Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Newline vs Waterloo 1815, Colonial British Infantry

The photo above compares three colonial infantry from Newline Designs (unpainted metal) with three figures from Waterloo 1815 ( in gray plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Waterloo 1815 figures are found in box AP-03 “Anglo-Egyptian Army.”

The Newline Design figures come from their 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):
Waterloo 1815 – 22mm.
Newline Design – 20mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Waterloo 1815 – B (Slender: some of the poses are quite flat)
Newline Design – C (Average)

Overall conclusions:
A 2mm difference in height doesn’t sound like a lot, but it does represent 10% of the height of a figure. Therefore it can make a significant difference, and this can be seen in the current comparison. These two sets do not mix very well together.

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