|My grandad's helmet from when he was a volunteer fire fighter in rural Butterup. The helmet is made from a sort of fiberglass and I doubt it would stand up to much heat.|
|The tiny 1:35 helmet in front of the real thing. I filed the French helmet flat on the underside and glued a piece of thin plasticcard on. The plasticcard was filed to shape, making the rim wider.|
I painted the finished helmet 'Pale Sand' and gave it a covering of gloss varnish. The insignia on the helmet's front was given a drop of copper paint. The helmet is now fitted on the middle seat of the Land Rover.
|A cruel enlargement of my little Danish firefighter's helmet in 1:35.|
|The helmet resting in the Land Rover.|