There is an original, factory paint. Photos are real, you will receive exactly what you see!A great addition to your collection! This Helmet has seen the last days of the War and is a Great Historical piece. BUT the PRICE in the ANTIQUARIANS MUCH HIGHER. DO NOT LOSE the POSSIBILITY. THANKS FOR the VISIT, ALL the WISE MOVES. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Germany\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "kojaviktor" and is located in this country: UA. This item can be shipped worldwide.