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Military Helmets170 of 351East German DDR M56 Stahlhelm Early Model circa 1959 Mk II British Camo with a Canadian twist
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    Posted 7 years ago

    kanukster
    (63 items)

    This is my restored Canadian WWII helmet that I just finished. I think it turned out nice. I posted several pics of the 'before' helmet and it's rather colorful coat.

    I stripped it right down to bare metal. Applied a light coat of flat olive drab and let it dry for several days. I found a used cork and sanded it down to nothing. Put the media in a salt shaker. Applied a wet coat of paint and then immediately shook the sanded cork onto the wet surface. I let it dry for an hour then applied the final coat.

    All that's left is to find an appropriate regimental flash for the sides.

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    Comments

    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 7 years ago
      Like the cork trick. Thinking ouside the box.
    2. SEAN68 SEAN68, 7 years ago
      wonderful!!!!!!!!! wow very cool!!
    3. kozowy1967 kozowy1967, 7 years ago
      As to Regimental and or Battalion flashes you will find there are many to choose from as to using original water slide transfer decals you will have a couple of problems associated with using them the first being they are 70+ years old and will have deteriorated and very probably will break apart when transferring them from the paper surface to the helmet body and they will not adhere well to a rough surface
      They are also quite collectible in there own right as they are for the most part very rare in there un-issued un-applied original configuration .
      Personally if I were to add a flash to this particular Mk II it would be in the form of a hand painted flash you can find a good selection at the link below.
      http://www.servicepub.com/helmetflashes.htm

      Regards Mark

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