Luftschutz Helmet (2pcs)

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The set is part of a new line of 3D printed 1/35 scale accessories. The Luftschutz helmet set contains two 3D printed helmets, one decal sheet and photo etch straps.

The helmets are exceedingly well detailed and show no evidence of being 3D printed, i.e., print lines, support fingers, etc. The helmet surface is smooth as glass and requires no sanding.

The decal sheet provides markings for four variations: German Luftschutz, Prague Uprising 1945—two versions, and the Warsaw Uprising 1944.

Assembly was very easy. To begin, I primed the surface with Tamiya Fine Surface Primer. Next, I painted a base coat of Mission Models anthracite paint. When dry, I clear coated the helmets. I painted the interior webbing using light brown/leather paint.

I applied German Luftschutz decals and Prague Uprising 1945 to each of the helmets after clear coating. Lastly, I attached the PE straps using a small dot of CA cement.

This is an excellent accessory set. If you intended to place a helmet onto a 1/35 scale figure, it would need to be one with only half a head since the webbing would not provide enough space an entire head. However, these helmets would be excellent enhancements to any diorama.

Thank you to CMK for providing the sample for review, and thank you to IPMS USA for the opportunity.


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