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by aicusv
Thu Sep 17, 2020 11:25 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My oldest helmet
Replies: 11
Views: 177

Re: My oldest helmet

What a great piece
by aicusv
Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing
Replies: 3
Views: 120

Re: Chinscales - cleaning and polishing

Appears most of us are afraid to even think about cleaning these. The only thing I will say is polishing plated metal can remove the plating. Rather than removing the tarnish you would need something that chemically treats the oxidation. Sorry I couldn't be of more help.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 16, 2020 1:16 pm
Forum: Kaiserliche Marine
Topic: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias
Replies: 3
Views: 66

Re: Kaiserliche Marine Officer Cap Insignias

Second doesn't look anything like the fake one I have. If that's any help.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 15, 2020 9:47 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: joke thread
Replies: 109
Views: 11147

Re: joke thread

I miss my wife. But I have going to the range to practice.
by aicusv
Mon Sep 07, 2020 4:25 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named
Replies: 11
Views: 169

Re: Canadian Universal Pattern Helmet Named

very nice
by aicusv
Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: German Army Bands

Great thanks
by aicusv
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: YouTube fireman helm restoration - some interesting ideas

very informative, thanks for posting. Let's see what Brian thinks about it.
by aicusv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

I could use some nuts for the rear spine stud. Would these work?
by aicusv
Wed Sep 02, 2020 2:36 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti
Replies: 27
Views: 486

Re: Saxe Weimar FAdj Helmet J Turinetti

I guess for some size matters. Too, too pretty. Great piece.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades
Replies: 1
Views: 403

Re: WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades

Still looking for these.

Also looking for shoulder straps from IR 120 and IR 123, also AR 70 (from the Dunkelblau uniform).
by aicusv
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:34 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: hi from france
Replies: 8
Views: 148

Re: hi from france

Salutations from the US
by aicusv
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Amy, let's face it when it comes to these helmets, we're all a little nuts.
by aicusv
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Service Souvenirs
Topic: New Garde Brass desk piece
Replies: 5
Views: 97

Re: New Garde Brass desk piece

Cool piece.
by aicusv
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Brian: had several issues trying to post here. even this post is because my other post was doubled and I couldn't delete it. Also the Smilies wouldn't post correctly.
by aicusv
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:46 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

Brian that's fine. I was just wondering if we could use the nuts for other things. BTW I'm surprised that there hasn't been more about, "300 nuts out of Singapore! ". For me, being nuts is the only thing that keeps me from going crazy.
by aicusv
Sun Aug 30, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Reproduction Officer Stars
Replies: 23
Views: 411

Re: Reproduction Officer Stars

What type of threads do these have? Are they bicycle thread, SAE, or Metic?
by aicusv
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:41 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

festwagner wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 12:45 pm
Amazings exemplars. Most of Uberzug are now very hard to find. More and more people begin to find interest in Uberzug..
They've gotten the Uberzugbug.
by aicusv
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Filz Helme Liner Restitch
Replies: 8
Views: 198

Re: Filz Helme Liner Restitch

Very nicely done, what a great helmet. I can understand why you wanted back in.
by aicusv
Thu Aug 27, 2020 6:25 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 25
Views: 2691

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Great fine, I agree with Tony, think the numbers are "job" number from maker.
by aicusv
Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Rare Officer M15 Chinscales
Replies: 5
Views: 157

Re: Rare Officer M15 Chinscales

Here is a set from a Bavarian Officer's Helmet
bavLside.jpg
bav inside chinstrap.jpg
by aicusv
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Help!
Topic: How do you delete personal messages?
Replies: 1
Views: 303

Re: How do you delete personal messages?

If you go into the PM settings there is a box you can click to delete oldest message when full. Other than that I can't see any way to just delete message either.
by aicusv
Sat Aug 22, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: French Adrian
Replies: 16
Views: 612

Re: French Adrian

very cool
by aicusv
Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:26 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Large Baden M15
Replies: 16
Views: 1820

Re: Large Baden M15

Thanks for the "how too" on the re-solder, I guess the same method will work to redo Wappen loops.
by aicusv
Sat Aug 15, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: My M15's
Replies: 15
Views: 1054

Re: My M15's

Very nice group.
by aicusv
Thu Aug 13, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Kokarden evaluation
Replies: 5
Views: 456

Re: Kokarden evaluation

I too agree ; set 1 repainted, set 2 ok.
by aicusv
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:53 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA

Last time I was at the flee market was 50 years ago. Got some good stuff there.
by aicusv
Wed Aug 12, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: German Army Bands

Thanks Glenn I think that may have answered my question
by aicusv
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:47 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA

This flee market was the first Monday of the month and covered several square miles of fields.
by aicusv
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 834

Re: German Army Bands

I know that within the U.S. military, bands are a unit unto themselves, some are contract musicians. My reason for asking information about bands is I'm trying to figure out what Troddel or bayonet knot they would have worn. Within the Imperial German Army there were a number of independent units th...
by aicusv
Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:08 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Helmet marking

