Friday, August 23, 2013
Review of Sash & Saber Musketeers Advancing, 40 ECW4
Pics of my cleaned, primed and assembled S&S Musketeers Advancing - 40ECW4. You get 20 for $45, which is $2.25 a figure, a great value for one's line units. I would say that they had an average amount of cleaning for Old Glory castings. Some fine mold lines, some parts that I filed lines deeper, the occasional flash. The heads add great variety - it's amazing what even changing the position of a head can do! Again, there are three variations in a 7-7-6 ratio.
My one complaint is that the sword scabbards are unusually thick and attached to the base with a large chunk of flash. This has to be cut with metal snips and then I used my Dremel with a metal carver to shape the big thick rectangular sculpt a bit. They would be much better off as a separate casting which would enable them to have a lot more detail and be correctly sized (scaled up they're about the size of a 2by4 that's 3' long!). The ones on the Romanoff sculpts are separate and they're lovely scabbard sculpts - perfect proportions and nice details overall. Compared to regular Old Glory they are almost twice as much - the 25mm are $1.16 ea without any discount - but they are nearly twice as big!
I give them an 8 for variety, 8 for value, and 7 for overall sculpt/casting quality, for a 7.5.