yet more Arab figures for early 20th C. buffs

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CarlL
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yet more Arab figures for early 20th C. buffs

Post by CarlL » 18 Aug 2019, 15:06

Whats the old saying about waiting for a bus, you wait ages then two come along together? Well here its Strelets Rif box sets! Another new review over on PSR website of Strelets Set 191 "Rif Rebellion"
see http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=2525

I have taken the liberty of copying their rider images and camel images for reporting here although it appears the six different horse figures are as my recent / previous report.
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This reviewer notes:
"Prior to the release of this set, Strelets had produced two sets of Rifian warriors, both wildly inaccurate (see links below). With this one however the scope is much wider, and from the looks of it the focus here is on the Arab warriors. Like the earlier Rif sets we see little here that indicates typical Berber dress, but instead an array of flowing robes and a mixture of turbans and the classic Arab shemagh. The styles are varied, which is good, but nothing about the costume looks particularly out of place." and
"Generally the sculpting is pretty good, with nicely done faces in particular, and the loose clothing is well done too. Detail on weaponry is a bit more rough, or at least not especially sharp, but not too bad. The worse we can say is the horse riders generally have their legs too close together, meaning they cannot stay on their mount, which means the customer will have to remedy this."
and concludes by noting:
" The big problem with this set is the presence of the Lewis guns, which seem like a random inclusion. Leaving those two figures aside, we have a collection with no other accuracy problems, some variable but at times good sculpting, and some good human poses along with some really poor animal ones. A mixed bag, as so often, but one that can be improved by sourcing animals from elsewhere, leaving you with some very useable warriors that compare favourably with the old Airfix set, which is in many ways similar." Full review at http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/review.aspx?id=2525

Well blow me you can have a whole cavalry army from recent Strelets Rif sets for North Africa or Middle East, or even as far away as Trans Caucasus and Tashkent!!
CarlL

granty101
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Re: yet more Arab figures for early 20th C. buffs

Post by granty101 » 18 Aug 2019, 19:36

CarlL wrote:
18 Aug 2019, 15:06
Whats the old saying about waiting for a bus, you wait ages then two come along together?
And knowing you, you'll have a free bus pass to use on both!!! :evil: ... :lol:

Grant (Still enjoying winding Carl up :D )
Vot is your Name? Don't tell him Pike!!!

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