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by RON
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:51 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Testing my new camera
Replies: 41
Views: 8998

Re: Testing my new camera

Amazing Camera Bruno!! 8) :bravo: =P~
by RON
Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:32 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako
Replies: 24
Views: 5384

Re: Back from the Dead: Preußen Neusilber Tschako

Beautiful Shako from someone we all missed here! =D>
by RON
Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:41 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Morning Find
Replies: 18
Views: 4642

Re: My Morning Find

Nice tropenhelm indeed!
Thanks for sharing
by RON
Sun Nov 29, 2015 1:27 am
Forum: Weapons and Ordnance
Topic: MG 08 maintenance
Replies: 77
Views: 19168

Re: MG 08 maintenance

Awesome! :bravo:
by RON
Thu Nov 26, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Mauser in the collection
Replies: 41
Views: 8253

Re: New Mauser in the collection

I recall you've wanted a T-Geweher for a while Gus.

Congrats! =D>
by RON
Sun Nov 01, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: New collection
Replies: 3
Views: 2411

Re: New collection

You only have 1 helmet in there which is WW1. The rest is 3rd Reich-WW2 era. I agree with Alan but beware, if genuine--3rd Reich militaria is faked alot and well--some of your items could be worth a fortune, especially the SS caps. The SS helmet decals look fishy but the caps look good... but I'm no...
by RON
Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:38 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister
Replies: 19
Views: 3847

Re: German M17 gas mask & ersatz plywood canister

Wow! Great find and condition! =D>

Like most of us here, didn't know they had ersatz canisters too!
by RON
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:22 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Gus
Replies: 3
Views: 2198

Re: Gus

Are you sure this isn't Gus's son? :)
by RON
Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:17 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: What a mannequin can do...
Replies: 21
Views: 6855

Re: What a mannequin can do...

In the last photo, the young tiny officer looks like he's about to speak!
Those vintage mannequins look definitely more genuine than the modern ones.
Great job as always Karel!
by RON
Thu Oct 15, 2015 7:35 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British Colonial Headdress
Replies: 3
Views: 1970

Re: British Colonial Headdress

Very nice!
Which era would that conical hat be?
by RON
Sun Oct 11, 2015 7:24 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: My MAX Show Purchases
Replies: 9
Views: 3655

Re: My MAX Show Purchases

Awesome finds Peter! My M1928 Italian Sun Helmet has a Whermacht stamp inside. I was told this was because the Axis troops fighting in Africa were placed under the command of Rommel. Unless the helmet was intended for use by the Germans and converted back to Italian by some collector post-war. Who k...
by RON
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:19 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Making Posts
Replies: 33
Views: 11489

Re: Making Posts

Moi aussi :wink:

Chrome

Happens with both regular and photo posts.
by RON
Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M 15 artillery Württemberg .
Replies: 17
Views: 3615

Re: M 15 artillery Württemberg .

Great one Ed! =D>
by RON
Sun Oct 04, 2015 9:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Reserve Officer Restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 18356

Re: Garde Reserve Officer Restoration

Speechless! Looks like a completely different shell!

Bravo Brian! =D>
by RON
Fri Oct 02, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Lachmann
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Re: New Lachmann

Beautiful one; congrats! A complete Lachmann has topped my list for a while now :cry: The spike looks as if it's always been there so good proactive work you did by buying it ahead! =D> As for the Wappen; Lachmanns seem to have always been issued with Infrantry-style adlers unlike their Junker count...
by RON
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:50 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: WIP
Replies: 3
Views: 1892

Re: WIP

So far, it looks like the facial reconstruction of some caveman... :lol:

Kidding Ed! Pretty sure it'll look much better soon :wink:
by RON
Wed Sep 30, 2015 4:52 am
Forum: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Topic: Private purchase Pelzmütze with poppy red Kolpak
Replies: 17
Views: 6102

Re: Private purchase Pelzmütze with poppy red Kolpak

What a beauty!! =D>

Is it dated?
by RON
Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:39 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: British K-Pattern Sun Helmet
Replies: 5
Views: 2787

Re: British K-Pattern Sun Helmet

Beautiful!
Almost the same as your avatar.
Congrats Peter =D>
by RON
Sun Sep 13, 2015 3:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My Morning Find
Replies: 18
Views: 4642

Re: My Morning Find

Love that M1902 Tropenhelm; congrats!!

