As readers may know I’m building an early/mid-Napoleonic Russian army. Most of the figures were as someone might recall, bought on three successive Foundry Xmas Sales, the up to 25% off one. Long term army planning supreme.
Then I saw these 3d resin prints on eBay sold by Hoplite Miniatures. They do a wide range of miniatures beyond these Napoleonic ones, but the ones that got me going were these Russian cuirassiers. Also in the range are dragoons, hussars and a variety of infantry. A set of 12 cavalry costs about £28, sometimes as little as £26, so not much more than £2 a figure. Compared to the price of a similar metal casting these are a no brainer for a pensioner such as me, e.g. the same money would get you a mere six Foundry cavalrymen, and not many more for most manufacturers.
All 36 of my prints were all clean and the details pretty good; ok not as much depth as a metal figure but enough for me. They’re quite robustly made and feel strong too. Anyway see what you think…..