The photo above compares three plastic figures from Strelets-R (A,C,E) with a pair of metal warriors from Newline Designs (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.
THE METAL FIGURES
Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The Newline Designs figures come from one of their special 1/72nd scale range, and so are larger than the more numerous 20mm figures offered. These particular samples are cataloged as item 2G04, “Gothic Archers.” They are part of the “Dark Ages” line which also Franks, Huns and late period Romans.
Height (from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm Height (from sole of foot to top of head): 23mm
Availability and Cost:
Newline Design figures are currently in production, and can be ordered directly from the manufacturer. Foot figures are sold in packs of four, for £2.00. In addition, the firm offers packs of 24 figures for £9.50.
The plastic figures come from two of Strelets’ mini-sets:
(A) M008 “Roman Auxiliaries at Battle” (C,E) M009 “Roman Legion at Battle”
Strelets introduced the mini-sets as a way to bring more subjects forward without the expense of producing 48 individual sculpts. Each of these sets includes 48 figures, but comprised of 4 copies of 12 poses.
Strelets has released a large range of sets covering the history of Rome and its enemies.
M008 Height (measured from ground to eyes): 20mm. M009 Height (measured from ground to eyes): 20mm. M008 Height (measured from ground to top of head): 22mm. M009 Height (measured from ground to top of head): 22mm.
Availability and Cost:
These sets were introduced in 2007, and are easily found in online and physical stores.
Notes on the Samples:
The samples were obtained in a trade with Carlos Faro.
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