Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Jacklex vs RedBox, Colonial British Infantry

The photo above compares a pair of Jacklex Highland colonial infantry (one painted and one partly painted) with three RedBox figures (brown plastic). Click on the images for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The RedBox figures come from box RB 72003 “Colonial British Army 1890.”

The two Jacklex figures come from their Colonial Range, and are designated B16, “Highland Infantry Marching.”

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
RedBox – 21mm.
Jacklex Highlanders – 23mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
RedBox – C (Average)
Jacklex – C (Average)

Overall conclusions:

The RedBox figures are visibly shorter than the Jacklex troops, and will not work in mixed units. With some extra basing under the plastic figures though, the two types should be a reasonable match when organized in different units. The sculpting styles are similar enough to minimize contrast from that source.

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