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    A few pics of my M40 Q64 batch number 104
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    I love the big vents on Quist lids. Can we get a close up of the decal? Thanks.

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    Luftwaffe M40 Q64 is my favorite kind of helmet. This one has a descent decal too, and the paint pattern has a cool camo look to it.

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    Is it a multi layer overpaint that has been removed to reveal the eagle and much of the original grey? It is the only way I can make sense of where the decal sits in relation to the finish and condition of it and the helmet. Don't get me wrong, I like the lid - just doing a forensic in my mind ( I think we all do when we see helmets )
    Dan
    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    Also thought it a bit odd that the eagle seems to sit on top of the paint.
    I like it too - but what Dan says above, just being cautious.........
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    The light green paint goes over the eagle in places like top of leg and head and the light grey is painted around the eagle , when in hand it is easier to see but with my iPhone not very clear I'm afraid. Why the top coats have worn like this I do not know. Also in the places were the decal is worn through the paint colour under is the darker grey same as the interior.

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    Upon examining larger pics, I can see paint going around the bird. Maybe someone
    removed an overpaint, thinking or knowing it was post war applied ?

    In any case, it looks a good eagle and is a nice helmet IMO.........!
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    Thanks guys for the interest and comments.

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    We appear to have used the same type of helmet stands. Kitchen paper towel holders? It looks like you shortened yours?

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