This original German M40 is size 62. The shell was made by Quist in 1941. The restoration was based on helmet’s worn by German army troops on the Italian front.
The helmet was fully stripped of all post-war paint then repainted the correct shade of rough textured field gray paint. A Quist “bigfoot” Heer decal was applied with natural resin. The helmet liner and chinstrap and museum quality reproduction. The strap is dated 1941 to match the helmet. The helmet was then over-sprayed with tones of tan and grass green. The wet paint was sprinkled with wood chips to flatten the paint.
The helmet was heavily aged to look and feel original. This is a great looking example for any WWII collection.