Which paint to use for the Polish helmet emblem?

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Which paint to use for the Polish helmet emblem?

Postby Nurglitch » Thu May 02, 2013 10:13 am

I need to spray paint the Polish eagle on my helmet. Has anyone here painted their helmet with any sort of emblem or marking? If so - which paint did you use?
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Wladek » Thu May 02, 2013 10:17 am

For the Independent Parachute Brigade I used a standard yellow acrylic paint I had kicking around from painting miniatures - used the same type of white to do markings on the US helmet.

These were with a brush though, not sprayed.
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Nurglitch » Thu May 02, 2013 10:24 am

Did you do freehand, or used a stencil?
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Wladek » Thu May 02, 2013 10:31 am

I used a stencil that I got from these chaps: http://www.pathfindergroupuk.com/WW2%20Uniforms.htm
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Nurglitch » Thu May 02, 2013 10:39 am

Thanks :) I just found an entire thread about those eagles, will probably be able to photoshop a stencil out of the pics posted there:

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/polish-ar ... les-12342/
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Nurglitch » Thu May 02, 2013 11:42 am

Wladek, could you measure that eagle you have? Having the maximum x and y span would help me a lot with printing the template.
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Re: Which paint to use for the helmet emblem?

Postby Wladek » Thu May 02, 2013 12:12 pm

Sure, if I get time when I get home - packing for flying lead this weekend so it might me a bit hectic. It's not that big.
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Re: Which paint to use for the Polish helmet emblem?

Postby CHThree » Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:44 pm

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Re: Which paint to use for the Polish helmet emblem?

Postby Nurglitch » Tue Jun 11, 2013 10:23 pm

Thanks, I've already made a stencil and I have the eagle on my para helmet :)
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