You have dine a GREAT job I'm shocked at how original it looks ! Good thing your not a con atrist ! Collecting is just a mine fild of fakes !
I have a few repro items, I use the term repro rather than fake, as I feel a fake is an item that is passed off as real, whereas a repro, is something you knowingly get to fill gaps.
I have a repro uniform, top notch, and only today received some repro SS items, insignia, cam helmet cover and cam type 2 smock. It'd be nice to have real stuff, but I like getting quality repros to make up " impressions" on my manaquin. I never pass off any repro as a real item. And I don't buy dodgy repros!!!!!!
Qotd, I agree with you on the topic of having "repros" as opposed to "fakes". I often buy repros and display them just have something to look at until I can afford the real deal. not everyone who collects are rich and can have what they want at the drop of a hat, So we poor boys have to look at something in the meantime! Here's a few repros!
Here here, I can't afford SS cam, or be certain that if I could it would be fair dinkum. At least I know the SS smock is a repro, made exactly like the original, and looks great, and I get o muck ith it!!!!! I don't mind having quality repro in my collection, of course I'd love real items, and 80% of my gear is,but like you said it's fun to have and look at, and if one day I can get a real SS smock I will. And I never tell anyone that my repro gear is real.
Again, in my mind a " fake" is something passed off as originsl to deceive, a " repro" is an authentic reproduction of an item designed for a reenactor, or collector.
i have a replica M-2 D bail US WW2 medic helmet as not only are these rare but if your ever lucky to find an original one they go for mega bucks & so are heavily faked
You got what you wanted though, you have your medics helmet, and you can enjoy it for what it is