Comments on WW1 US infantry?March 25 2006 at 10:21 AM
|Pat Bierter (Login PatBierter)|
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Plasticsolderreview now has reviewed the new small scale sets from Hat and from Emhar, has anybody seen these sets yet? I have been disappointed by the sculpting of Hat's latest WW1 releases, and the Emhar helmets don't look right, but it might just be the photos. So your comments would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance, Pat
|March 28 2006, 6:23 AM |
I´ve bought both sets and the Emhar ones are the better offering, though the helmets indeed are cr***! These would deserve an aftermarket set in resin so any modeller with a sharp knife can convert them in to excellent figures. A minor disadvantage though compared with the other set!
The HäT figures - I´m sorry to say - are a complete waste of money for a serious modeller. Their Anzacs and Turkish Infantry were great, but then it was all downhill from there as far as the WW1 sets are concerned. They seem to aim at the Wargamers market rather than the modeller and for that they are well suited. The detail however is shallow and the anatomy is not realistic at all, so no amount of patching up will help to convert them into good figures. They can do so much better!
Emhar and Hat Americans
|April 2 2006, 11:13 AM |
Mario, thanks for your reply. Saw both sets in the plastic by now, and couldn't agree more about the Hat set. The anatomy problems cannot be solved, and including three different machine guns does not help if none looks good!
The Emhar helmets definitely need replacing, otherwise I liked the figures (apart from the somewhat strange pose of the prone Lewis gunner - clearly modelled after a photograph).
I really don't understand what has happened to these sets, as both companies have produced excellent figures before as you rightly said! Regards, Pat
The Hat/Airfix figures
|June 14 2006, 10:53 AM |
Are really worthless. IMHO they are better for interwar training soldiers. All of them are wearing Sam Brown hats, and none have any kind of personal gear like back packs, greatcoats, etc. The LMG is sort of useful, but thats about it.