Prussian Dragoon 1910 BMM42
The Prussian’s always considered the dragoon as a mounted infantryman. In the early day’s they carried drums and infantry weapons and their name derives from the type of weapon which they originally carried. Although they were of lower status than cuirassiers and rode on smaller horses, they were in combat more often. The dragoons were universal troops, they could skirmish, scout, fight dismounted and make all-out charge in pitched battle. The dress of the German dragoon had always had some characteristics of the infantry, the helmets and tunics followed the infantry pattern in many respects.
This bust is based on the Imperial German Westfälisches Dragoner-Regiment Nr. 7, Rittmeister(Captain),1910. However with the change of the regiment number on the epaulettes and following the painting guide below the bust can be painted to any of the regiments listed.
Note: Glue in place the regiment number’s of choice between the stars on the epaulettes. All tunic’s pale sky blue (cornflower) Helmet Plate and Fittings: Gold, Regiments 7, 8, 11. Silver: Regiments 4,5,6,12. Helmet Cockade: Left side: State colors ,Right side: inside out Red ,Silver, Black, all plumes black.
| PAINTING GUIDE REGIMENT || HELMET PLATE AND FITTINGS COLOR || TUNIC EPAULETTES-GOLD || BUTTONS || FACING-COLOR |
|No.4||SILVER||PALE YELLOW||SILVER||PALE YELLOW|
|No.5||SILVER||POPPY RED||SILVER||POPPY RED|
|No.8||GOLD GILT||LEMON YELLOW||GOLD||LEMON YELLOW|
|No.11||GOLD GILT||CRIMSON RED||GOLD||CRIMSON RED|
|No.12||SILVER||CRIMSON RED||SILVER||CRIMSON RED|
THE BUST IS BASED ON THE COMPLETE WESTFÄLISCHES DRAGONER-REGIMENT NR. 7, RITTMEISTER(CAPTAIN), 1910 UNIFORM IN THE CRAMER MUSEUM.