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Scheltrum Miniatures

United Kingdom

15th-16th Century Ming Dynasty foot
As Delivered

Barrett Scale: 25½M/H
Mixes best with: First on my list would be Curteys, followed by 1st Corps.
Long Review: I spoke with Sholto at Salute, when I saw the range on display at Salute. I hadn't actually ever realised that Scheltrum do such a large range of figures, especially of such "obscure" subjects as the Koreans and Dayaks.
MM2, Swordsmen (The Wild Bunch) is a group of figures armed with hand weapons (not all swords), dressed in an assortement of clothing and uniform bits. Only one of the men is wearing armour, an obvious officer-type; the rest are all wearing either just clothing, or are bare-chested. A few of them have helmets, but all are pretty ragged-looking as if they're on campaign. Inlcuded in the pack are a number of wicker-type round shields, in addition to some of the figures having cast-on shields.
These are really stunning, and the real benefit of Chinese troops is that many of them could easily be used in other periods. They show loads of individuality and will even work for (dare I say it) Warhammer's Cathayans.
Commentary: While I have a few figures, this isn't really a major period of interest for me, so further investigations will happen at a slow pace.
Historical Accuracy: Four Average.
Pose Quality: Five Very Good.
Sculpting: Five Very Good. Very neatly sculpted figures with an incredible amount of detail on the intricate armour.
Casting: Four Average. There is a minimal amount of cleaning, but not excessively so.
Sources: Review samples donated by Sholto Humphries of Scheltrum Miniatures.
Sculptors: Martin Baker.
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Swordsmen (The Wild Bunch), as delivered

Swordsmen (The Wild Bunch), as delivered
Swordsmen (The Wild Bunch)

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