Thursday, November 12, 2009

SHQ & Kennington vs Zvezda, Seventeenth Century Foot

The photo above compares three English Civil War infantry figures from SHQ & Kennington (black washed metal) with three Austrian infantry figures from Zvezda (in gray plastic). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figures are offered by both SHQ and Kennington using the same catalogue information. They are catalogued as ECW 29 “Pikemen in Breastplate and Cabacete Helmet Marching.”

The Kennington & SHQ English Civil War range currently includes 62 foot poses: 26 pike, 24 musketeers, 8 lowland Scots, 3 officers, 2 artillery. In addition, the range includes one gun and 15 cavalry poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 19mm.
Body Build: Average.

Availability and Cost:

The metal figures are currently available and can be ordered from the manufacturer. SHQ offers the infantry in packs of 4 figures (in a single pose), at a cost of £2.50 UK. Cavalry come in sets of 3 figures with horses, at £4.50.

Notes on the Samples:

The models were generously provided by SHQ.


Manufacturers’ designation and number of poses:

The Zvezda figures are from box 8061 “Austrian Musketeers and Pikemen.” The box contains 45 figures in 12 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 24mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

The Zvezda box is currently available and can be found through various online and local hobby shops and distributors. For example, it can be found for $CDN 11.50 at UDISCO.


EY said...

A lot of the recent Zvezda figures seem to be on the tall side, but the difference between these figures is like the difference between 20mm and 15mm figures.

Plastic Hussar said...

Agree. It seemed even more obvious when I compared them to the old Les Higgins figures, a couple of months back.