login   |    register

In-Box Review
Drunk Cossack. Russia 1812

by: Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]

Originally published on:
Historicus Forma


The Russian brand ANT Miniatures is a pretty moving company, releasing many miniatures , and having as main field of thematology Russian subjects. For me this is the second touch with Ant miniatures and I am here putting under scope the Drunk Cossack - Russia 1812

Sculpted by S. Schekaturov. Boxart Painted by A.Zinovieva

The kit

A dark blue hard paper box with foam protection holds safely all 3 white metal pieces of the figure. (2 for figure and one for the base)

Included also are 2 colored pictures of the painted boxart. Also one long detailed list of colors for every piece of the miniature.

The figure depicts a Russian Cossack in 1812 era, drunken and still holding the bottle in hand, stepping on enemy pieces of equipment (probably after some battle)

There is also a good size base with sculpted on an enemie hat, a sword and some more pieces of equipment (protectos etc).


  • The whole figure minus the left hand

  • left hand

  • base

    Quality and Detail

    The figure is good enough in quality and sculpting, and the pose and theme makes it interesting since its something different.
    The anatomical is good and the figure is well balanced, and will stand still without tacking it or anything.

    Material - metal – is good enough, the surface is pretty clean , and there is not much of molding lines. I would rather say that there are not almost at all

    Just to improve what u get, u will just to need a soft touch with fine wire wool, to polish the metal. Then some washing in bath with a mild detergent – water mix to make it as clean as it gets before priming.


    The figure is a medium regarding painting difficulty. Wide open hands and spreaded feet will ease up the painting. The details on the clothes will be needing some patience and good eye to make the proper result . There is also a 2 colored trousers but nothing very difficult to be honest

    Conclusion – Final Verdict

    Its the second touch with Ant Miniature figures and it’s a better one than the older figure I reviewd just before. I am confident that Ant is keeping improving the quality, and the next items that we will see , will be much better , than the previous one
    This is a “different” piece and u could try to have it in the showcase for a change .

    Special Thanks to Victor of Ant Miniatures for the review sample
    Stay tuned for more Ant Miniatures figures reviews soon.
  • Click here for additional images for this review.

    A Different Theme and pose from Ant miniatures is this one of a Drunk Cossack, era 1812. Sculpted by S. Schekaturov. Boxart Painted by A.Zinovieva
      POSE - THEME:90%
      QUALITY - DETAIL:80%
      PACKING - INFO:80%
    Percentage Rating
      Scale: 54mm
      Mfg. ID: 54-34
      Suggested Retail: USD: 27.40
      Related Link: 
      PUBLISHED: Dec 08, 2005
      NATIONALITY: Russia
      THIS REVIEWER: 88.76%
      MAKER/PUBLISHER: 90.79%

    Our Thanks to ANT Miniatures!
    This item was provided by them for the purpose of having it reviewed on this KitMaker Network site. If you would like your kit, book, or product reviewed, please contact us.

    View Vendor Homepage  |  More Reviews  

    Click image to enlarge
    • r10
    About Costas Rodopoulos (Major_Goose)

    I started modelling 27 years ago with some 1/72 planes and military vehicles. Soon the diorama bug got into me and with Sheperd Paynes books I dug in. I loved to build dioramas and military vehicles till the Vietnam Era. I don't like modern stuff so much. 4 years ago I had a crush on figure painti...

    Copyright ©2021 text by Costas Rodopoulos [ MAJOR_GOOSE ]. Images also by copyright holder unless otherwise noted. Opinions expressed are those of the author(s) and not necessarily those of ModelGeek. All rights reserved.


    What's Your Opinion?

    Click image to enlarge
    • d5
    • d1
    • d2
    • d4
    • d8
    • d6
    • d9
    • d7
    • d11