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Army Helmet Turtle

Army Helmet Turtle

Regular price $139.00
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Behold the species Testudines galea militaris, the common military helmet turtle!

Always ready for battle, this quirky turtle is not just a cutie, but also a fierce protector. He has a carapace made from an authentic surplus military helmet, feet made from heavy-duty rock drill bits, and a spring motion head. His hard shell provides extra protection, making it a force to be reckoned with in the animal kingdom. No opponent stands a chance against this tough little creature!

Make no mistake: These are not cheap plastic costume helmets. These are vintage, dirty, and HEAVY! Because of that, they are not eligible for free shipping.

The Helmet Turtle was the one that started it all, the progenitor of Sugarpost Metal, and it continues to be a favorite today. The artist uses a torch to sign each of his turtles.

Available in standard issue and medic.

Measurements: Approximately 12" tall and 14" long.

This item is one of a kind. You are purchasing the exact item shown in the image(s).

About Sugarpost

Based in Salt Lake City, Sugarpost makes "Garden art that doesn't suck."

Artist Fred Conlon was first inspired by a massive pile of old WWII army helmets that he saw at his local military surplus yard. What was intended to be a mascot for his pottery shop ended up becoming a helmet turtle that he reluctantly sold the first day on display, and Sugarpost Metal was on its way.

Sugarpost provides fun metal art to eclectic dreamers in a neighborly environment with a humorous voice, helping them feel joy and replace their boring art. We're often asked, "But will it rust?" It sure will! Sugarpost says it's, "Art that's guaranteed to rust."

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