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 Post subject: Found !!! Grey 92
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:23 pm 
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I have a local buddy who collects Nazi stuff and he got a lead on a foot locker full of militaria from a vet who brought it over from WW2. My buddy found this spike and gave me a call knowing I collect them .

A grey 92 Brunswick with c/s and cocardes !!!!!!!!!!!

But it is not marked.


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:36 pm 
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Lies--Lies--Lies !!! :^o :^o :^o

The helmet and cocardes are original. The helmet came from e-bay and the cocardes are from my original Running Horse Bruns.

The repro plate is copper ( Polish )and I am not sure what the death head is made of. But it started out being made out of a silver metal.

I have about 7 layers of paint and filters to make it come alive and it does look original in hand .

I used 3 shades of gray, black ,yellow and 2 shades of dark brown.

Of course the back of the plate is another story. I am not done with that .

I saw probably the only one known in the collectors world in Randy T's book and after talking to him I had to have one of my own fake or not.

I sent him a few pics of the finished piece to Randy and he said it fooled him !!!! Maybe he was just being nice

Ohh.. the chinstrap is a fake as well. I took some modern buckles and miked them down to original size and used some old leather for the strap.

An original grey 92 will PROBABLY NEVER EVER turn up and if it did , I know that I would not be able to afford it .

So with a little paint and a little painting skills I made my own.


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 9:55 pm 
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Congrats Matt that is one sick reproduction! You have a scary skill set, good thing you are an honest man. :thumb up:

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
PostPosted: Tue Jun 06, 2017 11:08 pm 
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OMG!
You are quite the artist.
Excellent copy.

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Amazing.
For even more credibility eye sockets should be painted black.


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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911car wrote:
Amazing.
For even more credibility eye sockets should be painted black.


That is what Randy T said .

But the "real " helmet in his book looks like it was done with a felt marker , so I left them natural.


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Not much black paint left on mine. Nostrils were also painted black.

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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You have an original ?

PLEASE SHOW MORE PICS !!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Bruno ;
I had heard over the years there is a collector
out your way who has / had an original Feldgrau I R 92
Is where you happen to get yours ?
Thanks
Steve McFarland
P S my collector friend in Belgium has one


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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KAGGR#1 wrote:
Bruno ;
I had heard over the years there is a collector
out your way who has / had an original Feldgrau I R 92
Is where you happen to get yours ?
Thanks
Steve McFarland
P S my collector friend in Belgium has one


Steve, I also know a collector in Belgium who owns one in pristine condition. We may talk of the same person. Mine does not come from a collection; it was found in a farm in Southern France, in the Montpellier region.
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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
PostPosted: Wed Jun 07, 2017 5:03 pm 
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Great Find !
Belgium ; 3 different collections
1. Officers
2. e m pre -war Kammer
3. Feldgrau rare regiments
I have been there and seen it in person
it took me 1 entire day to do photos

the Calif. collector is E C
do you know him ?

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I was offered a grey one, a few years ago.
The guy was moving to Wijnegem or Wommelgem (Belgium) at that time.
He wrote a book in wich the helmet appeard. #-o
But it was identifiyed as a galvoplast copy, at the time, by "someone" here on the forum :wink: .
Can't give more details (exept for the "someone" on the forum :wink: ) because I lost them in my latest computer crash.

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Nice job, congrats =D>

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Hello,

Just for the pleasure...

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P.S.
Thanks to Peter_Suciu about "Picorator".

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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WoW! Very nice, that is incredibly rare. Great post! Are there any markings?

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Hello,
Sorry, but this is also a little work a friend, painter and decorator, has made for me.

The method is fairly similar to that one :

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The repro plate is copper ( Polish )and I am not sure what the death head is made of. But it started out being made out of a silver metal.

I have about 7 layers of paint and filters to make it come alive and it does look original in hand .

Of course the back of the plate is another story. I am not done with that .




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So, we must be very careful with such scare helmets...


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festwagner wrote:
So, we must be very careful with such scare helmets...


Francois,

Again, a beautiful lapsus :D Scarce helmets can sometimes cause some scare :D

However, in my humble opinion, those kind of "pleasant" games consisting in "re-producing" some scarce helmets are a very dangerous thing that I can not understand [-X
OK, the person who are producing them may be honest at the moment, but how about it in 10, 20 or 30 years, when those kind of fakes will have left the collection of the "maker"?

I can not agree with it, sorry....It´s a game with fire...

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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Up dated my original pictures but they are a bit small .

You can click on them and they will pop up larger.

I asked Skipper John on how he did his , but he lost me with his tech talk :oops:


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pickelhauben wrote:
Up dated my original pictures but they are a bit small .

You can click on them and they will pop up larger.

I asked Skipper John on how he did his , but he lost me with his tech talk :oops:


I've never been accused of that before!

I take the photo and download it to my computer. If I try to add that photo to picorator it comes out extremely large, so before I put it in picorator I open it on my computer in a program called "paint". I resize the photo to 50% and then save it. This adjusts the size of my original photo. I then add the resized photo to picorator, and from there I add it to the forum.

John :D


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 Post subject: Re: Found !!! Grey 92
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Reposted pics now they are huge !!

I guess I need to re shoot them smaller


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pickelhauben wrote:
Reposted pics now they are huge !!

I guess I need to re shoot them smaller


I had the same problem. You just have to play with the sizing on your computer before you load them.

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