We present an occasional, random series of reviews of some of the many wonderful sets of 1/72nd scale figures available today, from a wargamer's perspective (ours!), using photos of figures from our games.
1. Hat 8072 1805 Russian Infantry
2. Strelets set 019 Russian Hussars
3. Strelets Set 096 French Hussars
4. Mars set 72020 Swedish Infantry
Readers interested in a full listing and reviews of 1/72nd figures should look no further than the marvellous Plastic Soldier Review website.
Having trouble painting plastic figures? Tips on the preparation of figures for painting.
Figure Production Lines
Mark's figure "production line" for Borodino 2012
Mark's and James' kaiserlich production line
Assorted Photos and Conversions
Below are photos of some of the great figures available in 1/72nd plastics plus some of the fun we have had with conversions.
9th Cuirassiers in 20 mm and 2 mm
1/72nd Airfix Waterloo French cavalry and 2 mm Irregular heavy cavalry. One of the Airfix figures was converted as trumpeter by removing sword and adding trumpet from Hat French chasseurs à cheval.