I agree guys , give me the rusted shell anyday , at least it looks correct , well done cheers Raymond
Yeh mate , there is something about them , iv got about 20 odd now , love them , cheers Raymond
That helmet paint pattern looks like a pair of pants I had as a kid back in the early seventies. :-)
Bad Job!!!!, I am sorry but you can do a better job and increase the value of your WWI M16
Hi diegofer1979, i think you may have stirred up a hornets nest with that remark, its a case of light blue touch paper and stand back ! .......i suggested similiar some months back on another thread, wow, i think most of these guys love their rust !....id be looking at another divorce if i kept stuff like that in the house, by the way, nice restoration.
I just sold my old rust collection!
Thanks!!! Oradour, I found 13 old rusty helmets in Afghanistan, I have refurbished most of them, you are more than welcome to see my albums.
its not all about restoration i bought this lid & stripped the bad job that someone had already tried to do. some things are better of left as is & somethings are ideal restoration jobs its all about personal preference its dosent always make them worth any more & if your not sure about what your restoring you could end up destroying a piece of history you'll never get back.