QRF and Rebel Minis wanted someone to review their modern ranges. Both companies were kind enough to send me some samples. QRF sent quite a large number - hence the rather substantial gallery below. I was also asked to provide some side-by-side style photos. So, on with the show.
QRF vs. Rebel Minis:
A picture is worth ten thousand words. Yeah, right, but not when you like to hear yourself talk! Here are the pictures:
As you can see, the QRF and Rebel Minis vary significantly in size. But so too dothe QRF vary with each other. In part this is due to some of the figures being Asian (which should be shorter). The black line behind each row of figures is at 20mm - that is a metric ruler on the right hand side of each photo. One thing that does strike me is that QRF seems to vary quite a bit themselves. While their three figures in the upper photo all look the same scale to me, the three in the lower photo do not.
So, will they mix well with each other? I leave it to you to judge.
QRF Post WW2 Figures
The figures sent to me by QRF were all from their post-WW2 ranges. They cover Vietnam, Korea and a host of Asian and African conflicts around the world. As I am not an expert in these myriad periods, I will not comment on accuracy of weapon or uniform.
Overall I found the sculpting very average. While there are some very nice figures in this grouping, there are also some real sub-par sculpts. Just looking at the photos above you can see quite a variety of styles. I would judge QRF a definite “look before you buy” set of ranges. In some cases there are very nicely sculpted faces, crisp detail and fine anatomical proportions. In others, the faces look more like skulls, we see examples of ham-hands, giganto-heads and other anatomical afflictions.
So ask for samples before you buy. I understand Geoff at QRF is quite accommodating in that regard!