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(@lord-elpus)
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Searching through my WW2 bits and pieces, knowing somewhere, I have an M1 pot, now I have found it, can't remember it being in this condition,.....do you think I need a new one!

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Topic starter Posted : 10/10/2016 4:17 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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More,

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Topic starter Posted : 10/10/2016 4:18 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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I will attempt to clean it up, anybody know where I can get the right colour spray paint!

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Topic starter Posted : 10/10/2016 4:19 pm
cjw957
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there is I think on here or somewhere in google land a good article on redoing helmets , from cleaning them right down and redoing paint and cork :)

paint wise I used humberol 155 on all the ones I have done, started using many of the small pots as was easier for the guide and corking then , then after doing so many I just went for the spray acrylic same number etc




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Posted : 10/10/2016 4:30 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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Thanks for that, I shall have a go at this next weekend, total strip out and down to bare metal, out will come panel beating hammers and dollies! And on eBay for a strap.

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Topic starter Posted : 10/10/2016 4:50 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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Couldn't wait for the weekend, early finish at work, stripped off paint. M1A1 & 1911 for affect.

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2016 12:11 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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It's a bit beat up, might have been through a war!

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2016 12:13 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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Paint is on the way, I reckon I can get most dents out, might have to use a smidgen of filler,.....good old isopon!

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Topic starter Posted : 11/10/2016 12:17 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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The first 20 min session with hammer and post dolly, (which I made for this job) not too bad, most of the big dents gone,

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 11:55 am
(@lord-elpus)
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Here's the post dolly,

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 11:56 am
(@lord-elpus)
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Will be having another go later, ........looks like rain!

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 11:58 am
(@lord-elpus)
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I might not bother with the cork texture, I will see how it comes out when primered, might just buy a net, quite like the look, very " longest day" effect.

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 2:41 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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First coats of primer,

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 5:06 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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And now a guide coat, that's enough " on the pot" for today, hung up to dry. Sourced new strap, and Matt olive drab paint arrived, and it's the correct colour!

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Topic starter Posted : 13/10/2016 5:11 pm
watsit20
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Is it just me or are there no photos in this thread?

"I took ballistics in school, fascinating subject! Things go up, then things go down!"

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Posted : 17/10/2016 5:04 pm
cjw957
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no its not u lol , there was photos but they seem to have gone awol lol




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Posted : 17/10/2016 6:33 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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No, my fault lost ability to post photo's, and in attempt to make good have deleted all photo's posted! When I get my act together I will re do, and add the finished item.

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Topic starter Posted : 17/10/2016 7:13 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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This might work-- attachment is not available --

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Topic starter Posted : 17/10/2016 7:16 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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Now hopefully see it in primer,

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Topic starter Posted : 17/10/2016 7:17 pm
(@lord-elpus)
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Fingers crossed,.......gone again! I need to sort this out, could be problem with the IPad, but it's probably me!

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Topic starter Posted : 17/10/2016 7:19 pm
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