Posted 7 years ago
Need help with this item.
I have two Canadian military helmets. One is heavily dented, the other not so bad but covered in an ugly glossy black paint with several colours peeking out from underneath. So I decided to restore the better one with a sanding, re-paint and then swap out the liner and chin strap and have a nice wall piece.
Before I begin, I notice it has an outline of 'MD' painted below. I carefully sanded a thin layer off only to reveal two diamonds beside the 'MD'. On the back is another diamond with checkered pattern. It also appears the top had a blue oval outlined in red. The entire back ground colour seems to be white. Further sanding is revealing U.S. type flag strips on both sides.
So, does anyone know anything about helmets painted in this fashion?
I don't believe it's worth saving because there is just to much missing and near impossible to salvage for posterity.