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by Sandmann
Tue Feb 18, 2020 2:42 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

Thanks Jonas, it was the same with me. I wouldn‘t have tried it without the Post „Anatomy of a Chin Scale“.
But my Chin Scale was torned, so I had nothing to lose. If I would have been failed I had asked Brian for rescue :D
by Sandmann
Sun Feb 16, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 1183

Re: My first Lobstertail

stunning result...nice work :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Feb 15, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: My first Lobstertail
Replies: 22
Views: 1183

Re: My first Lobstertail

Nice work...looks much better. Well done :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Feb 15, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Prussian EM M95.
Replies: 12
Views: 228

Re: Prussian EM M95.

Nice find Coert, congratulations:)
by Sandmann
Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:23 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

Thank you very much :)
by Sandmann
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:32 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"
Replies: 14
Views: 1221

Re: Prussian Officer "Huge Mellon"

Agree, very good result for this Helmet :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Feb 11, 2020 5:49 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

Then you should like this one too! :wink:
Philippe
:wink:
You are right Philippe, I like it. Also a wonderful Helmet :bravo:
If these Helmets were not so expensive I‘ll would buy it immediately :D
by Sandmann
Tue Feb 11, 2020 2:26 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

Thank you Gentlemen, I‘m glad that you like it. @Brian: Once again a special thanks for your support :bravo: Your Tipp with the Shadows is very good. Unfortunately I had already finished the work before I‘ve read your PM. Anyway, this time I‘ve had much luck because the Shadows look very similar to ...
by Sandmann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torned Chin Scale

Now I could reassemble the Chin Scale and after doing it I covered the brackets with a Oil-cloth as described in Brian‘s post and then I closed the Chin Scales again by glueing it. 2963132B-35E3-4071-980E-0E63D7417EC6.jpeg FCF0458B-EB4A-4CED-B34D-CC0360E80875.jpeg At last, I punched the size 4 hole ...
by Sandmann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torned Chin Scale

Then I finalized the size of the leather, whereby I took special emphasis on a clean cut of the leather edge that will be visible after gluing. For a used look I folded the leather around the cardboard and sanded the edges a little bit with very fine sandpaper that the Chin Scale doesn‘t look like n...
by Sandmann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

Re: My restoration of a torned Chin Scale

I wanted to make a minimal restoration and luckily all I had to do was to replace the cardboard and the leather. Because the Chin Scale is no longer completely original, I described the repair in an illustrated text-file and attached it to my collection documents. Then I started with the repair: Fir...
by Sandmann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: My restoration of a torn Chin Scale
Replies: 12
Views: 196

My restoration of a torn Chin Scale

This is my 1st restoration project and I oriented to Brian's very good and informative post "Anatomy of a Chin Scale #2". The repair was necessary because a Chin Scale of one of my Helmets was torn into 2 pieces and the previous owner „repaired“ it with Duct-Tape. Unfortunately Duct-Tape is very bad...
by Sandmann
Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: I have succumbed to forum pressure
Replies: 5
Views: 149

Re: I have succumbed to forum pressure

Nice Helmet John :bravo:
I think you did it right. Such rare Helmet should have the original Parts on it.
For me it‘s important that a seller will tell any modification he did on a Helmet. If he does handle it so a modification is ok :)
by Sandmann
Sun Feb 09, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867
Replies: 16
Views: 261

Re: Oldenburgisches Infanterie-Regiment Nr. 91 Model 1867

Awesome Post, thank you very much for your efforts :bravo:
A Helmet like this is also at the top of my wishlist, because I was born in sweet old Oldenburg :D
by Sandmann
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

Pontiac9999 wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:35 am
Sergei might not, but someone else down the line might try to.

Keep up the good work Sergie!
Fully agree, someone is doing it and unfortunately we can‘t avoid it :twisted:
by Sandmann
Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13
Replies: 20
Views: 733

Re: Jaeger zu Pferde Reserve Officer Helmet for Regiment 8-13

Awesome Helmet. Wonderful condition, congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sun Feb 02, 2020 5:46 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

You are right Amy, the stamp is not necessary and maybe too much. But I can understand Sergei, when I would restore something or try to copy it I would also do everything to make this object look like original. Just for me because I'm proud of it :wink: It is all about the further way to handle it. ...
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:33 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Model 1871 Prussian Garde
Replies: 8
Views: 988

Re: Model 1871 Prussian Garde

Who needs vacation :D
Do you think all 4 slit brads have been assembled in younger times? Seems only 2 have been added and the Helmet used to have split brads when it was in use.
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 29, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Member's Collections
Topic: Pickelhaube display and restorations
Replies: 13
Views: 614

Re: Pickelhaube display and restorations

You are very ambitious. Looks good :)
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:16 pm
Forum: Imperial German Regimental Flags
Topic: Does anybody know what this is?
Replies: 7
Views: 917

Re: Does anybody know what this is?

