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 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.
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.
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 ...