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Italeri 6001 Scots Greys

Posted by Kekso on 18 Dec 2014, 14:26

Hi all... I'm thinking of getting this set but only info I have about it is PSR.

There is one thing I'm confused about. Please, look at this picture:

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It seems that 2 figures on the right are significantly larger than other 3 on the left.
I'm kindly asking someone who has that set to tell me if some figures are really that larger than others or it is a matter of taking photo? PSR doesn't mention anything about that in their review.

Thank you in advance for any info.
Cheers.
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Posted by Bramble15 on 18 Dec 2014, 14:55

Hello my friend. Yes you are correct they are in fact different sizes. I am sending a PM to you right now.
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Posted by Von Moltke on 18 Dec 2014, 16:12

That's the eternal question... my new figures are taller than others..... But i say always the same. We do not measure the same height, and then some people will use a tall height and others a smaller.

I think it's the same for figures. Why very much people want to see all figures in same height???
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Posted by Kekso on 18 Dec 2014, 16:15

Von Moltke wrote:. We do not measure the same height,


I can't argue with that... but in this case it seems to be 20% or more difference in size.
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Posted by Von Moltke on 18 Dec 2014, 16:38

i have measured this with my hands and eyes:

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and they are ok for me when i mix them in my future wargames. PSR says that A Call To Arms are 24 mm, Revell 25mm, and Zvezda 26mm..... i see the difference, but i don't care very much about it. :winky:
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Posted by Susofrick on 18 Dec 2014, 16:38

At first I thought those on the right were old ESCI and Italeri had put some of these in the set, then I saw it wasn't so. Very strange. Even if we are different sizes the equipment is usually the same size. This is just strange. One of life's mysteries. Just like Mr.X.
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Posted by Bramble15 on 18 Dec 2014, 17:06

While I agree 100% with the fact that "real" people are different sizes, they just look a little odd while on the sprue.
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Posted by Kekso on 18 Dec 2014, 17:11

Yes, I agree with Rich... many of us tends to have some sort of uniformity in our figures. I can understand that Revell's are larger for example than Italeri's... but such difference in same set is a bit strange if you ask me.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 18 Dec 2014, 17:31

Hi Dalibor,the horses are far to small for this set of Italire Heavy Cavalry. The Giant new Italieri Light Cavalry make the Scots Grey horse look like Mice! I painted hundreds up ,because I wish to add animation in my planned photo shoots later next year.

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Above on the sprues you can judge for yourself if you buy them or not
Below my scene of Scots Greys Dragoons being brought down by the French Heavy Guns.

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After painting 600 plus white horses I needed a rest from finishing off the work,but I only need to paint the troopers now. Hope this has helped . BB
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Posted by Von Moltke on 18 Dec 2014, 17:36

good poses, indeed!! ;-)
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Posted by Peter on 18 Dec 2014, 17:38

I never noticed this before. Strange thing is that these three smaller figures are all on one sprue and the other figures, the bigger ones on the other sprue!
And when you make a comparison with the Esci ones then you start :crybaby:

I bought a lot of these, and they are all loose from the sprue. ;-)
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Posted by SKORRA on 18 Dec 2014, 18:17

Hi all,

I'm catching the discuss and I would like to kwow wich one has the closer sizes (horses and soldiers) to italeri French Hussards : ITALERI Scots Greys or ITALERI British Light Cavalry 1815?

About the topic, I should be blind but I can't see the problem with Italeri Scots greys, Does anyone can explain me the problem?
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Posted by Peter on 18 Dec 2014, 18:27

The three on the left are smaller then the two on the right! ;-)
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Posted by Von Moltke on 18 Dec 2014, 18:48

but you must see that 3 on left are ducking and the others two are raised....


Pd: if i have some errors in my english, the fault is of google translator. Not always, but with some words, yes, indeed.
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Posted by Kekso on 18 Dec 2014, 18:56

Not just height, 2 on the right are larger in proportions - as 2 different scales if you ask me.

@Paul, thanks for posting pictures
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Posted by Peter on 18 Dec 2014, 19:07

Kekso wrote:Not just height, 2 on the right are larger in proportions - as 2 different scales if you ask me.

It is so! I have them in front of me! ;-)
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Posted by Von Moltke on 18 Dec 2014, 19:39

ok, i made photos from my scots grey from Esci and Italeri, and i don't know the problematic with that.

Italeri set in grey color and Esci set in brown...

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i see them very similar all. :winky:
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Posted by Bramble15 on 18 Dec 2014, 23:00

Given the conversation, I wonder what they would look like in a large group? I usually don't paint that way, but maybe if 20 plus were placed together the differences would blend together.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 19 Dec 2014, 01:01

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This is one of the bigger British troopers. Please note I have converted the head gear.
Below horses on the left French Light Cavalry, Right Heavy Cavalry British Scots Greys.
Please note that I have cut the front leg free of the grass in order to lift the figure up and make for a higher pose. Before the horse looked like it would plough into the ground.

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Horses from 3 sets below.

Italeri French Light Cavalry on left. Italeri Scots Greys middle,and left Italeri French Dragoons which is the same set as Revell. Kekso painted the French Dragoons recently. So there is a good comparson between the two horse types.

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All my troopers and horses are part painted for the full regiment,but these shown here are from wastage of which I have lots,and of no use .
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Posted by Xantippos on 19 Feb 2015, 17:10

I have the set in silver plastic and I never saw a difference in height between them, I will look at them the next day I open their box, but I would swear they were all the same size.

What I have noticed is that they are breaking like mad, that silver plastic was awful. In a few years I will have to buy a new set in another kind of plastic because they will be all broken.
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