Looks great in your collection :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:14 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Busbies/Pelzmützen
Replies: 20
Views: 748

Re: Busbies/Pelzmützen

Awesome work... Looks really great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 28, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian M96 Restitch
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Bavarian M96 Restitch

Well done! Really impressive work :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:25 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian M96 Restitch
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Bavarian M96 Restitch

Looks so easy when you do it :)
Well done and thank you for the detailed explanation. It’s always a pleasure to read :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:17 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1

Agree, a really good result. Congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 22, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Bavarian M96 Restitch
Replies: 15
Views: 315

Re: Bavarian M96 Restitch

It has to got worse before it gets better :)
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 17, 2020 5:23 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde
Replies: 8
Views: 344

Re: Überrocking in the New Year #6: Jäger Regt zu Pferde

Indeed, a marvelous set. Thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Thu Jan 16, 2020 4:24 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Re: Looking for arched Chin Scale

Thanks John, you are right it seems to be the same :)
But I‘m looking for Chin Scales for Officers pre M91 and with original Leather-Straps.
by Sandmann
Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:25 pm
Forum: Pickelhauben & Parts Wanted
Topic: Looking for arched Chin Scale
Replies: 2
Views: 99

Looking for arched Chin Scale

Hello,
I‘m looking for an arched Chin Scale with a length of 34 to 35 cm and out of gilded brass for Pickelhaubes.
Looking forward to hear from you :)
by Sandmann
Wed Jan 08, 2020 3:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Re: Reserve Artillery-Officer

Thank you all :)
It‘s my best piece and I love the finish of the canonball..seems someone could not withstand to touch it everyday :D
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: restoration of an officer helmet No. 1

Looks great Sergey. Well done :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:36 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Hmm, I think I can definitely say that it is the Helmet of one of these brothers. I will keep the Helmet as is and investigate also the informations of his brother Hermann and enclose both informations to the Helmet for the next generation.
Thank you all for your thoughts :bravo:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Reserve Artillery-Officer
Replies: 6
Views: 233

Reserve Artillery-Officer

Hello everybody, I‘m very pleased to show you my latest find which finally arrives today :D It‘s a „Landwehr“ Artillery-Officer Pickelhaube from around 1900. Unfortunately 2 star-bolts were missing when I bought it, but I have replaced it by 2 original bolts in similar color I have found. Now it is ...
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 2:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Very nice helmet Sandy at an excellent price! That being said, I think someone tinkered with the helmet since you can see that someone tried to repair the leather liner. I don't believe those chinscales are original to that helmet. Have the rosette prongs been bent a lot or are they bent incorrectl...
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:02 am
Forum: General Site Information
Topic: An opportunity to share the knowledge
Replies: 6
Views: 371

Re: An opportunity to share the knowledge

Unfortunately I have no Facebook ... probably I will extinct :???:
by Sandmann
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: M15 from Lubeck.
Replies: 15
Views: 596

Re: M15 from Lubeck.

Congratulations to this rare Helmet...looks great :bravo:
by Sandmann
Mon Jan 06, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thank you very much Edwin :)
by Sandmann
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General
Replies: 9
Views: 848

Re: Saxe OYV Arty., Prussian General

Great job, thx for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Period Photographs
Topic: Reading Grandfather's War Record - Needing help with German Cursive
Replies: 1
Views: 449

Re: Reading Grandfather's War Record - Needing help with German Cursive

I will try it, but unfortunately not sure with all: B.M.V = Bayrisches Militärverdienstkreuz 3. Klasse mit Schwertern (9 jährige ?Medalle? (means Medaille? ) Eisernes Kreuz 2. Klasse Inhaber ist berechttigt sämtliche Karpathenabzeichen zu tragen nach B.m.?s?.v.3??? I‘m not sure with the words in que...
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thx Coert :D Concerning the History I investigated further and found some more informations on ancestry.de. I assume that the helmet is plausible and therefore I would like to introduce my researched history of the owner Hugo Karl Henri Nürnberger . He survived the war, but unfortunately he died ear...
by Sandmann
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: New Arty Pickelhaube
Replies: 9
Views: 311

Re: New Arty Pickelhaube

Nice condition. Congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 1:50 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Thx Philippe, that helps me a lot :D I was not sure where he stayed after 1913, because the latest „Rangliste“-Book I can use for investigation is from 1914 and there is no notice that he switched to the „Westfälisches Train“ in that book. That’s why I didn‘t get the link to this „Rittmeister“ Nürnb...
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:52 am
Forum: Groupings
Topic: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109
Replies: 12
Views: 1090

Re: 1. Badisches Leib-Grenadier Regt Nr. 109

Really stunning, I love it... thank you for sharing :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:50 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT
Replies: 11
Views: 392

Re: NEXT FIND -ANOTHER FELT

Nice find Amy, congratulations. :bravo:
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 8:42 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?
Replies: 18
Views: 436

Re: Train-Officer Helmet with M91-Chinscales?

Sandy, This is an oddity! I would have thought these enlisted chinscales have nothing to do on an officer helmet and are a postwar, fantasy addition... till I saw you did find a Train officer in the name of the helmet owner. Either this is a remarkable coincidence, or these chinscales were actually...
by Sandmann
Sat Jan 04, 2020 5:54 am
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? Thank you all for your comments :) The Rosettes are normal Officer-Rosettes with cotter. I also thought more it would be a Par...
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Another M15 Kurassier
Replies: 21
Views: 4770

Re: Another M15 Kurassier

Well done, congratulations :bravo:
by Sandmann
Fri Jan 03, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: Groupings
Topic: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Bada, Bada, Baden Dragoon!

Really wonderful condition...great :bravo: