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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 18 Dec 2020, 01:13

This turn the preview shows WSS figures again.

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Posted by Ochoin on 18 Dec 2020, 07:14

That actually looks like the type of "nag" they'd ride.

I know Italeri & Zvesda produce beautiful horse models but they're impossibly beautiful: troopers riding horses only a general would have.

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 19 Dec 2020, 06:03

A few more previews were added, very nice WSS figure again.

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Posted by Ochoin on 19 Dec 2020, 09:24

A lot like the Italeri horse from the Nap. French staff box.

Again, nice, realistic sculpt. The problem might be how many of these idiosyncratic mounts you get in a box.
An entire regiment with every horse "laughing" & every other horse grazing would look daft.

Not to mention an entire squadron puffing away would look like a tobacco advertisement.....

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Posted by Peter on 19 Dec 2020, 09:28

Nice sculpted horses, but the head of the second one is to low. It passes the base and that isn't good. :eh:
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Posted by Fairoaks024 on 19 Dec 2020, 10:11

I don't know much about the WSS uniforms etc., but the pistols look to be the wrong way round. Is it correct for this era?
Edit:- ignore me. Was interested enough to go and look it up. Definitely correct sculpting.

Nice work on the horse sculpting.
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Posted by pappola on 19 Dec 2020, 13:09

I think that "reverse" position of guns permit an easily extraction. (right hand extract left gun).
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Posted by Michael Robert on 20 Dec 2020, 16:31

Still waiting for the upcoming Streletz Christmas release...
The discussion about horse necks is getting better and better. Poor sculptors; they never get it right :-)
What I like about many of the cavalry sets is that they give a lot of great commanders for the Armies. In particular the different French Guards have super potential - with lace all over. Really fashionable.

Tension is rising
Expectations as well
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 25 Dec 2020, 03:05

A beautiful Christmas surprise. :thumbup:

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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 31 Dec 2020, 22:24

Strelets New Year's greetings. Some very nice WSS subjects again. :shock: :yeah:

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Posted by OwenChpw on 07 Jan 2021, 00:09

I don't think anyone's put up pictures of the Strelets Vikings set which is out now? They look like the figures from the Stamford Bridge set but that's been OOP for a while. Last time I saw one for sale, it was like 60 bucks on eBay. Least we can finally buy them again (just in time for Vikings Season 6 B).

I can see this set on eBay now, so you can order them already.

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Love the knotwork-shield raider.
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Posted by Wiking on 12 Jan 2021, 21:16

Sorry to interrupt the actual sword and shield discussion.

On PSR I see the complete set of the Foreign Legion. (Strelets)
Poses and there duty, or not like this (Dio builder like me) we need so much more for several timelines.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Man ... aspx?id=24
Please scroll down.
French foreign legion in camp.
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 12 Jan 2021, 22:11

Wiking wrote:Sorry to interrupt the actual sword and shield discussion.

On PSR I see the complete set of the Foreign Legion. (Strelets)
Poses and there duty, or not like this (Dio builder like me) we need so much more for several timelines.

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Man ... aspx?id=24
Please scroll down.
French foreign legion in camp.


Now the Revell Afrika Korps man with his cup can have some drinking buddies at last.
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Posted by Peter on 13 Jan 2021, 13:43

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Posted by zirrian on 21 Jan 2021, 20:24

Sorry if I venture into a wee-bit offtopic here, but what's a good place to order Strelets from in Europe? I used to get everything I needed from Hannants, but due to Brexit ordering from Hungary is not really viable...
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 22 Jan 2021, 00:45

zirrian wrote:Sorry if I venture into a wee-bit offtopic here, but what's a good place to order Strelets from in Europe? I used to get everything I needed from Hannants, but due to Brexit ordering from Hungary is not really viable...


Personally, I stopped buying hobby items from UK based distributors already some time ago.
Several online shops I use carry Strelets, among other manufacturers, of course.
Linear-A
https://www.linear-a.de/shop-figuren/
Waterloo1815
http://www.hatitalywaterloo.it/

Pretty sure there must be a lot more (& better) options on the continent.
Good luck with this shopping quest! ;-) :thumbup:
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Posted by Peter on 22 Jan 2021, 16:26

I buy from model_hobbies (https://www.benl.ebay.be/sch/Speelgoeds ... el_hobbies). Good service and postal costs are low. And yes it is UK.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 22 Jan 2021, 17:55

:coffee: If anyone can remember the drinking horse
it has it mouth and nose in the water. The soldier
loading his heavy Dragoon Pistol is a pose i like.
Well it is all great looking stuff.
You younger ones are sure lucky. BB
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 22 Jan 2021, 19:34

For anyone in the USA, Michigan Toy Soldier gets the latest Strelets-R sets about the same time they are released in Europe. They are pretty good to deal with.
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Posted by Erich von Manstein on 22 Jan 2021, 22:37

Strelets first 2021 preview. :-)
WSS French Dragoons on foot

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