Professional Uniform & Militaria Vintaging Service
The Time Machine
A German made Erel Feldmütz für Offizier with bullion insignia, slight crush, & coated visor
'Your Time Machine is bloody marvellous! If someone less scrupulous than I am were to dirty up the insides of them with some Brylcream and dirt, they could be sold as originals. So . . . thanks very much for a great job.' Ian
'Hey Cyrus just got the bergmutze in the mail today I was thrilled with how it looks thanks so much.' Mark
An German made Erel Schirmmütz für Unteroffizier
A pirate Erel that went through Soldat Cap Rescue & a heavy go in the Time Machine.
'I just wanted to let you know I received my smock and field cap today. I wanted to let you know I couldn’t be happier and the results are fantastic I will definitely be using again and will definitely recommend! Thank you so much!' Andrew
'I got my cap back today. Man what did u do it?!?! It's all old and nasty looking...oh wait it's supposed to look like that...Just kidding! Fine work my good sir, I'm very happy with how it turned out.' Kevin
'Making purses out of sows ears...' Greg
Soldat FHQ added insignia, stitched vents and then aged these two caps.
The Time Machine has been running constantly for over ten years. I have been aging items for customers on a regular basis; basically to the point where items shipped from Soldat FHQ are aged as part of the sale, over and over again!
'I thank you !
!You did a great job! It's sweet! Thanks again!' Dave
A return customer sent a mint S&M SS 44 Dot set along with his very deteriorated original eagle. Tailor sewed the eagle is if it was complete to match the run through the Time Machine. Wear spots, stains, small rips hand sewn by the Soldat all go to make this set look straight out of 1944!
An 'Extra Klasse' cap set just through the Time Machine.
'Cyrus, got the cap today and couldn't be happier than I am with how it turned out. This is exactly what I was looking for! You are certainly the master of your craft. Thanks so much!' Dave
'Got the cap yesterday and I wanted to say what an amazing job! I'm excited to show the gruppe I am in what you can do even with a Janke cap! It looks fantastic, I even like the smell of it! Thanks again!' Tim
'Hey Cyrus. Just got the package. hell of a job on the hats and awards. I appreciate it. going to be having some more business coming your way. Thanks Again!!!' Chris
Cyrus: My, oh my, that is nice. That is aged like I desire. It is nice to observe wonderful talent these days; the hat displays such. Truly wonderful work and after the Christmas holidays have ‘come and gone,’ I will put together some more funds and we can talk about the Schirmmütze. Thank you, Ron
Here is a set of new in box Ankle Boots and Gamaschen that a customer wanted put through The Time Machine. He wanted the boots dyed black, not my choice as I think they look great natural leather with heavy work over.
German Cross in Gold with Document with pilot's foto. Soldat FHQ did this set for the grandson of this decorated pilot. The customer was highly pleased with the cased medal & document that were aged for presentation. The kicker was the custom's official in Berlin checking the items believed that they were authentic & had really been awarded during the war to the pilot.
Returning customers regularly ask if I can do something to product that came from another vendor "to make it look better". I have always been happy to do this, I mean why not, guys should be as happy as they can with their stuff. There is nothing that looks sillier than a bright, new item being used to fill in a collection.
One of my favorite comments from a customer was that the M43 Eineheitsfeldmütz I aged for him looked more "original" than one his grandfather brought back from the war.
Vintaged and used to complete a family history project these came from Soldat FHQ document completion services.
Make the liner to match the helmet.
'Received everything today and its great! The tag I'm particularly impressed with since it is dulled up a bit and doesn't look so shiny new, perfect anymore.. uniforms are stellar.. don't worry I have plenty of projects to send your way.. also got a few pm's about the tunics so you may have some prospective clients looking and liking your page and contacting for work.' Wes
'Hi Cyrus, The badge arrived today and looks great! The aging is incredible- the next best thing to a $2000+ original.' Best Regards, Steve
Prices are an individual thing depending on what I'm working on. Believe me some things are harder to fix than others. Usually the less you spend on something the more you spend to fix it, sometimes you win and sometimes not. Here is a general break down. This doesn't include anything but aging process.
Caps $25 to $35, Bluse $25 to $60, trousers or breeches $25 - 45, awards $5 - $10, flags & banners $10 - $75.
Oberst Bluse & Schrimmütz completed and then vintaged by a trip in the Time Machine.
Getting into the Time Machine is not without risk. I do not guarantee miracles! Some things are not possible, but I have made some sow's ears into pretty fair silk purses over the years.
'Just got my helmet and I'm really pleased! You do great work! Thanks much for your business!' Jamie