Saturday, May 2, 2009

SHQ & Kennington vs Italeri, French Napoleonic foot

The photo above compares three Italeri French general staff figures (blue plastic) with a similar number of French gunners from SHQ (unpainted metal). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Italeri figures come from box 6016: “French Imperial General Staff.”

The SHQ figures come from their Napoleonic range, and are designated “ART 2 Napoleonic French Guard Horse Artillery Crew.” The range is also available from Kennington.

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Italeri – 23mm
SHQ / Kennington – 22mm

Overall conclusions:
Since the Italeri figures are excellent models, it is nice to report that they work very well with the SHQ sculpts. The plastic soldiers are just a tiny bit taller than their metal colleagues. Otherwise, the sculpting styles and height are similar enough to allow mixing figures in a single unit if needed.

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