Very nice..!! Correct me if I'm wrong but that looks like a fixed bale M1 helmet (shell).
Hey thanks !
No it's a front seam swivel bale M1 helmet, I wish it was a fixed bale but I only paid $50 bucks for it. It has the original textured paint and the original Firestone liner, but the sweatband and both chinstraps are missing.
I said that because it looked like it was sitting on the bales, in that position and I goofed on that one.
But then again the bales wouldn't be that far down on a fixed bale helmet, my mistake, should have zoomed in.
Is the german tunic original?
No it's a repro, but I plan on getting an original eventually
You and me both, my friend. They go VERY expensive. I’m thinking a repro tunic with period patches and pins may be more cost effective
How much of that is OG vs repro?
The uniform, German belt, belt buckle, Iron cross, EK2 ribbon, and a bread bag (not seen here because it's behind the mannequin) are repro. Everything else is original except the boots, they are Bundeswehr Wachbataillon boots, they are almost identical to WW2 era jack boots with the biggest difference being no hobnails, also they were only 60 bucks.
All of the helmets are original shells, but four of the German helmets were restored by me.
Also not seen here is a K98 bayonet, German folding shovel, and German canteen because it's all on the mannequin, these are also original.
Love the collection, but one question, are those original restored shells or finish repainted ones?