Too bad the crown was snapped off the eagle.

Would you post more closeups including the interior?
by RON
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:36 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Thanks Brian!
Much appreciated especially coming from Dr Pickelhaubes himself :)
by RON
Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:23 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 10021

Re: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2

Thanks Ron. I can't see any maker's mark inside.
All I know is that it's WW2
by RON
Mon Aug 10, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Soviet Headgear
Replies: 9
Views: 6105

Re: Soviet Headgear

New photos: http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/Militaria%203/Soviet%20Army%20Generals%20Dress%20Visor%20Hat-Cold%20War-a_zpseipysfqs.jpg http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/Militaria%203/Soviet%20Air%20Force%20Officer%20Dress%20Visor%20Hat-Cold%20War-b_zpsf9c4tdn...
by RON
Mon Aug 10, 2015 10:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2
Replies: 20
Views: 10021

Re: Tropical Helmets & Headgear WW2

New photos added or upgraded above...
by RON
Fri Jul 17, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Thank you gentlemen! Jerry, I applied a thin coat of G96 protective oil to the shell without rubbing too hard. As for the liner: Leather glue and simili leather patches for the torn and loose parts. It is still quite flaky but in a much steadier condition. Plus the draw string, which was complete bu...
by RON
Wed Jul 15, 2015 1:01 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Thanks Karel! Here's a couple of additional photos while playing with my toys recently: http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/Militaria%203/Fieldgear%20amp%20Accessories-Heer%20Gas%20Mask%20M1917_zps0j2wv0oj.jpg http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/Militaria%203/Heer...
by RON
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:51 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Garde Reserve Officer Restoration
Replies: 39
Views: 18356

Re: Garde Reserve Officer Restoration

Great work Dr. B!! =D> =D> =D>
by RON
Wed Jul 15, 2015 12:43 pm
Forum: German Uniforms, Cloth Headgear & Accessories
Topic: German Gas Mask & Canister M1917
Replies: 4
Views: 3073

German Gas Mask & Canister M1917

Hello gents. Nothing extraordinary and missing the (M1917) canister straps. The oxygen canister is May 1918 dated. Just wanted to check if the back--where the elastic straps connect--is all period regulations or is it some post-war modification? http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/...
by RON
Wed Jul 15, 2015 3:31 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Generals
Replies: 26
Views: 5875

Re: Prussian Generals

Yes, beautiful stuff!

Still don't understand though why Ron is teasing us by posting only 1 photo... :P
by RON
Fri Jul 10, 2015 3:43 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Generals
Replies: 26
Views: 5875

Re: Prussian Generals

Great learning as usual...

Two more thing gents:
- Would this have been worn by generals in all branches of the army (infantry, cavalry, etc.)?
- Model? M1897?
by RON
Thu Jul 09, 2015 1:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian Generals
Replies: 26
Views: 5875

Re: Prussian Generals

What a beauty! Thanks for sharing it James!

For learning purposes:
- What Model is this? M1897?
- I see rounded scales. Does this mean it's not Infantry?
- What distinguishes a General's pickelhaube from a regular officer's? The fluted spike only?
by RON
Mon Jul 06, 2015 1:09 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Nice WW1 German Footage
Replies: 2
Views: 2005

Nice WW1 German Footage

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/whotub ... otage.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
by RON
Fri Jul 03, 2015 4:49 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka
Replies: 34
Views: 19724

Re: Prussian EM - M15 Uhlan Tschapka

GORGEOUS !!!

Congrats Ed! =D>
by RON
Wed Jul 01, 2015 9:20 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf
Replies: 36
Views: 9499

Re: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf

I hear you John. We all went through that.

Out of curiosity, have you tried checking that white paint (skull + grenades) under a UV/black light?
by RON
Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf
Replies: 36
Views: 9499

Re: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf

Guys, the link I first posted is not showing the same helmet anymore hence all the confusion. The helmet I was questioning is the same as bought/posted by John (JTD). And Hans (Stahlhelm) is right: It is definitely a fake and this seller (Bod Doer if my memory isn't failing me), regardless of his lo...
by RON
Wed Jun 24, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: An M17 directly from heaven...
Replies: 18
Views: 6703

Re: An M17 directly from heaven...

