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M55 refurbishing project finished

Article about: As some of you noticed, I had some experimenting with my M55. I wanted to convert it to WW2 period style. Here's beginning, some middle way and end result. The shiny paint was a little exper

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    Default M55 refurbishing project finished

    As some of you noticed, I had some experimenting with my M55. I wanted to convert it to WW2 period style.

    Here's beginning, some middle way and end result.

    The shiny paint was a little experiment, which I redid with ''authentic'' german paint sprays. Feldgrau und dunkelgelb. The dunkelgelb stripes came too bright for my taste, so I sprayed the helmet all over from great distance so the stripes darkened more and the paintjob became far more suitable for Ostfront. I happened to find a roll of period style chicken wire and decided to make a full basket wire from it. The scratches weren't intended, but hey, it looks more used that way, which impression I aimed to. I may darken the wire a little bit in flames.
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    much better finnlander

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    the way to go.

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    Not bad at all and no history ruined. Well done

    Regards, Lars

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    Very nice.

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    Nice job but it may look better if you remove the two extra helmet pins and filled the holes to give it a more German helmet look

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    kradman ,i think for all intents and purposes its just right as it is ,we wouldnt want it being sold on as something it isnt

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