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Offline commissarmoody

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Solido Military diecast question.
« on: January 18, 2021, 01:07:57 PM »
Howdy,
I am looking at the Solido Military 1/50 r35 light tank. And I am wondering how well it compares to other 28mm or 1/50 lines of miniatures. Don't want to pick them up if they are too big or small.  :D
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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2021, 02:55:59 PM »
Howdy,
I am looking at the Solido Military 1/50 r35 light tank. And I am wondering how well it compares to other 28mm or 1/50 lines of miniatures. Don't want to pick them up if they are too big or small.  :D

I've used numerous Solido items in the past, and found that the softskins and wheeled vehicles tend to work better than the tracked ones with the working metal link track. That is very toy-like and doesn't look decent, IMHO. It also depends on the make of figure - old Harlequin/BTD WW2 work nicely with the Solido trucks, Perry Minis might work at a pinch (although I'd take 1/56 vehicles for those anytime nowadays), older West Wind don't look good at all because the figures are really slight in cases (more 1/60th as were the old vehicles).

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2021, 03:22:38 PM »
If the Solido is the same as the Corgi R35, then I think it is actually 1/43. I have a couple and they are as big as the Somua 35.

Howdy,
I am looking at the Solido Military 1/50 r35 light tank. And I am wondering how well it compares to other 28mm or 1/50 lines of miniatures. Don't want to pick them up if they are too big or small.  :D
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Poiter50

Offline commissarmoody

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2021, 07:41:47 AM »
Thanks you two. I might give one a try just to see.

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #4 on: January 19, 2021, 08:56:10 AM »
I suspect Poitier is right. I don’t have the R-35 but it always looked a bit on the larger side of things. I may be wrong.

I have plenty of the modern stuff and that typically scales out well to 1/50. The exceptions are the choppers, Gazelle is around 1/55 and the jeeps are 1/43. Tracks and running gear are always the aesthetic Achilles heel of Solido but the models are otherwise quite well detailed and are robust.

In case you aren’t aware of them, Quarter Kit in Paris make loads of conversions and conversion bits for Solido tanks as well as their own 1/48-1/50 kits. Kits are well made, easy to build and you get excellent customer service.

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2021, 11:48:04 AM »
Thanks, I was not aware of quarter kits.

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2021, 02:35:24 PM »
I think the Solido/Verem tanks work well with most 28mm. I rather have a too big vehicle than a too small. The bases you use  also have quite an impact on the comparison between man and machine. Here are two quich images of the Solido R35 with BTD and Artizan miniatures:




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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2021, 07:18:04 PM »

Thanks Traveler, I think this is just what I am looking for.


I think the Solido/Verem tanks work well with most 28mm. I rather have a too big vehicle than a too small. The bases you use  also have quite an impact on the comparison between man and machine. Here are two quich images of the Solido R35 with BTD and Artizan miniatures:





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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2021, 08:02:38 PM »
Happy that it helps. The Soldo vehicles are great toys!

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2021, 09:04:47 PM »
I used to lust after the Solido tanks when I was about 10.
Couldn't afford them on my two shillings (10p) weekly pocket money.
Now I can afford them. Picked up a few bargains off e-bay too.

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Re: Solido Military diecast question.
« Reply #10 on: January 23, 2021, 05:03:33 AM »
And I just ordered two of them.  :D

 

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