The final result, I think if you do not know that it has been restored you do not see it.
I have not over restored them and many imperfections not 100% repaired. With very good luck and a lot of money Uffz. cockades obtained. Both 50mm diameter Bavarian white metal.
Bavarian cockades are a...
With good luck a silver scale chain original on ebay for narrow money auctioned. Unfortunately not for button 91.
But Dirk Meyer from feuervergoldung.eu was so kind to adapt the scale chain for me.
At the same time the emblem was fire silver plated by him. Unfortunately it was not possible to...
Now comes the part that requires a lot of patience. Fill holes, dry, sand with 600 wet sandpaper with olive oil. Remove oil quickly again because it softens the paint again. After each of these steps rub with talcum powder or baby powder bell and dust very well. Since residues of talcum powder...
First of all, make the varnish:
Recipe black military varnish consists of
30 parts shellac
1 Venetian turpentine
1 castor oil
145 spirit of wine (25%)
dyed with aniline black (nigrosine)
My parts were 10gr. each. I took black shellac directly therefore no extra...
The decision: To restore the hood. The beginning was to remove all metal parts from the body. Always warm the cotter pins well, very important. Very helpful at the beginning was the following article: Restoration Pickelhaube.
The first steps: Then I treat the pickelhaube with saddle soap. This...
A spontaneous flea market purchase. First I was unsure whether to keep or not. My wife said keep also from the point of view I live in Bavaria and have no militaria from Bavaria. Part of the scale chain, the front rail, the cockades were missing. Condition many missing parts in the paint heavily...
The royal class: fire gilding!
The Greek naval dagger for cadets around 1920 was polished brass with a little gilding in the corners.
See the first pictures.
Then it was fire gilded by Mr. Meyer the only one who still does it worldwide.
See link: http://www.feuervergoldung.eu/Atelier.html
Restauration of a Children Säbeltasche :
I have used black shellac
and used black pigment as a substitute for Aniline black, 2 parts Mastic (Mastix), 1 part Sandarak, 1 parts Venetian turpentine (Venetian turpentine), 1 part castor oil (castor oil) from the artist supply plus 2 parts Mastic...
Sorry if write in this old thread. Wonderful!!!
Tony you should only tie the correct knot on the Leibschärpe.
I have some problems with the boots. Normaly if we have boots from the Kammer it´s a leather sling painted in white.
If we have boots Eigentumsstück then look at my picture. An Attila...