To round out my recent rash of 15mm Plastic reviews, here are some photos and my thoughts on The Plastic Soldier Company's 15mm Russian Infantry. In short, I have to admit that I really like this offering and wish that I had something of this quality a few years ago :) The box comes with 5 plastic sprues with several poses on each sprue (all 5 sprues are the same). I ordered directly from PSC and was impressed with the speed of shipping and delivery... I got everything from the UK (I'm in the U.S.) in 1 week. With the current exchange rate I think I paid about $28 for the box.
What really struck me was to see the infantry through the little plastic window on the box... I thought "Geez, these guys are small!" However, when I actually compared them alongside Battlefront's Flames of War figures I was surprised to see they were about the same height. The difference being that I was used to the unrealistic proportions of Flames of War figures (Pumpkin Heads, etc.).
Overall quality and detail is very good on these Plastic Soldier Company infantry... you can easily see eyes, noses, and mouths... not to mention individual fingers! I found these small details to be fairly sturdy, however, I can certainly see some PPSh's or Mosin Nagant's breaking off if the figures are dropped or gripped too aggressively.
As you can see below, PSC size up pretty well with Flames of War... although as mentioned the FOW figures sport thicker details. To be fair, some of the poses for PSC are a bit odd and out of proportion; the grunt throwing a grenade is a perfect example. But for the most part, I was happy with the selection of the poses.
A huge benefit that I see with The Plastic Soldier Company's offering is clean up and mould lines. Cleaning Flames of War infantry is more often than not a huge undertaking... sanding, scraping, cutting; I always ended with a pile of metal scrap when I was done with a Flames of War platoon. I'm really looking forward to quickly scraping a small mould line with these PSC and then moving on.
In Summary, The Plastic Soldier Company has produced a great set of Soviet Infantry. With 120 figures per box you're going to get great value; many people might only need a single box. I for one, will no longer be purchasing Flames of War Russian Infantry... I have found my set of choice.