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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse05 Feb 2019 1:01 p.m. PST








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Marc the plastics fan05 Feb 2019 1:13 p.m. PST

Eyes and lips not good at this scale. Sorry

Nine pound round05 Feb 2019 6:51 p.m. PST

I'm sure it's different in some way in the British Army, but the thing that sticks most strongly in my mind about the command "at ease," or "rest" was the requirement to keep your left foot in exactly the same place. You could fool around, stretch, slouch- but everyone moving around that one foot and staying in the same place keeps a formation looking like a formation, even when it is relaxing. Those figures have that look.

dibble05 Feb 2019 11:03 p.m. PST

Marc the plastics fan:

"Eyes and lips not good at this scale. Sorry"

The thin red lips.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 2:04 a.m. PST

WE have often debated painting eyes onto faces. Humans are so good at seeing faces in anything that simple shading works best. I removes the doll like staring look.

Lips I think few would try to do in this scale.

Odd, when the figures uniforms are so well done. was the idea to recreate the glossy nostalgic "toy" figures of old?

dapeters06 Feb 2019 9:14 a.m. PST

Not sure but does not seem to me like a good photograph?

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 9:54 a.m. PST

The review is very perceptive however. Many a detail I certainly would have missed. That site is a terrific read even for one who has not handled a plastic 1/72 Napoleonic soldier in 15 years….and they were for my two lads' entertainment.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Feb 2019 11:24 a.m. PST

Glad you like them my good friend!. (smile)


Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 1:25 p.m. PST

Not sure we do to be honest………

Mixed reception. Other than the photography, the painting of the eyes, the lips, the presentation en masse (as Nine Pound Round says, At Ease is slightly more relaxed than thumbs down the seam of your trousers, but it is not picking your nose, checking your texts or emptying your hip flask)….other than that fine (Grin).

But well done for finding. Without your input………

Walking Sailor06 Feb 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

the command "at ease," or "[parade] rest" was the requirement to keep your left foot in exactly the same place.

Your other left. Keep your right foot by the butt of your rifle.

42flanker Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 3:57 a.m. PST

The blonde pioneer. Interesting choice.

Nine pound round07 Feb 2019 6:05 a.m. PST

You're right! What was I thinking? Maybe "always step off with your left foot." It has been twenty years since I did it last….

Marc at work07 Feb 2019 7:13 a.m. PST

Dibble – LoL :-)

And the guys at PSR do great reviews – useful even for non 1/72 fans I would think for their uniform and equipment knowledge. They often spot things I never ever knew about.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 1:42 p.m. PST

Second that.

Real nostalgia trip to read reviews of RHA of WWI from Airfix (which I thought incredible) and now realise where they went wrong.

Real expert analysis. How I wish they would get away from kid's toys (plastic and too small) and start to look at serious figures (slight wind up…just slight)

After first posting this (within the one hour period of grace) I read through "British WWII Paratroopers" from every maker in 1/72.

It reminded me again just how good this site is.

Marc at work08 Feb 2019 6:17 a.m. PST

Liam, actually you make a valid point that others have also raised before.

In that

Why is there not a comparable site for other sizes? There isn't anything close for anything other than PSR 1/72. Nothing for soft plastic 54mm, nothing for 25s, 28s 15s, 10s etc etc.

I often wonder why the passion that drives us 1/72 fans never materialised in other scales/materials. Very odd.

Mind you, a lot of the scores for metal figures would probably be quite low on some of the PSR criteria. The only ranges I would probably expect to score consistently high would be the AB ranges.

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