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British Helmet camouflage

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Hi all,

Was there a particular way that hessian strips/scrim was attached to the helmet net for camo (D-Day era)? Thinking of adding it to mine before Merville but cant see a definitive guide for how the scrim was attached to the helmet net. Was it long strips that was looped from hole-to-hole, or was it cut into smaller pieces and tied on like bows? Any ideas very welcome!

Topic starter Posted : 27/07/2014 4:42 pm
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3 Commando in 1944. And the answer to your questions is - yes!

Posted : 27/07/2014 5:54 pm
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Cheers Chommers, may try & get it scrimmed up for next week (if time allows!).

Topic starter Posted : 27/07/2014 6:09 pm
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As Dave suggests there are many ways to attach scrim.
Long strips, short strips.
2" wide strips and 1" wide.
Lots of scrim, little scrim.
Ultimately the idea is to break up the shape of the helmet.

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Posted : 27/07/2014 7:32 pm