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Ball helmets please, as they are more versatile, correct, and have never been done before in plastic.
Here is another vote for ball helmets (vs. spiked helmets): Apart from one rather poor HaT figure, these helmets have never been done in 1/72 plastic.
Wonderful sculpting by the way. If I needed to be picky I'd say the seams on the tunics' backs were too accented, but in general I think these are the best figures Strelets have done so far.
Yes but remember that the helmet should be covered which makes the ball look rather more like short blunt spike.. helmet covers are normal practice except for parade, the feldmutze with almost no other kit often not even belts generally being worn when operating the gun in field conditions... its heavy work... with the picklehaub with cover generally being worn with the rest of kit on the march...
the pic above is the only one for this type of artillery I could find from several hundred that I looked at mostly from albums, that actually had a guy with a picklehaub... he may be an officer.. but Im sure now many more will turn up...
I am convinced you are right about the headgear. Maybe I should now admit I would like to use the Strelets figures to crew field artillery pieces.
Ahh thats what I thought however Strelets may do other german artillery sets... perhaps they will do a set of early war field artillery in picklehaubs, goodness knows theres enough artillery pieces to choose from....