First Glance: Minifigs are one of the ranges I always love to review. Not because I am a big fan of the figures (Iím not), but because the review practically writes itself. Except for their horses (which I do love) their figures are always well proportioned, beautifully cast, and attractively priced. The AWI range is no exception
Anatomy: The ability of the sculptor shows in every figure. No matter the range, the anatomy is very good. Bones donít bend, joints are always where theyíre supposed to be, and everything is generally the right size. The faces tend to be a bit angular (there are some very strong jaws in the line) but paint up well enough.
The Finer Things: Minifigs have a moderate amount of detail, nicely done in a low contrast style. For me this makes them harder to paint but your mileage may vary. There is one strange thing here - the bayonets are much too long. This one measures in at a full 8 mm! That would go through you, your buddy, and your buddyís pack!
Second Chances: In case you hadnít already figured it out, theyíre all the same (thatís a good thing).
As Iíve said numerous times, my issue with Minfigs is two fold. First, a lot of their poses have a ďmime-leaning-into-the-windĒ quality which just donít work for me. Second, they donít have any variety within a pose. But these are both matters of taste. Look at the pictures and decide for yourself.
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