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Hank and Brain make some very appropriate comments regarding "cross-sharing" masters designed for 1/72 HO purposes with larger scales.
I have already complimented your sculptor on the fine job he has done on the Naval Commander master. He's awesome as far as my tastes go, and in 1/72 HO he would be a sure winner.
But if you up-scale him, some body-parts may appear out of proportion. Some parts too big for bigger scale, and when cross-sharing masters, other parts would simply be too small for 1/72 purposes.
Let me give you a real life example of a failed downsizing attempt of larger to smaller scale which should expose the opposite problem of smaller to larger ...
The IMEX Alamo Round Hats were produced in 54mm long before 1/72. Toy Soldiers of San Diego (California) had scans eons ago. At the larger scale the lances, guns, swords, and other thin accessories were thick enough to not break off.
But when they were pantographed down to 1/72, these accessories simply drop off, even break off out of the box from shipping.
I'm truly disappointed about this as the sculpting and art work is right-on, but the engineering realities have negated a fine effort.
I personally love the look of "Lead Figures" with their exaggerated heads, hands, feet, mustaches, helmets, buttons, and so on. And in soft plastic they look eqaully attractive. But in larger scales, at least 3 of us on this forum can anticipate they would simply attract criticisms against your good-intentioned efforts.
So, for now, please stick to with what you are so good at and continue commissioning your sculptors make your uniquely accurate and attractive 1/72 figurines designed for their smaller scale purposes.
Happy Producing (and I don't envy you) but we all need and want you! Thanks for asking :-)
Seems the major response to Strelets question, is "NO".
Quite a few fed up folk waving a big banner saying "get on with the Crimean War range" etc. ( Looks like most of us are standing out on the flank after parade inspection,speaks volumes.)
How Strelets react to this feedback will be very interesting.
Perhaps you should ask on a forum dedicated to 1:32 and 1:48 scale. I'm sure they would love your product in their scale. I wouldn't mind some links to such forums myself.
I do know that Tamiya is starting to more of their former 1:35 scale soldiers in 1:48. Both in hard plastic. 1:48 is also very popular scale for aircraft, so a pilot and groundcrew set or maybe even paratroops and helicopter troops, would be a very good start.
There is also 25mm or is it 28mm for gaming.
Nice-looking figure, and I do like naval subjects, but I haven't the space or money for everything so its 1/72 or not at all for me. I would also echo the comment 'make what you have already promised first'.
My opinion is NO!!!
There are too many gaps in your Crimean War range for example to diversify your efforts in other scales.
Improve your quality and you'll can rest on the top...
Well to be honest I'd like to see more sets in 1/32 period. I got my start in that scale. So all the more 1/32, as well as we still have 1/72 since that seems most popular, is fine with me. Keeps the hobby varied, no?
Agreed, but I've already stated my case in an earlier thread
The other night I find Replicents and other 1/32 figure manufactures of Michigan Toy Soldier Co- they have royal navy(Nelson's navy), Trafalgar sailors and gunners, Royal Marines and dead seamen poses.
Zvezda also has some 1/35 ww2 soviet and german sniper teams, the artwork on the the box looks great.
Hope this venture will make more money to funding more 1/72's.
That's right. Replicants has made a complete line of Sailors, Marines, Personalities, wounded, etc. And durn fine, too!
The guy (main guy) who makes the Replicants figurines is Peter Cole. He embodies everything about plastic toy soldiers. He researched and authored the history of Britain's & Herald figurines (Swoppets) in his book "Suspended Animation." His book is an absolute joy to read. I bought directly from his homepage site and he shipped to me in Japan at the time.
Now, if we could have the same in 1/72 that HaT hasn't produced yet, Wow !!!
Here's Peter Cole's Link - Enjoy!:
Firstly to correct my post above, having in mind read it again I intented to say as listed on Michtoy 'Seamen Lying dead -Sorry if the previous mention sounded innapropriate.
Thanks for the link by the way, this is good, I will look forward to reading this site. You sound like a good explorer.