I have no clue as to the camo itself but the inside looks all legit with a very good liner.

And the fact it came with such a great chinstrap makes my eyes quite watery... :cry:

Congrats Karel! =D>
by RON
Mon Jun 22, 2015 1:39 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

Re: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

Hey Hans, It is indeed a nice 4-tone regulations pattern: http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g432/rony_kastoun/Helmets-HeerStahlhelmCamo-M1917a.jpg I just applied a bit of G96 gun oil as the rust was still active and nibbling out of the metal. But it is less shiny than it looks with the flash. As f...
by RON
Sat Jun 20, 2015 4:26 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917
Replies: 10
Views: 3968

My German Camo Stahlhelm M1917

After reading Stalhelm's (Hans's) pretty informative comments on the Latvian Totenkopf Helmet, I had yet another close look at my (only) camo M17 and you can clearly see the factory field gray paint underneath the chips in many areas... Not to mention that it came from the Great White North (Collect...
by RON
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:42 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: 200th Annivesary of the Battle of Waterloo
Replies: 5
Views: 2701

Re: 200th Annivesary of the Battle of Waterloo

I signed it Francis.
Let's hope it works!
by RON
Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:36 pm
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: Another M15 Tschako
Replies: 16
Views: 5649

Re: Another M15 Tschako

GORGEOUS!!
=D>
by RON
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:38 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Adler's Collection
Replies: 254
Views: 87173

Re: Adler's Collection

I would tie a well-trained German Shepherd by the door to my attic if I were you 8-)
by RON
Tue Jun 16, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf
Replies: 36
Views: 9499

Re: German Camouflage Stahlhelm M1916 with Totenkopf

Unfortunately, the link has changed.
It was the one described by JDT and did look too good to be true but not so easy to spot as a fake. At least not from my computer screen...
by RON
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:41 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Let's see your Paymaster and or administrative type helmets
Replies: 11
Views: 3292

Re: Let's see your Paymaster and or administrative type helm

Here's mine, described by Age of Kings as a "Prussian Military Beamte Officer pickelhaube Model 1897":

Image
by RON
Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:34 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Adler's Collection
Replies: 254
Views: 87173

Re: Adler's Collection

Hey Karel,
I think Ron meant that Gus hasn't suddenly disappeared from the forum for no reason. Rumor has it he has swapped his truck for a jet plane and is on his way to Belgium as we speak... :greentank:
by RON
Sun Jun 14, 2015 12:56 am
Forum: WWI
Topic: Some ultra-rare footage of a famous pilot......
Replies: 2
Views: 2160

Re: Some ultra-rare footage of a famous pilot......

Prettu cool!
Notice the captured RAF pilot toward the end?
by RON
Wed Jun 10, 2015 8:08 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Adler's Collection
Replies: 254
Views: 87173

Re: Adler's Collection

Speechless... =D> =D> =D>
by RON
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:50 am
Forum: Shakos/Tschakos
Topic: M15 shako
Replies: 10
Views: 3976

Re: M15 shako

I concur! :thumb up:
by RON
Wed Jun 10, 2015 7:48 am
Forum: Dragoon/Dragoner Helmets
Topic: Garde dragoner reg.1
Replies: 21
Views: 5536

Re: Garde dragoner reg.1

Enough with the teasing Ed!!! =P~

Show us more photos please
by RON
Sat Jun 06, 2015 5:11 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Tellermutze
Replies: 3
Views: 1584

Re: Tellermutze

Looks fine to me. The interior even has that greasy spot towards the middle from the wearer's hair wax... Always a good sign as I once learned here!
by RON
Thu Jun 04, 2015 4:00 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M 15 Line Kurassiers
Replies: 41
Views: 18306

Re: M 15 Line Kurassiers

You're right Ed, that one has been there for a while although with almost all its grey paint gone...

I always wonder why they don't mention or at least try to fix those discrepancies, especially when their asking prices are higher than most other dealers, and that's before taxes! [-(