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My M42 helmet from POLAND.

Article about: Hello all, I have a M42 helmet dug up near Kolobrzeg city in Poland. When I got it, it was a ball of dirt and rust painted with green spray paint. I was looking for a cheap restoration proje

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    Hello all, I have a M42 helmet dug up near Kolobrzeg city in Poland. When I got it, it was a ball of dirt and rust painted with green spray paint. I was looking for a cheap restoration project, something I can play with; well I found it. I paid total of $5 for it, the guy I bought it from had a huge pile of painted green rusty helmets. Anyway I like this section and I decided I'll share photos of the progress and ask for advice on color selection and decals. I was thinking about making it a AFRIKA CORPS, but since it is M42 I'm not sure if they used them in Africa. I have all bunch of questions.......do you prime helmet before the final coat? if yes what color? any suggestions please share them with me... Thanks in advance.....

    Ps. I don't have any photos before paint and rust removal, and the white substance on the helmet is a car bondo filler.

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    Camo not original.

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    Quote by SteveR View Post
    Camo not original.
    Are you talking about shiny metal/ white spots camo ?

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    Hi JohnyWoo, I and others here have recently restored M42 shells, I used a grey matt primer in a fairly thick coat,to cover any indentations /imperfections. I assume once you have flattened down the filler and given is a base coat of primer,it would be a great surface to paint with the final colour

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    Quote by Opex View Post
    Hi JohnyWoo, I and others here have recently restored M42 shells, I used a grey matt primer in a fairly thick coat,to cover any indentations /imperfections. I assume once you have flattened down the filler and given is a base coat of primer,it would be a great surface to paint with the final colour
    Awesome, I'll to just that. What decals did you use on yours?......... I just don't know what branches of German military used M42's. I would say all of them right?

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    Quote by JohnyWoo View Post
    Awesome, I'll to just that. What decals did you use on yours?......... I just don't know what branches of German military used M42's. I would say all of them right?
    Hi, I have decided not to put any decals onto my restored M-42, I have another M-42 which was used by Luftwaffe in France.

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    I want my M42 to be in Africa Corps colors, any knowledge where can I get right paint and decals?

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    My progress...
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    Nice job, though I probably would have bought a lot
    more shells off the guy at that price..........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Great Job!!!! It looks nice and smooth.
    Semper Fi
    Phil

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