MY COLLECTION GALLERY

 

These helmets are not for sale. They are part of my collection. This is a sort of cyber "show and tell". I will be periodically updating this page; removing some and adding some

 

M40 single decal army helmet, Q64, 1940

 

       

 

This is an M35 helmet produced to M1940 specifications; regarding paint and decal configuration. Note the left over pre-1940 subcontracted pins. The liner frame is dated 1939. The dome acceptance stamp is a non-dated 1940 style.

 

 

 

 

M40 single decal army helmet, EF66

 

       

 

This  helmet bears the eagle decal which is particular to 1940-41 produced EF helmets and is found on no other maker/model.

 

 

 

M40 single decal army helmet, SE66

 

       

This SE66 is just the way that I like to find them.

 

 

 

 

M18 Double decal army Transition helmet

 

       

 

     

 

This is an M18 cut-out helmet which was refurbished approximately 1934-35. It has still retains it's M18 liner/chinstrap assembly as well as the M16 split-pins. It was simply hand painted over in feldgrau paint and C.A. Pocher decal were added. This helmet came from the estate of Lt General Werner Von Salmuth (Commander 15th army, pas de Calais sector, summer 1944)

 

 

M42 No-decal army helmet with snow camouflage

 

       

 

       

 

This is one of the very few "one looker" original snow camouflage helmets that I have ever owned.

 

 

 

 

M35 Double decal Luftwaffe helmet with 3-color spray camouflage

 

       

 

       

 

The Luftwaffe decals can easily be seen in relief under the spray camouflage. The chinstrap was left exposed when the base coat of tan was applied.

 

 

M40 single decal army helmet with 3-color spray camouflage

 

       

 

     

 

The army decal is completely obscured and can only slightly be seen in relief under the camouflage paint.

 

 

 

 

M40 single decal Luftwaffe helmet with 3-color spray camouflage

 

       

 

       

 

This helmet; as is usual, had a tan base coat applied before green and brown sections were added over the top. The inside skirt has been paint as well.

 

 

 

 

M35 Chicken-wire camouflage helmet

 

This one has a look that I really dig. The wire attachment method is quite simple but must have taken some talent to achieve.

 

 

 

 

M38 Double decal paratrooper helmet

 

       

This is a mid-1939 produced M38 paratrooper helmet with black foam padding; correct for this period. It has the first pattern chinstraps and is an ET71.

 

 

 

 

 

M40 Army helmet with tropical camouflage

 

       

This is an EF64 which was covered over in a coat of light colored tan paint mixed with sand. You can see on the inside where the paint has run through the split-pin holes and dripped down.

 

 

 

 

M40 Single decal SS helmet

 

       

 

Here is a near mint example of an M40 SS helmet. It is an ET 64 with 1941 dated components.

 

 

 

 

These below links show part of my collection of US WW2 Airborne helmets

      

 

 

 

 

Below you will find my two panzer mannequins. I like panzer things as well.