Share your favorites on Show & Tell

WWII Restored Canadian Military Helmet

In Military and Wartime > Military Helmets > Show & Tell.
kanukster's items4 of 63Our local variety with two huge Coke buttons Vintage Brower 'Jiffy Way' Egg Scale
Love it
Like it

SEAN68SEAN68 loves this.
walksoftlywalksoftly loves this.
hotairfanhotairfan loves this.
fortapachefortapache loves this.
officialfuelofficialfuel loves this.
ManikinManikin loves this.
blunderbuss2blunderbuss2 loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.

    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

    Posted 7 years ago

    (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.

    Military Helmets
    See all
    WW2 "WHITE BALL" Medic NETTED FIXED BAIL US Army GI M1 Helmet & Liner Net WWII
    WW2 "WHITE BALL" Medic NETT...
    Imperial German_Prussian Leather Pickelhaube Spike Helmet Vintage Style Gift
    Imperial German_Prussian Leather Pi...
    Vintage German Pickelhaube Helmet Leather Pickelhauben Imperial Replica Helmet
    Vintage German Pickelhaube Helmet L...
    Leather German Pickelhaube Helmet Prussian Helmet  WW1 helmet Vintage Handmade
    Leather German Pickelhaube Helmet P...
    WW2 "WHITE BALL" Medic NETTED FIXED BAIL US Army GI M1 Helmet & Liner Net WWII
    WW2 "WHITE BALL" Medic NETT...
    See all


    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.

      Regards Mark

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.