Every once in a long while you run across a model figure that goes beyond competent, exceeds skillful and transcends accurate. This is what I thought when I first saw the Ral Partha Swiss thirty years ago, it stopped dead in my tracks, I said to myself, "This is real art, not just toy soldiers, this is art!".
I had the same feeling when I looked at the latest figures from Perry Brothers Plastic. I sat dumbfounded at the delicate detail, the natural positioning, the complete mastery of the sculpting process that went into these figures. These figures have raised plastic soldiers to an art form.
But don't take my word for it, look at the models below. In the box you get two sprues of command figures. three sprues of Ansars, a set of bases and a neat little pamphlet that provides enough information to do a good job painting the models and throws in a set of flags as well.
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box rear with some painting information and assembly ideas
the contents of the box
Mahdist flags ready to use printed on the informational pamphlet
the command sprue, side A
the command sprue, side B
details, I know I can get all nerdy about rivets at times,
but look at the way the fingertips deform under the pressure of holding the drum,
amazing, oh , and the fingernails as well
Perrys always do excellent heads
character and animation without cartoon-like distortion
a lot of other sculptors could learn a great deal from the Perrys
main sprue, side A
main sprue, side B
even the hair is well done
Remington rolling-block rifle, easily recognized and crisply cast
plenty of extra arms and weapons
the figures are naturally posed and the clothing hangs freely
delicately cast individual fingers are rare on wargaming figures
If you have ever had any doubt as to the impact that plastic figures would have on the hobby this is the clearest sign that could be made. These figures are simply superb. Even if I wasn't a colonial gamer I would buy a box and paint a few simply to have the pleasure of putting brush to such fine models. If you are a colonial gamers there is no better deal out there and I have yet to see models that come close to these.
To say, "Very Highly Recommended" doesn't seem enough. John