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Article about: by Walkwolf You did not do too badly on it ! Personally, I would remove the paint - back to the original surface colour of the helmet underneath - whatever it may be. There could possibly be

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    Hello! Iīm new here on this great forum and wants help to identify this helmet. What model is it? Is it a fake? Canīt see any stamps inside the helmet. Hope you can help me out
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    well looks like the model is an M35 but the air vent studs are missing the over paint doesn't appear to be real as for the decals cant say im afraid.

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    As Nick has said, an M35 with missing rivets. I would say the paint job is post war, not sure whats going on with the decals. I have never seen a rust pattern like that on decals before, even on relics. What are the makers mark, size and lotnumber? These will be located on the inner skirt at the side and rear. This will help identify whether this should be a luftwaffe helmet or not. Bigger photos would also help a lot!
    Welcome to the forum

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    The paint on the inside does appear to be the right colour, again better photos would help.

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    Thanks for your replies! Will post bigger pictures tomorrow and see if I can find the makers mark, size and lotnumber this time

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    it looks almost like someone applied a heavy laquer over the decals a long time ago.

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    Quote by ObKrieger View Post
    it looks almost like someone applied a heavy laquer over the decals a long time ago.
    Indeed!
    Decals seems good to me; but I am no expert!
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    There are at least two coats of modern paint outside and around the decals,
    also brush strokes on the inside at the crown, which would indicate an
    entire repaint - like as if someone did not like the rusty appearance
    of a relic lid. There is no honest paint wear to the outer rim at all,
    plus, possible signs of what looks like light coloured
    'Bondo' or filler.

    Both decals seem odd to me as well, especially the eagle,
    which has no real detail or definition.......


    Did you pay much for it ?
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 07-14-2010 at 12:28 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Quote by Walkwolf View Post
    There are at least two coats of modern paint outside and around the decals,
    also brush strokes on the inside at the crown, which would indicate an
    entire repaint - like as if someone did not like the rusty appearance
    of a relic lid. There is no honest paint wear to the outer rim at all,
    plus, possible signs of what looks like light coloured
    'Bondo' or filler.

    Both decals seem odd to me as well, especially the eagle,
    which has no real detail or definition.......


    Did you pay much for it ?
    I did pay 50 euro for the helmet and a rusty mg ammobox.
    Now I think too that this is a relic thats been overpainted and fixed because I canīt find any stamps inside it.
    Do you think I should I leave it as it is or begin to remove the paint?

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    Quote by fuel View Post
    I did pay 50 euro for the helmet and a rusty mg ammobox.
    Now I think too that this is a relic thats been overpainted and fixed because I canīt find any stamps inside it.
    Do you think I should I leave it as it is or begin to remove the paint?
    You did not do too badly on it !

    Personally, I would remove the paint - back to the original surface
    colour of the helmet underneath - whatever it may be.
    There could possibly be some specks of
    original paint left.

    I would not touch the decals, whether they are fake or not.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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