Roger that Sean!
Roger that Sean!
That's very nice! I love DD m35's I wish I could get my hands on one.
No problems with this one, it's a real nice looker to me.
Hi Visor ,this is a fine example of a double decal HEER m35. A good complete piece. As for the "crazing" to the decals ,that is a common trait that is seen on decals that were period "lacquered". Over time the lacquer causes these small cracks to the decals surface, a completely different look to the "splits" you see from post war applied original decals. Again ,this helmet is a great example. Here are my "cracked/crazed" lacquered ET decals for comparison. Leon.
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Textbook Q M35 Heer Bigfoot. No issues at all.
Thanks a million guys, I will pick it up if still available.
For me real nice DD M-35 helmet Nice original decals you show Leon. timothy
Helmet is on the way, thanks again to all who left an opinion.
Hey guys - not sure if I confused everyone? However, I know all about the crazing aspect. My question was why there was "black" in the cracks of white... That was it.... So, intern why I asked the question - as I thought this decal was printed on a "white base." Therefore - seeing the black in the cracks of the white part of the National Shield made me ask the question.... Nothing more than that...
Thanks - Duff
You can see the white under the black and red print, and the white is crazed and crackled, probably stored in a very hot attic or something for decades. This causes the base to shrink exposing the painted surface of the metal helm underneath. Under a loupe, or high magnification the milky white cellulose base should be seen and no sharp print lines, which cannot be seen without magnification.