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Restoring a M42 helmet

Article about: Hello Gents. I have bought a M42 for next to nothing, as a restoration project. It is ground dug but in really good shape. It of course has some pitting, but that's it. There is nothing spec

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    I don't know if you are going to put a decal on it, but if you do I know a guy who makes some really great museum quality wet decals. they are excellent & very fragile, but look great. let me know & I can let you get in touch with him & skip all the b.s. involved. he sent me that picture that is my avatar, but the decal didn't have the writing on it.
    marty

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    Quote by Datrus View Post
    I will. Maybe WOODSNAKE can help me out with the RAL codes??
    Hi Lars, i see my Lovely friend Chris has made our paths cross (Hi Chris ) sounds like you don't need any help wiyh the prep and paint process, as for the RAL codes I'm a little unsure, the ones i've painted i had a paint specialist color match for me.
    There is a guy on ebay that sells RAL coded paint in all the camo colors but i've never used them he also sells liners ,drawstrings etc.
    He also sells the Aluminium oxide, his name is Jim Jacques and is very helpful (i'll see if i can find his dot com or email)
    And a word of advice if i may, don't skimp on the hardware!! if you want it looking good, buy an original liner or at least a decent repro i bought a cheap one for my last project and it turned out to be a pain in the arse! You better keep us posted with all your progress pics, I Love it when a plan comes together.

    Good Luck

    Phill

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    Quote by crazy horse View Post
    I don't know if you are going to put a decal on it, but if you do I know a guy who makes some really great museum quality wet decals. they are excellent & very fragile, but look great. let me know & I can let you get in touch with him & skip all the b.s. involved. he sent me that picture that is my avatar, but the decal didn't have the writing on it.
    marty
    Thank you marty. I will put decals on. Just PM me for the details

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    Quote by WOODSNAKE View Post
    Hi Lars, i see my Lovely friend Chris has made our paths cross (Hi Chris ) sounds like you don't need any help wiyh the prep and paint process, as for the RAL codes I'm a little unsure, the ones i've painted i had a paint specialist color match for me.
    There is a guy on ebay that sells RAL coded paint in all the camo colors but i've never used them he also sells liners ,drawstrings etc.
    He also sells the Aluminium oxide, his name is Jim Jacques and is very helpful (i'll see if i can find his dot com or email)
    And a word of advice if i may, don't skimp on the hardware!! if you want it looking good, buy an original liner or at least a decent repro i bought a cheap one for my last project and it turned out to be a pain in the arse! You better keep us posted with all your progress pics, I Love it when a plan comes together.

    Good Luck

    Phill
    Cheers Phill. Yes i also thought it was quite a odd answer . I will need all the help and advice i can get, so no problem. I want the helmet to look as original as possible. It should not be a problem to get an original liner here in Russia. I know a guy who just sold 4 of them. I have a lot of research to do on different aspects about this project. Thanks to PaulE i will do a Ostfront camo.

    Please PM me for further info or just post here. I will of course keep all interested persons updated in this thread. I'm already nervous just thinking about applying the decals. Never tried that before.

    Lars

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    Hello there, and Happy New Year.

    I just found a shop with some help from kozowy1967, where they sell all sorts of paint for restoration and modelling projects for TR, BW and NATO. In correct RAL codes and all. Problem is there is a lot of paints. Can anyone help me with the proper RAL codes or just the general names colors for East front camo job?

    Regards

    Lars

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