Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Musketeers - March!
Couldn't wait so broke open one of the two large packs of S&S figures. I've one of pikes and one of Musketeers, at 20 figs for $45 they're the best bargain at $2.50 a fig.
REVIEW: They are quite crisp [hard metal and relatively clean] and have many nice details, including snapsacks, powder flasks, "apostles", bows on britches, and some nice details on the Matchlocks. There are three poses advancing, and you get a perfect 7-7-6 spread. They also come with musket rests [nice touch for early war especially], 3 sets of 4 brimmed hat heads + 2-3 individual ones, 2 bare heads, 2 monmoth/knit cap heads, 5 montero cap heads. There is a bit of flash in hard-to-reach spots, but the mold lines are faint. I don't find them to be unusual in cleaning either way [unusually clean or messy].
These can easily be used for early or late with and without rests. The head variety is solid for brimmed hats but the caps / bare heads are only 9, so one would probably have to ask for extra montero hats, for example, which I am certain they'd be happy to provide (based upon past excellent service with Old Glory who casts and ships for S&S). With only heads to attach they'll be a snap to assemble.
Overall, I give them an '8' for solid sculpting, nice options, easy assembly and metal quality.