German helmets required.

St. Lo - Hell in the Hedgerows - Saturday 20th June 2009
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German helmets required.

Postby Sgt.Heide » Sat May 23, 2009 10:18 pm

Not after a helmet for the game, what I'm looking to do is borrow a normal stahlhelm and a paratrooper helmet AFTER the game, so that I can make moulds of them to produce fibreglass replicas. It's only the shell that I'll take a mould of, so the insides of the helmets will not be touched.

The moulding process does not harm the helmet in any way and I will return the helmets at Operation Ariel, unmarked and undamaged. The idea is to produce low cost, safe, realistic helmets for those who don't want to fork out £60+ for a steel one, so we see more people wearing helmets at games.

I'll give a free fibreglass helmet to anyone who loans me their steel one. (Choose from Stahlhelm, fallschirmjager, Mk2 Tommy, Brit Airborne, or Russian).
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Re: German helmets required.

Postby Peppered » Sun May 24, 2009 12:49 pm

Heide,

You can borrow mine if you want. I will need it for the Gulch and PBI game but not Aerial as I am Brit. I can pass it over after Gulch if someone can then pass it to you as I think you aren't coming to it? If you can bring it to St Lo just for the game you could keep it between if you still need it?

It is a replica stahlhelm, not sure which mark.
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Re: German helmets required.

Postby dieselmonkey » Sun May 24, 2009 12:56 pm

i've got 62, 66 and 68 size lids, if you wanted to offer alternate sizes?

The 62's practically child sized (it's got a 55cm liner!) but the other two are more usable.
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Postby che » Sun May 24, 2009 2:34 pm

you can borrow my fj lid if you want pete after st lo
theres nowt so Permanent as temporary

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Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun May 24, 2009 2:36 pm

Fantastic. Cheers guys. Evo, the biggest one is the best bet please.
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Postby dieselmonkey » Sun May 24, 2009 2:51 pm

Sgt.Heide wrote:Fantastic. Cheers guys. Evo, the biggest one is the best bet please.


i do find the 66 shell 'suits' me the best at a size 59 head, the bigger lid tends to look like a chamberpot, but i guess at least the largest lid size will fit everyone unless the elephant Man starts playing... :lol:
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun May 24, 2009 2:58 pm

59 seems to be the most common size, so that's probably best. Once someone has a shell, they don't necessarily have to fit a repro liner anyway, they can use foam to keep the costs down. The hope is to offer people the chance to have an authentic looking helmet for less than £20 all in (£10 for the shell and certainly less than £10 for foam, a chinstrap and some paint, a bit more if they put a cover over it).
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Postby dieselmonkey » Sun May 24, 2009 3:31 pm

Sgt.Heide wrote:59 seems to be the most common size, so that's probably best. Once someone has a shell, they don't necessarily have to fit a repro liner anyway, they can use foam to keep the costs down. The hope is to offer people the chance to have an authentic looking helmet for less than £20 all in (£10 for the shell and certainly less than £10 for foam, a chinstrap and some paint, a bit more if they put a cover over it).


No worries, i don't need either for the foreseeable future, so you're welcome to borrow the 66 one, i'll bring it to St Lo.
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Sun May 24, 2009 10:05 pm

Thanks for all of the offers folks, you're very kind. "Donor" helmets sorted with Dieselmonkey and Che. Watch out for the fibreglass ones as soon as I can get the moulds sorted.
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Postby dieselmonkey » Mon May 25, 2009 10:16 am

Sgt.Heide wrote:Thanks for all of the offers folks, you're very kind. "Donor" helmets sorted with Dieselmonkey and Che. Watch out for the fibreglass ones as soon as I can get the moulds sorted.


Actually, do you want me to bring it on weds?
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon May 25, 2009 11:21 am

Wednesday? I thought it was tomorrow! Thanks for setting me right. Yes please mate. Do you have my Sten sling as well?
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Postby dieselmonkey » Mon May 25, 2009 11:29 am

Sgt.Heide wrote:Wednesday? I thought it was tomorrow! Thanks for setting me right. Yes please mate. Do you have my Sten sling as well?


Shit, you're right, it is tomorrow! :lol: think gadge's got your sling, will remind him.
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Mon May 25, 2009 11:32 am

Thank god I was right about the date! To be honest, the viral meningitis has killed my short term memory, so I've been forgetting quite a lot lately!
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Re: German helmets required.

Postby webby » Tue May 26, 2009 10:07 am

Will you be making US lids?
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Postby Sgt.Heide » Tue May 26, 2009 10:24 am

webby wrote:Will you be making US lids?


Not sure really. I think it would be difficult for someone to fix a chinstrap to a fibreglass one, unless they fork out for a liner, which wouldn't make it a cost effective alternative.
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