Wednesday, 30 January 2008
The Eagle has Landed
Revell plastic 26mm: Les Higgins(2) 22mm: Strelets plastic 24mm: MiniFig S range 25mm.
My parcel from America arrived today. 580 finest vintage 20m figures.
This may be a relief to those who feel that I have been treading water lately. Writing a blog about creating an army is always going to be problematic without the Army.
The figures are delightful, slim, elegant and beautifully sculpted. Made of a high tin content so after 40 years and two journeys across the pond only about a dozen bayonets missing.
The first question to answer is what could I mix them with. Probably not much. Plastics have got bigger since the early Airfix sets. The Great Northern War sets are by Zvesda at 25mm and Strelets at 24 and the Strelets are far too chunky. (But as an aside note how well they mix in with the arly minifig S range figures. A real bonus when it comes to playing a game without a lifetimes collecting first.)
So it is quite a relief to note that the present owners of the range have added some much needed varieties especially in the cavalry.
The bases are about 15mm across, but not exactly circular so they will need a little extra space when we come to working out bases.
But for now it is quite enough to sort them into piles of different poses and then line them upon the table and just stare at them.