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AC Models New Zealand Mounted Rifles / Australian Light Horse 1917

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Dan Morton, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    OK – I’ve reached a conclusion. Andy Cairns doesn’t sleep. All he does 24 hours a day, 365 days a year is turn out little masterpieces like this one. Look – how many kits does he have on PF? – six!! The Minenwerfer and German officer, the Digger at Gallipoli, the US Marine in the Pacific, Lt. Nechiporenko, Kokoda, the RFC pilot and now seven! And that’s just the ones he’s showing us! What an output!

    Got the kit package on Thursday afternoon and I’d just opened it. I was turning the various parts over in my hands. My wife was sitting nearby looking at me.

    “Hey-can I see the horse head?”, she asked. I handed it to her. She kept looking at it from different angles, holding it close and then farther away.

    “Wonderful craftsmanship,” she muttered. “The horse head reminds me….of sumpthin’… Oh yeah, the bed scene in the Godfather.” Saying this she laid the horse head down kinda sideways on the table and got closer to it. “Where the producer wakes up and the race horse’s head is in the bed.” And at that we both cracked up. My wife has a weird sense of humor. :O

    For those of you who can't place the scene - I popped in a photo of it.

    Andy said he'd forgive anybody that decided to use the horse's head to do a vignette of the bed scene! :)

    In his original March 5 PF post Andy said this kit was “multi-media”. I had no idea what that meant. Take a look at the green card. It's chock full of taped-down ostrich feathers, aluminum rod, etched and cast metal horse bits and parts, twine – Andy’s definition of multi-media.

    The whole kit comes nicely packed in bubble wrap in six different plastic zip loc bags. Very nicely done. By way of instructions, Andy has hand-drawn the walk rope and bridle and the water bottle straps and cork rope. He recommends that the feathers can be used not just for the Light Horse hat plume, but also for the horse's eyelashes.

    The scale of the kit is 1/10th - large and highly, highly detailed. The sculpting throughout -I hope I've given you enough photos and enough close-ups that you can judge that for yourself, but IMHO, it's outstanding. Probably the best Andy has ever done.

    Painters - Break those piggy banks --- you have to have this one!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  2. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks for the review Dan.
    How does the horse head and the figure attach together?
  3. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Guy,
    The figure bust is attached to the horse by the troopers right arm.There is a locating pin just under the right arm that fits into a hole on top of the horses mane.
    Andy
  4. megroot A Fixture

    Country:
    Netherlands
    Dan,
    Why don't you try to paint it yourself???

    It's fun.

    Marc
  5. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Different and excellent sculpt.
    Carl.
  6. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Aiiiieecaramba!

    I forgot to post the pics of the hats. Sorry!!

    All the best,
    Dan

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  7. Guy A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Thanks Andy. I was wondering because I just ordered one.
  8. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    is there a web site for AC Models? I can't find one through google.

    A superb figure

    Mike
  9. Ulrich A Fixture

    Country:
    Germany
    Send a PM to amcairns. He is the guy behind AC Models

    Ulrich

    Will get my kit in some days. Great
  10. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Steve at http://www.skminiatures.co.uk/
    Stocks them.
    Carl.
  11. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Thank you,

    Mike
  12. tonydawe A Fixture

    Country:
    Australia
    Superb bust Andy. Your talent is as prodigious as your output.
  13. MCPWilk A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Can't find AC Models on the SK Miniatures web site.
  14. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Mike,
    You might have to contact him personaly via his website.hth
    Andy
  15. housecarl A Fixture

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Mike. E mail Steve, as he's only just started stocking them.
    Carl.
  16. L'artista New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Where i can buy this masterpiece?
  17. amcairns A Fixture

    Country:
    New_Zealand
    Binetti,
    Try,coloradominiatures,militaryminiatureswarehouse,redlancers in the US or skminiatures in the UK.hth
    Andy
  18. L'artista New Member

    Country:
    Italy
    Tank's a lot.
  19. davidmitchell A Fixture

    Country:
    Scotland
    Great review Dan on this fantastic bust from Andy.


    Cheers David
  20. Dan Morton A Fixture

    Country:
    United-States
    Cheers David! It's easy to write a review on a top quality product like this one!

    All the best,
    Dan

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