Thursday, January 15, 2009

Esci vs Newline, ACW Infantry

This photo compares Esci confederate civil war figures (in light tan plastic) with Newline Design Zouaves (in bare metal). Click on the images for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations: The plastic figures come from Esci’s set 223 “American Civil War Confederate Infantry.” The metal standard bearer, in the fez , is from Newline Designs set ACW 79 – ACW, Zouave command in Fez. The officer in kepi come from their set ACW 75 – ACW, Zouave command in Kepi.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Esci figures – 23mm.
Newline Designs zouaves – 20mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Esci – B (Slender).
Newline Designs – C (Average)

Compatibility of uniform, equipment, etc: Since the figures represent different units, there are no obvious incompatibilities.

Overall conclusions: The combination of build and height differences mean these figures do not work well in the same unit. The Esci figures end up a good head taller than their metal companions.

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