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"I respect the desire of non-painters to have figures in specific colours.....though I still can't understand why painting them in one, desired colour is a problem."
Because it defeats the object ie not painting the figures
I made a set of 12 Apache Scouts plus some other Conversions in 2006 shortly after they came out. Some of the poses are very animated and the shooting carbine poses are especially nice. It's easy to see the Classic Airfix Casualty poses, including the horse and dismounted shooter likely from the photo discussed in a thread below, included as further Conversions. Here's the Link:
Probably because I wasn't paying attention but I don't know if strelets are planning a set/2.....presumably dismounted?
Again, these would be very useful for ACW.
I always liked Strelets figures, and I've never been bothered by the style of sculpting. One-on-one, Strelets figures may be less graceful than those from other manufactures like Italeri, but on a wargame table they look way more impressive and warlike. Subtle and soft details are good when you look up close, but from 50 cm you will miss all of them - instead good poses and heavy, accurate sculpting add a lot to the look of whole wargame armies, and that's what Strelets usually delivers The only complaint I have about Strelets figures is about the weapons, they are usually too thick. That's not a big problem with ancient or medieval figures, but turns out to be disappointing in regard of 19th c. or ww2 figures - you can't easily mix those figures with figures from other manufacturers. That's why I have many sets of Strelets' ancients and medievals, but few for XIX-XX c. armies.