|Mixes best with:||Most of the earlier, toy-soldier-like figures.|
|Long Review:||The figures come as single figures in fairly standard poses, with several of them being supplied with loose arms. The arms are designed to be fitted to pins cast on the body. This does mean a bit more work in order to get a finished figure, as the joins are very obvious.
The overall style of the figures recreates a 70's toy soldier look, with a sculpting-style that will rely more on the painter's skill than on the sculpture.
The artillery-piece I received, a 12cm Krupp Howitzer Model 1889 with Pith Helmeted Crew, is very cleanly cast and well-designed, and the parts fit together exceptionally well. I'm particularly impressed with the fine detail on the carriage, and the fact that there was no flash to speak of. The poses of the crew are also fairly standard, consisting of a pointing officer, two standing loaders, and a kneeling figure with seperate arms. Not bad, although I find them a little too slim for my taste.
Included were also a Senegalese trooper, a French sailor and a pith-helmeted officer with a choice of right arms.
|Commentary:||Very nice figures, sold at reasonable prices. The vehicles and scenery is also built to be affordable, and is suitably generic for use anywhere between the late 1800's and the mid-1930's.
Probably the biggest gripe I have with this range is that the figures are scattered over the website, with 1:87, 1:72 and 1:64 figures and accessories being mixed on the same page. This makes it difficult to find, for example, all the 28mm-equivalent stuff, because one has to wade through all the too-small other items that fit into those periods. However, they are nice, and I suspect that I will be getting more in the future, especially vehicles and artillery for the inter-war years.
|Sources:||The samples I have received were sent after John noticed that I'd not listed his company and the ranges they supply.|
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