LogoTitle Text Search

Why Plastic Soldiers so popular around the World? With plastic toy soldiers played by both children and adults. In the evening enjoy spending time with family, collecting new bastions of a fortress surrounded by plastic legionaries. Fathers and sons can bond while spending time together. After all, at the present time so frequently break up the family, and all by the fact that parents and children love to play with plastic soldiers. Back in the old days was a popular plastic soldiers. They were placed on the maps. What is people's love of the play with the soldiers? They are strong, fighting spirit and hard plastic, like the male potency. Men's erections should be as solid as the military spirit and plastic soldiers. But it may improve the state of the solid spirit of your potency The answer is simple Cialis is the only drug which will make so firm, helping the blood flow to your penis. Cialis online has few side effects, the most common is skin redness, headache, and in rare cases a bad dream. But Cialis, it Tadalafil, is a leader in the treatment of potency. Popular dosage of Cialis is 20 mg. the Most effective. 5 mg Cialis choose for daily use. Cialis for dad. Plastic soldiers for children.

M
M

M

Zvezda

Set 8007

Macedonian Cavalry

Click for larger image
All figures are supplied unpainted    (Numbers of each pose in brackets)
Stats
Date Released Unknown
Contents 17 mounted figures and 17 horses
Poses 9 poses, 6 horse poses
Material Plastic (Fairly Hard)
Colours Pink
Average Height 23 mm (= 1.66 m)

Review

Zvezda's set of Macedonian Cavalry can be summed up in one word - beautiful. You get a good number of poses, and a good number of horses. The men are absolute top quality, beautifully detailed and perfectly sculpted. Even the figures with ring hands to accommodate separate weapons have those hands well proportioned, unlike the chunky rings sometimes seen.

The set has a good variety of weapons and costume, and also includes a figure of Alexander himself, advancing on his steed. We can tell that it is supposed to be Alexander as it is clearly based on the Alexander Mosaic found in Pompeii, as are most modern representations of him. In fact, as he was frequently in the thick of the fighting, he would normally have worn a boeotian helmet, but Zvezda probably omitted this to make it more obvious that this was Alexander.

The set seems to depict figures from several branches of Alexander's cavalry, and there are problems with the accuracy of some of them. The most obvious problem is that Alexander's cavalry, Macedonian or Greek, did not carry shields, so three of these figures are therefore unusable as the shields are a part of the whole piece. Various details of many of the figures also seem inappropriate, often making them look more like Macedonian cavalry of two centuries later on, during the rise to power of Rome.

Accurate or not, these are well produced pieces. There are no mould lines and no flash, which makes the mistakes in terms of accuracy all the more frustrating.


Ratings

Historical Accuracy 6
Pose Quality 8
Pose Number 9
Sculpting 10
Mould 10

M
M
Site content © 2002, 2009. All rights reserved. Manufacturer logos and trademarks acknowledged.