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Help with a British Mark III helmet

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That looks much better, and sturdy enough, better to pad the top part, where the helmet rests.

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Her's a picture I saw in internet, these are commercially offered, specially for helmets,  in principle no different to your example, both are missing a softer padding, and considering they cost 28 Euros + postage, yours is just as good. And further examples, for caps, not the best idea, as the top will sag considerably.

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Thanks for the kind words. 

 I had thought of a cushion, just forgot to picture it, I cut 12 little pads out of a some foam that was used to package one of my helmets. I intend to glue it to the top as shown. I currently don’t own any caps so that’s a bridge I’ll cross if I come to it.

Regards,

Jack

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Looks good Jack, a bit of wood stainer or varnish might be an option too. 

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Yes it could be, I’ll give one a polish tomorrow to see how it looks and if I don’t like it I could always paint over it later.

Regards,

Jack

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I decided that I would try and stain one first, but the stem and base went different colours. Despite reapplying on the base multiple times to get it as dark as the stem it didn’t, so gave up and went with paint.

I went with white paint first, but didn’t really like that so painted it black looks quite good in my opinion so I think they shall all end up this way. Even if I later decide that another colour would be better it was only 43p per stand or I could sand them and start again.

All in all it was cheap, I think they look decent and was a good excuse to not do other work I actually had to do, so a good job all round.

Thanks for all the help and ideas,

Regards Jack

1st pic: Making sure all the stands work

2nd: The “final” look

 

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Looking good Jack, what are the dates and makers marks of your Brodie helmets ?

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Thanks,

The one on the right in the picture above is a British mark II marked:

RO & CO EF 1940 on the shell

TTC II 1940 on liner 

The one on the left above is an American M1917 marked:

UC 304

Regards,

Jack

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Thanks for the photo's Jack, it's always nice to see the stamp marks on these helmets.

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I think the stands look great in black, your collection is coming along nicely too :thumbsup: 

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