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Philotep14 Apr 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Hi everyone. Let me show you my first musketeer from the Ultima Ratio set UR011 "Musketeers of the King of France".

Some close ups and comments here: https://philotepsfigures.blogspot.fr/2018/04/mousquetaire-du-roy.html

rustymusket Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

I look forward to seeing the others. I have been thinking about getting the 2 boxes of Kings and Richelieu's Musketeers. Thanks for posting.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2018 5:06 p.m. PST

Plastic 1/72nd figures have really come a long way since 1st edition Airfix, haven't they?

Philotep14 Apr 2018 11:18 p.m. PST

Thank you for your comments.

Rustymusket: these two sets are worth buying, even if you get 4 armored Cardinaux de Richelieu :)

Nnascati: you're absolutely right. I started collecting Atlantic and Airfix minis as a child during the 70s, I still have them and still love them (you can see some of them displayed in this post if you're interested: philotepsfigures.blogspot.fr/2017/02/playmobil-color-enamel-does-it-remind.html).
Then in the 80s/90s ESCI, Revell and Italeri added several wonderful sets, and also some highly unexpected (The Revell Aztecs are among my favorites).
And one day, Hät began to cast incredible references: Mamelukes, Grenadiers ā cheval, and many more…
Nowadays, several manufacturers keep on adding unbelievable minis to their ranges, here are some of those I wouldn't even have thought of in the 70s: Caesar Mayas and Sea People, Zvezda winged hussars, Redbox Burgundians and Ming Chinese to come, Ultima Ratio Musketeers… I forget so many.

We're in the Golden Age, IMO.

Marc the plastics fan15 Apr 2018 1:42 a.m. PST

Agreed

Tiberius15 Apr 2018 5:22 a.m. PST

Very nice, well done

Colonel Bogey15 Apr 2018 8:17 a.m. PST

Wow – would never have guessed that was a 1/72 plastic – very nice!

Philotep16 Apr 2018 12:04 a.m. PST

Thank you for your comments.

bracken Supporting Member of TMP16 Apr 2018 1:56 a.m. PST

Love the detail on the tabard, especially for the scale 👍

Philotep16 Apr 2018 11:19 p.m. PST

Thank you Russ, I will try to go further on the next one :)

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