Monday, January 25, 2010

Wodensfeld SYW vs Accurate/Revell AWI Infantry

The photo above compares three metal SYW French figures from Wodensfeld (A,C,E) with three plastic AWI figures from Accurate/Revell, as follows:

B: 7200 British Infantry
D: 7200 British Infantry
F: 7201 American Militia

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Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The Wodenfeld 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 be ordered as a full set of 36 models for £18, or individually for 50p each.

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 Accurate figures come from two sets. The British can be found in box 7200, “American Revolution, British Infantry," while the Americans come from box 7201 “American Revolution, American Militia.” Each box contains 50 figures, with 17 poses for the British, and 16 for the Americans.

Both sets have been released by Revell, catalogued as box 02560 “American War of Independence, British Infantry” and 02561 “American War of Independence, American Militia.”

Each set was also released by IMEX, with a few additional figures.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
Body Build (from 5 categories): C (Average).

Availability and Cost:

Although Revell is not currently producing these sets, Accurate still seems to have them in production. They can be found through various plastic model distributors, and at hobby shops. For instance, Woodrow’s War Store is currently selling the American Militia box for $11.03 (Canadian).

Notes on the Samples:

The sample figures were donated by Liam Sullivan.

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.

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