Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scheltrum Miniatures: Polish Resistance Miniatures Reviewed!


This is review was made as part of a cooperation between Mighty Miniatures and Wargames News and Terrain regarding the publishing of wargame related reviews. Mighty Miniatures is is a one-man wargaming venture consisting of a modelling and review site plus a second hand market. By this cooperation we can offer you interesting reviews about wargame products of scales and genres we currently don't play and also as experienced by another seasoned wargamer. As these reviews were originally made by the Tomasz over at Mighty Miniatures I cannot answer questions regarding the reviewed products but if you have questions, please comment and I will forward the question to Tomasz. 

Amongst many miniatures I brought home from last Salute show was latest release from Scheltrum miniatures. It’s always good to see stuff released for more niche ranges. We got three sets of 28mm Polish POW militia ( POW stands for Polska Organizacja Wojskowa or Polish Military Organisation) for inter war period. This figures are suitable for Polish-Bolshevik War, but also with small adjustments (removing eagle symbols from hats) can be easily used for Baltic States militia units and of course for Very British Civil War, where they can work as militia troops of all sorts.

First thing is the price. At 5.50 pounds per 4 models they are priced very decently, nothing to complain about here. There are 2 sets of riflemen plus one command set including standard bearer and LMG gunner with Lewis.


Some flash on miniatures to get rid of (as seen on picture) but nothing major. Same goes for mould lines- there are some, but nothing major and quick work with a file sorts it out. I have to say I like most of those models- they have enough character (due with a hand axe looks bad ass!), although some more poses would be handy (maybe couple of miniatures laying on the ground or kneeling?). Detail on them is quite good as well and in packs I received there were no miscasts.



There is however room for improvement here. There are couple of problems with some of the miniatures. Main issue for me is that some of the riflemen holding rifles by the butts do it in completely unrealistic way. They are holding them in a wrong spots and in a manner that would make it very difficult to do in in reality. Other issue, one that a lot of previous Scheltrum miniatures suffered from and one that luckily seems to be affecting them less and less is that heads on couple of models (especially LMG gunner) just seem to be at very weird angle and LMG gunner looks like he doesn’t have much neck. Also his hat seems to be too big comparing to the other models. 

The conclusion

Despite some imperfections and problems Scheltrum Miniatures continues to offer good value for your money and needs to be applauded for releasing more and more stuff for interwar range that nobody was doing before. As I mentioned already this stuff is also absolutely perfect for use with Very British Civil War forces, whether is more organised looking militia force or perhaps BUF.


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