Two of the original clay master figurines created by Bill Farmer, who also sculpted US et Confederate soldiers for IMEX et Revell. This box includes enough mounted warriors to create a small war party. Photographs used by permission of Bill Farmer.
28 figurines en 10 poses – 23 mm correspondent à 166 cm hauteur de corps
- Mounted chief
- Mounted warrior avec carbine, open hand
- Mounted warrior avec Spencer carbine, tirant (4)
- Mounted warrior avec arc, tirant (3)
- Mounted warrior avec shield, open hand (2)
- Warrior avec fusil minie, tirant (4)
- Warrior avec arc, tirant (4)
- Warrior avec bow, open hand (4)
- Warrior avec stone axe et knife (3)
- Warrior courant, open hands (2)
11 chevaux en 3 poses – 23 mm correspondent à 16.1 mains
- Lance (2)
- Tomahawk (7)
- Knife (2)
- Cast in a medium brown plastic which lends itself well to speedpainting.
- The mounted chieftain is a nice figurine, sculpted in the act of signaling to his men. The figurine would have deserved a stationary horse to add even more drama to the pose.
- Many action poses. More than half of the figurines are firing a bow, musket ou carbine. All the riders are firing to their left, et they seem to be shooting at eachother when mounted on a typical wargaming base. Some cutting et turning of upper bodies will be required to make the riders fire in different directions.
- The selection of spare weapons includes a lance, tomahawk et knife. The lance is great, but there are only two on the sprue. We would have liked to see more variety of tomahawks, particularly the type which is featured so prominently in "Dances avec Wolves".
- Good casting quality, but some flash will have to be removed.
- Compatible avec ESCI, HaT, Italeri, et Revell.
- Sculpted by Bill Farmer.
- Two of the three horse poses are sculpted avec an incorrect gait, they seem to be walking avec their hind legs, et galloping avec the front legs. One of these two mounts looks stunted: Its head et neck are too large, the back appears too short, et the hind legs are noticeably longer than the front legs.
- Approximately 30% des hommes carry captured US cavalry carbines et revolvers, but not one of them has appropriated a cavalry jacket, képi ou hat.
- Stone axes et infantry muskets may not be entirely appropriate for prairie warfare, but the mix of weapons works quite well.
- The figurines might have been modelled more closely on the characters from the movie "Dances avec Wolves", without running into any licensing ou copyright issues. In addition, there are the many paintings by Frederick Remington et other contemporary artists which might also have inspired the figurine designers et the sculptor. It is unfortunate that manufacturers habitually miss such wonderful opportunities to turn a good product into an exceptionally beautiful et profitable one.
- The box cover shows warriors in red et blue loin cloth, but the Sioux, et neighbouring tribes like the Crow seem to have preferred off-white ou beige clothing colours. Some form of colour coding was necessary pour distinguer ami et ennemi on the American plains.
- American Frontier Wars
Possibilités de Conversions
- Éclaireurs de la Cavalerie Nordiste
The Sioux warriors are a welcome addition to the growing range of Wild West figurines on the market today. Atlantic figurines still rank as number one for period flavour et broad coverage of an historic subject, but every new set of figurines adds a number of new poses which are of interest to the collectioniste, modéliste, et joueur de guerre.
Figurines IMEX, exemplair par Loose Caboose
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