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Livestock ready

Carlos,
as for "Farm"-animals like pigs, sheeps, ... .
Preiser offers 2 excellent sets of very useful figures like horses, cows, sheeps, goats, chicken, ... even a shepherd is included. Another set would be good for variety but until then I`m well served with that 2. Nikolai offers other animal-figures: oxen, camels, ... .
Greetings

"Naked mules"

What would you think of a set of mules, elefants etc. without equipement or different sorts of seperate equipement, so that we can convert them as we like them to be?

Elefant drawn Indian artillery or an ancient war-elefant.

Stukas against Mules - that is not fair!!


cheers
uwe

Elephants

Uwe,

As far as elephants go the Britains baby elephant in 1/32nd scale is a good candidate. I used this model to make ancient elephants when there were none available. Size wise it is smaller than the Zvedza ones but larger than the Hat offerings.

Best regards,


Malcolm

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Replying to:

What would you think of a set of mules, elefants etc. without equipement or different sorts of seperate equipement, so that we can convert them as we like them to be?

Elefant drawn Indian artillery or an ancient war-elefant.

Stukas against Mules - that is not fair!!


cheers
uwe

Re: Elephants

Hi Malcolm,

many thanks for the tip. Some cheap plastic Zoo-sets for small children have nice elefants too.
A lot of opportunities.

cheers
Uwe

Re: Livestock ready

Carlos since you live in Spain as I do at Chrismas you may find some sheep for decorating a Belen. I bought a small flock, sold indivually prepainted 5 poses perfect 1/72nd scale long legged skinny beasts. I am not sure what breed but I use them from the Holy Land to Viking raids and on into the 19th Century.

Best regards,


Malcolm

To Strelets - Separate, attachable packs with Generic animals ...

Carlos and Uwe make exellent points above.

Personally, along their suggested lines, hopefully you could consider a Strelets-Mini set of 4 identical sprews, which each sprew has one each of the horse, mule, camel, etc, and separate attachable packs including maybe boxes and bags bundled, a maxim machine gun on back-rack, a small mountain cannon on back-rack, a double stretcher set for wounded soldiers etc.

It would be so easy to sculpt the animals in walking/standing poses with a single peg on top about 5mm tall in the center of their backs, and make single sculpts of the packs with a hole all the way thru them (just like Roman shields).

The packs could just be pressed on the animal with no glue, and in the Mini format, 4 identical sprews would give the customer at least that many options, or buy multiple sets (like me) and make a huge, long pack train ... just waiting to be attacked by enemies of ancients, all the way up thru Colonials and WWI (even WWII).

Even if not separate Mini sets, then it could be a great accessory set to be included in a Big Box format with other command sets. We wouldn't need to buy so many Big Boxes to have a lot of pack-train options, and packs could be swopped as many times as the customer wants for different themes.

Thank you for listening!

Separate, attachable packs with Generic animals ...

Great minds Dave...see "cuirassieurs old metal figure method"

Re: Separate, attachable packs with Generic animals ...

Hi Dave,

really an excellent idea!! Now let's hope Strelets would listen

cheers
Uwe