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Yet ANOTHER winter cammo!!!!!

Article about: iDan, i saw this one on Ebay and i'm not convinced of the ''period '' camo...but the shell is nice !!

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    HI guys,
    On a bit of a roll here with yet another winter cammo relic from Russia – strike, 4 helmets already and January hasn’t finished yet!

    This squashed example has gone a real brown colour ( but maybe that’s the seller’s camera lighting? ) I chewed over this one for a while because the scuffs and marks looked a little 'contrived' – but, if you look closely you can trace the scratches over the breaks and see that – although they have moved because of the squashing and splitting ) they WERE there before the damage happened.

    All in all, another interesting relic for the ‘wall’
    Cheers, Dan

    ( No, Col James and I are NOT in a relic race - there is enough for ALL!!!!!! )
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    Another nice score, Dan 'the relic' mark. Just makes me wonder what happened to that lid to cause that kind of damage!

    Chris.

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    very nice addition dan ,the internal and external paintwork is a work of art ,great find and well worth purchasing

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    A wonder it held together as there are so many
    fractures in it. Very interesting lid.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Looks like it got run over by a tank..

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    Some great amount of pressure has been applied to the sides to create a fracture down the back and the front in equal distance.

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    That looks like it was under a few tons of rubble, very interesting though.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



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    This "camo" is not period. They took a helmet that is near worthless, painted it, scratched it up in order to add some sex appeal. Save your money on this pile of junk Dan.

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    Doug is correct the wear on this " Camo " looks totally contrived and the paint is in far too good condition to be original to this smashed up , wrecked helmet , not even sure how it is supposed to be a White camo , i;ve never seen one fade out to tan !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Thanks for the input Doug & Paul. I too vacillated about the appearance being too uniform and 'contrived' and studied the seller's photos for a long while before I decided that I could live with the cost either way ...... ( about a Chinese takeaways worth for the family )

    The immediate thought is of course, dug from the ground and having been under so much pressure, the paint could not possibly still look like this. But as I studied the scratches - which seem to emanate from every direction ( which at first certainly appears unnatural ) I could see where some of them had originally been - AND that they crossed over the cracks in a different place ..... where the metal had been before it was squashed and moved. This would take some clever planning to do for a faker ( and top marks to the skill of the artist if he / she did )

    ( Some people pay far more $$ than I did for a helmet that an artist has painted a scene on ....... so "near worthless" is I feel, subjectivel )

    As to the brown, we all have seen green helmets go brown because of rust bleed through and the 'Demjansk' relic I bought from Andy last year was browning also so this aspect alone does not phase me.

    Sorry it doesn't pass muster for you guys but I will take it under advisement and reserve my opinion for when it arrives.
    All the best ( stay warm )
    Dan
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