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My initial thoughts are, very nice, but the pipe in the officers hand is a nice touch but way too big, it would be better with no pipe at all, and the flag , better just a pole and no flag, there are so many paper/printed one`s available that so often look better than our best efforts with a brush.
with all due respect, we are talking not about Sherlock Holmes' pipe but about previous generation designs, like, for example, on one of Don Troiani's images:
Looking super Strelets. I really like the variety of faces, 'kit' and especially headgear—the be-tricorned fella is a ripper.
As a contrary view to Alan's, I like to have the option to paint a flag. It can always be removed to replace with a paper version, or even a bit of metal/foil from the top of a bottle of wine, which someone put me on to years ago. Enables the flag to be moulded after painting.
Aside from any examples, the pipe needs to be exaggerated for best modelling effect, IMHO.
Your curent output 'on steroids' is wonderous! They seem to be taking a while to reach us in the antipodes though...
Thanks for your marvellous efforts,
actually, it's going to be only the first batch of sets in 2017. The idea is (all going well) to have 2 further ones before X'mas.
Australia usually receives our sets amongst first by airmail, everything depends on a distributor there - holidays, etc. Also distributor is complaining about declining demand for figures in your part of the world (Au, NZ).
Thanks for replying.
Great news about the batches. Not so good re demand in my (broadly) part of the world. I think that our best shop in the capital city nearish to me has started dealing directly with you and other manufacturers to improve supply into the shop.
Here's hoping that demand recovers in Aust-NZ!
Great looking first round for your new ACW Range. For future rounds I'd hope to see ...
* Flags: Keeping flags are a must. Even better would be to have designs already on them. I never cut flags off, in fact if they are plain, I use a pointed hot soldering gun to carve my own flag designs. I never put paper on my plastic figures. Customers who don't like your flags can cut them off or paint over any details. I like them - please keep them.
* Blanket Rolls: Out of the 14 masters, I only see 3 wearing blanket rolls. I'd hope to see at least half with blanket rolls as being one of the more historical impressions of Confederates. And rounder blanket rolls so they stand out more prominently, please.
* Hats: I previously mentioned it would be nice to see a few more slouch hats with sides or front and front and back turned up, again, a kind of Confederate looking detail. And I sure like your variety of Kepis as they are. Really great!
* Details: Personally, your pipe pose is one of my favorites. My grandpa (WWI Vet) had a an impressive collection of them and used to love to just walk and talk while smoking them after a meal, and I liked listening to him chatting on, just like your pose :-)
OK, Thank you for new Teaser Pictures. I can't wait to feel them in my hands and admire their fantastic details!
Faithfully yours - GC
I think like Alan, and for me the heads was too small. But they are a greath idea for the market.
I agree with Alan about the flag, pole only please, even if you cut off the flag it's difficult around the part on pole where the flag wraps around it.
More blanketrolls and more visible, they are great for even more variety as you can paint different patterns.
As for headgear am I the only one not seeing/missing Stetson hats? I see one mexican war wheel cap or mechanical hat, but no straw hats at all? And no plantation hats?
if you don't see a certain hat in a specific set, that doesn't mean, that there's no one at all.