After the complete restoration of the Jeep Willys MB 1944, Here are his little sister finally over !
End of August 2018, we have undertaken with my father to completely recondition a Willys MB December 1944 with the aim to be able to take him to Normandy for the 75th anniversary of D-Day.
9 months to disassemble, clean, sand down, stretch, remove layers of SINTOFER, delete old repairs or approximations.
9 months to find the right parts, the good fixtures.
9 months of work, achieved in large part by my father, if not entirely with my modest assistance.
And today we can say, that the objective was fully achieved !
See you on the beach !
Production of a panel 60 Cm, for a friend, the 5th US Infantry Division "Red Diamond" who passed through the city of Malesherbes in August 1944.
Here is his site and the history of the city upon release !
Restoration a original hull of HKP manufacturer impacted : A light feldgrau painting with preserved national insignia, Finally what is left, and a thin layer of non-uniform saturator for soiling effect.
The goal is not to make something new, Indeed, the helmet will be a final destination Willys Jeep !
Transaction amount : 60 € (Ebay auction for the helmet and including postage), painting the I & rsquo; had already !
Third step : application du marron “Mud Brown”
step Four : green feldgrau (I do not have the green tint that matches those found on helmets three-tone "Normandy" so we will with feldgrau ...)
fifth step : before drying, I randomly scratched the final coat of paint to create some flaws.
sixth stage : Brush application of a diluted acrylic paint brown.
And here is the result after a few months on hold !
A piece of chicken wire, a wire aging days in white vinegar, and a humidifier layer to have a nice patina.