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Strelets news 2019

Posted by Wiking on 26 Apr 2019, 15:45

Thank you Paul for posting.

I am with Susofrick.
HÄT, Strelets, First to fight figures but the crowd seems to be happy with that output.
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Posted by marc zijp on 27 Apr 2019, 04:55

More French, probably the announced Summer Dress at Attention.
This time with double crossbelts ánd epaulettes!
I think I see long tails so likely pre-bardin and thus grenadiers or voltigeurs pre 1812?
If so the other announced Summer sets, Marching and At Ease, will also be suitable for the pre Waterloo period.
That’ll be fine with me.
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Posted by Paul on 27 Apr 2019, 11:38

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Posted by marc zijp on 29 Apr 2019, 21:26

French WW1 artillery figures for 105mm Canon Schneider 1913.
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=318&M=F
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 07 May 2019, 10:43

A015 - WWI Canon de 105mm mle 1913 Schneider with French Crew
Final figures.

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A017 - WWI Mortier de 220mm TR mle 1915/1916 Schneider with French Crew
Masters.

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Posted by marc zijp on 07 May 2019, 11:53

I’m not the only one I know: they are not so good.
The figures for the 105mm Schneider I mean. It’s the final product, but all the sharpnessis gone. Pity!
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Posted by Susofrick on 07 May 2019, 15:04

Hmm, the figures look a bit like we've gone 50 years back in the hobby. Maybe better IRL.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 07 May 2019, 16:00

Nope. Those are truly awful. The faces look like a horror show. Try harder Strelets!!
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Posted by marc zijp on 07 May 2019, 16:14

Yes, makes me sad, for most of time they do a good job nowadays. Not always the full score on historical accuracy, but the figures are much better than before.
I fear for the other French sets I want, in particular the French guard grenadiers. Want to build a battle around them. About ten sets (which is quite a lot to me).
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Posted by Paul on 07 May 2019, 18:10

The masters certainly seemed to have more Detail.
Effect of the light on the finished ones or the masters?
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Someone will have to paint them to see for sure.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 07 May 2019, 23:03

I cannot see the faces anyway.BB
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Posted by marc zijp on 07 May 2019, 23:15

French guard grenadiers greatcoat marching, figures.
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=334&M=F
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Posted by Durruti on 09 May 2019, 20:32

This is still a big problem with Strelets - recently they've shown some nicely proportioned, well-rounded and detailed masters. But when the final product arrives they are flat as hell as if cast in a shallow mould (to save money?) with shrivelled arms and blurry detail.

The recent Russian Civil War Red Cavalry were a huge disappointment to me having got a single sample box in the hope of buying a lot more :( No doubt Strelets will conclude the set sold poorly due to lack of interest in the subject and wide range of alternative uses/conversion potential rather than the poor quality...(same with their M029 Dismounted Mongols and the giant HaT Huns!)

Oh, the frustration!
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Posted by marc zijp on 15 May 2019, 21:26

British infantry 1899-1902.
Q: possible to use them for?
Boer wars yes, but Mahdist Revolt? Sudan? Not my expertise.
http://www.strelets-r.com/Pages/Set.aspx?SetID=341&M=M
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 18 May 2019, 10:15

M133 - British Colonial Infantry 1899-1902 (Boer War)

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Excellent looking masters again! :yeah:
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Posted by Rich W on 19 May 2019, 09:27

The Colonial infantry look excellent. Hopefully the final products will reflect something similar in quality to these!
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Posted by marc zijp on 27 May 2019, 20:45

WW1 French infantry, summer uniform.
With that ballet dancer. Better cut of the base and make a prone figure of it.
Quality of the final product?
Don’t know...
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 29 May 2019, 21:10

226 - WWII Japanese Type 98 20mm AA/AT Gun

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Posted by marc zijp on 30 May 2019, 10:15

I’m not a supporter of putting parts of a gun in a figure. Don’t get the waving pose, a strange way to handle the gun. But more important: it seems the new Strelets batch is not as crisp as it should be. Hope I’ll be wrong!
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Posted by Paul on 30 May 2019, 10:26

:shock: :shock: :eh:
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marc zijp wrote:I Don’t get the waving pose, a strange way to handle the gun.

He´s showing off. A "hey, look!!! " pose.
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