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Frank, your Indian head matches mine pretty closely. Could have been in the same company. I do believe yours is a 1/6 and that the paint has darkened to a nice deep maroon as mine has. Is it a British made Brodie lid?

 

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
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I'm very surprised that there haven't been any comments on your helmet Ken. I, for one, love it. Looks to me like a classic example of a painted parade helmet.

 

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Actively seeking WW1 4th and 5th Brigade USMC helmets and also a named WW2 Raider green blouse.
I'd rather be a sparrow than a snail, if I could I surely would....

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Sorry, I included this as a joke. These helmets actually failed the ordnance tests and were rejected. Instead of trashing them, the Army painted a red stripe, punched a hole in the rim and issued them as training helmets only. That was my understanding maybe someone else knows something different.

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I'm very surprised that there haven't been any comments on your helmet Ken. I, for one, love it. Looks to me like a classic example of a painted parade helmet.

 

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Hi Jeremiah,

Thanks for the comments. I was pleased to be able to get this one and it makes a very impressive addition to my 3ID collection.

 

All these WWI painted helmets are great! So many were done after the war for occupation duty, parades, VFW gatherings, etc. They are a great piece of history!

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Being new to this Forum I'd like to offer a few of my favorite painted doughboys...

 

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I thought it would be nice to resurrect a great thread and add my WWI lids to the collection(aka. before E_G). :rolleyes: Pic. 1 - 39th ID Camo

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