This new set of figures more than lives up to expectations. Moulded from plastic which is hard enough to incorporate lots of detail, but soft enough to prevent risk of delicate parts snapping off with normal handling, these figures are a very welcome addition to the Airfix range. Made to 1:72 scale they will be broadly compatible with 1:76 scale models too, so purchasers will be spoilt for choice for models currently on the market to accompany them on dioramas, battlefield scenes and model railways. Relatively straight-forward painting of the figures' uniforms - additionally highlighting just flesh, weaponry and boots - produces very satisfying results. If, however, your painting skills (and eyesight) are up to it, there is a wealth of further detail provided which can be picked out (backpacks, webbing, tools etc.) to produce even more intricate and accurate models. With 48 soldiers in a wide variety of poses, all for considerably less than £10 (depending on retailer selected), the set also represents excellent value for money, thus continuing the Airfix tradition.