Thursday, 21 July 2011

Strelets Roman Transport (review)

A little suprise for me when I got home today...The strelets Roman Transport of the mold !!!
The set is only available from Linear-b and is available as of now .
The complete set.
The females of the set. From left to right. 1.Pregnant far as I know the first depiction of a pregnant woman in a mass produced set!!! 2. Rather "relaxed" lady. Yes, that is a mamalian protuberance 3. Woman and young boy. 4. Woman giving a piggy back to a girl.

The men. 1.captive. His top is ripped and hangs around his waist, a rope is bound around his neck and to his wrists.. 2. Old boy carrying his posessions.3., he´s not giving the "comrade" salut, his rased hand is for holding onto one of the mules. 4. Drinking man. His headgear is a leather cap, it has stiching .

1. Another drover. 2. I think this one is a roman can put him behind the captive so that his right hand looks like it is holding the rope bindings. 3. Spear carrier. He wears caligula and his hair cut suggests a roman soldier but he more likely to be a  be a servant, as he has no other weapons apart from the bundle of spears he is carrying

Mules. All come with a set of baggage which is attached by means of a peg on top of the mule. There were also pegs on either side which are meant for the attachment of the baggage which comes with set 2.

The cart. A very easy build..I had to open up the hole a bit on one of the wheels to attach it to the axle but apart from that it fits together well. A little on the small sid, especially when compared to the two beasts pulling it but a servicable bit of kit.

Benny and Buddy. These are big impressive looking oxen. They really are very nice models.

What do I think of the set?? All in all  very nice. The style is unmistakeably that of strelets, the  sculpting is the among the best to come out of the strelets stable.  Very little flash and the detail is very well done. For instance, the pregnant woman is carrying  a sack slung over her shoulder which has a patch sown onto it.
As always they have done some great poses and I for one love the females/children in the set..a rare enough subject as it is but 4 in one set is good to see.
When I first saw the masters of this set, I wanted it..I can see potential for usage as a set of medieval peasantry / camp followers etc. The mules and the Oxen can be used for a ton of things.
I might add larger wheels to the cart, the smaller ones are typically roman. For ancients fans an absolute must!! A great set of bods..:-D
Many thanks to Marc from linear-b for sending me the set...nice one mate...Gruß   Paul :-D

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  1. Nice looking kit. I see that there is a second box with the same Transport theme. Is it equally good? Do you think these kits would work as a medieval baggage train for 28mm?

  2. Hi CTF...
    28mm medieval baggage,nope...they are definately in the 1/72nd size range...the oxen...a possibility but the chance. Alongside my perrys they look very small..sorry

  3. They look damned fine figs Paul, although as you say the cart looks a little small and I'm not surw whay the ladies left one needs to be hanging out?.

    Wish these types of sets were around when I was a wee nipper, as all I had was good old Arfix Romans and Ancient Britons.

  4. Sorry, make that the right one!

  5. Looks like a great set. Can't wait to see you paint it up.

  6. Those look very nice- would that they were 28mm!


  7. Freat set Paul. How comes it isn't painted yet? :-))))))


  8. Really great set! And if I nderstand properly,
    could easily be used for medieval times, right? :-)

  9. Strelets are definitely getting better - these are very nice indeed. Oh that I still loved 1:72!

  10. Hey!! Lucky guy!! I have ordered mine today. The transport one. This set will get me back into action with 1/72 Romans.

    Good to see your pictures. You´ll probably paint them before me so you'll inspire me!!

    I´ll rework the cart, I think that the main problem is that the yoke is separating the oxens too much.

    The mules are lovely.


  11. Very interesting. Wonder how much can be repurposed for the Bronze Age...

  12. A very nice collection, they'll look even better next week when you've painted and posted them!

  13. Very nice set. To my list!!!

  14. Really nice set. Would love to see them in 28mm.

  15. Fun stuff! I especially like the pack mules

  16. hi paul how are u? ihope ur fine,this is mema please paul i want to ask about the smal statues of captives ,is this statues Original? and the date of this pieces In the case of been original and the name of it's place or museum

  17. whaat can i du with strlets linear b spartacus figures i used only 2 spures and from marcat set only also 2 spures anyone wish to exchange