Thursday, January 17, 2008

Figure Comparisons

Stokes asked me for a comparison shot with Spencer Smith, RSM, and Revell SYW figures. While I had the camera out, I did a little more than that. As always, click on the photos for a larger view.

First up is the grand comparison photo of 18th century miniatures. From left to right, they are:
  1. Airfix 1/72 British Grenadier (AWI)
  2. Airfix 1/72 Washington's Army (AWI)
  3. Revell SYW Austrian Infantry (SYW)
  4. Revell SYW Prussian Infantry (SYW)
  5. Spencer Smith plastic (18thC)
  6. RSM95 Prussian Musketeer (SYW)
  7. Old Glory Austrian Grenadier (SYW)
  8. Minden Miniatures Prussian Musketeer (SYW)
  9. RSM95 Highlander (F&IW/SYW)
  10. Imperialist Miniatures French Musketeer (WSS)

Next, we have a group photo of the Imperialist Miniatures samples I received some months ago. They are, I believe, 25mm figures rather than 28/30, and are for the War of Spanish Succession rather than the Seven Years War. But they're gorgeous little figures, and only a little more expensive than RSMs. I've especially fallen in love with the French officer. From left to right, they are:
  1. F-01 French musketeer
  2. FO-11b French trooper of horse w/pistol, on Horse H3
  3. FO-3 French officer of foot
  4. F17 French drummer

Here we have a cavalry comparison, with the Imperialist French trooper between a RSM95 Prussian Mounted Officer on the left and RSM95 Prussian Hussar on the right. The size difference is rather glaringly obvious here. It's also a little odd looking for the Imperialist trooper to be unable to see over his horse's head. However, on a lark I switched figures and horses, and discovered that putting the RSM officer on the Imperialist horse, and vice versa, erased much of the immediate height difference between them. And both of them can see over their horse's heads.


Bluebear Jeff said...


Thanks for these photos. I would love to see more close-ups of your Imperialist figures. Particularly some side views of whatever mounted figures you have . . . as well as what they all look like from the rear.

I can't get any more Blood Axe figures, so if I want to flesh out those earlier forces, I need to find something else. And Imperialist figures just aren't visible anywhere that I know of.

-- Jeff

Stokes Schwartz said...

Good Morning Jonathan,

Thanks for the photos. You are right -- The Spencer Smiths work well with the RSM's. A bit tall when next to the Revell figures, but I suppose in big units, the difference would be less apparent. The Imperialist figures are very attractive castings too.

Best Regards,


tidders said...

Nice comparison photos, really useful

-- Allan