Search found 1090 matches

by aicusv
Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more
Replies: 26
Views: 77

Re: a bit of my collection, pickelhaube, soldiers and more

Very impressive, I too collect toy soldiers, here are my German Horse Marines
Horse marines 1.jpg
by aicusv
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: She was a teenager during First World War
Replies: 3
Views: 64

Re: She was a teenager during First World War

I remember the passing of the last three American Civil War vets and seeing the last parade of the Spanish American War vets.In 1967 (while I was in the service) I came across a Sgt. Maj. wearing a WWI dough boy uniform. When I enquire what was going on with this, I was informed that he was retiring...
by aicusv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian shako troop M15
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Prussian shako troop M15

Very nice, one of my favorite pieces.
by aicusv
Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Adrian v. Modern helmets
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Adrian v. Modern helmets

Idon't think they were talking about actual concussions, but the effect of the blast shock wave. All I know about the new helmets is that they are a lot heavier than the old steel pot. I know of a few folks who have neck issues from the weight.
by aicusv
Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...
Replies: 12
Views: 194

Re: M95 Saxon ersatz made of...

Two great helmets, I'm a big fan of the fiber helmets, they appear to have held up the best over the past 100 years.
by aicusv
Thu Feb 13, 2020 3:43 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Nice piece,I have its brother, a M'15 to the same unit
TR8wappen.jpg
by aicusv
Wed Feb 12, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Prussian M15
Replies: 3
Views: 69

Re: Prussian M15

Actually the shape is very good, condition leaves a little for want.
by aicusv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:58 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

well done
by aicusv
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 14
Views: 1222

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

- you did great, raising the dead
by aicusv
Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?
Replies: 7
Views: 258

Re: Does Anybody Else Collect Headgear Sets?

Nice sets, I too don't set out to collect sets, although I have come up with some.
by aicusv
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Rolled Edge Felt
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: Rolled Edge Felt

ebeeby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Another "example" of rolled edge felt...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Germa ... _Auction=1
Split pins on the spike look like they may have been replaced. ?
by aicusv
Sat Feb 01, 2020 2:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

Reproduction is perhaps the most miss used word with collectors. A true reproduction would be something made by the original maker using the original tools for an item that had gone out of production earlier. When I worked in the auto industry and we would run service parts for previous models, thes...
by aicusv
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Real or Fake II
Replies: 10
Views: 225

Re: Real or Fake II

Not sure of the liner.
by aicusv
Tue Jan 28, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real or Fake III
Replies: 9
Views: 531

Re: Real or Fake III

Both the body armor and the helmet shield should have heat treatment numbers stamped on them. Tape the shield with a piece of metal it should have a ring to it. Fakes make a thud.
by aicusv
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chevauleger
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Chevauleger

Good luck with the project. Thanks for posting, just learned about the side post.
by aicusv
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:45 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian M96 Restitch
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Bavarian M96 Restitch

Thanks for posting, always look forward to these project reports. Thanks for the spine size, what size is the helmet?
by aicusv
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:50 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 95
Views: 3795

Re: joke thread

I understand that Prince Harry (Duke of Sussex) intends to move to Canada and take up painting. This will make him the artist formerly known as Prince.
by aicusv
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)
Replies: 13
Views: 630

Re: Royal Netherlands East Indies Army (KNIL)

Not far from me is a Whitney Tank, made for the RDEIC in the early days of WW2. Half the order was shipped over seas to the Dutch East indies before they fell. They were captured and used by the Japanese. The second half was taken overland used by the USMC. During the war my Dad trained some Dutch M...
by aicusv
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:13 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn
Replies: 14
Views: 967

Re: Rare Original Photo showing a Riveted Visor Depaheg Patent Pickelhaube being worn

Reminds me of my National Guard unit, with the out of date equipment.
by aicusv
Tue Jan 07, 2020 4:48 pm
Forum: WWI
Topic: Belgian stuff
Replies: 3
Views: 148

Re: Belgian stuff

Very nice, always like WWI Belgian stuff, but hard to come by in the States.
by aicusv
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME
Replies: 10
Views: 422

Re: MY TWO LATEST FIND - ONE AT A TIME

Are you going to leave any helmets out there for the rest of us?
by aicusv
Sat Jan 04, 2020 12:47 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Very good piece.
by aicusv
Fri Jan 03, 2020 7:04 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

"they (chin scales) are for a M91-Helmet but the Helmet doesn’t have the same Mountingsystem with the faux Rosettes" How are they removed? Are the rosettes separate pieces?
by aicusv
Thu Jan 02, 2020 1:13 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!

