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Sunday, April 10, 2011

Rose vs Airfix, First World War Infantry


The photo above compares two plastic figures from Airfix and HaT (A,C) with a metal soldier from Rose (B). Click on the image to see a larger version.

THE METAL FIGURE

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figure is a Rose Miniature, currently manufactured and sold by Garrison Wargames Figures. This figure is from the 20mm Rose range, which also covers Napoleonic, American Civil War and colonial subjects. At present the range includes 5 figures representing First World War soldiers. Garrison uses the code “ROSEGWG1” to describe this figure.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 22mm.

Availability and Cost:

The Rose figures are sold for £0.50 each, and can be ordered from the Garrison website:

http://www.garrisonminiatures.com/index.asp

Notes on the Samples:

The Rose sample was kindly provided by Garrison.

THE PLASTIC FIGURES

Manufacturers’ Designations and Number of Poses


The Airfix figure on the left (A) is from box 01727 “WW1 British Infantry.” The box was reissued by HaT as set 7002, with the same name. It includes 44 figures in 20 poses.

The Airfix figure on the right (C) is from box 01726: “WW1 German Infantry.” The box was reissued by HaT as set 7001, with the same name. This box features 45 figures in 20 poses.

Figure Characteristics:

01726 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
01726 Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 23mm.
01727 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm.
01727 Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 23mm

Availability and Cost:

The Airfix figures were introduced in the 1960s and have been in and out of production ever since. Both sets are back in production once again.

3 comments:

Fabrizio Davi' said...

I need to let you know that I have nominated you for the "Stylish Blogger Award"

Fabrizio

(thanks for your work!)

Rosbif said...

Fabrizio, you've stolen my thunder!

Plastic Hussar, you do a great public service for the 1/72 gaming community! If you want more details of the award, go to my latest posting at
http://rosbiffrog.blogspot.com/2011/05/id-like-to-thank-everyone-who-made-this.html

Keep up the good work!

Plastic Hussar said...

Thank you both for the kind words and nominations. I am not familiar with this campaign, but I certainly appreciate the good wishes.