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What a real SS winter camo looks like

Article about: by DougB This one is a new one. I was looking for bookends. I knew there was a name missing! I figured I was imagining things, since these are so hard to come by. lol

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    This one is a new one. I was looking for bookends.
    I knew there was a name missing! I figured I was imagining things, since these are so hard to come by. lol

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    A picture's worth a thousand words. Very informative, Doug. Thanks for posting this. Great looking helmets!

    Luke

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    just a question, the decal was painted over with white too,at some stage. and was the white camo washed of the hole helmet at some stage.

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    Some SSerious hardware!

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    Quote by geelong View Post
    just a question, the decal was painted over with white too,at some stage. and was the white camo washed of the hole helmet at some stage.
    Yes the decal was whitewashed over, you can see whitewash remnants in the recessed areas and its contributing to the aging of the decal. The whitewash was usually washed off the helmet in the spring but as any moisture will remove whitewash, like rain or wet snow, so it stands to reason that the helmet was still in use as a winter camo when it was left behind, as it has large amounts of whitewash still and shows no signs of being washed away purposefully. I have three other ex-whitewash SS helmets, all washed off but remnants in deep recesses of damaged paint, around the vent holes and around the split pin heads.

    This helmet I never mentioned was a find in Alsace last year and it never did hit Dave's site but was on his Facebook page. I was able to view pics of this one while it was still in France and Dave and I came to a deal right after he bought it.

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    Great helmet nice to know where it came from.
    Any DD SS with whitewash in your collection ,would love to see one.
    chris

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    Very interesting and informative thread. Wonderful helmet. Thanks a lot Doug.

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    Great helmet nice to know where it came from.
    Any DD SS with whitewash in your collection ,would love to see one.
    chris
    Hi Chris, I have a double runic EF M42 ex-winter whitewash. That is as close as I have come. My others are an LAH helmet single decal brought home by a Canadian vet which is ex-winter whitewash and I have an ET M40 winter whitewash remnant. The difference between an ex-winter whitewash and a whitewash remnant is when there are many elements of whitewash like in recessed areas of the paint and around rivets and an ex-winter whitewash is when you can see just traces.

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    Double runic EF M42 ex-winter whitewash !! Doug you have to post that one
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    Another excellant example to add to your collection Doug!
    Ralph.
    P.S. Remember, if you ever run out of room to show them, I am not far away.
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