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  1. gardehusar

    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    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...
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    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    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...
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    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    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...
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    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    First of all, make the varnish: Recipe black military varnish consists of 30 parts shellac 2 mastic 1 sandarac 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...
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    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    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...
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    Restoration of a Bavarian pickelhaube

    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...
  7. gardehusar

    Ring collar Officir Kürassier-Regiment „Königin“ (Pommersches) Nr. 2

    in a very good condition 4.800 euro as a basis for negotiation YES shure 1st Kurassier my mistake BUT SOLD
  8. gardehusar

    Fire gliding

    sorry for my mistake. All metal parts fire gold plated 450 plus VAT 19% Fell free to get in contact with him.
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    Fire gliding

    Alle Metallteile feuervergoldet 450 zzgl. MwSt
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    Fire gliding

    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 He...
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    Original recipes for black military Leather-Lacquer

    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...
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    Two new additions

    what a beauty!!!
  13. gardehusar

    Almost finished figurine Leib Garde Husaren

    This is a reduction of an uniform not a toy.
  14. gardehusar

    Hoch die Leib Husaren!

    Sorry for spaming this thread here we have his son. A reduction of an original Uniform.
  15. gardehusar

    Hoch die Leib Husaren!

    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...
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    Pelz for Leib Garde Husar

    en Miniature
  17. gardehusar

    ersatz Pickelhaube

    John thank you for the good answer!
  18. gardehusar

    ersatz Pickelhaube

    Ersatz Prussian EM Pickelhaube in Filz. What do you think about the ORIGINALITY? I think is a good copy from england from the 70´s.... https://fjm44.com/product/ersatz-prussian-em-pickelhaube-in-mint-condition/
  19. gardehusar

    Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

    The seller of the helmet is a really expert [-X good hobbyist, if you look at the very imaginative masks he sells. Who buys scrap like that...
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    Garde Kürassier Regiment Helmet

    No the helmet is not ok!! Eagle and baseplate and helmet not always together ... Reason: Base plate of the eagle Screw thread in the middle newly soldered! No idea what these gray washers with copper do on the base plate of the eagle. Looks like riveted ... Either the eagle was bolted to the...
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