09/11/2017 at 12:35 #75904
My wife got me a load of (mostly unpainted) soft plastic Napoleonic figures. I’m guessing they’re Airfix or HaT, but I don’t know a great deal about Napoleonic uniforms, so I’m struggling to identify them. I’ll post photos of some of them below, if anyone could offer ideas as to what they are, I’d be very grateful. Each one is numbered to make referencing easier.
Number 909/11/2017 at 13:06 #75907
I think I know a few:
1) Esci French line infantry
2) Italeri French line infantry
4) Esci French Guard artillery
7) Esci French Guard infantry
9) I think Airfix French Guard infantry
None look like HaT to me. 8 may be Revell.
Try http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com to confirm. 🙂09/11/2017 at 13:17 #75908
Here you go Russell, think I have got number 1 and 2 the correct way around. Just click on the links.09/11/2017 at 13:21 #75910
Some more, for some reason the links won’t post. So just cut and paste them Russell and it will take you to the reviews.
Number 5 http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=442
Number 6 http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=316
Number 8 http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=312
Number 9 http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/Review.aspx?id=41909/11/2017 at 13:40 #7591409/11/2017 at 19:37 #75932
You’ll also want to visit Bennos:
Mostly modellors & dioramists and usually amazing.
A sample of their work:
donald09/11/2017 at 19:44 #75933
The HaT site is useful, too.
Apart from shots of their sets , there’s “Everything Toy Soldiers” with readers’ contributions.
donald09/11/2017 at 19:51 #75934
I don’t think anyone has identified number 3.
They have the Airfix style and I’m about 75% sure they are the Airfix British Hussars. We had most of the Airfix Napoleonics – we played like 2 games using made up Napoleonic rules and most of the time actually used the yellow figures (during our time in the 70s, they were moulded in yellow plastic) as engineers in our outdoor wargames on the side of my parents’ house. 🙂09/11/2017 at 20:34 #75940
3 are Airfix British Hussars.
2 are one of the Italeri French Line kits, they seemed to revert to the Esci mould after that10/11/2017 at 09:13 #7596810/11/2017 at 19:32 #75991
Those Airfix hussars look a bit dodgy to me. They are definitely from the Airfix British Hussars set, but a really rubbish quality casting. Maybe they are cheap knock-offs?10/11/2017 at 23:54 #75997
I have a set in front of me and to be honest a lot of the later Airfix stuff was a terrible casting. (My older figures are the same plastic colour.)
Recent WW1 figures are brutal.
11/11/2017 at 17:17 #76025
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