Decalhelmet vs. Czech Made Helmet Decals Who is Best?

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bhoy
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Re: Decalhelmet vs. Czech Made Helmet Decals Who is Best?

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Here are some detail shots of the decalhelmet eagle and an original one for comparison. The decalhelmet eagle seems to have greenish lines on the edges by the black border but this is just a trick of the camera and they are not visible to the eye on close direct examination. I know the original is kind of beat up but the details on it are still quite visible upon close examination. As far as exact dimensions are concerned the height and width of the repro decal is identical. The paint I used to restore this helmet is from 1944 Militaria in New Jersey, USA, and I am quite pleased with the color.
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Re: Decalhelmet vs. Czech Made Helmet Decals Who is Best?

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Here are some side view comparison shots to give a better overall view.
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Re: Decalhelmet vs. Czech Made Helmet Decals Who is Best?

Post by Walther »

I've fitted mine from 'military steel helmets' today, so thought i'd show the results.

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They're good sharp prints, no huge clear outline to worry about and I got plenty of time to move them around and get them as straight as I could - so no complaints there really.

My only concern is that they're so bloody fragile that one small knock and they'll be off. So my question for those that have used wet transfers in the past - how have you treated them so they become indestructible?

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