This helmet is a recent creation of mine inspired by watching the Netflix Doc. WW2 in Color. A number of Wehrmacht soldiers were crowded around an anti-aircraft battery all of them with brightly colored camouflaged paint and a thick paste look to them. I went ahead and used that original film footage as inspiration to create an autumn Normandy camo helmet with actual sawdust chips tossed into the wet paint just as was often done in the field. The colors are a dark maroon, base tan and hints of green spray on an original M40 Q64 shell with it's original outer liner band and 3 split pins never having been removed. The inside paint is dark feld grau green and original with faint Q64 and rear lot stampings. I went ahead and added an aged leather liner system on springs to the original untouched outer liner band and a later war matching pigskin chinstrap. The decal is made from silver flake lithographed just like the original and is your classic textbook Quist big-foot eagle. I also added some vintage old farmers fence wire which I bought many years ago as spools at an agricultural auction. The top of the wire cage was meant to hold pine bows and leafy twigs to better concealment in the field.
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GERMAN HELMET FACTORY PRODUCTION CODES
(Every original German helmet produced from 1935 to 45 had two factory stampings punched into the side and rear or both in the rear. The alpha numeric number refers to the factory location and the inside metric circumference in centimeters. The rear lot number refers to the production run and was used as a quality control measure. The font styles used at each factory were slightly different but highly consistent throughout the war and so fakes or reproductions will either not have these numbers at all or they will use the wrong font style or letter spacing and so are easily identified as post war made.)
(FS or EF)-Emaillierwerke AG, Fulda, Germany
(ET or ckl)-Eisenhuttenwerke, Thale, Germany
(Q)-Quist, Esslingen, Germany
(NS)-Vereinigte Deutsche Nikelwerke, Schwerte, Germany
(SE or hkp)-Sachsische Emaillier u. Stanzwerke, Lauter, Germany