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 Post subject: Re: helmet camo?
PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:32 pm 
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"Hi guys im looking to camouflage my helmet for Normandy and im wondering if this camo would be usable"

It's certainly not generic for Normandy - though I'm sure I've seen falshies wearing that cam - possibly Italy as already suggested.

Best to be more specific - check what the regiment or ideally battalion / company were wearing. Normandy is pretty vague - as you have several regiments involved.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:42 pm 
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gliderinf wrote:
Normandy is pretty vague - as you have several regiments involved.


im not sure what regiment i want to yet tbh im more looking for gear and helmet camo tbh because there no clear insignia to show what regiment to are in soo im only wondering if i could use that camo?


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:46 pm 
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Not all that familiar with Falshie stuff but I'd start by asking a member of FJR6 or any other Normandy based Falshie regiment reenactment group.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:51 pm 
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well that cammo is pretty unit specific - so I'd stay away from it. Better keep it plain for generic.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 29, 2012 16:53 pm 
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I'd say it's a bit limiting to do so really, at least with the stardard finish you can portray any unit at any stage of the war really. You could always get a helmet net (make sure it the right type, not post war) then you can add or remove as the scenario dictates.

I would say groups where every man has a different paint job on their helmets look a bit out of place, they were often done en-mass as a unit so most men would look uniformed.


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The group I am a member of, main impression is Normandy. Two and three tone camo was the most common helmet camo .


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Have to agree with most people on here, camouflaged FJ helmets in Normandy were typically painted in a 2 or 3 tone scheme of the striped variety. Also it's important to note that camouflage helmets that were "spray painted" were often worn by units working within close proximity to armoured units as they used the vehicles spray equipment to paint the helmets.

Look for surviving examples of FJ helmets from the Carentan (FJR 6 working in conjunction with 17th SS PzGR) and Falaise (FJR 9 with 12th SS) battles for good, typical Normandy colour schemes. Of course it may be obvious to point out but you'll also find that the sprayed helmets are painted in the same colours as the vehicles of the units to which they were attached.

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Looks like Malta camo to me, except a bit more rounded...


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