RESTORATION SERVICES

Restoring a German helmet to it’s original factory issued appearance really isn’t all that difficult as long as you have access to the proper RAL WW2 color codes and an efficient paint sprayer, slap on some cheap decals and away you go. However this is a paint job and not a restoration at all.  In order to achieve authentic looking results the restorer must think as an artist and not merely as a painter.  I have spent the past 10 years handling and studying hundreds of original German helmets in all shapes and sizes building a reference library of  accurate images in my mind.  My father is actually a well known realist painter from the west coast who can paint images that make you think at first glance that you are looking at a photograph.  While I can’t paint like he can I  like to believe that I inherited the eye of an artist so when I am aging a particular helmet and decals I know when to stop once perfection has been achieved.  As a result I can successfully age your helmet to any degree you wish from a  rusty barn yard find to a mint war souvenir that has been indoors sitting on someone’s shelf for the past 70 years.  Every helmet tells a story and it’s my job to make that story as realistic and convincing as possible.

MY RATES

$100 all repainting and required aging of both shell and decals
$55 high end Czech produced liners when in stock
$25 reproduction chinstraps when in stock
$25 artificial aging of liner and chinstrap results may vary as I’m more of a helmet guy
$12 for each decal as mine are metallic, dead on accurate and expensive to produce
$15 for a matching set of 3 split pins and slotted washers
$20 if helmet first needs to be stripped down of any old paint
$15 return postage via USPS with tracking & signature
$10 liner installation when original liner is supplied by customer
$5   hand painted soldier’s name inside rear skirt in antique aged white

TEL: 1-450-724-3018
Email: helmetsofwar@gmail.com

 

 

BEWARE OF FAKE CHINSTRAPS!!!
(Here is a list of all of the known reproduction chinstraps being made today in 2013.  Unless you are buying from a reputable dealer I would avoid any chinstraps with the following markings below.  This could save you lots of $$$ down the road!!!)

dtd 44
Otto Sindel Berlin 1941
dtv 44
Otto D. Muller, Eislebe, 1942
gfg 42
OTTO MULLER EISLEBE 1942
G. SINGER, KLATTAU 1941
R. Ehardt, Poessnick, 1941
GEBRUDER KLINGE DRESDEN 1938
Gunt Vogel Cottbus 1939
HRUBY & Co HAGHENBURG 1941
RZM 5/40 with SS runes in circle
J.DE VALK ADAM 1942
SOLLMANN, TUTTLINGEN 1940
Lohmannwerke Bielefeld 1940
St. Orthey Marienberg/Ww 1941
Luttringhaus & Co., Koln 1940
WALLISCH & Co 1942 WIEN
LUDWIG KELLER, STOCKACH 1942
Wallisch & Co. Vien, 1942
G. SINGER, KLATTAU 1941
Lohmannwerke Bielefeld 1940
RB Nr 0/0390/0204
Voegels Koln 1940
RB Nr 0/04190/0709
Wallisch & Co. Vien, 1942
R. Ehardt, Poessnick, 1941
R. Larsen, Berlin 1938 and 1939
Otto D. Muller, Eislebe, 1942
G. SCHIELE LOBURG 1940
R.LARSEN BERLIN 1939
SS “RZM 5/40 SS