German Dress Code

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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Gary Barton » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:24 pm

Failing that get some grey or black chalk and scribble over it....[/quote]

hmmm scribble some chalk on me helmet sure ive seen that on RED TUBE :shock:
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Lardassmonkey » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:26 pm

and try and wash the white paint of my lid .


Thats why I used chalk on mine, washed off no problem. :mrgreen: But now I've painted it in a Normandy camo scheme as well so I too will need to get another. :slap: Decided I would do before I painted it as being an M42 it was a bugger to get my cover over anyway and I'd like one I can use as generic/early war Heer.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Old Un » Fri Jan 23, 2009 4:29 pm

PLATOON1 wrote:Failing that get some grey or black chalk and scribble over it....


hmmm scribble some chalk on me helmet sure ive seen that on RED TUBE :shock:[/quote]

:waggle: :waggle: :waggle:

tut tut ...

anyway it was probably The Hun ...lots of helmet info on there .
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby BedsnHerts » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:22 pm

How about kid's poster paint? Gloopy enought to cover but will wash off with hot water later.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Gadge » Sat Jan 24, 2009 1:47 am

Yeah i though that but me mate jay reckons its not water soluble once its set.

I find that hard to believe.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:11 am

There is a huge art shop near me so I'll do a field test on Feldgrau colour matching and wash-offable-ness this week.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby HeadShot » Sun Jan 25, 2009 10:44 am

I painted a medic symbol on a bag with kid's poster paint for Churchill's Revenge, by the end of the game it had disappeared!
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby BedsnHerts » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:30 am

Right. As I understand it the binding agent in tempera paint is similar to wallpaper size - give it a good soak and it dissolves away.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:24 pm

Right - I've done a bit of experimenting with poster paint in a not very scientific way. I took some photos with my phone but I must have been pissed because they are mostly out of focus.

I started with a M1917 stahlhelm which was painted in Feldgrau oil based eggshell/grit mix about a month ago.
I started with applying some bright colours - a yellow and a red in order to see how well poster paint covers a different base colour. It doesn't. I did 3 coats of the yellow and the base colour was still grinning through. Left it to dry for 24 hours and then tried to wash it off. I ran it under a hot tap and sponged it. After about 30 seconds the paint softens and it comes off easily.

Weirdly, the poster paint had reacted with the eggshell base and stripped the sheen from the paint, leaving it a dead flat matt. The red had also left a slight stain.

Then I mixed up a pot of black and a pot of brilliant green. This covered a lot better. The colour was a not bad mix. It came off easily and without staining but took the sheen off the eggshell.

So in conclusion - it's a cheap way to change a helmet colour but may not be completely reversible depending on your paint finish. I suggest trying a bit first before committing yourself
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Gadge » Thu Jan 29, 2009 4:39 pm

excellent

What make paint was it and where from?>
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby BedsnHerts » Thu Jan 29, 2009 7:16 pm

It was called Play Poster Paint - Gouache. £4.60 for a set of six primary colours (about 20ml in each pot), basically the cheapest one I could find from my local corner shop. I mixed the black and the green in a 1:1 ratio and there was probably emough to do 2 helmets with a 1 1/2" brush.
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Peppered » Fri Feb 06, 2009 8:27 am

Given the Heer discusions elsewhere, and despite the scenario forces list, is anyone now coming as Heer and would this be OK to do.


Reason I ask is, I don't want to upset the person(s) who wrote the scenario; I have'nt got my SS badges yet (which I will still need for other games) but it means less last minute sewing :good:
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby HeadShot » Fri Feb 06, 2009 10:35 am

Of course. You won't upset any of the CiA organisers. I think the general consensus amongst members is that it would be great to see everyone in Feldgrau, so heer is fine.

If that's not possible, wear what you got. :good:
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Gadge » Fri Feb 06, 2009 1:15 pm

Peppered wrote: I have'nt got my SS badges yet (which I will still need for other games) but it means less last minute sewing :good:


lOL its *THREE MONTHS* away! How much more notice do you need :)
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Re: German Dress Code

Postby Old Un » Fri Apr 24, 2009 6:20 pm

Just a brief reminder, would be nice if we can have everyone in field greys and helmets if possible. Leave the cammo smocks at home for this one gents .

If you've got the Y straps and jackboots wear 'em .

and don'tforget a period torch , this time it'll be a lot darker than before .

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