Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Soviet Naval Infantry

This is just a short post comparing Soviet Naval Infantry figures from Pegasus and Zvezda. Pictures of all the poses from both the Pegasus Russian Naval Infantry set (7270) and Zvezda Soviet Naval Infantry set (6146) can be found at PSR. I recently purchased these figures from Great Models Webstore, which is offering 40% off of most of their inventory prior to transitioning their remaining stock to a new owner.

The Zvezda figures (green) are nice, and the parts can be glued with liquid cement if desired. The bases are a lot better than the ones used for their earlier figures because they are not as thick. However, they're still relatively expensive even after the discount.

The Pegasus figures (blue) have been around for a long time, but I didn't buy them earlier because I didn't feel like dealing with all of the fiddly little parts. The figures almost all come with separate arms, but unlike their earlier kits, the arms are molded in a stiffer plastic that is more like what Zvezda is currently using for their figures. The rest of the body however, is made in the typical rubbery Pegasus plastic. I haven't tried assembling any of the figures yet, but I hope that the different type of plastic makes it easier to glue them together.


Tsold9000 said...

the prone fig with the german smg is my favorite pose...from the pegasus set.

Gowan James Ditchburn said...

the russian navy always looked the best dressed

EY said...

I like that figure a lot too. The Pegasus set is incredibly detailed, and that figure shows off those qualities the most.

I think it's the striped shirt and hat with tassels. Gives them a very piratical look.

west1871 said...

Pegasus figures are worth the fiddling mate I recommend them.