Saturday, May 28, 2011

Hinchliffe vs HaT, Colonial foot

The photo above compares three metal figures from Hinchliffe (A,C,E) with a pair of plastic soldiers from HaT (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figures were originally released by Hinchliffe, and now are available from Hind Figures, who purchased the line in 2008, and are maintaining the brand.

These figures are included in Hinchliffe’s 25mm British Colonial range, and are cataloged as:

A: BC27, Officer at Rourke’s Drift
C: BC4, British Infantry Officer Advancing
E: BC30, Zulu Stabbing

The full range includes over 50 foot figures and 16 mounted figures, as well as guns and other equipment.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from ground to eyes): 24mm.
Height (measured from ground to top of head): 27mm.

Availability and Cost:

These figures can be ordered directly from Hind. The cost is 89 p (UK) for an individual figure.

The Hinchliffe page on the Hind website is here:


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The HaT figures come from box 8023 “Colonial Indian Infantry” which includes 48 figures in 8 poses. HaT has committed to building a wide range of figures for colonial conflicts; they have a number of interesting sets which are under development, or have been recently released.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 24mm

Availability and Cost:

This set is a recent release from HaT, and can be easily found.

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