In many instances, helmets that had seen several years of use needed to be refitted with new liners, chinstraps and paint. Prewar M35s that originally had the smooth factory paint were usually refinished in a paint more suitable for concealment in combat.
This chapter will show a representative selection of repaints / one-color camouflage helmets that display the great diversity of colors and textures found on helmets used by the German forces during the occupation of Norway (1940-1945).
The liner of the M35 shown above. This helmet was refitted with new paint (brushed), liner, decal, and chinstrap. It was also repainted inside the dome. Under the liner around the rim the soldier placed some folded pages from the German Wehrmacht magazine "Signal" to make it more comfortable to wear.
M35 ET68 repaint with light grey sand-textured paint. The helmet has the same sand-textured paint as the M35 above but was brushed on in a thinner layer. Most of the decal has flaked off due to the rough surface. The helmet has been equipped with a hooks in front and rear for fastening a camouflage net. Found in 1945 in a Coastal fort in South of Norway (Ny-Hellesund).