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  1. Good spot, but I don’t think so. I just checked in JHF Kemp’s book and it shows the 1911 as sole entitlement.
  2. Where was it and on what scale?
  3. Nice find.. i am a bit of a rust pervert... I have some relic helmets tucked away.
  4. Great - Thank you... knowing my luck i'll probably find 'Made in Sheffield. stamped on it! lol
  5. That's what I was thinking. I have a really decent DD early lid from the invasion of Poland. Its rusty with faint decals but they are there. I like this, so will oil it up and lightly clean it. Hopefully this will reveal any stamps that are left. I enjoyed relics after becoming bored with other helmets that I had. I started collecting them a few years ago when they weren't that popular. Once I've sorted it out, I will post a pic. A friend of mine has dealt in a lot of helmets so I will run it by him next week. I'll let you know!
  6. Thanks guys. I've had a look on the internet, and I'm not sure. I just don't have enough experience or knowledge in this area. It would be nice if is was right, but we'll have to see.....
  7. Good Evening Folks. This arrived today. I do like my 'relic' helmets and have a selection from different countries. I do have a couple of ww2 german, but know nothing about decals, as such, especially SS ones... What is the general consensus of this one, please? Thanks John.
  8. John


    I still can't wait to visit it!
  9. cracking model! looks really good. But I must ask... how long did it take?
  10. Sorry to hear about your sad loss. But, I am glad your interest is back, and what a great palce to start - your Dad's medals!. I'm not familiar with SA medals. I would be grateful if you could give a run down on what looks like a great group!. :cheers:
  11. Nice Rifle! Have you fired it yet? With regards to the AA role of the sights, you have to bear in mind that the Japanese Army put great store in its infantryman, and almost the entire army consisted of infantry. They travelled light, and 'man packed' just about everything. Most of their artillery could be broken down, and they had very few tanks, and of these, they were essentially Light tanks, and primarily used only in the infantry support role. They were also were nearly always part of a large army or group. Imagine several hundred Arisaka's, firing together, at aircraft, and you now have a large amount of lead in the air. It only takes one lucky hit! The British Army still teaches to fire thirty(!) aircraft lengths ahead of a jet, before becoming to fire , en masse..... Ps Might I ask how much you payed? :cheers:
  12. A very nice sword. I take it that it was for beheading people with?
  13. John


    Lovely model. There is a man in Portsmouth, UK, restoring a real one at the moment.... can't wait to see it.
  14. A really nice piece!! Great find. Would the rest of the mortar be legal in Canada, too? :beer:
  15. Lovely knife! Lucky you!! That is something to be treasured... :cheers:
  16. Nice picture! Whats its origins? is it a Russian one?
  17. Thank s John. I've had it in my hands and it's a very nice piece. And the price seemed good, but I know nothing about the 'NO.2' example. Cheers, John
  18. Guys, I have been offered a nice FJ Assman Badge, second type, with the 'A' on the rear and the '2' on the rear of the wreath, for ?225.00. Is it worth it, or not? Cheers John.
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