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Scheltrum Miniatures

United Kingdom

15th-16th Century Wako
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, Wako is a group of figures armed with a real mixture of hand weapons, and even a couple with bows as well as a couple of arquebusiers.They are dressed in a mixture of clothing and bits of armour, mainly Japanese (Wako are a mainly Japanese group of pirates), but even including one European helmet and breastplate- obviously taken from a Portuguese or Dutch trader or soldier. Also included are a selection of pole-arms and swords.
These are really stunning, and the most beneficial thing is that they could easily be used in other periods. They show loads of individuality and will even work for (dare I say it) Warhammer's Cathayans or Nipponese.
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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Wako, as delivered

Wako, as delivered
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