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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 4:24 p.m. PST

From Zvezda and Strelets in 1/72…. have you tried?….



79thPA Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 4:49 p.m. PST

The Zvezda are detailed multi-part figures. They were more than I was looking for in 1/72 plastic, so I sold them off.

Major William Martin RM17 Jun 2017 5:38 p.m. PST

Armand, Bless Your Heart…

The most current of these various sets was released in 2010, seven years ago! Some, including many of the Strelets sets, were originally released in 2004 and 2006.

In other words, that ship has sailed son. This is particularly true of the Zvezda sets which, to the best of my knowledge, are all OOP and may never be produced again. Zvezda is under new ownership and management and is no longer following the same path as they once were.

It is my understanding that there are still some stockists and several eBay sellers who have limited quantities on hand, at very inflated prices. Armand, I know that you usually "scoop and go" when you find things like this, but you're doing your readers a disservice by not checking at least a few details.

You are, of course, free to post and publish what you will, but you end up turning some of your supporters and your audience off by posting long out-of-date info or posting about metal figures on the Plastics Board. Just sayin…

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Jun 2017 10:41 p.m. PST

The question became because there is a local friend who is fan of them… and there are a big stock of boxes here too… and want some opinions first to buy…

Not my intention to made any disservice my friend…

Thanks anyway for the advice.


Rod MacArthur17 Jun 2017 11:49 p.m. PST

I have found no problems in buying quite large quantities of GNW Strelets figures from Hannants in UK during the last two years. They also had a lot of Zvedza figures. The Zvedza figures are higher quality, but also larger. The Strelets figures have some odd poses. The two manufacturers are not really compatible because of the size issue.

I wanted these to flesh out my Jacobite Rebellion and WAS set-up. I had used RedBox as British (and Hanoverian) infantry plus Strelets as Jacobites. I had also used one set of IMEX AWI British artillery and several sets of IMEX AWI American artillery as British and Jacobite artillery.

I used Strelets Swedish infantry of Charles XII as French, Strelets Swedish Trabants (Dragoons) of Charles XII as British/Hanoverian Cavalry, Strelets Russian Dragoons of Peter I as French cavalry and Strelets Russian Artillery of Peter I as French artillery.

Purists may say that some uniform details are wrong, but I am happy with the result, many figures of which can be seen on my website both under the Top Menu pages of Horse & Musket/18th Century and the Blog (again select 18th Century from the side menu).

The Zvedza figures would have looked far too big against my RedBox figures, and Strelets were a better match in size. However, If you were just doing GNW then I would go with Zvedza, since they are much nicer figures.


Altefritz18 Jun 2017 3:42 a.m. PST

Look here also :)

thehawk18 Jun 2017 3:46 a.m. PST

The Zvezda figures are good, buy them while you can. Some of mine (Russian infantry) have become a bit brittle. I haven't tried Strelets.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 3:09 p.m. PST

Both works are great! (smile)

Congrats my friends!.


Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP18 Jun 2017 3:45 p.m. PST

Altefritz, I am looking at what I am going to do wrt the GNW and was quite taken with your site, as I am always looking to use 1/72 plastic in something. (I have a ton of Naps in that scale but went to 15mm and 25mm)

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