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Zvezda WWII Soviet Cossacks
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Posted: Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 05:51 PM UTC
Darren Baker reviews Zvezda's WWII Soviet Cossacks in 1/35th scale, a set of four Cossacks charging at their foe.

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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 03:27 PM UTC
Thank you for getting this one live James, and the work you put in with my re-writes.
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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 04:20 PM UTC
Overall a nice review. I picked up several of these sets back when they were released under the Italeri label back in the mid-90s. It looks like they cleaned up the molds a bit. I relegated my sets to the backburner but I have seen some done up. With some work they can come out quite nicely.

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Posted: Monday, February 22, 2010 - 07:05 PM UTC
Bluestab thank you for taking the time to reply. As you are aware the Italeri set contains two horses and riders, so if you make a note of this review and you use two sets from Italeri you can obtain four alternate poses for the horses as opposed to just two. The instruction are all there to acchieve this result.
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 05:46 PM UTC
Always a pleasure Darren

I'm not big on figures (mainly due to lack of skill) but this set really caught my eye for some reason. I'll rein myself in, though, as I know I'd never be able to paint the horses with any semblance of realism. Excellent review and real nice to see some of the build, thanks!
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Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 07:13 PM UTC
Darren, no problem. It was a good review. I bought three of the Italeri sets back in the 90s. They compared pretty well against the other horse/rider sets from then.The Zvezda release seems better. The molds look to have been cleaned up, the plastic has got to be better than that Italeri mix, better instructions, and they included enough parts for four horses/riders.
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 03:54 PM UTC
is this zvezda kit the same with the dragon don cossack cavalry?
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Posted: Monday, March 27, 2017 - 07:07 PM UTC
http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=5297

The Dragon figures are the SS troops. The Zvezda as the Russian troops. The Dragon set has two figures and one horse in casual poses. The Zvezda has four figures on horseback charging.