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    Very astute to point out the high ridges and points on the paint that should have long since been knocked off or worn smooth. Other problems:

    1) The exterior camo condition does not match the well worn interior and liner;
    2) The colors don't look quite right on the camo;
    3) If you look close, it appears as if the kamo blotches are carefully painted around old wear to the helmet's original finish. A dead giveaway on fakery is camo over old wear and no wear on the camo.

    The best humpjobs are on original helmets. In this case, a not terribly hard to find Luftwaffe helmet in average condition in an undesirable size 62 (it's a small size but not THE smallest size 60) goes from a $450-550 lid to $3000 asked with some strategically placed Van Gogh textured blotches and perhaps even the name to sex it up, which also looks unusual. All my opinions of course. For comparison:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-tan-spot-camo
    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-camo-LPN-ID-d
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hambone View Post
    Very astute to point out the high ridges and points on the paint that should have long since been knocked off or worn smooth. Other problems:

    1) The exterior camo condition does not match the well worn interior and liner;
    2) The colors don't look quite right on the camo;
    3) If you look close, it appears as if the kamo blotches are carefully painted around old wear to the helmet's original finish. A dead giveaway on fakery is camo over old wear and no wear on the camo.

    The best humpjobs are on original helmets. In this case, a not terribly hard to find Luftwaffe helmet in average condition in an undesirable size 62 (it's a small size but not THE smallest size 60) goes from a $450-550 lid to $3000 asked with some strategically placed Van Gogh textured blotches and perhaps even the name to sex it up, which also looks unusual. All my opinions of course. For comparison:

    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-tan-spot-camo
    http://www.k98kforum.com/showthread....-camo-LPN-ID-d
    2 killer lids HB, the thread helmet looks like a kid with some yellow paint tried to camo grandpops war souvenir

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    First time I have seen a name written in that font/style. My spider senses tell me to walk away. If I am going to get an example of a highly faked item I would want the norm, not the exception.

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