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Peaked Caps and Heads
Peaked Caps with Different Heads
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by: Alan McNeilly [ ALANL ]


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Introduction

The Service Dress Cap changed little from WW1 until WW2. It was widely issued and only started to be replaced with the Field Service Cap in around 1939 so by the time the BEF embarked for France many of these type of caps were sill in service and in fact were used by various regiments well after the war.
Resicast have produced a set of 5 different heads with peaked caps that should be useable in the early war period.

The caps and heads were mastered by Gerard Detroeye.

The Set

The set comes packed in the standard Resicast format for small items with the parts inside two zip plastic bags and a paper insert showing the parts and the manufacturer’s details.

The set is moulded in a cream coloured resin providing 5 alternative heads with ‘peaked caps’. The facial detail on each head is different with a range of characters from the stern looking Sergeant Major type to the raw recruit and old soldier. The facial features are sharp and so these should paint up well and allow modellers yet further choice of finish to fit the scene appropriately.

Conclusion

A very handy and useful set of replacement heads, useable across a wide time frame. Extremely well sculpted and produced.

Personally, when tailored properly, I think the Service Dress Cap was one of the smartest pieces of kit ever issued.

Normal precautions apply when working with resin.

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SUMMARY
Highs: Quality casting and detail.
Lows: None.
Verdict: Highly Recommended.
Percentage Rating
86%
  Scale: 1:35
  Mfg. ID: 35.5633
  Suggested Retail: 8.00 euro
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  PUBLISHED: Jan 13, 2012
  NATIONALITY: United Kingdom
NETWORK-WIDE AVERAGE RATINGS
  THIS REVIEWER: 88.73%
  MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.29%

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About Alan McNeilly (AlanL)
FROM: ENGLAND - EAST ANGLIA, UNITED KINGDOM

Greying slightly, but young at heart. I've been teaching adults off and on for most of my life. Left the services in 85 and first started modelling in about 87 for a few years. Then I had a long spell when I didn't build anything (too busy) and really just got started again during the summer of ...

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Comments

Does anyone know if there is much difference between the caps depicted in this sat and wartime RN officers caps? Im wondering about using one of these heads on a Wee Friends figure to produce an officer for my Italeri Vosper.
JAN 24, 2012 - 12:08 PM
Hi Les, I'd hang fire there a little. I can't say it will happenn but I think there is a possibility of Ian doing a set of Officers/Petty Officers caps. It was something I mentioned to him as a good addition to the Wee Friends RN Chaps. Another option you might consider are the New World Miniture LRDG Heads some of which would be good for the RN. This set wouldn't be suitable for the RN as to my eyes the top of the RN officers cap is much wider. It is possible they could double as a petty officers cap but the Petty Offficers caps seem much less rigid than the army style used by the military. Just my thoughts. Al
JAN 24, 2012 - 07:59 PM
Shame, I was hoping to swap a head with a peaked cap onto this chap... I think he'd make for an excellent MTB commander, the casual look seems to suit the look of crewmen in the references I've got. Ah well, I'll see what comes about in the way of new figures but I'll check out the NWM heads as well, after all, its not like I'm in a hurry! Cheers Alan.
JAN 25, 2012 - 04:41 AM
Hi Les, Yes that one is a nice figure. I've been woking on a crew too These is a need for some Officers/Petty Officers Heads though. Cheers Al
JAN 25, 2012 - 07:26 AM
I'd seen those in the other thread Alan, nice collection of crew and details, I'm only really after a single figure to pose on the deck to give a sense of scale, and I'm planning to finish my Vosper as a Mediterranean boat so the duffle-coats will look a little out of place. I'm sure something will turn up in time although I also found the Hornet officers heads in peaked caps so maybe I'll take a closer look at them, they don't have any decoration on the caps so its a case of careful painting of the RN cap badge or maybe a decal... Thanks anyway.
JAN 26, 2012 - 12:59 AM
Hi Les, if you're looking for a single figure U Models have an French Captain in an arm chair, dress in whites and some of their French Indo China figures would work for the Med. They also ahve a Captain they did for the LCM 3 who could probably be adapted for the Med. If you look at the Model Victoria Italian crew the skipper their might work as well if you don't mind formal dress. Al
JAN 26, 2012 - 06:19 AM
   

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