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Old 10-06-2014, 03:43 PM   #31
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:05 PM   #32
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leave them all exactly were they are and run away.......
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Old 10-06-2014, 04:07 PM   #33
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Tic, tac, tic,tac....

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:18 PM   #35
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Hello again,

Guys, I'm trying to learn about helmets and unlike medals they are hard for me as there is so many variations in these. For instance, a badge produced on an authentic die will be identical for the most part as another whereas helmets, we have camo patterns that were produced in the field, etc.

Can anyone please tell me something obvious that I missed?

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Old 10-06-2014, 04:25 PM   #36
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Fake decals, artificial aging, fantasy construction of straps etc ..

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:05 PM   #39
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Fake decals, artificial aging, fantasy construction of straps etc ..

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That pretty much says it all. All fantasy pieces, which would all be BIG dollar items if they were real.

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Old 10-06-2014, 05:14 PM   #40
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Hello again,

Guys, I'm trying to learn about helmets and unlike medals they are hard for me as there is so many variations in these. For instance, a badge produced on an authentic die will be identical for the most part as another whereas helmets, we have camo patterns that were produced in the field, etc.

Can anyone please tell me something obvious that I missed?

William Kramer
Its in the details, you could pick each one apart individually, but there's so much wrong with each one. Take the last camo for example, the liner is a newly made Czech repo liner and drawstring, artificially aged, badly at that. compare it to original liners with real wear, and it will be very obvious. The paint is newly applied, and the colors are off. Now the artificial age job is terrible. The scratches are all done in a repetitive pattern, and in no way resemble anything natural. Look at real helmet wear, and you will see some common things about real wear. This wear pattern screams fake. Look closely at the paint close ups, they tried to replicate a patina using paint, which is nothing like real patina found on legitimate camo helmets.

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Old 10-06-2014, 06:17 PM   #41
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Paul explained it very well the key word is "trained eye", once developed, cracks such fakes on the fly
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Correct answer is. "None of the above."

I feel like we have seen that ear cut out before.
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Old 10-06-2014, 06:35 PM   #43
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Hello again,

Guys, I'm trying to learn about helmets and unlike medals they are hard for me as there is so many variations in these. For instance, a badge produced on an authentic die will be identical for the most part as another whereas helmets, we have camo patterns that were produced in the field, etc.

Can anyone please tell me something obvious that I missed?

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Focus on standard single decal helmets for now. Learn from there.
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Old 10-06-2014, 09:38 PM   #44
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Its in the details, you could pick each one apart individually
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Focus on standard single decal helmets for now. Learn from there.
thanks guys!

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Old 10-06-2014, 11:40 PM   #45
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Ok, just for the halibut, I thought the second helmet, Normandy camo, looked good. Maybe a bad chinstrap, but the rest looks fine to me. I don't see artificial aging on it like all the others. I definitely agree that all the others are krap.


I'm not an expert on camo, so I'd like to learn.

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