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Anton Ryzbak18 May 2022 9:21 p.m. PST


Just got these in and they are great! Tons of options, excellent sculpts, can't wait to get started. Full photo review here: link

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2022 6:35 a.m. PST

Some nice looking figures, but man, they look like a lot of work. I'd like to see what you do with them.

William Warner19 May 2022 8:58 a.m. PST

I'm looking forward to these. For those of us with plastic modeling experience, the fact that they take "a lot of work" just means more added play value!

Griefbringer19 May 2022 10:10 a.m. PST

A lot of work? I think most builds that you would do with these would be involve 5-6 parts in a rather simple layout:

- torso
- head
- right arm
- left arm
- scabbard
- optionally shield (for swordmen) or a quarrel-case (for crossbowmen)

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP19 May 2022 1:48 p.m. PST

A lot of the arms also have separate hands. Yes, I consider it a lot of work, especially when making large numbers of figures. YMMV.

Griefbringer20 May 2022 10:38 a.m. PST

A lot of the arms also have separate hands.

As far as I can tell, the hands are not separate, but attached to the weapon which is attached to the other arm. So it does not add to the number of pieces that need to be prepared and attached.

However, care needs to be taken during assembly to ensure that the two arms are lined up correctly to provide a good contact at the wrist.

Anton Ryzbak20 May 2022 7:01 p.m. PST

Old-fashioned tube cement gives enough hold to keep the pieces in place but a slow enough drying time to allow for final adjustments

Griefbringer21 May 2022 9:45 a.m. PST

I am personally not too fond of the old-fashioned tube cement or other thick polystyrene glues, and prefer to work with the thinner glues.

But back to the original topic, how are you going to build yours? If I am interpreting the sprue pictures correctly, there are around 25 different heads and 25 different sets of arms available. Considering that there are 24 bodies in the set, it should be possible to build each one in a unique fashion if one wishes to do so.

Anton Ryzbak21 May 2022 9:07 p.m. PST

Currently they are slated to be made into Scottish Borderers from the "Steel Bonnets" era of cross-border raiding 1550-1650 I am planning on using parts from the "Wild Irish" set that WA makes to produce a couple of Border Families (one Scots, the other English) with every figure a unique named character. A couple of bastle-houses will compliment my Hudson & Allen buildings. Now all I need are a set of farmyard animals for the raiders to carry off.

Griefbringer22 May 2022 7:26 a.m. PST

Now all I need are a set of farmyard animals for the raiders to carry off.

Are you familiar with the plastic Farmyard Animals set from Warlord Games?


Some of the animals may fit better a bit more modern setting than 16th century Borders, but there should still be plenty of loot to choose from.

Anton Ryzbak22 May 2022 12:04 p.m. PST

Griefbringer, I shall have to take a look at that set, thanks

Griefbringer23 May 2022 10:17 a.m. PST

It is more or less the only dedicated set of 28 mm plastic animals that I am aware of.

That said, if you have the WA set of Dark Ages Irish, you are probably well-stocked with spare hounds from that kit. Maybe not useful for loot, but perhaps good for sentries and for herding the other animals.

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Jun 2022 1:21 p.m. PST

I plan to make Spaniards for the Italian campaign out of these. I will have to replace the pikes and polearms with 8cm pikes to start with, an dwill probably mix in WG plastic heads and arms. Got myself five boxes to start :-/

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