Re: Nazi Helmet, I can't find this one anywhere!
Sorry if I appeared blunt in my response.
Studying from books is great, but sight, smell and touch are even greater !
A single photo on a web site or one page in a book is not enough sometimes.
(There are so many 'German' helmets on on-line auction sites claiming
to be from the WWII period mixed in with truly genuine ones that it's
a bit overwhelming if you aren't sure what to look for.)
This helmet appears to me as if somebody wanted a WWII german helmet
badly enough to just make up one for themselves, not having a clear
picture of what it should actually look like.
I know. 30 years ago I did the same thing to a M42 from Norway.
Stripped it down to bare metal, painted it gloss black inside and out
and put on SS and National decals............... It looked great, but was
totally wrong ! (Sorry to be so long-winded!)
If this helmet has been passed down from a family member, you should
just treasure it for what it is................Or if it bothers you, just remove
the decals only. Just this would make it look more 'genuine'.
Last edited by Walkwolf; 04-17-2010 at 02:27 AM.
04-15-2010 06:15 PM