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Author Topic: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?  (Read 2682 times)

Offline FramFramson

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #45 on: April 02, 2019, 02:33:01 AM »
I made a german unit out of various figures with the deliberate intent of them varying in size, but harmonizing equipment to look somewhat close in size across them all was a bleedin' nightmare.

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #46 on: April 02, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »
The Ratte... well it's been so long the masking tape that was holding it together has failed so it's now a flat pack Ratte...with no instructions.
So what is Ratte in Swedish?
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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #48 on: April 15, 2019, 07:10:34 PM »
Well, I don‘t mind the chaps in my ‚armies‘ being of different sizes... what I really mind though is when identical equipment is all over the lace scale wise.
Yeah, that's been my primary hesitancy to mix ranges too much as the scale increases.  The problem is not figures of slightly variable height.  It's that different scales are used for their weapons and equipment.  At 20mm it's not always as painfully obvious.  I've found sculpt quality is usually far more important than strict "base-to-eye" vs "base-to-top of head" scale adherence.  At 25-28mm, it more often is. Heads and weapons especially start to stand out, and weapons, unlike helmets, don't come in "sizes."

When the ranges are compatible in the weaponry and the sculpt quality, usually I have no problem with some guys being chunky and others being tall and lanky.  That kind of variation can be good for verisimilitude.

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #49 on: April 17, 2019, 06:32:20 PM »
Thought I didn't have a pic of my Germans (since I still haven't gotten around to painting them), but it turns out I do after all:



Rifles were a pain, but at least they're more or less the same. The rest of the kit was easy - I just used bits off a couple Warlord sprues.

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #50 on: April 19, 2019, 03:04:06 PM »
Another demonstration of the variation between 1/56 and 28mm.

This will not be getting an M134 minigun.

Offline moiterei_1984

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #51 on: April 19, 2019, 06:23:52 PM »
Another demonstration of the variation between 1/56 and 28mm.

This will not be getting an M134 minigun.

Looks spot on size wise  ???

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #52 on: April 19, 2019, 07:08:28 PM »
-Tommy

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #53 on: April 19, 2019, 08:23:24 PM »
Bolt Action classify it as capable of transporting three people and tow light artillery, AT and Flack. I know they were used as tugs to move German jet aircraft.

I just wondered what they were used for in North Africa?




Offline vodkafan

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #54 on: April 19, 2019, 10:55:43 PM »
Another demonstration of the variation between 1/56 and 28mm.

This will not be getting an M134 minigun.

In the pic supplied by Tommy 20 the headlamp is at waist high to the standing soldier. If the figure was not on a base this looks spot on to me.
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Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2019, 07:54:30 AM »
In the pic supplied by Tommy 20 the headlamp is at waist high to the standing soldier. If the figure was not on a base this looks spot on to me.
I do not doubt it is the correct size, and once painted will be used for something by my Perry Afrika Korp (still waiting for other suggestions, good though the ones supplied were).
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=97132.msg1457833#msg1457833
It is just not going to lead the charge against CASE NIGHTMARE RED ^__^.

Offline Ste long 1971

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2019, 09:33:04 AM »
I think they used them because they were available. Plus the halftrack design gave them good mobility over the desert sand. They also could be transported by air.

Offline JamesValentine

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2019, 01:36:09 PM »
People always forget the bases.

Offline Ultravanillasmurf

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Re: Is “25mm” WWII mostly played in 1/48 now?
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2019, 02:34:11 PM »
People always forget the bases.
Not me (though I could have used the "Terminator" version).