Thursday, 21 June 2018

More Bolsheviks! Special Task Unit (ChON).

Copplestones with greenstuff headgear.





6 comments:

rross said...

Great work on these "Bolshies" Mark. I must get back to my RCW project soon....!

J Jackaman said...

Excellent work.

Phil said...

Very nice!

Rhubarb said...

Excellent - and an interesting change from the usual RCW headgear of peaked caps, papakhas and budenovkas. Just revived my own RCW project and may have to 'borrow' your idea - but I'm curious about where you found your references. I've not come across any pics of Bolshies in 'floppy' headgear like these.
Cheers
Rob

Mark Hargreaves said...

Rob, straight from an Osprey illustration. I gather that this "panama" cap, or something similar, was issued to the red army in hot places right up to the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. I am no expert.

Rhubarb said...

Thanks Mark. I'll check out Osprey.
Cheers
Rob