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First Attempt - M38 with Chicken Wire Helmet Cover

 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:41 pm    Post subject: First Attempt - M38 with Chicken Wire Helmet Cover Reply with quote

Here is my first attempt at covering a helmet with chicken wire:

Chicken wire $0.79 cents per foot!

*Note: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO SCRATCH YOUR HELMET, SCRATCHES WILL OCCUR!!! And be careful, you can scratch yourself easily with this stuff...

1. First I placed the helmet on top of the chicken wire using one of the centre wires as a guide line.

2. *Make sure there will be enough wire to cover all sides of the helmet! Then start to fold the chicken wire into the centre of the helmet. (This takes some adjusting because the helmets round).

3. Once your happy with the shape of the helmet cover start to shorten the extra material from the inside of the helmet towards the edges.

4. Start to pull (tighten) and bend the smaller ends onto the edges of the helmet (I was able to hide the longer pieces under the inner lining).

This was my first attempt so if anyone has any further advice please add it below.

Thanks for looking!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 03, 2013 12:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good to me. Here's a link that shows different configurations
http://www.german-helmets.com/Camouflage%20Wire%20Types.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nothing wrong with what you have..Great Job.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good dude.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks! Once I get some foliage in there it should hide the wire a bit better... (I hope)...
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is another DIY chicken wire guide:

http://www.revgraph.com/chicken-wire-net-paratrooper-German-helmet-rete-elmetto-tedesco-paracadutista-M38/chicken-wire-net-paratrooper-German-helmet-rete-elmetto-tedesco-paracadutista-M38.htm
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