Saturday, December 29, 2012

HäT 8304 - British Command Set 1/72

Wie in einem meiner vorhergehenden Post angekündigt, stelle ich euch heute das nächste Set von HäT vor. Diesmal geht es um das HäT Set 8304 Napoleonic British Command.
        Auf ein British Command Set habe ich schon lange gewartet.

As announced in one of my previous posts, I present  you today the next set of HäT. This time it's the HäT Set  8304 Napoleonic British Command. A British Command set I've  
        been waiting for.

 Zum Inhalt der Schachtel:

          Enthalten sind vier Spritzlinge ( 4 mal der gleiche) mit insgesamt 24 Figuren und 4
          Pferde. Zu finden sind 6 verschiedene Posen.

 The content of the box:

          Included are four sprues (4 times the same) with a total of 24 figures and 4 horses.
          can find 6 different poses

 Aufgeteilt ist das Set je Spritzast wie folgt:

          - 1 Offizier zu Pferd (Kopf und ein Arm wählbar)
          - 1 Offizier zu Fuß (Kopf und  ein Arm wählbar)
          - 1 Fahnenträger (Kopf wählbar, Arm mit Fahnenstange liegt gesondert bei, die Fahne 
                muss selbst hergestellt werden)
          - 1 Trommler (Kopf wählbar, Trommel liegt zweiteilig bei, Tornister liegt gesondert bei)
          - 1  Zimmermann (Kopfbedeckung  wählbar, Arm mit Axt liegt gesondert bei)
          - 1 Soldat (Kopf wählbar, Tornister liegt separat bei, aufgrund der Schärpe wohl ein
               Sergeant, Muskete und Wings deuten auf eine Leichte Kompanie hin)
          - 1 Trommel (zweiteilig)
          - 2 Tornister
          - 8 Köpfe mit teils unterschiedlicher Kopfbedeckung (Offiziershüte, Highlander Hut, 
               unterschiedliche Tschakos)
          - 2 Kopfbedeckungen (Bärenfellmütze, Tschako)
          - 4 unterschiedliche Arme (für Offiziere, Fahnenträger und Zimmermann)
          - 1 Pferd

 The set is split per sprue as follows:

          - 1 Officer on horseback (selectable head and one arm)
          - 1 Officer on foot (selectable head and one arm)
          - 1 Standard bearer (selectable head, arm with flagpole is separately, the flag itself must  
               be produced)
          - 1 Drummer (selectable head, drum is in two parts, knapsack is separately attached)
          - 1 Pioneer (head covering selectable arm with ax lies at separately)
          - 1 Soldier (selectable head, knapsack is included separately, due to the sash probably
               sergeant, musket and Wings suggest a Light Company)
          - 1 drum (two parts)
          - 2  knapsacks
          - 8 heads with some different headgear (hats officer, Highlander hat, different shakos)
          - 2 headgear (bearskin, shako)
          - 4 different arms (for Officers, Standard bearer and Pioneer)
          - 1 horse

Durch die Aufteilung des Sets in Köpfe, Kopfbedeckungen, Arme und Körper kann man die Posen der Figuren unterschiedlich gestalten.

         Insgesamt sind die Figuren eigentlich gut modelliert, obwohl mir manche Details etwas
         grob erscheinen. Okay, über das Pferd lässt sich streiten. Die Gussgrate halten sich bei
         meinem Set in Grenzen. Wie ich diese entferne, könnt ihr hier noch einmal nachlesen.

         Das war es auch schon für heute. Bis zum nächsten Set in ein paar Tagen.

By dividing the set in heads, hats, arms and body, you can make the poses of the figures

         Overall, the characters are really well modeled, although some of the details seem to me
         a bit rough. Okay, about the horse is debatable. The mould lines with my set are within 
         How I do remove mould lines, you can read here again.

         That's it for today. Until the next set in a few days.
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  1. Nice looking set. Should be useful aswell!

    1. Hello Rodger, I think it's usefull in combination with other sets.

  2. very good review! perfectly detailed!
    My opinion about Hät don't change: static poses and not so good sculpt (if my eyes are good!), the horse looks like an early AIRFIX one!
    But the separate parts are a good idea: I don't know how much different figures you can do with all the box, but it must be a lot!

    1. Thanks for yourt kind words Pascal. I thaought the same about the horse as you! I think the possibility to combine the separate parts is the great plus of this set.

  3. My experiences with Zvezda multi-part figs show that it is usually worth the extra time putting them together but it requires very fine detail on the mould. 28mm hard plastics if I'm right are usually multi-parts and that is a challenge that yet awaits me, now I don't really know how it works with all the separate parts in 1/72. And yes, HäT's not my favourite either.

    1. Hi Andrew, yes I think most of 28mm sets are multipart sets. HäTs not my favourite manufacturer too, but they have sets you can't get from others.

  4. Looks like a mixed review Bruno, but I'm certain you will overcome the challenges and do a fine job of painting them up.

    1. Thanks for your kind words Anne. Have always a good time!

  5. Thanks for the review Bruno. I'm definitely going to get a set of these.

  6. Me to! Thanks for the review Bruno!
    I like the seperate heads and arms!;-)


    1. Thanks Peter. Sepearte parts in different sets give you the possibility of multiple variations.