I found this M40 Luftwaffe helmet online that will be coming up for auction soon. I believe it is fake for the following reasons.
1. The eye appears smaller and thinner than the examples I've seen.
2. The beak appears rounded at the top left instead of a sharper cutback corner.
3. I think I can see the edge of the decal and I believe originals were "laquered" on making it very difficult to see an edge.
4. The decal and paint lack the age I'd expect.
5. The decal does not have the depth of shading I like to see.
Well after writing that I'm 99% confident it is fake but would still like your imput since I'm not familiar with all the makers.
Always looking to learn more about my passion.