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  1. Andrea , Thanks so much  for posting that ww1 chicken wire Image ,,, that really has blown me away !!!!!  I have a feeling other guys may think it,s from ww2 and have not understood the image ?? Lets see how long before some Pure ww1 M16 with chicken wire take to show up LOL  Cheers Ollie

    1. sysyphus


      Ollie my friend. 

      You're very welcome. I was sure you were going mad for that picture. 

      Probably..being a chicken wire it could catch the interest of most even if that's about ww1 shell. However a great document that picture. 

      My God you're right. We will see some wires installed on WW1 shells soon. 🤣Just a question of time... 



  2. Good morning Andrea , I hope all s good with you ? I just wanted to say athanks in regards to the recent thread " Double decal police helmet " I once again may have upset a few people due to my rather direct Anglo saxon use of English ? I must admit when i first saw the helmet i thought it fake but saw all the possitive comments and was scared to comment ,however when you stepped in to question the decal I thought it was time for me to jump in ! To be really honest I have a thing about patterns of all soughts including human behaviour and the very intro post to this thread ,,even before the pictures alerted me . What i mean by that was Dave W,s use of Pickers ,estates and veterns familys .Now this may all be what he was told and theres no way to know other wise ( athough I doubt it ! ) This kind of intro makes it very hard to chalenge the item ,,but gives the seller/owner in this case the perfect get out . In my post that caused some upset I used "make friendly " and what I really meant was simply posting to keep a friendly forum going not because of the seller ,however that said many do ( and that is deffinatly not you I include )  I know I cant change  much but I will i feel be speaking out a little more so once again my days are most likely numbered here . As a last note ,if the forum is moving to dealer sponsership the DD police Camo has not done that idea a lot of good . Cheers and sorry to go on so much ,but need to let off some steam ,Ollie

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    2. sysyphus


      Hi Olivier.

      Would you mind if i send you pics of an helmet to see what's are you thoughts about? it's a ww2 camo

    3. xavier13


      Hi Andrea , Thanks for getting back to me . As ever you are the voice of calm and resaon ( unlike myself ) I do struggle a little with people knowing who I  am in regards the books but as you say  I need somehow to subtley let it out of the bag . I am just scarred of being one of those guys who is basing a reputation on a book ( as there are many bad books out there after all ) I regards to the forums futre I was wondering if there could not be an almost online magazine feel and good members could do uninterupted articles thus giving the forum another dimesion ? As althought the formulair works I think people may be tiring of too much of it ,that said of course the core forum element should not change . My feel is theres maybe not enough in the way of new ideas coming through . please feel free to send me any pics you wish re the helmet . Cheers and thanks Ollie

    4. sysyphus


      Hi Ollie

      voice of calm and reason? lol...that's why they asked me to be a global mod.


      well i see why you don't want to let know to people what you did, who you are. You are a humble guy :-)

      That format you mentioned could be something innovative, but that's another "concept". don't really know how could be ..looks more like a blog/site maybe?

      take a look at this (maybe you know already) :

      you mean something similar? this is made in wordpress. This is made by Frank (aka Schwerpunkt), he was an admin here in the past.

      he writes on his blog (see the menù) like articles.

      People see and read. nothing about share like a forum or debates.

      He did simply his website with the info and contents as he wanted.


      as for the helmet i would love to hear your opinion. here are the photos.

      M35 with very early liner 1931 dated and early carbine strap with roller buckle

      please keep this between me and you. sorry for plenty pics

      Thank you
























  3. Hi Andrea, can't get any photos up in this new format.What do I do.

    Regards steve

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    2. Shakey


      this is going to take some time getting used to. Right now I don't like it.

    3. sysyphus


      We need time to face the new

      now pics are on line at least.

      getting confidence step by step


    4. sysyphus


      Going to have the same look as before folks. No worries....just be patient