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Royal Model UK Infantry, Sicily '45
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 04:16 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a look at U.K. Infantry “Sicily 1945”, a 2 figure resin set from Royal Model.

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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 08:09 PM UTC
Thanks for the review Alan

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I did feel they were a bit over priced.

That's what puts me off Royal Models, These do look good though so if I ever find them at the right price I'll get them.
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 08:11 PM UTC
Good in depth review Al...
I'm inclined to agree that 22 quid is way too much, regardless of how nicely they have been finished. I'd be wanting a little more bang for my sterling than just the usual parts in baggies and bubble wrap...
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Posted: Sunday, January 09, 2011 - 11:01 PM UTC
Thanks for the review, Al. Interesting observations regarding the figure size, but more importantly the size of the equipment - meaning the figures are under-scale. I'd be curious to know if the rest of the range are similarly sized. I'll be sure to pick a couple up for this comparison the next time I place an order.

Without taking this too off-topic and having it devolve into a pricing thread, unfortunately Royal Model figures are known to be on the upper end of the 1/35 scale resin figure scale - an Aussie online reseller I buy from regularly lists this set at 38.00 AUD (24.25 GBP) while a recent Alpine set sells for 32.35 AUD (20.58 GBP). Incidentally, Royal Models list this set at 24.00 EUR, which according to today's XE.com rates is around 19.98 GBP.
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Posted: Monday, January 10, 2011 - 03:20 AM UTC
Hi folks,

Pat and Brad, I picked up a second set of their WW2 Infantry, a review of them is in the pipe but fortunately I got them in a sale at SB Models for £10.00.

Rudi, My feeling is that they are a little underscale, although nicely detailed. I'll see how they build up. (The next set for review have better proportions).