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M34 civil "guards helmet"

Article about: Just bringing this thread back up to see if there are any comments or interest out there in these M34 civil factory stenciled lids. Granted, they are not as glamorous as combat lids but ther

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    Post a closeup of the decal please.

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    Quote by DougB View Post
    Post a closeup of the decal please.
    When in hand I will Doug - it may be a stencil though ( or a silk screen - that's what I would do for something that big )

    Cheers, Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Back in 2011, this one got a thumbs up from all concerned!!!!
    http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/steel-...-helmet-77330/
    and the sprayed on stencil mask is quite rough and ( to me ) stands out from the background ....... ?????
    We will have to wait until mine arrives to compare, eh?
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Good Luck with it Dan, hope it works out for the best, it's a Great looking lid

    Phill.

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    How much did you pay for it?

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    From the pics mate, it looks to me that the whole helmet was aged in one go, just doesn't look like natural aging to me, but I hope I'm wrong

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    Quote by kylesbullets View Post
    How much did you pay for it?
    As much as a Chinese takeout for a family ......... and much more filling
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Quote by AMTG View Post
    From the pics mate, it looks to me that the whole helmet was aged in one go, just doesn't look like natural aging to me, but I hope I'm wrong
    I hope you're wrong too Tony but I'm a risk taker .......
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Don't worry mate, I generally am wrong

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    I found this Russian forum with a thread on these helmets http://ww2.ru/forum/index.php?showtopic=184102&st=25
    We should really be calling them Werkshutz or werkluftschutz helmets rather than 'guards helmets because they were for air defense duties rather than policing or security ( less glamorous I know )

    The thing to note is that these do not look like decals - but rather painted stencils and I cannot imagine the effort a faker would go to to create a stencil mask and then do this degree of accuracy and aging. The paint appears to be 'brushed through' or stippled onto the surface as they may well have been done by labour at the actual factory and not for it by a helmet works.

    Rare they may be, but they are not big ticket items and are obviously out there but thinly spread and while mine is still in transit, I expect to see a similar patina and make-up on the Arado one when it arrives.

    I know this seller has tarnished his rep with other things ( and once tarnished can never be atoned ) but I am still hopeful based on these images that mine is legit .....

    Dan
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    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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