Wednesday, September 19, 2012

25mm Falcon vs 1/72 Airfix, AWI foot


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figures come from the “Falcon AWI” range currently offered by Minifigs under the Matchlock brand. The figures in this line were originally sculpted and released under the Falcon Miniatures name (not to be confused with Falcon Figures).

The two models are catalogued as:

AW12 Continental on Guard
AW41 German Officer Walking

There are currently 30 codes available in this line, all of them foot figures. They represent British and American forces, as well as German troops allied with the British. There are no cavalry or artillery units represented in the range.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured to eyes): 23mm.
Height (measured to head): 25mm.

Availability and Cost:

This line can be found on the Minifigs website, by selecting the “Matchlock” label and then looking for the “Falcon AWI tab.”

Foot figures in this range are being sold individually for £1.10.


Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The first Airfix figure is from set A01740 “British Grenadiers.” The second comes from box A01739 “Washington’s Army.”

The British box includes 38 foot figures in 8 poses, as well as two mounted officers. The American box has 39 foot figures in 13 poses, in addition to one mounted officer.

Figure Characteristics:

A01739 (American) Height (measured to eyes): 19mm
A01740 (British) Height (measured to eyes): 20mm
A01739 (American) Height (measured to top of head): 21mm
A01740 (British) Height (measured to top of head): 22mm

Availability and Cost:

The sets were first produced in the early 1970s. Neither of them has been in production for a while, but figures are still easily found.

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