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by pickelhauben
Wed Oct 16, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Another garage sale
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Another garage sale

Yikes !!
by pickelhauben
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Any Pickelhaube under 500
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Any Pickelhaube under 500

Pickelhaube-customs .
I have some under $500 as well.
I also make and sale scale military collectables .
by pickelhauben
Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:33 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Any Pickelhaube under 500
Replies: 6
Views: 68

Re: Any Pickelhaube under 500

I have a bunch that I am and will be liquidating for that price .

I also have 4 up on ebay now that are good starter pieces.
by pickelhauben
Fri Sep 20, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

Well I tell you guys. These helmets are up for sale not up to be critiqued . They are what they are . All in great shape . Also the reserve helmet I am selling as a reserve . If the plate belongs on a smaller state helmet that means it is a rare plate and that is a bonus. I am not trying to hide any...
by pickelhauben
Thu Sep 19, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Re: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

I have a pic of the back of the field badge already. I tried to pull it out but the helmet is holding it firm . The reserve plate is how I got it The 1655 plate has been on the helmet for a long time causing marks on the helmet The chin strap is definatly unique , that is the reason I took pics of i...
by pickelhauben
Wed Sep 18, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale
Replies: 9
Views: 275

Garde Grey Shako , Reserve, Bav and Garde EM Brass For Sale

Hey Guys, Things are slow again so I need to sale some stuff to pay the bills . I have a wartime Garde shako a Bavarian Reserve and nice Garde pickehaube with 1655 bandau. Add shipping to all priceses. Gray Garde Shako Very nice shape I did not want to take the original LEATHER WEDGES OFF BECAUSE TH...
by pickelhauben
Mon Sep 09, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Field cloth ersatz
Replies: 12
Views: 457

Re: Field cloth ersatz

All very nice !
by pickelhauben
Fri Aug 23, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Leather Chin Strap
Replies: 81
Views: 41377

Re: The Leather Chin Strap

It has been over 2 years since anybody has posted on this subject . I am sure that most of you know but there is an easy way to tell if your strap hardware is real or fake. The buckles should have a rounded relief to them rather than a strait cut when stamped out. Brass and steel . The center of the...
by pickelhauben
Fri Aug 16, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics
Replies: 66
Views: 37642

Re: The Hessen Family of Helmets and Their Characteristics

To bad most of the pics are gone on this thread.

I do love that Hess Felt !!!!!
by pickelhauben
Wed Aug 14, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Saxon IR reserve officer
Replies: 11
Views: 253

Re: Saxon IR reserve officer

Nice Sax !

The one posted on ebay has the inside skull painted black.

Wonder if that helmet made it to the fire station or done post war.
by pickelhauben
Sun Aug 11, 2019 9:55 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: A new home for my collection
Replies: 19
Views: 421

Re: A new home for my collection

Wow a nice set up. My husband Rod is thinking of that for a bunker which is to be part of the 100 ft shed. He already has four big sheds to house his guns and tanks, one bunker to house the helmets and uniform and small gears. And a tiny house to house me. Such is life Tanks !!!!!!!! Please tell mo...
by pickelhauben
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: Loss of a Forum member, my brother
Replies: 24
Views: 1002

Re: Loss of a Forum member, my brother

I am sorry for the loss of your brother
by pickelhauben
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

Hey Guys, Thanks for the kind remarks . The first picture that I posted is of the " real "tug boat the rest are of my model. Stuka F There is a lot of remarks I can say of this project. It was one of the most difficult builds I have ever done. Almost 3/4 of everything I have done I had to redo in th...
by pickelhauben
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 254

Re: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

Thanks guys

No this is going under glass at Florida Marine, New Orleans corp. office.
by pickelhauben
Wed Jul 17, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat
Replies: 12
Views: 254

This Aint No Popeye Tug Boat

I was commissioned to do this project by a local boat yard. It is my fist attempt at doing a water born vessel. It took me between 90-100 days to complete . The first pic is of the actual boat. I was able to go on it while it was under construction. Then It went to work. I needed 3 more trips to get...
by pickelhauben
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: Restoration?

