since I managed to sneak my first "addon creation" onto the server a few months ago (UO Beret), I've attempted to get some East-German (National People's Army - NVA) gear going.
I decided to start with the iconic M56 "Stahlhelm" steel helmet. Since I own one of the M56/76 version (most prevalent) I decided to model that. Thanks to the enormous help of Jozh and Sacher
I have it in a state now where I believe its already worth to put in game. The Model and especially shape of the helmet is extremely close to the real thing.
The M56/76 "Stahlhelm" helmet was used by all branches of the Armed Forces of the German Democratic Republic including but not limited to the NVA, Border Troops, Garrisoned People's Police (KVP), Civil Defense, Transport Police and armed units of the Interior Ministry. Beyond the GDR the helmet has seen use by regular and/or irregular forces from Afghanistan, Turkey, Bosnia, Croatia, Angola and many more...
My next milestone is to get a decent battle dress going, still contemplating how to go on about it.
This my first real attempt at this, so constructive (and civil) criticism is appreciated.