-straps to the Heer

They start showing up mid 1941. Until then, stick to belt hooks. Afterwards, Y-straps all the way.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Oct 23, 2013 5:38 pm
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline
Replies: 69
Views: 97990

Re: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline

Most paint dealers can't pull off the matte texture, but 6006 is correct. It's green with a bit of a greyish undertone in it. But definitely green.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:53 pm
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline
Replies: 69
Views: 97990

Re: (Heer) Helmet colour scheme and timeline

I'm getting the feeling that the dark ones are just aged ral 6006. I have seen well abused helmets that I have painted nearly 10 years ago in that color and they are slowly turning darker and darker depending on use.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:33 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Splinter uniforms - how common, how often?
Replies: 11
Views: 4324

Re: Splinter uniforms - how common, how often?

I based mine on a description in "Im augen des Jägers". Often you can't tell wether something is field made or not, if it resembles an issue pattern.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Tue Jul 16, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Splinter uniforms - how common, how often?
Replies: 11
Views: 4324

Re: Splinter uniforms - how common, how often?

Hey, you copied my post! I have never seen a sniper in a camo tunic. Field made smocks were quite common. There was only one standard issue sniper smock and that was the hooded sumpftarn smock. Any issue of splinter smocks (which were quite rare anyway!) would have been at the local CO's discretion....
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Mon Mar 18, 2013 11:19 am
Forum: Helmets and Helmet Restoration
Topic: WTS: Size.66 M-35 helmet
Replies: 2
Views: 3470

Re: WTS: Size.66 M-35 helmet

You should post some photographs, and really this should be in the for sale section.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Heer clothing and equipment issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

Re: Heer clothing and equipment issue

They WERE. HM34 No. 136: Tunics ink-stamped I to IV. Tunic I. Field tunic stored for mobilization by the unit (without collar insignia or shoulder straps). Tunic II. Parade or walking out tunic. Tunic III. Service tunic destined for use in ceremonial circumstances. Tunic IV. Service tunic destined f...
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:16 pm
Forum: Questions, Tips and Tricks
Topic: Gas mask tin markings
Replies: 7
Views: 3330

Re: Gas mask tin markings

The can and the mask could also have your wehrstammrolle number. usually 3 digits
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:44 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Officer in Lowboots/Keilhose?
Replies: 3
Views: 2323

Re: Officer in Lowboots/Keilhose?

This looks excellent, I'd go with this and just be very careful not to ruin the uniform.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:42 pm
Forum: Uniforms and Insignia
Topic: Heer clothing and equipment issue
Replies: 7
Views: 3700

Re: Heer clothing and equipment issue

Hi Zelt, welcome to the forum. as for your question. A soldier, upon conscription, was issued only 1 piece of clothing for each. Also one piece of equipment. So 1x field uniform, 1xservice uniform, 1x fatigue uniform, 1x greatcoat, 1x bread bag, 1x gasmask canister 1x helmet, 1x field cap etc. Sock...
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Gebirgsjaeger
Topic: Reproduction Gebirgsjager rucksack at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 11803

Re: Reproduction Gebirgsjager rucksack at last!

Ah, missed that. www.re-enactmentshop.com has one coming in a few weeks as well.
by Sheikh Al Stranghi
Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:39 pm
Forum: Gebirgsjaeger
Topic: Reproduction Gebirgsjager rucksack at last!
Replies: 18
Views: 11803

Reproduction Gebirgsjager rucksack at last!

Finally, we have a proper reproduction of the mountain ruck available!

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-GERMAN-ARM ... 35c16b0d66

Cheers,

Imme

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