Tuesday, 22 May 2012

Quick review: PSC Russian Infantry

I got a couple of boxes of the PSC Russian Infantry in Summer Uniform from Graham of Simple Miniature Games last night. I only wanted one box but the swine tempted me with a great price on two! So anyway I thought I'd do a quick review.

The box itself has a clear plastic window on the back so you can see the models without having to open the box (which I imagine is a boon for retailers). It also has the usual painting guide.

The box itself contains 15 junior officers/NCO's, 95 riflemen/SMG's & 10 lmg teams. They are moulded in light grey plastic and come on five identical sprues.

Mine had no flash anywhere and the mould lines are minimal. Certainly less than on most metal miniatures. The casting is crisp & clean, again better than a lot of metal miniatures. There are a few figures with soft caps the rest have the usual helmets. On each sprue you get 26 figures, the breakdown is as follows:

2 standing firing
4 kneeling firing
2 kneeling pointing w left arm
2 standing throwing grenades
2 advancing weapon low
4 standing unarmed figures (one of which is female)
10 multi-part figures that need assembling (includes lmg teams, & inf with various weapons)

It's these multi-part figures that I don't like. You can see the poses you get in the picture below of the assembly sheet.

I assume that they are done this way because of casting issues. But the contact areas are tiny. I don't see why I need to glue the heads on two prone figures for example. I guess you get more variety in poses. But I'd rather have less variety in poses to get one piece mouldings than have to fiddle around trying to glue one tiny piece to another tiny piece.

Anyway what do I think of them. First off they are great value for money. Quality of moulding is good but I think the detail on the PSC German Infantry is better. The main downside for me is again, as with the PSC German Infantry, having to assemble some figures. Overall 8/10 I would buy more if I needed them. But as I have 260 figures now I hope I won't ever need to buy more.


  1. "Quality of moulding is good but I think the detail in the PSC German."

    What does this sentence mean?

    1. Ooops! So much for my repeated proofreading. It should say "I think the detail on the PSC German infantry is better."


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