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Martin2

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  1. Evening all please have a look at the pics of a Ww2 mp40 four cell mag pouch . is it right ? all opinions much appreciated martin
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    Little Helmets

    Yep , I’ll be back sooner than yah think with something I’ve bought , hammered out , painted and f*~@d up shortly , on the case now martin
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    Little Helmets

    Yo mr spasm such detail on such a small scale ! awesome !! best Wishes the helmet terminator
  4. Years ago I acquired from a mate at school a Luftwaffe marksmans lanyard. Sadly lost it in a fire in my parents loft after leaving home and not taking my small collection with me. ive always since fancied collecting the Heer equivalents , did t come in three grades ? and what sort of value or cost to purchase in each grade ? thank you martin2
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    Japanese “collabortors” armband

    Thanks Japan x and Mickey, its certainly proved to be a controversial piece , from adamant fake to adamant genuine from a number of “in the knows” at the end of the day an interesting piece from a genuine source that I payed a fiver for one of those that we will never know for sure pieces I think thanks again martin
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    Japanese “collabortors” armband

    Good afternoon to all. this is my first posting so please bear with me. At the weekend I bought a few pieces of Militaria from a lovely old gentleman that were brought back by his uncle who had landed in Normandy. as I was leaving he asked if I was interested in Japanese Militaria, i saidI would have a look and he fetched the arm band that I hope you can see below. the only similar item I can find on the net is a miniature reproduction which is identical and listed as a collaborators arm band. has any one come across one of these in the past ? And any ideas on value ? my thanks in anticipation Martin 2 p.s I’ve just tried to add the picture but the file is to big but it’s white nylon I think with rising sun no rays coming outwards just a red blob if you like
  7. Now that’s ! The stuff I need to know, thanks Bayern!!! this German Militaria collecting is a Nightmare!!!!!!!!!
  8. Thanks Jim much appreciated martin
  9. Evening gents ive just received this first class 1939 the pin seems to be marked with a seven patina on the mount and a join seem I visible on some faces but in general not visible i know the pics are poor but I was just browsing this section of the forum and saw a fake horror story and have done “on the lap “ pics but will post more if required. any info appreciated many thanks Martin2
  10. Thank you Jim i paid £196 for it , can you or anyone else offer an opinion as to weather that’s a high price or about right ? and thanks for the link Jim best wishes
  11. I’ve now had a read Eddie teally interesting and informative thanks again martin
  12. Thanks again Eddie ive not read the link yet so that’s why I hadn’t seen the link regarding fakes , but I look forward to looking at it later and learning from what you’ve found up for me i really appreciate your help Best wishes Martin
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    Japanese “collabortors” armband

    Hi japan x i only Going on what I saw on eBay i recently went down to the monthly Militaria fair at Chatham in Kent , I asked around and everyone pointed me to this one dealer who was hot on Japanese. he said that the material was right and that he did not doubt the authenticity. many thanks Martin
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    Painting stuff

    I’ve got an M42 you can bring back to life ! martin
  15. Ouch, i think I’ll stick to bricklaying and leave the helmet restoration to you Steve cheers martin
  16. Dear all , I have a sad tale. i recently aqquired a lovely late war M42 , slate grey aluminium oxide finish nice liner rivers and washers all good. No chin strap but hey ho. one little niggle was one rivet was no t as tight as it could be. ” I can sort that “ I thought , one trip to the hardware shop and I had my G CLAMP !!! You must be starting to sweat now. i carefully glued ply to both jaws , the piece that went over the exterior river head I counter sunk so as not to damage the dome. clamp carefully positioned I started to tighten , slowly, slowly,,, i then felt something very slightly give. yep you’ve guessed it . A tiny crease had been created. why am I telling you this and laying myself wide open to doubtless abuse? as a warning to anyone who thinks they can in some way enhance a piece, DONT DO IT!!!! its still a lovely M42 but I’ve damaged it . Gutted ps I also have a lovely camo single decal combat M35 , the only thing is it’s got a few drips of paint from being under a Work bench or similar ,, perhaps I can remove them ?,,,,,,,,, WILL I HECK AS LIKE !!!!!!!! lesson learnt
  17. Thanks Eddie that is really helpful Martin also are these “faked” has anyone come across this ?
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    Painting stuff

    Just realised I hadn’t read the complete posting , awesome , respect martin
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    Painting stuff

    Hi Steve ive just say and read this restoration project of yours and wow ! That is awesome it really is an art , knowing colour and how to mix it. plus you’ve given me the confidence to take my damaged M42 outside and sort that dent with a ball Hammer !!!!!! a really interesting post mate , I know it’s an old one but I’m kind of finding my way around the forum so much to look at and learn from cheers mate martin
  20. If you look at the first picture, you can see a shadow to the right of the rivet dome. dosent jump put at you. thanks for your reply martin
  21. Thanks Stuka yes I’ve heard of the long term damage , I only use it to photograph thanks martin
  22. Hi paul thank you yes nice Kelley all round liner is stamped jan 44 and what do you think of the damage ? Best wishes martin (Helmet not Kelley)
  23. Hello paul ill post some pics asap cheers martin On the left side as your wearing it cheers martin
  24. Hi Steve i really appreciate your time and thoughts on my post. with regard to collecting Ww2 German helmets , it’s. Jungle out there ! Thanks again martin
  25. Might anyone be able to advice or offer any ideas of where this single decal M35 Helmet might have seen action from the camo colour. i would like to think it might be a DAK ? i will post more pictures if anyone is interested, I’m only able to post one at a time thank you martin 2
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