Monday, September 7, 2009

Rafm vs Italeri, ACW Infantry

The photo above compares three ACW figures from Rafm Miniatures (the larger, unpainted metal ones) with an equal number of plastic troops from Italeri (the smaller, silver coloured figures). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The Italeri troops come from box 6012 "Union Infantry with Zouaves."

The Rafm figures are catalogued as RAF6603 “Union Infantry, Advancing.”

Height compatibility (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Rafm – 24mm.
Italeri – 22mm.

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Rafm – C (Average)
Italeri – C (Average)

Availability and Cost:

The Italeri figures are in production and available through various plastic model distributors. The company website is listed in the side panel.

Cost per box, at a typical retailer: £3.75 at

Rafm’s metal figures are also currently available. They can be ordered directly from the manufacturer: see the website listed in the side panel.

Cost from manufacturer: US$7.95 for six figures.

(To convert cost figures to your currency, use a site such as

Other notes:

Readers: please post any comments with regard to these two types, in particular any thoughts about their compatibility from the standpoint of the uniform depicted.


Matt said...

The uniforms for the RAFM figures are the more convincing i.e. RAFM "baggy" vs "tight and tailored"... RAFM are a range I had not considered before. Thanks for the link! Any chance of a shot compared with Kennington ACW as well?



Plastic Hussar said...


I don't have any Kennington on hand, but that's a great idea. I will try to obtain some in the near future.

(If any readers have a few Kennington figures available for trade, please let me know.)