My pilot!

My pilot!

Joined: December 21st, 2008, 11:27 am

December 21st, 2008, 11:33 am #1

Aiming for a BoB set-up, just need the correct microphone, but the rest I think is OK

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Joined: December 21st, 2008, 11:27 am

December 21st, 2008, 11:35 am #2

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Joined: February 28th, 2004, 3:00 pm

December 21st, 2008, 12:40 pm #3

Looks good to me, a very nice set up. Yes, to be totally accurate for Battle of Britain you'd really need a chamois covered mic (the black metal type 21 you have coming into service a few months after), but a nice impression. Out of interest, is that a genuine mae west, or a repro youve painted up. If youve painted it you've done a good job!
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Joined: December 21st, 2008, 11:27 am

December 21st, 2008, 1:10 pm #4

It is a genuine green Mae West, with applied paint to the front panels and rear neck-flap. I have no way of telling when it was painted, but it was definitely a long time ago as the paint is faded and flaking/powdering in places. Incidentally, the uniform is dated January 1940, and the jacket is the early type.
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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

December 21st, 2008, 2:13 pm #5


Looks good from my perspective as well. Is the mask real? Also, you didn't happen to purchase that mae west on eBay did you?

If you're looking for an early microphone try David Farnsworth, although his prices reflect the going rate-so you could be looking to pay anywhere from £250-500 for an C-carbon, and then in the £1000 zone for a type-19.
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Joined: December 21st, 2008, 11:27 am

December 22nd, 2008, 7:31 pm #6

....yes, I have noticed the prices recently of the masks and radio mikes. Still, compared with the Luftwaffe O2 masks (2K+), they are not too rediculous. My mask is a sefton remake, a filler that will do for now. By the way, here is my Luft. BoB pilot, to go with the RAF pilot above...

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Joined: July 21st, 2008, 7:16 pm

December 22nd, 2008, 10:28 pm #7

Looks like you got everything sorted and you are now a 'forum member', nice photos too!
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Joined: December 29th, 2006, 11:18 am

December 23rd, 2008, 5:35 am #8

Fantastic set ups guys. But lets not forget the light bomber pilots & Middle East pilots of 1940-41.

Cheers


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Joined: December 9th, 2003, 10:45 pm

December 23rd, 2008, 9:34 am #9

Aiming for a BoB set-up, just need the correct microphone, but the rest I think is OK

Hi Harry - nice jacket Did you end up treating it or have you left it as is? Gerry
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Joined: May 4th, 2007, 8:13 am

December 23rd, 2008, 10:53 am #10

Aiming for a BoB set-up, just need the correct microphone, but the rest I think is OK

Looking at these great set ups has made me think about my own d mask. I have an original albeit heavily mothed d mask. It has an oxygen tube on it that certianly has some age to it but I have always been uncertian if it is original as well. The rubber is a biege colour rather than the more usual black and the cotton braid covering is black with a dark green fleck rather than the more usual white or yellow. Does anybody out there have any experiance of these colour cobinations on an original tube?
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