Friday, December 18, 2009

Wodensfeld SYW vs Airfix AWI, Infantry

The photo above compares three Seven Year’s War figures fromWodensfeld (A, C, E) with a similar number of American War of Independence troops from Airfix (B, D, F). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The Wodensfeld models are part of a small range of French SYW figures from this manufacturer. They are currently being produced by 20mm Nostalgic Revival.

The Wodensfeld SYW range includes a mounted officer and 34 foot poses. The latter include 24 fusilier poses as well as 8 officers and NCOs, and two drummers.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 23mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): B (Slender) to C (Average)

Availability and Cost:

The Wodensfeld figures are currently available from Nostalgic Revival. At this time the figures can only be ordered as a full set of 36 models; however if there is enough demand, the company will consider offering individual castings for sale. Price of the set is £18.

Notes on the Samples:

The Wodensfeld models are from recent test runs. They were generously provided by John Cunningham at Nostalgic Revival.


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The first two Airfix figures (B and C) come from box A01739 “Washington’s Army” while the third one (F) is from A01740 “British Grenadiers.”

The British box includes 38 foot figures in 8 poses, as well as two mounted officers. The American box has 39 foot figures in 13 poses, in addition to one mounted officer.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes):
A01739 (American) 19mm
A01740 (British) 20mm
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

Neither of these sets is currently in production, but unopened boxes can still be found. For instance, Always Models currently has boxes of Washington’s Army on sale for $5.95 (US).

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.


Mad Carew said...

The Wodensfeld figures are superb but I have a great affection for the Airfix also!

Plastic Hussar said...

Thanks for the comment. I always liked the Airfix "Washington's Army" but found the British Grenadiers to be a bit hunched over.