Saturday, October 10, 2009

Rafm vs Accurate / Revell, ACW foot

The photo above compares three ACW figures from Rafm Miniatures (the larger, unpainted metal ones) with four plastic figures from Accurate/Revell (in blue and gray). Click on the image for a larger version.

Manufacturers’ designations:

The blue figures come from Accurate set 7202 “American Civil War, Union Infantry” The figures were also issued by Revell as set 02559 with the same name. The sets feature 50 figures in 15 poses.

The grey figures can be found in three sets:
Accurate 7205 “Soldiers of the American Civil War: Union Engineers”;
Accurate 7209 “Soldiers of the American Civil War: Confederate Engineers”;
Revell 02564 “American Civil War, Confederate Pioneers”;
Each includes 31 figures in 10 poses, plus accessories.

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

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

Body Build compatibility (from 5 categories):
Rafm – C (Average)
Accurate/Revell – C (Average)

Availability and Cost:
The Revell and Accurate plastic figures can be easily found in hobby shops. For instance, Bayshore Hobbies in Canada is selling the Revell Union Infantry for $9.95 CDN.

Rafm’s metal figures are currently available. They can be ordered directly from the manufacturer at a cost of US$7.95 for six figures (all in the same pose).

(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.)

Other notes:

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

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