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Guess people like it.

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Over 25 000 views of this thread.

Guess people like it.

 

Everyone who has seen mine loves it!!! Will bring it with me next week :)

Looking forward to seeing you again to :)

 

 

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Post war Westinghouse/Micarta liner.

Restored.

These liners are sometimes sold as WW2 because the seller hasn't noticed the sticker with date or is just ignoring it.

 

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551st PIB, 2 panel medic helmet.

WW2, fixed bale shell.

 

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Another 551PIB medic helmet.

This variant is mostly seen on 551 photo's.

 

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Just finished

WAC medic helmet with a lot of aging applied.

Real WW2 shell;

 

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OK, not US but in theme with the previous ones.

MK 4 Turtle helmet, I even have a few size 7 and 7-1/2 liners.

Markings handpainted as usual.

 

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So, I was asked by a friend to paint the profile of a Jeep on both sides of a Turtle helmet.

I told him I'd add some details...

 

Handpainted;

 

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Close up.

 

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Very pleased with this helmet and artwork :cool::cool:

thanks again mate.

Ashley

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OK, its not a helmet but has a similarity.

The originals had metal plates made from the same steel as a helmet.

 

This one is all repro apart for the J-hooks and most of the webbing.

It does have metal plates inside.

 

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Lately I've been busy converting a few Belgian para helmets (UK type).

I enlarged liners but also made new liners from scratch and converted a RAC and Despatch Rider shell.

 

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OK, its not a helmet but has a similarity.

The originals had metal plates made from the same steel as a helmet.

 

This one is all repro apart for the J-hooks and most of the webbing.

It does have metal plates inside.

 

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Very nice my friend. Is this for a customer or sale? What price do they go for?

Nice para helmet too.

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Later in the year I'll attend a friends event.

So I painted a apropriate helmet.

 

327/2, swivel bale.

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Made especially for the Market Garden events of last september.

508 PIR Medic helmet, M1-C.

In Nijmegen signed by Armando Marquez,506 PIR.

 

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Been busy making British MK3 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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I thought it was time to paint something new to put on the bookcase;

 

Tankdestroyers, swivel bale.

 

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Just finished

WAC medic helmet with a lot of aging applied.

Real WW2 shell;

 

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Maybe a newbie question, but how do you tell if the helmet if WWII? If it's from US, would there be a date on it? I am planning to buy a halftrack and it would be neat to have an authentic helmet when driving it.

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Major, metal insignia. Swivel bale

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Colonel, swivel bale metal insignia as well.

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Welsh division (53rd)

 

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Yes, I know...they are not helmets.

But these have been handpainted on wood.

A lot of these are copied from original photo's or examples.

 

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Painted a while ago;

 

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"Fibre rim" type made from a RAC shell.

New liner and aged straps.

 

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On Facebook Mark (Snapper) noted his M1 helmet looked good but wasn't practicle when using a camera.

In WW2 the same thing was noted so the T-14 helmet was developed. It used parts from 2 postwar helmets to make a medievel looking hinged visor helmet. The outside was pinted with a fine structure paint.

I decided to make one and installed a modified liner with new webbing. Damn that was a difficult project....

 

 

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