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You won't change PSR - their sculpting score depends on their personal taste.
Strelets' new figures are slim and life-like, with lots of character (as many others mentioned before). Other manufacturer's figures are slimmer. But IMHO often as stiff and 'life-like' as mannequins in a shop window...
The PSR sculpting score is the one I usually ignore. There always are pictures and we have our own eyes and taste
BTW: there are few manufacturers left producing new sets. Strelets ist the most active and innovative.
Maybe some day PSR will read: Plenty (of) Strelets Reviews
I think the score is appropriate not the best that is possible but close, which based on previous sets is high praise from PSR, personally I'd give them an 8 to be consistant with other sets scores.... Still I think the proof of the pudding is in how quickly they sell out, if I was collecting british napoleonic they would be on my list...
I think a fair score, it is my favorite Strelets set ever, so far, If you score a ten, there is no where to go if a better set comes along, so 9/10 is realistically as good as it gets. Well there be a better set ? I doubt it
I don't know if this helps but if you tally up the: Historical Accuracy, the Pose Quality, the Pose No., the Sculpting and the mold Strelets British Infantry On The March scores 47 out of 50! Which in my opinion is a very good score. If we compare this overall score with Hat British Peninsular Infantry overall score they score 46!
So Strelets beat out Hat! Brian look at the bigger picture don't get upset by that one category!...and now the winners of the gold medal for the Best Sculpted Miniatures
of 2017...STRELETS TEAM!!!
Although I visit PSR a lot,very rarely does the scoring system affect my purchases.(actually never)
And realistically does anyone refuse to purchase a box of soldiers because of a stray epaulette here or a missing scabbard there?Really??
And may I add how much I anticipate getting these latest Nappies..great work Strelets!
I never bother with PSR's scores. I look at the pictures, read their review and then make my own mind up as to whether I want those figures in my collection or not. Sometimes the quality of the sculpting isn't my main criteria and lack of alternatives might sway me which is how I ended up buying WWII FFL and Bosnian Handschar, which I will paint and use at some time even though they are horrible figures. I remember when Strelets first came on the scene they did some awful sets (for a while they had a penchant for depicting medieval cavalrymen wielding two hand weapons that would have pitched them out of their saddle if they had really tried to use them on horseback) but we liked their innovation and many of us found that a lick of paint worked wonders and really brought some of the figures alive. Since then they have massively improved their sculpting and production quality and I'm so glad that we supported them through the growing years and they have become one of the best manufacturers around nowadays. PSR offers an invaluable chance to see good scans of figures and they are perfectly entitled to put whatever score they like but it doesn't influence my purchasing choices.