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What are your thoughts on this luftwaffe helmet....

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    Default What are your thoughts on this luftwaffe helmet....

    Everything appears ok to me except for the decal.Click image for larger version. 

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    I'm no decal expert so not sure if this is a known fake variant and has a nickname but I would call it the "Funky Wing" fake...

    The inside of the lid looks ok from the pictures but the photos are really low rez so very grainy when I expanded it.

    Also, can't tell about the exterior paint. From these low rez pictures and the flash, I really can't tell what color it is.

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    Michael
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    I would call it the broken wing variant, as it looks like that bird had a rough landing.

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    What in the wide world of sports is that!!!!!!!!!! lol

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    Possibly a very mis-applied decal on a M40 Quist helmet. It would be interesting to see a close up.

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    Quote by relicz View Post
    Possibly a very mis-applied decal on a M40 Quist helmet. It would be interesting to see a close up.
    john,

    I defer to your greater knowledge. This is what I thought at first but when I zoomed in on the picture it did not appear to be smudged, bent, cracked or ripped. Admittedly the pictures were quite blurry so I could have made a mistake.

    Agree a nice clear close up would be nice to put to rest.

    Michael
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    Quote by relicz View Post
    Possibly a very mis-applied decal on a M40 Quist helmet. It would be interesting to see a close up.
    Hi, the helmet itself looks fine as you say, the decal is a tougher call as when I zoom in the detail is not great and I cannot as yet see a "crease/bend" in the decal from application. If the decal has not been poorly applied then it is a definite stinker, but better images are really needed. Leon.
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    Here is a better picture of the decal. I thought it could have been misapplied as well. However all the lines are perfect so I highly doubt it. The shell color is field gray. I did take some pictures of it outside today and I'll add them to the post.


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    Default Here is a better photo of the shell color

    This one is field gray and the paint, liner, strap, etc. are all correct. The decal keeps throwing me off.


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    Hi, from your new image of the decal I would say that it is a fake. The wing is much to bent and as you say, it is not mis-applied, just way to curved! Also the areas of detail that are the biggest give away of a fake decal are the feather details to the Adlers shoulder area, and surprise surprise, they have been damaged/removed. Leon.
    "Always do sober what you said you'd do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut." Ernest Hemingway

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