It you want articulation, then I suggest this one:I would appreciate any advice on which way to go.
Looking to use for the Civil War era.
Yes, it's a white Asmus. I filled in the joints with Apoxy sculpt. I have had Asmus horses that are almost impossible to get them to stand, no matter how you pose the legs, they end up too close together. The first thing I did with the horse in the picture is put pieces of wood in the joints to pull the legs out farther.The ACI statue horses have a decent sculpt (and you can remove the medieval gear from them easily enough) and have no trouble standing. My Asmus horse isn't particularly wobbly of joints, but it does have problems standing unassisted. I thought it was just this particular one, but I might be wrong. Jean, is the horse in your picture the white Asmus with filled-in joints?
Yes, those horses are a tad small, but considering they were really created as toys, as opposed to dead accurate replicas of horses, they are believeable....I have just got my old "Scout" Tonto's horse from the Marks lone ranger series and well he measures approx 8" tall or 48" scaled up 12 hands? . A tad small i think
certainly that's true especially where we are dealing with varied living creatures rather than something with an official usmc spec-sheet/blueprint. My guess is that the Marx can be in 1/6 scale representations of the horses, but probably represent the smaller horses of the herd - rather than being outright out of scale. It's probably close either way. I stuck magnets under the hooves of a couple, which makes them rocksteady on a metal surface and also a minimal height increase.Yes, those horses are a tad small, but considering they were really created as toys, as opposed to dead accurate replicas of horses, they are believeable....
Actually on the 303's, with a little added fur above the hoof, it looks much more realistic.From a conformational point of view, the Asmus horse is probably the best of the bunch, the rest (especially the 303 ones I'm afraid - I can't help but cringe whenever I look at its feet) are pretty iffy as far as accuracy is concerned. Other than a slightly wonky foot the old Marx horse is another good option, but might be a bit small for large modern figures.