Yes I made the leather shell for him.

I finally mastered the technique after many trails and errors.

That was before you could get one every other week on ebay !

I also made the visor trims and rear spines back then .

Now it is not nesissary to do that as well.
by pickelhauben
Sun Jul 14, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: Restoration?

Things are looking great !! Do you make your own shellac ? I buy mine from Home Depot and tint it black . Have you ever used shellac flakes ? The late George B. told me he made his own with shellac flakes . By using the flakes he was able to make his shellac as thick as possible . On some of my repa...
by pickelhauben
Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:20 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer
Replies: 20
Views: 768

Re: My 1st pickelhaube a Bavarian reserve officer

Nice Bav helm.
Nice collection of Bav cocardes as well !!
by pickelhauben
Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:14 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts For Sale
Topic: Officers helmet
Replies: 19
Views: 748

Re: Officers helmet

What was wrong with the helm ?
by pickelhauben
Thu Jul 04, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder
Replies: 37
Views: 802

Re: Mint, unworn Pickelhauben with Talcum Powder

I have a EM wartime shako with gray eagle( minty inside and out unworn) and when I received it , it had this finish .
I hit it with windex and wiped it down with paper towels and it went away.
Probably should have kept it as is.
by pickelhauben
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Winter Pickelhaube
Replies: 16
Views: 551

Re: Winter Pickelhaube

I like it !!
by pickelhauben
Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: Restoration?

You may be able to glue a strip of leather to reinforce the front edge or cut off a little off the ends of the trim in order to save the visor.
I am sure you have thought of this.

I had to cut the ends off of my Grenadire arty visor trim to get it to work because of shrinkage .
by pickelhauben
Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: Restoration?

I have the German Wurt book and all silver military helms have brass/gilted scales.
Of course fire and police have the silver.
Perhaps a post war and on.
I would say fix what you have .
Gilted scales can de had for around $250 if he wants to go in that direction he can do so as his time allows.
by pickelhauben
Thu Jun 20, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: My first Pickelhaube
Replies: 24
Views: 610

Re: My first Pickelhaube

Very nice helmet.
by pickelhauben
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:15 am
Forum: General Headgear
Topic: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Spanish cavalry helmet-franco period post WWII?

WHAT A NICE LOOKING HELMET !!!
by pickelhauben
Mon Jun 17, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Hannover Reg. Nr 73
Replies: 12
Views: 337

Re: Hannover Reg. Nr 73

Nice !!
by pickelhauben
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:57 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Maybe my memory fails me.

Not sure if the text actually said apple green but the piece I considered was.
by pickelhauben
Fri Jun 14, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

aicusv wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:58 am
Was there any explanation as to why there were no lugs?
I cant remember and I tried to look for the book and can't find it

:x
by pickelhauben
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:30 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Close to 30 years ago I just started collecting . I went to a local gun show and they had a m-16 apple green and it was missing the lugs and it looked to have never had them . The paint was about 95% and looked original with no shadow or ghosting were they would have been . The dealer wanted $250 fo...
by pickelhauben
Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:28 am
Forum: Otto's social forum
Topic: My 2 - 1/2 Year Project
Replies: 32
Views: 4704

Re: My 2 - 1/2 Year Project

Awesome job...is it a 3d Print or done by hand? Oh no 3D printing !!!!!! ALL SCRATCH BUILT !!! I usually try to get a good set of drawings and a 1/35 or 1/32 scale model then scale off of that to get my versions in 1/18 scale. 1/18 scale is the modern Gi Joe figures size. Thanks guys for the positi...
by pickelhauben
Tue Jun 11, 2019 10:00 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Basket Case Felts Wanted
Replies: 12
Views: 943

Re: Basket Case Felts Wanted

Still looking for more .

