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Marines...important question!

 
(@tomlegg)
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Hiya guys,

Ok so this may not an 'important' question :) but..........................................................should I use the tan side or green side of my helmet cover lol?

Cheers Marines,
Tom

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Topic starter Posted : 21/03/2016 4:31 pm
cjw957
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if i had a pound for everytime i been asked that i would have close to £8

i think either will be fine what ever floats your boat lol
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Posted : 21/03/2016 5:07 pm
(@tomlegg)
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£8!!!!! You're rich matey!!!!

Tan it is, it does seem to work well with the OD HBTs.

Cheers Chris

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Topic starter Posted : 21/03/2016 5:22 pm
(@mattywheels)
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Just spent the morning grappling with this, am I right in that the cover is held in place by the liner?? I've assembled it this way but now the steel helmet and the liner are a fair way apart in terms of sitting flush...

Any tips greatly received! I'm new to this US clobber!

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Posted : 22/03/2016 12:29 pm
cjw957
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i found with some of my helmets that does happen with nam / marine / net covers etc , its the style of liners some times , sure tom will know but i think its the more modern style inners tend to do this




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Posted : 22/03/2016 1:47 pm
(@tomlegg)
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Heya Matty, as Chris says some of the M1 helmets and liners when used in conjunction with covers can sit odd/not flush. Are you using a US M1 or a Euro M1 clone? My 3x Vietnam/Cold War M1s are US issue and I had to mix and match the liners and covers so that they all sat correctly. However my Euro M1 clone which I'm using for this game was actually too loose with the cover so I've had to pad it out with newspaper!

Have you tried soaking the cover in water then fitting it to helmet? Sometimes the liner will sit tighter to the helmet when the cover is wet and then when it dries the liner will be nice and snug.

Let me know how it goes mate. Cheers, Tom

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Topic starter Posted : 22/03/2016 10:24 pm
(@mattywheels)
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Thanks guys, I've no idea what type of helmet I'm working with. I'll guess it's a post war euro copy as it was chip as chips from eBay. Will try soaking it to see if it makes a difference.

It's not too bad (see pics below) just a little jarring on the eye!

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Posted : 23/03/2016 5:22 pm
(@tomlegg)
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Ah yes, I see what you mean matey. That's pretty much what I had so I just mixed and matched my liners until they all fitted correctly. So aside from trying a different liner, I'm not sure what suggest? Is it a plastic liner or a 'turtleshell' looking fibre one? If its a plastic one could you trim the excess down with a hot knife?

Cheers, Tom

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Topic starter Posted : 25/03/2016 3:17 pm
(@mattywheels)
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Its plastic I think, thanks for the tip - I think cutting it down will be the only possible option!

Thanks for the advice!

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Posted : 29/03/2016 9:37 am
cjw957
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yer like tom said , its case of matching liners sometimes , i have about 7 m1 helmets and have played match the liner to them for ones with net , covers etc , i even nicked a french m51 liner for my marine one which makes it a tad loose but fits well lol




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Posted : 29/03/2016 11:10 am
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