Thursday, April 16, 2009

Newline vs RedBox, British Colonial Infantry

The photo above compares three Newline Designs colonial figures (unpainted metal) with three RedBox soldiers for the same era (brown plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

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

The metal models come from Newline Designs' Zulu War Range. The pose shown second from left and second from right is designated “ZW6: British Infantry at Ready,” while the third from the left is “ZW2A: British Advancing Firing.”

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
RedBox – 21mm.
Newline Design – 20mm.

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

Overall conclusions:
Both of these ranges are a bit shorter than most of the other plastic colonials on the market. This means that they work fairly well together. For a wargamer who has built up an army of RedBox soldiers, Newline offers a compatible source of other units or specialist figures.

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