SHQ and Kennington 20mm vs 1/72 Revell, Napoleonic mounted
The photo above compares two metal figures from SHQ and Kennington (A,C) with a pair of plastic troopers from Revell (B,D). Click on the image to see a larger version.
THE METAL FIGURES
Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:
The metal figures are sold by both SHQ and Kennington, and are catalogued as BRC 2 “Napoleonic British Heavy Dragoons, Command.” The Napoleonic range from these two firms is quite extensive, and includes all the major participants.
Rider Height above ground (measured to rider eyes): 33mm. Rider Height above ground (measured to top of head): 35mm.
Availability and Cost:
The metal figures can be purchased directly from the two manufacturers. The cavalry featured here sell for €5.50 at MBM Models (Kennington) or £4.50 through SHQ. For that price, you get 3 horses with 3 riders (2 officers and one trumpeter).
Kennington figures are available on the MBM website:
The metal figures were generously provided by Peter Edwards from SHQ.
THE PLASTIC FIGURES
Manufacturers’ designation and Number of Poses:
The Revell figures come from box 02576, “French Mounted Guard Chasseurs, Napoleonic Wars." The box contains 17 riders in 8 poses, 17 horses in 6 poses, and one dismounted figure.
Rider Height above ground (measured from ground to rider eyes): 30mm. Rider Height above ground (measured from ground to top of head): 32mm. Rider Body Height (measured from foot, to knee, to hip, to eyes): 21mm.
Availability and Cost:
Revell is not currently producing this set, and it is getting hard to find at hobby shops and second hand dealers. At present, most of the comprehensive online figure retailers list the product as out of stock.
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