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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2018 10:49 a.m. PST

From Strelets
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Amicalement
Armand

Richard Baber19 Nov 2018 1:35 p.m. PST

very nice, unfortunately i already have enough for my needs converted from various ranges over the yrs – too slow :)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2018 11:13 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my friend!. (smile)


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Armand

Richard Baber20 Nov 2018 11:50 a.m. PST

They have some great new or future releases, but I built some of those units from scratch 10-15yrs ago, and I`m not throwing away perfectly good figures just to spend money :)

Legion 421 Nov 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

thumbs up

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2018 10:09 a.m. PST

Glad you like them too my friend!.


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Armand

Mark 121 Nov 2018 10:52 a.m. PST

They look quite good, and to my eye are well equipped for an early-war FFL force (1940 through maybe early 1943). And some of them could also fit into a more ecclectic mixed formation for Free French forces from 1942-1945.

Unhappily for me, they are not in my scale. But I might some day branch out, and 20mm – 1/72 – 1/76 is the most likely scale for me to expand into if I do.

So … what do y'all think of Strelets figures in general? Are they robust? Do they take paints well?

-Mark
(aka: Mk 1)

Skarper23 Nov 2018 8:05 p.m. PST

These are looking great. Lots of LMGs means – 3 out of 13 poses not counting specialists.

Funny. In the past manufacturers often didn't provide enough LMG poses! Now they provide a surfeit.

At least is gives us a choice.

Pauls Bods24 Nov 2018 4:37 a.m. PST

So … what do y'all think of Strelets figures in general? Are they robust? Do they take paints well?

In my experience They are both robust and take paint well.
Some don´t like the chunky style of sculpting with the older sets, I personally find it ok but they have improved lately and they have taken the field as (at the Moment) being the leading manufacturer in Terms of Output.
Also, generally, when they start a range they go for it. At ease, marching, in battle sets, example thier ancient Romans and ACW ranges.

They do have a tendency to re-use the same horse sculpts for a wide range of periods and they tend to be a bit crudely sculpted and on the "oddly posed" side of Things but IMHO, fit for purpose.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Nov 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

Agree with Pauls… one of the best in plastic 1/72….


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Armand

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2018 4:39 a.m. PST

Not having first hand experience with this line are they "soft" plastic like the old Airfix or hard plastic?

Grumble8710626 Dec 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

Not having first hand experience with this line are they "soft" plastic like the old Airfix or hard plastic?

They are "soft" like Airfix.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP27 Dec 2018 6:41 a.m. PST

Thanks Grumble

Pauls Bods27 Dec 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

"soft" like Airfix as in similar to the same type of plastic..described at PSR for both manufactureres as "medium consistency". Not soft as the HäT rubbery type of plastic used in some of thier latest sets but not as hard as their earlier sets.

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