Dated: January 9, 2002, updated 2/1/02.
Box cover, test sprue and painted figures.
Figures below painted by Flavio Rossi (Italy)
Figures below painted by Scott MacPhee (USA)
Added to the growing HäT range of 1/72 scale figures is a 48 man set of WWI 1914 Russian Infantry. The figures are finely detailed and are complete with the exception of painting. These 1/72 scale figures are suitable for use with anything else in 1/72 scale. The Russian Infantry set comprises grimly marching riflemen, boldly advancing riflemen, standing shooting riflemen, half standing kneeling shooting riflemen, riflemen taking the all important bullet out of his cartridge belt, side posed advancing riflemen, riflemen throwing a grenade in effect being grenademen, and the cliche officer pose: officer waving his men on. All that is needed to complete a colorful representation of Russian military fecundity is a damned good washing, a primer, a coat of paint, some dry brushing, flocking and a sealant, or you can just play with them in grey.
As a historical note, these are the very last soldiers to fight for the very last of a long line of Russian Tsars. The Russian revolution which changed Russia so profoundly and so ferociously was only to last a man's lifetime, the blink of an eye in the history of mankind. Yet it has changed Russia forever. In my hand, I hold history when I hold the last soldiers of the Tsars.
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