Re: Early WW 1 Belgian Infantry And Paint Tip Request
Ironsides is correct. The Airfix/HäT FFL are ideal for late 1914. The headgear for Belgian Line and Chasseurs à Pied was a shako, not a képi, but what is called a képi on the FFL is right for the job. Pare away the neck flap. The FFL are missing an ammo pouch, but that works to our advantage since it looks like the single Belgian pouch worn offset. The pack is fine. After that it's just a paint job.
Alternatively, the Line can have their heads swapped with the WWI German peakless cap, which was not identical but v similar to the Belgian feldmuts. The infantry soon abandoned the shako and wore the feldmuts instead. The Grenadiers' bearskins were captured when Brussels fell, so they should only be represented in the feldmuts.
For other branches its a bit more complicated. I have a chart somewhere that I shall try to find, and there are photos of FFL conversions somewhere. Stand by.