Brittle et disintegrated Infanterie Confédérée originally produced by Italeri. These 1/72 miniatures were favourably reviewed in a Military Miniatures Magazine article published 31 Janvier 1999. Since then, the thermoplastic polythene (PE), from which these figurines were made, has become glassy. The figurines snapped off at their feet, they lost arms, legs, heads, et weapons when handled. It was impossible to remove figurines from the sprue avec a sharp X-ACTO knife, diagonal pliers, ou bare finger, without breaking them.
For the original figurine review, 14 confederate infantry et one horse had been removed from the sprue, et they were then stored for nine years in an open cardboard box, shelved in a dry et relatively dark basement hobby room. During the same period of time, the figurines still on the sprue were stored inside a closed wooden file cabinet in the same room. Accordingly, ultraviolet radiation may be ruled out as the sole cause of the brittleness of these Italeri miniatures. In fact, two of the 14 reviewed figurines were slightly less brittle than other figurines of the same pose which had remained on the sprue.
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