Any condition.
by pickelhauben
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Steel Combat Helmets 1916- 1918
Topic: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns
Replies: 14
Views: 528

Re: Steel Helmets with out ventilator horns

Some were issued without them . I have no idea why anybody would take them off but I have seen one as well about 20 years ago were somebody removed them. When they were actively worn sometimes the wind would blow in them and there would be a wistling noise and the guys would pack them with mud or wh...
by pickelhauben
Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets

Thanks guys for the GREAT pics and feed back .
I love the gray arty !!!!!

Does anybody know if these type of felts ( with no leather dome ) used the leather backing for the 91 posts ?
by pickelhauben
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Re: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets

Hey Tony,

Thanks for your input.

Does anybody have a ersatz felt helmet that has had the leather visors attached to a felt dome ?
by pickelhauben
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets
Replies: 5
Views: 259

Info needed On Felt/Leather Helmets

Hey Guys, I was reading in one of my reference books and there was a black and white pic of a Prussian spike helmet with felt dome with leather side post backings and front/ rear visors. In the caption it stated that the dome was leather covered with felt and this how they were able to save on the u...
by pickelhauben
Wed Jun 05, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: How to gEntly cleaning exterior of pickelhaube.
Replies: 4
Views: 255

Re: How to gEntly cleaning exterior of pickelhaube.

Simple window cleaner will do with paper towels
by pickelhauben
Tue Jun 04, 2019 9:02 am
Forum: Ersatz Pickelhauben
Topic: Ersatz pickelhaube factory
Replies: 46
Views: 7323

Re: Ersatz pickelhaube factory

This is a 3 year old post but the pictures are still cool.
It looks to me that the violin looking things are either liners or field covers .

The lady with a pile of wappens on her right looks to have a pile of visor trims on her left just in front of her.
by pickelhauben
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:41 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Restoration?
Replies: 38
Views: 967

Re: Restoration?

Yes absolutely .
by pickelhauben
Tue May 28, 2019 8:11 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Recent Find
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Recent Find

Under closer examination my gray star is the standard infantry larger size.

Is it possible that these plates were NEVER issued with a star ?

I have seen modern pics with uhlans having the large star.

I do not think I have even seen a smaller star on a gray eagle
by pickelhauben
Sun May 26, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Welcome to Pickelhaubes.Com
Topic: Fishing Private Message
Replies: 16
Views: 703

Re: Fishing Private Message

I won too

:cry: :cry: :cry:
by pickelhauben
Sun May 12, 2019 2:48 pm
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Recent Find
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Recent Find

I forgot to add the flyers were for bonds.
by pickelhauben
Sun May 12, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Tschapkas
Topic: Recent Find
Replies: 17
Views: 688

Re: Recent Find

In Randy T's book he has a printed flyer that was given out showing spikes and an garde uhlan without the star.
They had hundreds of them.
You see more m-15 without the star than with.
I was lucky to win one off of ebay about 25 years ago and have NEVER seen one since.
by pickelhauben
Sun May 12, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Reproduction Helmet Liners
Replies: 3
Views: 234

Re: Reproduction Helmet Liners

Yes at one time George was the only game in and spikes on ebay was at it's infancy. Back then parts were not available and either you made your own or did with out. Now if you need a part just wait and check ebay every day and that part may just show up. Except for an original uhlan metal m-15 top. ...
by pickelhauben
Sun May 12, 2019 1:20 am
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet
Replies: 34
Views: 856

Re: Wanted: Württemberg M15 Helmet

Boy this sure got way off of the subject. I got one of these repo arty spike from a French dealer as well . The bump on the neck is a little wider than a regular spike neck. But I do have an ORIGINAL that has a wide one as well. The real give away is actually the base itself Is has sharp cut just li...
by pickelhauben
Sun May 05, 2019 7:03 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve
Replies: 14
Views: 586

Re: Bavarian Officer Jaeger Shako to Reserve

They look great together.