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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 12:34 p.m. PST

Really nice!





More here


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 2:46 p.m. PST

No interest.

Too well animated for us….

Then the casting is just incredible.

Six gun crew? Surely not! I thought dice throwers only allowed four. I love the occifer pointing which way the gun should now be moved after recoil. I can imagine the words of gratitude from those labouring to make it so and clarifying the need.

Worst. The scale…..1/72. Why can we not get our EU Brethren (pre Brexit insanity) to work like this in TOTS (The One True Scale)?

OK. I will admit….. still the best artillery crew I have ever seen…in any scale. The guys on the wheels Perry and Calpe have done well, but no one has done the guys on the trail like this.
Heck, how many do anything but French gunners anyway?

But, apart from that……Rubbish. (Weep)

Other than the quality of the animation, the sculpting, the moulding, the human proportions (important) what is there to like?

Actually, with ten minutes to go to still edit…. I know what is wrong with this brilliant tableau. It is almost too well animated for the dice throwing fraternity….they want gun crew frozen…just behind the gun wheels, waiting to be smashed by the recoil, with the gunner numbers randomly distributed getting in each others' way and risking a premature explosion.

But I might just be doing a "wind up"….. are a genius(Grin)

pbishop1217 Jun 2017 5:16 p.m. PST

If these were 28MM, I'd toss my artillery away and replace with these. I think they're splendid.

Marc at work18 Jun 2017 1:52 a.m. PST

Liam. That sums it up brilliantly grin

Yes, us 1/72 fans are spoilt.

And I hope that the 28mm sculptors are brave enough to provide more varied, animated and interesting crew in future.

But for they time being us 1/72ers will have to have all the fun..

Mind you Liam, yesterday my brother and I were painting, and that included some older Airfix figures. Trust me, 1:72 isn't always as nice as these gunners…

Armand – an excellent find as always. Thanks for sharing. Have you seen the new Russian infantry commands over on vK? If not, I will link them myself. Lovely

Marc (at home, being a plastic fan)

C M DODSON18 Jun 2017 5:04 a.m. PST

More 1/72 quality from Massimo.


Footslogger18 Jun 2017 6:21 a.m. PST

It's great seeing a gun crew that really look like they're working together as a team.

And it really conveys what hard physical work it was being a gunner.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 3:18 p.m. PST

Happy you like them boys!. (smile)

No Marc, I don't…yet.


Edwulf18 Jun 2017 9:48 p.m. PST

Very nice. Shame about the scale.

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 5:29 a.m. PST

A perfect scale Ed…

What's your chosen scale then (as he silently says "why doesn't everyone do 1/72…")

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 5:31 a.m. PST

A perfect scale Ed…

What's your chosen scale then (as he silently says "why doesn't everyone do 1/72…")

Armand – let's see if this works

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 5:32 a.m. PST


Marc at work19 Jun 2017 5:33 a.m. PST

Ah ha – that's better

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 5:33 a.m. PST



The Bavarian19 Jun 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

It seems I am the only one who doesn't like the new Strelets figures as I think the legs of this sculptors figures are generally too long.

I already have the first plastics from him in my collection. And having them in my hand doesn't make me change my mind…

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 9:19 a.m. PST

Legs too long I, personally, think beats the much commoner problem in 28mm metals. Legs too short and hands that then reach to below the knees….not to mention arms that are thicker than their thighs…….

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

Interesting observation – I hadn't really seen that but I can almost see what you are saying. I wonder if they are anatomically incorrect, or we are used to seeing shorter legs as DH suggests

But for my 1805-7 armies I will be pleased if they mould half as good as these masters suggest – lots of lovely detail in these for something around 23mm tall (and considering these are sculpted 1:1 scale, not as 3-ups as may be normal for plastic moulding.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Jun 2017 10:21 a.m. PST

Many thanks Marc!


Timmo uk19 Jun 2017 1:41 p.m. PST

They are nice but the sculpting has a sort of wobbly quality to it.

For those who collect 18mm figures AB does a pack in the same poses, that is every bit as good as these.

Marc at work19 Jun 2017 2:54 p.m. PST

What, artillery? Or Russians? Mr Barton does marvellous work in a truly ridiculously small scale – I have a lot of his figures and have never had a bad one.

If only he had done 1/72 – what a range that would have been


dantheman Supporting Member of TMP20 Jun 2017 2:14 p.m. PST

Strelets seems to be pumping out a lot. To bad Hat died in its Napoleonic range. They don't even show interest in reissues of older sets.

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