Can anyone help me with details of British grenadier caps in the American War of Independence? I am painting some figures and I realised I don’t know what colour to do the cloth patch on the back of the fur cap. My guess is it is red but does it also incorporate some kind of design, like a regimental badge or number? Also is the metal plate on the front of the cap always white metal or does it follow the button colour of the regiment?
That’s a handy guide from Baccus, it would never have occurred to me to look there. It looks like I was wrong about the metal front plates. They appear to be blackened metal with the raised areas in white metal. Not sure my painting technique is up to that.
Cool. I’ll give that a go. I’m painting 15mm figures so I’ll try the dry brush technique first but I’ll have to pick up a couple of those pens for doing buttons. I didn’t realise they made them as fine as that for metallic colours (I always assumed the gold and silver pigments would clog up the nib).