Italeri 54mm French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815 Kit First Look
By Michael Benolkin
|Date of Review||August 2005||Manufacturer||Italeri|
|Subject||French Artillery, Napoleonic War - 1815||Scale||54mm|
|Kit Number||6868||Primary Media||Styrene|
|Pros||Nicely detailed gun and crew||Cons||The crew figures for both guns are identical|
|Skill Level||Basic||MSRP (USD)||$22.00|
Italeri has released an interesting figure set in 54mm (or 1/32 scale) - two French artillery pieces with crews from 1815. The kit is molded in light yellowish-tan styrene and each of the figures are nicely cast.
The set contains two parts trees, one for each gun and crew, but the two trees are identical. Each gun comes complete with projectiles, powder and five crew figures per gun.
The prinicpal difference between these parts trees are the guns. One has a cannon, the other a howitzer.
If you look at all of the parts that are included on each tree, you'll note that you have enough material for a nice period vignette. Time to break out the Andrea paints and capture those colorful uniforms.
If you're a figure modeler or are interested in modeling the Napoleonic era, this kit will be a nice addition to your scale army.
My sincere thanks to Testors for this review sample!