1:10 Scale French Parts

1:10th Scale French Head with Adrian Helmet

unit price 8,95 EUR
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weight: 16,00 g

French Head with Adrian Helmet M15 (damaged) – Fz. Kopf mit Adrianhelm M15  (beschädigt)

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:10
  • Approx. width (above ear to ear) / ca. Breite von oberhalb Ohr bis oberhalb Ohr: 16.5mm
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Code: BS12

Contents Parts / Inhalt Teile:

  • Head (for helmet) / Kopf (für Helm)
  • Adrian Helmet M15 / Adrianhelm M15

Adrian Infantry Helmet M1915 / Casque Adrian de l’infanterie française modèle 1915: The Adrian helmet, similar to the fireman, or dragoon helmets of the period and first appeared in sufficient numbers for the Champagne offensive in September 1915. By December 1915 a total of 3 million had been produced. Weighing only 765 grams and formed from relatively mild steel, it did not give as much protection as the German and British counterparts. On the front is the grenade of the infantry (this would differ according to the arm of the service). Colour: the first helmets to be introduced had a shiny blue-grey finish, which by December 1915 were being covered with a khaki cloth cover. From the summer 1916 the helmets were issued in a blue-grey matt colour and were now worn without the cloth covers again (this was an official directive to avoid the cloth, which was never clean being dragged into head wounds, causing further complications).

1:10th Scale French Head with Kepi

unit price 7,95 EUR
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weight: 16,00 g

French Head with Kepi – Fz. Kopf mit Kepi M 1884/1914

  • Scale / Maßstab: 1:10
  • Approx. width (above ear to ear) / ca. Breite von oberhalb Ohr bis oberhalb Ohr: 16.5mm
  • Material: Resin
  • Parts / Teile: 2
  • Code: BS11

Contents Parts / Inhalt Teile:

  • Head (for Kepi) – Kopf (für Kepi)
  • Kepi Model 1884/1914

Other Ranks Infantry Kepi Model 1884/1914 / Képi d’Infanterie, modèle 1884/1914: The 2nd, alternative head wears the earlier type M1884 /1914 Kepi in gris bleuté. From the end of 1914, beginning of 1915, one saw more and more French troops wearing the new simplified kepi M1914 version (without piping), but there were still many of the old caps around, especially with reserve and territorial units. The chin-strap and visor were still made out of blackened leather, with Tombac (or sometimes zinc) buttons and black painted vents at each side.

One can display this kepi in at least 2 different coloured versions. Both original items were used as references during the making of this figure. The old-type red regimental numbers on dark-blue backing were often removed from the older, pre-war red kepis and remounted to the new types, giving quite a mixture of headdress colours. 

Possible Kepi Colours:

Version 1: Blue kepi with yellow piping. Red sewn-on regimental cloth patch on dark-blue backing.

Version 2: Blue-grey (gris bleuté) kepi with dark-blue piping. Regimental number as in version 1.

There are also versions of this kepi with the regimental numbers showing a dark-blue on light-blue backing cloth. The unit numbers on figure have been modelled slightly more raised than would normally be the case for cloth patches – this is to enable an easier paint finish.

 

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