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Heer M42 helmet project

Article about: In Ken N.'s book he shows his ET74 helmet that has been welded back together. Perhaps this was a wartime modification? Either way, good luck on the restoration! Can you read the factory stam

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    Phil, try a product called Sympacolor if you can get it there, thats what a lot of people use here for restoration and re-enactment, they supply most of the german colors and are pretty accurate, and they cost about 7-8 , $30 seems a bit much to me for a can of spray paint, these ones come in a 400ml can of dark grey, dark green and desert tan, i use them all the time

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    The colour of the gas mask filter is a great
    match for a M42 lid..........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks Dave, I have'nt heard of them here but i'll Google em up $30 Bucks for a can of spraypaint!!!!! yaeh ask the Missus about that LOL...But he actually mixes the paint himself and pressurises it as a one off, obviously it would be cheaper by the Dozen but it's not too bad for custom paint

    Cheers, Phill

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    Mate that lid looks unreal now!! And to think It was just a rusted broken piece of junk not so long ago

    I take my hat (m42 ) off to you mate It looks brilliant cant wait to see it finished!!

    Luke.

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    Cheers Luke

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    New colour??
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    Very Nice thanks for the knowledge!!

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    O.K
    1. colour matched gamask at hobby shop with"off the shelf " paint, nothing like it!!
    2.looks good from a distance
    3. i like the texture
    4.lightly sanded
    5. ready to start
    6. ??? Battle field Grey ???

    I don't know it certainly isn't the colour i wanted, i am going to apply aluminium oxide to it which is still on its way from England but this paint is almost instant drying on contact! so i don't know how i could achieve that with this medium? I welcome all opinions but i thhink it looks like something out of Mc Hales Navy LOL

    Phill

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    Quote by Teutonicknights View Post
    Very Nice thanks for the knowledge!!
    Your in a very "Likeable" mood today Mate, Cheers

    Phill

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    Phill , if your going to apply ally oxide to the helmet, dont try it with the spray , it wont work properly, try this, get yourself a spray can of flat matt clear sealer, spray the helmet and before it dries sprinkle the A/O over it, let it dry completely, then gently wipe any excess off until you get a nice even look to it, then spray your colour on, two applications should do it, once fully dry, spray again with the flat sealer and take a clean cloth rolled into a ball and while the sealer is still tacky, dab the cloth all over the helmet, this helps to create the stimpling effect and to dull the paint down to a nice aged look, you might want to try all this on a piece of sheet metal first so you guage the effect you will get and the more practise the better

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