Well durn burn it. . . . I hate to be the fly in the Preperation H, here. But I'm
working on MiniArts other 120mm figure kit of the Netherlands Musketeer.
I hope to post WIP pictures in the near future if I can find space in my
gallery photos. Unlike what John 17 and Dave Cox have said, the
Netherlands Musketeer is just a major bow wow kit, I am sorry to report.
The fit is the worst I have ever seen on a scale that large. It requires a
muddler of some experience to even bring this figure up to any acceptable
standards. Why they didn't make the head a solid piece of styrene plastic,
I will never know. The head come in three pieces so there are all those
seams to deal with if you're thinking about entering this figure in an IPMS
contest. The helmet took major modifications to become usuable, the
sword is a throw-a-way (you realize all these comments are only my
OPINION) and the torso doesn't even come close to fitting over the legs.
But I am sure MiniArt will learn. They have so much competition there in
the Eastern European region; i.e. Eduard. But they have decided to do
120mm figures from historical periods that DML and Tamiya have not
gotten in to. So in that regard, I commend MiniArt. They just need to
come up with molds that make it possible for the arm halves and leg
halves to fit together without all those huge gaps. And come up with a
head that is solid styrene.