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cazador08 Apr 2017 4:41 a.m. PST

Possibly a daft question…
Given that the Foundry AWI range was sculpted by the Perrys, is it compatible with the Perry's own range?
Thanks in advance.

cazador08 Apr 2017 4:44 a.m. PST

I seem to have been hijacked here…..

TacticalPainter0108 Apr 2017 4:45 a.m. PST

By me it seems. My post deleted, I'll try again. Weird.

Supercilius Maximus08 Apr 2017 6:35 a.m. PST

@ cazador,

Both were/are sculpted by Alan Perry.

What you will find is that similar figures (eg British line, or Continentals) will be smaller in the Foundry range than they are in the Perry range. Not hugely so, but you will notice this when they are side-by-side and particularly when unpainted. The two ranges are also largely based around different campaigns – the Foundry figures (especially the British) are for 1775-1776 and are in 1768 Warrant clothing, whereas the Perry offerings were initially for the Saratoga and Philadelphia campaigns (1777) onwards, with quite a few figures for the Southern theatre.

As with his Napoleonics, some of his best sculpts are of men resting – his uniformed militia for Foundry and Hesse-Cassel Garrison regiment for his own range, all standing at ease, are absolute masterpieces IMO.

Dave Crowell08 Apr 2017 2:11 p.m. PST

Allen Perry states on the Perry website that his intention with the Perry range is to start with figures that are not covered in the Foundry range, thus the different campaigns for the two ranges.

I have not done a side by side comparison.

cazador09 Apr 2017 3:02 p.m. PST

Thanks chaps. Useful comments which may well push me over the edge!

HANS GRUBER10 Apr 2017 5:14 a.m. PST

Personally, I think Foundry and Perry metal AWI are closer in style and size than are Perry metal and plastics.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP10 Apr 2017 12:13 p.m. PST

Yes they work fine together. Even mixed on the same base they look great.

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