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Helmet mold/repair stand???

Article about: Stumbled upon this on Ebay. The seller referenced it as maybe a German helmet repair block or mold. I've never seen anything like it. Any thoughts?

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    As said it doesn't conform to the shape, note the downward angle of the visor.

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    Very interesting, though, I have no clue as to its originality..

    Doesn't the varnish on it look VERY close to the varnish used on his kitchen chairs?

    Perhaps a home handy-man knocked this one up in order to sell yet another obscure piece of militaria? Not pointing any fingers here, just food for thought? I could imagine something like this could draw in a large sum from the right buyer..

    Josh

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    After a heap of thought Ive come up with,are you ready.
    Paper mache German helmet mould.
    The images are of two examples of these helms.

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    I may be wrong but worth a look.
    Cheers all.

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    I think that Heer decal is a repro.......


    ....

    What?

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    If those aren't the two most hideous looking things I've ever seen. Middle school art class? Wow.

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    I am quite sure that paper mache helmets were made as kinder toy's in pre war Germany.
    I will attempt to find an example to post.
    Cheers fella's

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    Quote by Thanatos View Post
    I am quite sure that paper mache helmets were made as kinder toy's in pre war Germany.
    I will attempt to find an example to post.
    Cheers fella's
    I have seen a photo with German children wearing similair..

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    087H8 - Child's Luftwaffe "cut-out" style paper mache toy helmet. This child's size helmet is a real treat to examine. This helmet features all the characteristics of a full-size, early "cut-out" style Luftwaffe parade dress helmet. The oversized lugs with the early "droop-tail" Luftwaffe eagle and national shield really dress this up. The chinstrap is made of black woven fabric. The 8 tongue liner is made of the same material complete with drawstring. It's amazing that this rare piece has survived the original user and time. Almost just like father's. Rare $600. More Photos
    Oakleaf Militaria
    German Helmets
    They you go gents
    Different mould tops for different helm styles,explains why it's a two piece construction.

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    Here is another idea. Could it be for shaping the leather in the liner? On classic cars they steam the leather to shape it to the desired form. When steam is applied the leather becomes very soft and easy to shape. But then again, why do you need the helmet shape for that?

    Thanatos theory is not unlikely to me.

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    I am sure I have read somewhere that high ranking retired German officers also wore a paper mache version of the real deal due to steel helms being to heavy for them to wear when on parade.From kinder to the old and frail.
    I will attempt confirm this when I get home.
    Cheers all.

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