Friday 7 June 2013

Orinoco Miniatures 28mm Cazadores Britanicos +++SCOOP+++

I was fortunate enough to receive a parcel from Orinoco Miniatures yesterday containing the first four packs of their nascent range of 28mm miniatures for the South American Wars of Liberation, a period which I have previously delved into through the agency of converted plastic miniatures.

In a rush of justifiable enthusiasm ( hoorah!, no more converting of trousers etc with green stuff) I put brush to pewter yesterday evening and painted up the first member of this estimable corps of men.

Right, down to the nitty gritty. These miniatures match up well in size & stature to Victrix & Perry ( the only direct comparisons I can offer at present) though the rendering of the detail & anatomy is closer to Perry Miniatures in its execution.
The castings themselves are very clean with only a bare minimum of mould lines visible & no defects in any of the four packs received.
Each pack contains six different castings which I won't show here as they are very ably displayed on Orinoco Miniatures own website ( which I would post a link to if I knew how).
A really good start to a range of miniatures which should bring this adjunct to the Napoleonic Wars the recognition & popularity it deserves.


  1. Very nice painting and miniature! I love the shape of the shako.

  2. Hopefully another satisfied customer :-). The painting is really superb; thanks for sharing this.

  3. Thanks Gentlemen, I'm just settling down to painting the remainder of this pack, I think they will work even better en masse. More to follow soon.

    Regards HGA

  4. That's a great looking figure - the painting and sculpting are excellent. Dean