The paint is the typical rich blue that was applied by. And remains in good shape. There is a Small shallow dent, and a few spots of abrasion and light SURFACE rust, otherwise this helmet is in Beautiful shape for being more than 70 years old! The leather of the liner and chin strap is intact and shows overall light wear commensurate with the condition of the rest of the helm. The item "German helmet ww2 original, beautiful condition Luftwaffe SD M40 SE64" is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 2018.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "ohiorenegade" and is located in Conneaut, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.