Looks good. One question, isn't the Kugel an earlier pattern than the other parts?
by aicusv
Sat Aug 08, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Helmet marking

Please show us once you have it together
by aicusv
Fri Aug 07, 2020 12:50 pm
Forum: Auction & Show News
Topic: OVMS Wilmington Report
Replies: 11
Views: 1126

Re: OVMS Wilmington Report

Love the TR Far East uniforms in the first photo. Do you know if the show was worth it for the vendors?
by aicusv
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous Items Wanted
Topic: WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades
Replies: 1
Views: 403

WTB, Bavarian Officer Cockades

I'm looking for a pair of officer cockades for a M'15 Bavarian officer's helmet. Helmet has the M'91 chin strap post. Thanks
by aicusv
Thu Aug 06, 2020 6:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: German Army Bands
Replies: 14
Views: 834

German Army Bands

Any one know where within the organization of a regiment the band fit in the Imperial German Army? Where the members of the band pulled from the individual companies? Or, was the band its own unit? Or, was the band part of a Company? Thanks
by aicusv
Wed Aug 05, 2020 1:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Württemberg pickelhaube
Replies: 20
Views: 5033

Re: Württemberg pickelhaube

The first post is a negative one word on a 5 year old thread??????????
by aicusv
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:33 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Salty M15 Baden JR 111
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Salty M15 Baden JR 111

I have a shoulder strap in my collection from a unit that matches shoulder straps that a few other collectors in my area have. I checked out the unit's history and found that an complete battalion was captured by local out fit in 1918.
by aicusv
Mon Aug 03, 2020 3:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 17
Views: 964

Re: Helmet marking

neat stuff
by aicusv
Sat Aug 01, 2020 4:39 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen
Replies: 2
Views: 606

Re: Unusaul Bavarian 1896 Crownless Wappen

I'm not up on the official status uf the Bavarian Army after the establishment of the republic. But I do know that many Bav. units served post war in Russia under British control. Also, could the plate be for police or some civil authority post war?
by aicusv
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier

Great job.. Their appears to be some differences between the two Wappen.
by aicusv
Fri Jul 31, 2020 11:36 pm
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA
Replies: 13
Views: 1062

Re: New Member from the Volunteer State, Tennessee USA

They still have the big flee market in Scottsboro? Spent some time in Huntsville.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier
Replies: 8
Views: 789

Re: JR 125 The Helmet of Anton Maier

Very nice piece. I have a soft spot for things from Württemberg (like my wife, I just thought of a joke comparing her to the helmet, Comments about shape and loosing stitches, but she would kill me if I said them).
by aicusv
Wed Jul 29, 2020 1:01 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belt Buckle
Replies: 7
Views: 493

Re: Belt Buckle

I started my Imperial German collection with a belt buckle and second class Iron Cross, paid $1.25 for both, the last buckle I picked up set me back $225. Be careful it is addictive. BTW - nice buckle.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:28 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: New Version of All Quiet on the Western Front

At least it won't have John Boy in it. I have one of the plastic helmets from the last remake and at one time a French uniform from the original.
by aicusv
Wed Jul 22, 2020 1:24 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Salty M15 Baden JR 111
Replies: 12
Views: 802

Re: Salty M15 Baden JR 111

Check out rust removal using electrolyzing. There are a couple of good DIY videos on YouTube. II didn't believe that would hurt the finish.
by aicusv
Sat Jul 18, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: WWI Animated move Sgt. Stubby An American hero
Replies: 2
Views: 342

Re: WWI Animated move Sgt. Stubby An American hero

Will have to keep an eye out for it.
by aicusv
Mon Jul 13, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Der Uberzug
Topic: Some harder to find Uberzugs
Replies: 13
Views: 1469

Re: Some harder to find Uberzugs

A fellow collector's wife once commented, that she could not understand why we spent all this money to buy a pretty helmet and then goes crazy when we find an old rag to cover it up.
by aicusv
Sun Jul 12, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

The one I have that I can't find a plate to fit measured 7.7cm -I have an 8 cm plate on the helmet, but only one loop fits in.
by aicusv
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:55 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Helmet marking
Replies: 19
Views: 1037

Re: Helmet marking

There are all kinds of reasons why the "correct" Wappen may not fit. I've got a fiber M'15 helmet marked to a unit that wore a line eagle. The "ghost" image on the front of the helmet is a line eagle. Being a fiber helmet there shouldn't be any real shrinkage, but I've tried a half dozen plates none...
by aicusv
Sat Jul 11, 2020 1:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Looking for a Prussian artillery With
Replies: 10
Views: 1102

Re: Looking for a Prussian artillery With

Back in my younger days I had a Prof who had been a "Captain of His most Imperial Majesty Czar Nicolas II's Artillery" (this is how he would always introduce himself). This gentleman spoke several languages and had had quite an interesting life. Served in the Imperial Russian Army, White Russian Arm...