This helmet was made due to a customer request that I create for him an Anzio style camo using his own original shell. Based on the climate and Italian terrain I created this spotchy pattern for him in WW2 accurate paint colors. The SS decal is a typical C.A. Pocher style and is white metallic in nature and so very authentic looking. I can create this exact same or a similar pattern for you, so please don’t hesitate to ask more about having a personal camo paint job done for you.
$400 includes a professionally aged chinstrap and liner system
$300 (for shell and matching split pins only)
Price includes the following:
1 original WW2 German shell in a large size 66
1 set of matching split pins and back washers
1 set of metallic based decals
1 fine paint job in a textured hard finish with appropriate aging
This is a restored M38 early war double decal German paratrooper helmet painted exactly like the original period examples. The shell is a repro as is the inside liner with historically accurate RAL7016 blu grau (blue gray) enamel paint applied. The decals are bang on to the originals in nearly every detail and aspect and have been tea tone aged to perfection in an effort to simulate the oxidization effect of the natural resins used at the factory to seal and protect each decal once applied. Price includes all painting, decals and aging of both the outside shell and inside liner. The amount of aging can vary from light as in this example to extreme depending on the customer’s wishes
Finally my repro SS decals are ready for full time production. This all original M42 shell was painted in the traditional late war Feld Grau (Field Gray) and features a stunningly beautiful Pocher SS decal in metallic white exactly like the originals. The photos I took were meant to mainly show you the decal as I only lightly aged the outside shell should really speak for themselves on this one as I wasn’t all that interested in the overall aging of the paint but rather the aging of the decal which in my opinion comes extremely close to the originals. I have recently perfected a technique whereby I take actual metallic aluminum SS decals and by hooking them up to a battery can speed up the oxidization process producing a thin layer of AL03- Aluminum Oxide which has a unique metallic white color just like the originals do. Since I work with a local lithographer to create these in house you just cannot find these decals anywhere online and so other than being able to get your hands on an original un-applied decal I believe that my SS decals are the very next best thing.
One can see from the very last photo a “real” SS decal sold on Kelly Hick’s website a while back. This will highlight how close the decals I use match up to the real deal!!!
Price only $125 for the paint job, metallic white SS decal and appropriate aging. The customer supplies the actual shell to be worked on unless I have some in stock in the size and model you are after. I have included two sets of photos to show the difference between a white oxidized decal verses one that has been tea toned aged depending in customer preference.
Use your imagination SS-Normandy Camo, DD Waffen SS M35 etc…I can create any SS type helmet you can dream up.
All original early war M35 ET64 helmet shell used in this painstaking restoration of the holy grail of the German helmet collecting world. Why pay $15k for a real Waffen-SS DD when you can pick up this beauty for only a fraction of the cost. Great item to add as a showcase piece for your shelves plus most guests won’t be able to tell the difference. Metallic SS decal used and aged appropriately. The liner and chinstrap are both professionally aged reproductions. Not a bad job if I do say so myself. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like this or a similar helmet made for you.
This represents my latest experimental camouflaged helmet whereby I’m basically just messing around with some new aging and painting techniques to see what I can come up with. The helmet is basically done to show the kinds of brush work that can be achieved by creating a more geometric style camo scheme often see in the Italian and North African theaters of war which had a lot of beige soil with patches of green vegetation and small shrubs. I also wanted to highlight how a nicely aged Waffen-SS decal in metallic white ink actually looks once given the once over twice. Just use this helmet to imagine a similar creation for yourself as I am most likely going to strip this one back down to bare metal and start trying out some urban tortoise shell camos.
$300 gets you any paint job including shell and split pins.
This particular restoration is in tribute to the holy grail of WW2 collecting the rarely seen M40 Waffen-SS double decal helmet. In 1940 the Wehrmacht ordered the removal of both the tri-color national shield as well as the swastika party shield decals from all future production. Most soldiers and factories complied with this order however there was some over runs in production and an overlap between the time the order was received verses when it was actually executed. As a result some M40 DD-Waffen SS helmets were produced and are now the most highly prized German helmet from WW2.
The helmet as seen here has long since been sold however I have many original M40 size 66 shells with which to make another one and can age it in the exactly the same fashion as you see here. My apologies as I just don’t have the room to store dozens of restored helmets and so I just make them as they are needed by the customer.
SOLD: However; I can reproduce this for the same cost so please drop us a line.
$100 (plus decals if you supply the shell includes matching aged split pins)
$300 (no liner or chinstrap but split pins in place)
$375 (aged liner and chinstrap)
Here is a classic example of the highly sought after holy grail of the German helmet market the early pre-war model 1935 Heer/Army helmet with both decals, professionally aged inner liner and marked chinstrap. Both decals are high level reproductions that come from a dealer I know in Belgium who uses his own lithography to print small batches for me every once and a while. Why pay $4000+ when you can get this post war create beauty at a fraction of the price. As with all of my restored helmets only all original shells are used and in certain cases even original liners if requested. For special requests please email me at email@example.com or give us a call directly at 514-830-0746
$399 SOLD – However another one can be made upon request.
Museum quality restoration of an all original German M35 ET64 helmet shell. Both the inside liner and chinstrap are dark aged to perfection and the Heer eagle is completely metallic silver exactly as the original would have appeared. Chinstrap not included as I had to use it last minute for a separate restoration. If you send me a Czech repro strap I’d be glad to age it for you free of charge and add it to this helmet. They run around $20 each on eBay.
Here is wonderfully produced and nicely aged Luftwaffe single decal helmet in a classic Normandy pattern spray. As with all of my restored helmets I use only oil based flat enamel paints professionally sprayed on by pneumatic guns just like the originals. Only RAL specified colors are used so this is exactly the same colors that the average German soldier would have had access to during the war. The LW decal is a high level reproduction that come from a supplier I know in Belgium who uses his own lithography to print small batches for his customers every once and a while. I have left the paint split pins straightened and in place so all you need do is install a liner of your choice ensuring that the pins will only be bent once. Why pay $4000+ when you can get this post war create beauty at a fraction of the price. As with all of my restored helmets only all original shells are used and in certain cases even original liners if requested. For special requests please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call directly at 450-724-3018.
$350.00 SOLD (but another can be custom made)
I haven’t had time to take fresh photos however there is no liner in this helmet and no chinstrap only the 3 matching split pins and rivets but again an all original large size 66 M35 shell.