08-25-2013 08:20 PM
Hi, the helmet itself is a beautiful genuine piece.
A lovely original.
If i understood correctly, your problem is showing that is not a Kriegsmarine example, in order to get it cheaper?
I dont think it is KM. Please take straight on pics of the decals.
Haaaa , I love the "real guy with a hammer bit!! All that aside I think you have a cracking double decal M35 HEER there my friend. Great ET decals , nice wear and I would say for once , a genuine bit of battlefield damage!! Well done "ol bean!" Leon.
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Well yes and no. When he was so sure I got unsure due to my lack of experience. If you tell me that it is a KM I will gladly pay my final bid, but if it's not I don't think it's fair. What do you think?
I guess I have the option to walk away if I tell them I think they are wrong. I also don't know how they will react to this.
Could you please elaborate why it's not a KM.
If you don't want to post here could you send me a PM.
I need to tell them specifics and show them why its not KM. I know about the shadow effect and gold flake look. But if you look at it in the sun it actually looks a little gold flaky. But when you see it in the shade you clearly see it's not gold.
In my opinion i think its a Heer toned decal, not Kriegsmarine.
I agree with all replys.
Im sure all of us, want for you to get the helmet, so wait for a few more replys.
Yes I know, sorry about the bad pics but I had to shoot it at the auction place and the sun is a bitch.
I cant get the lid home before I pay it so I can't take any pics before I do... a real catch 22!
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