First of all, imho the german m40 helmet skin looks too based on a photo of a worn and old imho, and the holes and bolts seems overly large, more like that of a ww1 helmet. the gray color gives it a feeling of being unpainted... in this reproduction the bolts are hardly visible, and the color seems right. Don't know the story of the decals but I think it looks better with them. I think they were used 1939-1942 atleast. http://www.interordnance.com/Merchant2/graphics/00000001/Decals.jpg Here are some other late war variants that are interesting: fishnet-like http://smallpp.topcities.com/dragon/viktor/Dsc01945.jpg chicken wire http://pacificcoast.net/~gmax/fieldgear/helmnet.htm Second: the basic grey uniform skin is done by Dice and I'm doubtfull of the correctness of this one too. Many german uniforms seems much greener in color and I know when I painted scale model german soldiers the color was iirc olivegreen like this one I'm sure someone else knows more about this.
I belive the olivegreen unifrom was used in 40's battle of france, for the normandy country side.. not sure if it was used elswhere. And dice's grey uniform.. would be the 41's easten front standard werhmact unifrom-..
German field grey (its green) tended to get very grey, very fast, in the field. The uniforms are pretty accurate. I made them, not dice. Dice's are bright green and look hidious.
As for the helmet, I need to make a new model for it sometime. The skin it as is sooooooooo tiny, and is mirrored. That means the bolts look humungo huge, and I cant add correct decals on the sides (it would be the same decal on both sides)
Well as a ww2 German reenactor for the 916th The german uniform is called field grey same as the helmet color. The green is a darkgreen in the uniform its really just a greyish greenish Grey lol. The helmet cover's only SS really used the camo, alot of heer units like 916th just went with the bog grey. Using zeltbarns as ponchos and they just never wore helmet covers, maybe a breadbag strap to add sticks ect. If you need a picture of a certain bit of uniform or equimpent, please do ask.
aha, dice had that problem too with the same black decals on both sides instead of one shield with national colors. The uniforms got dirty, ok, but all the vehicles look brand new as does the other countries squeaky clean uniforms.. Personally I think it looks with the olive color..
Well also on some maps they have Waffen SS camo smocks, instead of regular Herr,(since they have and are not allowed to use SS insignia) I know this, cause I'm a WW2 re-enacter too. Ones I seen M44 "dot" pattern (which should be a uniform not a smock) Oak leaf smocks
Trouble with the camo tunics is that they were not issued, The troops had them made for them using there zeltbarns, many traded or bought them off other troops. The only eagle on a ss tunic is on the left arm. smocks never had the eagle on them.
The camouflage uniform There are essentially four Waffen-SS camouflaged panzer uniforms. The first two were combinations, that is, a one-piece coverall. The second two were two-piece with jacket and trousers. The first of the combinations was mouse-gray on one side and reversible to winter white. It was padded for extra warmth but the one-piece coverall was restrictive and made movements difficult when in the confines of an armored vehicle. The second combination uniform was manufactured with waterproof cotton duck with a camouflaged pattern printed on each side, autumn colors on one side and spring on the other and was also reversible. Once again however, the one-piece construction restricted freedom of movement. The next camouflaged panzer uniform resulted in the two piece, styled exactly like the panzer and assault gun wraparound uniforms. The first model was printed on both sides with the oakleaf and blurred edge camouflaged patterns on herringbone twill material. Although the material was printed on both sides, the uniforms were not made to be reversible. Most of these found today are in the oakleaf pattern with the autumn colors on the exterior. The final model was manufactured with the M44 dot pattern camouflage printed on one side. Additionally, the four-pocket camouflaged uniform was also fashioned