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Big Size German Helmet Liners
Big Size German World War II Steel Helmet Liners
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by: Engin Kayral [ GRAYWOLF ]

introduction

As formerly mentioned in LRE-35285 and LRE-35286 Big Size German helmets reviews; Germany produced steel helmets in six different sizes marked in even numbers from 60 to 70 during World War II. They also produced helmet liners marked from 52 to 63 which each helmet shell could accommodate one of two different liner sizes. For example, a size 64 cm medium shell could accept a 56 cm or 57 cm liner band and leather.


Live Resin lately released LRE-35282 German helmet liners set for standard size M42 Stahlhelm and now they release another set for Big Size helmets.
LRE-35287 includes 6 helmet liners based on a 3D scan that will fit Big Size World War II German Helmets.
review

The set is served inside a folded cardboard cover and a zip-lock bag including one sprue with liners is stapled to the cover.Both sides of the cover show information and photos of the content. Though six liners is served on this set, it is mistakenly written on the cover that kit includes 7 liners.

There are six 1/35 scale,cast in grey resin German helmet liners in the kit served on a casting block, Liners can be easily removed from sprue.Resin quality is very good, details are very crisp and clean. Details like seperate leather flaps, holes and drawstring are well defined.

To check fit of liners to helmets, I used a Live Resin Big size helmet and took photos. Please remember that when removing helmets from casting blocks; first cut the part connecting helmet and block, then clean the pin inside the helmet which makes it harder for this process. Otherwise, helmet can be cracked or broken.
Liners make a good fit to the helmets as you may see on the photos.
conclusion

This is a nice kit to detail your Big Size German helmets and display them showing inside as you add D-strings and chinstrap parts. It is noted on the cover that they can be used for Live Resin Big Size helmets but I think these liners will also used for the helmets of 54 mm or 1/32 scale German figures.
SUMMARY
Highs: Clean cast in crisp details. Theycan be used for 1/32 or 54 mm helmets of many brands.
Lows: Typo on the cover. Kit includes six but cover tells seven.
Verdict: Nice set to detail and give a realistic look to WWII German helmets.
Percentage Rating
90%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: LRE-35287
  PUBLISHED: Dec 18, 2016
  NATIONALITY: Germany
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 92.20%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 93.95%

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About Engin Kayral (Graywolf)
FROM: IZMIR, TURKEY / TüRKçE

Born in 1962,married and having 2 sons. I started modelling about 8 years old building USS Fletcher with mom. It was a model dad brought from USA., I think in those days only a few people in Turkey had info on scale model kits. Grown as an AF officer son , I built many aircraft models in years. Som...

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Comments

I wish Live Resin would release a series of WW2 Allies & Axis Figures & weapons.
DEC 18, 2016 - 10:23 PM
I hope they do the same with the M1 pot helmet.
DEC 19, 2016 - 12:34 AM
All serie of M1 is ready, probably, will released soon
DEC 20, 2016 - 01:27 AM
Nice to see a larger-size helmet/liner combo being offered as some figurine see are only offered with helmets that are clearly to small. Options are good...
DEC 20, 2016 - 11:29 PM
   

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