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Offline drbatesy

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9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« on: July 29, 2021, 17:07:45 »
Our latest review is thePirate and Soldier set, #9446. I particularly like the soldier, with his wig and portly figure; he's much nicer than the trio #9886. But I find the decision to give them guns rather than swords a bit odd, epecialy for the pirate whose mould is made to accommodate a baldrick.
What do you think?
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Re: 9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2021, 19:58:47 »
Thanks for the review.

This too, like many similar ‘budget’ sets, seems a bit cobbled together, doesn’t it? Nice redcoat though, and one I might add to the collection.

Have to visit the funpark one of these days.
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Re: 9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2021, 02:57:03 »
Definitely agree on the guns vs swords. The officer should absolutely not be carrying a musket - a flintlock pistol at most, but preferably a sword.
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Re: 9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2021, 03:14:29 »
Maybe he's a relative of Sharpe's? He always carried a rifle 8-)

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Re: 9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2021, 08:38:23 »
Thanks for the detailed review :)

I really like the pirate's torso - very useful.
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Re: 9446 - Pirate and Soldier Duo Pack
« Reply #5 on: August 22, 2021, 22:22:15 »
Great points, the officer should be a regular soldier with yellow trim. Unfortunately the cuff and holding rifle issue is something that goes back to the original US army sets from the western theme and they had huge cuffs.
I see the pirate has cowboy legs with bullets printed on them, not a good choice. The kids wont notice but why not keep things as accurate as possible?
I prefer the rifle and bayonet option here, swords are commonplace and this is better than the bolt action rifle with sword bayonet the soldier in 70273 has been given.
When I was a kid I wanted more rank and file characters so the officers had troops to command instead of everyone being an officer.