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Imho, this sculptor does indeed need supervision of somekind. As you say, what skill is shown in the human form, is definitely being lost on uniform/equipment mistakes.
For a military figure sculptor & company, i'd of thought those were kind of really important aspects!!!!!
Even if these were packed seperate for Napoleonic usage, I personally would still only buy a single box. I don't want to mess about trimming sporrans off leaving unsightly flat spots for loads of highlanders, no matter how I try tidying that area up. Painting the tartan is bad enough!!! 😂
Oh well, like a few other musket era sets of late, Strelets are just scoring an own goal with this lot.
I have to say that I am also confused by what this 'big set' is/will be. With the old style Crimean Highlanders (of which I have a couple of boxes) you knew where you were: chunky, well-sculpted fellows in the older Strelets style, with suitably large bonnets and beards. The sort of soldiers who might put the fear of God into their Russian opponents.
But the new Highlanders are slender and most definitely Napoleonic - apart from the sporrans. They don't look right for The Crimea, but do look pretty good to form a firing line as part of Picton's Division at Waterloo (minus the sporrans).
They are also very noticeably different in sculpting style to the Turkish troops in this set, although since the two would not be part of a single unit this does not matter so much.
I'm really not sure what to make of this?:confused:
I think that the highlanders look too tall or have small heads. I was surprised that the muscian does not wear a sporran when all of his kilted comrades do.
The piper is quite poor. The bass drone should be much longer than the tenor drones. Also a piece of material , normally a thick ribbon of tartan, should connect the 3 drones to avoid them waving around erratically.
I like them.
Just hope we get some new sculpted Crimean russians to go with them.
In gray,not green. With caps, not helmets.
And with kneeling and standing firing figures having bayonets attached.
Just my own personal wishlist. Thank you Strelets for all your
fine work. Cappy