First Glance: Based on my experience with their other ranges, I know Irregular is in the process of reworking many of the ranges. They may not need to redo this entire range, but a few sculpts will need to go. This poor overladen beast of burden is one.
Anatomy: The anatomy here is fairly good. The right arm is much too long if you measure, only because it has to cover all that equipment. The legs, hands, and head are all in proportion to each other, and the overall sizes look right. They all have good faces - a bit plain, but they do paint up a treat.
The Finer Things: Itís the details that doom this figure in my eyes. While nothing about it is downright horrible, taken in combination it makes for an ungainly figure. For example, the musket measures a whopping 14 mm, the bayonet another 5. The soldier is only 13 mm from boot sole to eye! The blanket roll, pack, and tails combine to make a massive torso which simply looks too far out of scale. I see this figure and I canít but help call him Quasimodo! The details in themselves are fairly well done, but somehow the combination got away from the sculptor.
Second Chances: Perhaps muskets are bigger than what I saw at Williamsburg, or perhaps soldiers of the AWI were smaller. Each of these figures seems to be carrying an enormous firearm. The second figure pictured has a musket a full 15 mm with a 6 mm bayonet! Otherwise they are rather nice figures.
If you can get past the muskets and the odd disappointment, this looks to be like a rather nice line overall.
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