That is very nice, really great looking
by aicusv
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Problems posting pictures?

I'm no longer receiving the error code when I attempt to post an image. What is happening, is that "step4"(as listed below) is not available, never brings up the "Place in line" box. I do not believe it is importing the image. " Here is the step by step...posting pictures now, is actually easier, be...
by aicusv
Wed Jan 01, 2020 11:12 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: HAPPY NEW YEAR
Replies: 11
Views: 354

Re: HAPPY NEW YEAR

Happy completion of an orbital transverse of the Earth around the Sun, to all. (every get the feeling that no matter what, you always end up right back where you started?)
by aicusv
Tue Dec 31, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet
Replies: 15
Views: 360

Re: Needed: Rear Spine for Tin Kit Helmet

Remember rear spines come in sizes.
by aicusv
Sun Dec 29, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 Unteroffizier
Replies: 7
Views: 238

Re: Infantry Regt. Prinz Freidrich der Niederlande (2. Westfaliches) Nr. 15 NCO

Wouldn't the helmet have the NCO cockades or would they only be worn by NCO's "mitt"?
by aicusv
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:25 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Tried posting photo to night - didn't work. Merry Christmas to all.
by aicusv
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: A Dutch Mitra / Mitre

very nice
by aicusv
Wed Dec 25, 2019 12:13 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15
Replies: 18
Views: 582

Re: Very fine Prussian uhlan helmet M15

Very nice, mine is one of those missing the star.Sorry it won't let post a photo.
by aicusv
Sat Dec 21, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Musee d'Armee
Replies: 1
Views: 160

Re: Musee d'Armee

Would love to get there.
by aicusv
Thu Dec 12, 2019 9:43 am
Forum: Help!
Topic: Problems posting pictures?
Replies: 37
Views: 1049

Re: Problems posting pictures?

Just tried to post one and got the same error message.
by aicusv
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Sea Battalions
Replies: 12
Views: 660

Re: Sea Battalions

Very nice - would love to have more and know more about this unit.
by aicusv
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: Signing - IN ???
Replies: 3
Views: 371

Re: Signing - IN ???

Next time you have to sign in - check the box that will keep you signed in.
by aicusv
Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2
Replies: 13
Views: 753

Re: Pickelhaube Kürassier-Regiment Königin (Pommersches) Nr.2

Hope your head is ok and you are recovering well. Here in the States such a "trip" would be worth several helmets.
by aicusv
Thu Nov 28, 2019 12:00 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.
Replies: 18
Views: 723

Re: M15 Garde, Eisen Bahn Regiment.

I like it, a good one.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:43 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Facebook and Military History
Replies: 1
Views: 188

Re: Facebook and Military History

I'd give you my option of FB, but my Mother told me to never talk like that.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My (all original) German Collection
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: My (all original) German Collection

You're off to a good start. When I started everyone was a veteran (either WW2 or WW1) my brother and I would just go around asking them if they had anything.
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:19 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: 32 Reich Kokarden
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: 32 Reich Kokarden

Glad for you, sad for me....
by aicusv
Wed Nov 27, 2019 12:18 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian M87 3rd Infantry OR helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 811

Re: Bavarian M97 3rd Infantry OR helmet

Nice one
by aicusv
Sat Nov 23, 2019 12:28 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer
Replies: 17
Views: 792

Re: Pickelhaube for a Prussian line infantry officer

Good looking helmet
by aicusv
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Officers Liner Questions
Replies: 11
Views: 637

Re: Officers Liner Questions

I would think that the edging was produced using a specialized tool. It would be something like a slitter that you would pull the piece of leather through and cutting dies put the edge on.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Turned out really nice, great looking piece.
by aicusv
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 918

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

Looking at the edges, none appear to be designed for attaching this to any type of pole. The size is correct for a scarf of bandana of some kind. As a kid I remember my mother having a silk head scarf that was a copy of Napoleon's Guard Imperial's flag.
by aicusv
Sat Nov 09, 2019 10:56 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: another tschapka
Replies: 1
Views: 192

Re: another tschapka

I'm on Apple and have been since the days of the IIe. I just use "Pages". Each piece has a page which includes a photo, table of specs, and a general description. I also use "Numbers" to maintain a master list of each piece; date purchased, price, and some technical data that I keep track of. I have...