Friday, October 16, 2009

Irregular vs MiniArt, Medieval Foot

The photo above compares three metal figures from Irregular (second, fourth and sixth from the left) with four plastic figures from MiniArt (in silver and red plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturers’ designations:

The Irregular models come from two of their ranges: “Wars of the Roses” and “Medieval Scots.” They are catalogued as follows (left to right in the picture):
NLM 8 Dismounted Knight (Wars of the Roses)
NLM 15 Highland Heavy Infantry (Medieval Scots)
NLM 1 Longbowman (Wars of the Roses)

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

Irregular’s metal figures are currently available. They can be ordered directly from the manufacturer. The figures can be ordered individually, and come with random variations. Cost: 50p UK per figure.

Notes on the Samples:

The Irregular models were generously provided by the manufacturer.


Manufacturers’ designations:

The MiniArt figures come from two boxes. The figures on the left are from 72008 “Italian Knights XV Century” while those on the right can be found in box 72011 ”German Knights XV Century” The former box contains 48 foot figures in 12 poses, while the latter contains 20 foot figures in 5 poses, plus 16 mounted figures in 4 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
Box 72008: 22mm.
Box 72011: 21mm.

Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average)

Availability and Cost:

Both boxes are shown as currently available on MiniArt’s website. They can be purchased from hobby shops and distributors. For example, DragonUSA Online has box 72011 currently available at $8.95 USD.

Notes on the Samples:

Samples for both of the boxes were provided by Frank Ivansic in a trade.

General Notes:

See the side panel lists for websites of the manufacturers, distributors and retailers mentioned above. To convert cost figures to your currency, use a site such as, also listed in the side panel.

Readers, please add any comments on other considerations with regard to these two types, in particular any thoughts about the compatibility from the standpoint of historical periods.

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