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M40 - first helmet, restored (sorry!)

Article about: Here's a restored M40 I recently picked up from a friend who digs in Western Ukraine. It was found in a trench on the modern day border between Sumy and Kharkov Oblasts, which would place th

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    Nice resto job! I love the aging you did well done.

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    As promised, the liner:

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    very nice job.

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    People restore antique furniture and paintings, so IMO there's nothing 'wrong' with this at all. It's now a great display piece.

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    Super restoration, there is a great deal of negativity around restoring these models of helmet it's all down to personal choice, personally I like what you have created and feel the paint will prolong it's condition for many a year to come, restoring history should not be a crime

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    nice resto any pictures of the inbetween the before and after stages

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    Quote by James C View Post
    nice resto any pictures of the inbetween the before and after stages
    Sorry for the long reply! Unfortunately, I'm not a big picture taker, nor am I good at it... The only before photos I have are the ones posted on the first page...

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    No problems restoring relic condition pieces into whatever you like.
    I am particularly anti-ss, but that's my choice.

    It is sad to see how fast the leather is deteriorating on originals over the years-it is inevitable.

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    Excellent work ! timothy

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    Quote by Martin Bull View Post
    People restore antique furniture and paintings, so IMO there's nothing 'wrong' with this at all. It's now a great display piece.
    So having preached the above ( ) , I just couldn't resist this very cheap relic. There are some nice threads about restoring/refurb'ing helmets on this forum, so this may just be a nice little project for the long winter evenings.....

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