Now the helmet is ready to be painted. I have spent quite some time on figuring out what paint to use, what technique to use and what color to use. There is a lot of information on German Helmets and I decidded to try the 1942 paint Slate Grey or SchieferGrau:
Above, the Slate Grey "schiefergrau" RAL7015 with aluminiumoxide. I pored some paint in a jar and mixed the powder in it next the paint was applied with a brush. Before I tried to spray the paint on the helmet and then I threw the powder over the wet paint but the effect was that it looked like the powder was on top of the paint in stead mixed in it. Maybe if I had applied more layers of spray paint it eventuelly would result in the same texture as mixing the powder in the paint.