Sunday, August 8, 2010

Garrison Romans vs Revell Celts, foot

The photo above compares three metal Romans from Garrison and Greenwood & Ball (A,C,E) with a pair of plastic Celts from Revell (B,D). Click on the image for a larger version.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

I believe that the metal figures come from Garrison’s “20mm Ancients” range, and were previously produced under the Greenwood & Ball name. Within the Ancients range, Garrison currently offers 23 different poses for 1st Century Imperial Romans. However, the poses shown in this image do not seem to be currently in production.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.

Availability and Cost:

As mentioned, these figures are not available from the manufacturer at the present time. However, other Roman figures are in production, and can be purchased from Garrison directly. Foot figures are sold for £0.60 each, while mounted figures cost £1.50


Manufacturers’ Designation and Number of Poses:

The Revell figures come from box 02553 “Celts (Gauls).” This box includes 50 figures in 14 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.

Availability and Cost:

This set is not currently listed as being in production at Revell, but new boxes and used figures can be found at online and local hobby shops.

Notes on the Samples:

The sample figures were obtained from two sources: a trade with Frank Ivansic, and a donation from Liam Sullivan.

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