Gunthwaite Miniatures 1/72
British and Commonwealth Seamen, Officers, and Ratings

Reviewed by Sean Hert
HISTORY

Newcomer Gunthwaithe Miniatures has released 8 packs of British and Commonwealth naval figures in 1/72. Suitable for either R/C or a static display, these would look great on a Flower class corvette or an Airfix MTB, as well as many other RN offerings in 1/72.

The figures are in packs of three and will retail at 5.25 per pack. The figures are supplied unpainted.

These figures are all well cast in white metal, and will require little to no cleanup. I've added a black wash to accentuate the great detail of the sculpting these figures exhibit.

GM72-001: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Ratings; Square Rig (1)

GM72-002: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Ratings; Square Rig (pullovers) (2)

GM72-003: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Officers (1)

GM72-004: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Officers (Working Dress 5A) (1)

GM72-005: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Ratings pullovers (1)

GM72-006: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Officers overalls (1)

GM72-007: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Officer & Ratings duffle coats (1)

GM72-008: British and Commonwealth Seamen, Tropical dress (1)

Painted Figures

Jeff Piero has painted a few examples of these figures for Modelwarships. I particularly like the fellow with the cuppa.

Painted Figures from Gunthwaite

Gunthwaite has some painted examples of each figure.


GM72-001 Ratings

GM72-002 Ratings Pullovers Early

GM72-003 Officers

GM72-004 Officers Working Dress 4

GM72-005 Pullovers 3

GM72-006 Overalls Early

GM72-007 Duffle Coats

GM72-008 Tropical 2 Early
CONCLUSIONS

Gunthwaite Miniatures are available from Halifax Modellers World: www.halifaxmodellersworld.co.uk . At 5.25, or about $8.00 US per pack of three, these figures are a great deal, and are sure to add life and detail to your 1/72 RN or Commonwealth project. Heartily Recommended!

Thanks to Gunthwaite Miniatures for these review samples.