All very nice items Steve
All very nice items Steve
Congratulations and thanks for sharing your new treasures! It looks to me though that your german helmets are both m42s...not M40s. If the rims are folded outwards they are m42s...Great Stuff!
Thats a good name your wife made up. : )
I'm okay with this sort of attachment. It only becomes a problem if you put the medal on the market without declaring the repair, or in the event of the super-rare "national treasure" medal (which the Stalingrad isn't). In that case, any repair should be handled by a professional conservator, if at all.
Good rule is not to mess, but all the same it's nice to keep the bits together.
Really nice finds. Congratulations.
Hi Steve , i bet you enjoyed receiving that box ! lovely helmets and i agree with the other opinions , they look fantastic as they are . On the medal , i think you have done the best thing for the correct reason in keeping it all in one piece .I think it`s the infamous Richard Kimmel you are thinking about for the vibe cheers Al
Hi Al, Thanks, me like too. I like getting boxes. I have been watching the mailbox alot lately. Many overseas purchases recently. Doing fairly well so far. I think the medal is not a big deal, looks better and is together and was not altered.
I am buying a half dozen Riker display boxes/cases to put all my small things in. I am going through 40 years of WW2 collecting, and going to have everything together, ORGANIZED, and not all over the place. Will post pics sometime when complete.
This forum, and another forum that deals with Grenades and Ord, & a nice fellow with an ordnance website in the NL, a friend of mine now, have made me go broke with my new collecting/history hobby. My dog eats better than me. ( nice terrier you have! if that is your dog! )
Yes, that was him, Richard Kimmel the Great. What happened to him? has he made more posts, or just that thread? I am really into collecting battlefield relics now, and have quite a few, no vibes so far
``Hello 3mk, thanks, I think looks OK also. I explained how I did it in my post?? Just find something with some old rings, or you can even find the right brass or steel, even copper and make some rings, then clear epoxy. I age the rings a bit by holding them in a open flame for a bit till right looking. It all took about 1/2 hour.
Regards, Steve ``
Hello Steve but most of the things i try to fix i just screw up more and i dont think a 12 yr old like myself would be capable of doing all that
Great job on repair!
I don't think you have done the medal any harm what so ever and those who think it's wrong to touch or alter in any way are being a little too silly for my liking.Should we also not clean the item's and just let them rust and fall appart?
If that's the case why don't we just leave them in the ground Jeez some guy's need to lighten up! You found them so they are yours to do what you like with. I have semi-restored some delicate item's just to impove display and i think doing the item's justice is good cause