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Monday, March 30, 2009

Esci / Italeri vs Cunningham, 18th c. Indian foot


The photo above compares three metal sepoy figures from 20mm Nostalgic Revival to three Esci figures (one painted, and two in tan plastic) which could represent their local opponents. Click on the images for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Esci figures are from box 238 “Muslim Warriors.” They have been reissued by Italeri in box 6055 "Arab Warriors."
The Nostalgic Revival figures are from the “Wellington in India” range, from left to right they are: SW2 Madras sepoy advancing, SW4 Bombay grenadier loading, SW3 Bombay grenadier priming.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Esci / Italeri – 21mm.
Nostalgic Revival – 22mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Esci / Italeri – C (average)
Nostalgic Revival – C (average)

Overall conclusions:
The Esci / Italeri figures work very well with the NR sepoys. The height and the sculpting style are very close. There should be no concern about mixing these types on the same table. Note that the painted figure (which was purchased from C Turnitsa), is mounted on a washer, so appears a bit taller than the rest.

This comparison was suggested by Conrad Kinch in an earlier comment on the new NR figures. Check out Conrad’s blog:

2 comments:

FIXED BAYONET METAL SOLDIERS said...

Great blog

Plastic Hussar said...

Thank you, I appreciate your support.

Chris