Rough and textured paint structure

After the first year of war, the Germans began to reduce the glare of the smooth factory paint on their M35 helmets by applying mud or affixing a bread bag strap in order to attach foliage. Subseqiently the helmets were repainted in the field or at company-level depots. This chapter presents a variety of rough paint structures including the typical M40 factory textured paint.

 

 

M40 Q66 with factory textured paint.

The paint structure of the M40 helmet above. The structure shows a rough textured paint.

M35 SE62 Heer repainted with a layer of rough textured light gray paint. Very common repaint configuration often found in Norway.

The paint structure of the M35 helmet above. The structure shows a rough textured paint added with hand brush.

M42 EF64 with gray-blue paint in rough strokes.

The paint structure of the M42 helmet above. Rough gray-blue paint strokes over the shell.

M35 ET62 with lumpy dark gray paint.

The paint structure of the M35 helmet above. Very rough structure with lumps in the paint added.

M35 EF68 repaint with green-gray rough textured paint.

The paint structure of the M35 helmet above. Rough hand-brushed paint strokes in green-gray.

M40 EF68 with hand-brushed dark blue textured paint.

The paint structure of the M40 helmet above. The vent hole is almost covered with the thick textured paint.

M40 EF66 with gray rough textured paint. The white paint shows where the textured paint has been worn off.

The paint structure of the M40 helmet above. Rough textured gray paint covering a layer of white winter paint.

Another close-up of the M40 EF66 above.

M35 SE66 with dark blue smooth paint with some texture.

The paint structure of the M35 helmet above. Notice the small particles in the smooth dark blue paint. White paint shows where the particles/texture are worn off.

M42 hkp with three subtle colors. The paint is rubbed on the helmet with a very thick brush or with a cloth. Unique camouflage helmet.

The paint structure of the M42 helmet above. Notice the texture that indicates the paint has been applied with a thick brush or cloth.

M35 ET64 with dark gray light textured paint and whitewash on top. Most of the whitewash has either been period-removed or worn off.

The paint with chalkish whitewash over textured gray paint.