This past weekend I was hunting around a local Hot Rod Show flea market, among the Ford Model A quarter panels I spy this M1942 German helmet diamond in the rough. It was stripped, badly repainted and is missing the rivets, liner and strap but for $40 I snagged it (go to auto flea markets for rock bottom ww1-ww2 prices shh its a secret!). I would like to do a accurate restoration of this helmet. I was wondering if anyone here knew where to buy the most accurate reproduction liner/chin strap. Also I plan to make this a Heer helmet with the national colors and the eagle and swastika decals, what dealer has the most accurate reproduction decals? And finally paint. The criminal who painted this black applied tape on the insides and a green/gray paint can be seen. What color paint would someone suggest that I can buy to match an appropriate helmet color and texture? Lots of questions thank-you!
ps I don't plan to sell this helmet for profit only a fun restoration project