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Heller WW2 British infantry

Posted by Londoncopper on 01 Dec 2022, 19:13

I noticed that Heller are selling WW2 British that are a mix of Caesar and Italeri figures, do the two ranges match up well in size or have they been scaled to match up?
Looking at a picture of the sprue, the Italeri figures are either kneeling or prone so l guess in this case, size really doesn't matter!
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Posted by Peter on 01 Dec 2022, 21:18

I have the Heller US American Infantry set with this mix of figures of Esci and Caesar. As I have a look at the sprue the two Caesar figures go very well with the other. Size is good, not much difference. These are unique sets.

http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1365

It looks like they made new moulds to make this sets. The Esci figures are not at the same place on the sprue.
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Posted by zirrian on 01 Dec 2022, 22:35

Londoncopper wrote:I noticed that Heller are selling WW2 British that are a mix of Caesar and Italeri figures, do the two ranges match up well in size or have they been scaled to match up?
Looking at a picture of the sprue, the Italeri figures are either kneeling or prone so l guess in this case, size really doesn't matter!


Caesar is much smaller and the Heller moulds are godawful. Avoid them if possible. I got a box, half of them were Soviets for some reason, the rest were practically useless.
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Posted by Peter on 01 Dec 2022, 23:16

zirrian wrote:
Caesar is much smaller and the Heller moulds are godawful. Avoid them if possible. I got a box, half of them were Soviets for some reason, the rest were practically useless.

I must disagree here with you my friend. The figures I have in the latest Heller boxes are good. I see no flash and the size is good. And as said it looks like new moulds.
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Posted by zirrian on 02 Dec 2022, 15:10

Peter wrote:I must disagree here with you my friend. The figures I have in the latest Heller boxes are good. I see no flash and the size is good. And as said it looks like new moulds.


Was it also a mixed Caesar-something else box?
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Posted by Peter on 02 Dec 2022, 21:41

zirrian wrote:
Was it also a mixed Caesar-something else box?

Yes it is. I also have the Esci American paratroops in a Heller box and they are nice to.

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Heller 49601 WW2 US Infantry PSR comment: http://plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=1365

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Posted by zirrian on 02 Dec 2022, 22:48

Strange...I will dig up my French and Brits to your horror. For some I have decided that entirely resculpting their faces would be better :(
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