The photo above compares three plastic figures from HaT (A,C,E) with a pair of metal soldiers 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.
A: 6008 “Visigoths” C: 8017 “Republican Romans, Princeps and Triari” E: 8087 “Late Roman Heavy Infantry.”
8017 contains 48 figures in 8 poses, while 8087 includes 40 figures in 8 poses. 6008 is about half the size of the other sets, and contains just 24 figures in 4 poses. They give a good sense of the wide range of Ancient subjects covered by HaT.
6008 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 21mm. 8017 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm. 8087 Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 20mm.
6008 Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 23mm. 8017 Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 22mm. 8087 Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 22mm.
These boxes are currently available from HaT, and can be found at hobby shops and online retailers.
Notes on the Samples:
The samples from 6008 and 8017 figure were donated by Liam Sullivan, while the 8087 figure was kindly provided by the manufacturer.
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