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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Lonnie » 30 Mar 2014, 21:29

1:72 scale is 20mm not 25mm.

Just saying.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby mrinku » 30 Mar 2014, 21:51

Depends on how you measure and how much scale creep is involved :)

And 1/72 and 1/76 are generally equivalent, too...
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Lonnie » 30 Mar 2014, 22:09

Nope. 25mm is never 1:72 scale. 20mm might be 1:76; it is 1:72. Our stuff works fine with 1:56 or 1:48 (for vehicles especially), mostly due to the base adding height and the fact that we measure to the eye not to the top of the head.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby mrinku » 31 Mar 2014, 00:01

One definition of 25mm scale is the height of a 6' figure. Which is 1 inch to 72 inches. 20mm would be 1:90 under that principle. There has never been consensus about the "measure to the eye" thing.

Airfix used to use 1:72 for one range and 1:76 for another without actually changing the scale, if I recall correctly.

But you know all this, Lonnie. Scales are a mess. And vehicles and infantry always seem to look right together at different ones...
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Lonnie » 31 Mar 2014, 05:01

Industry scale does not work that way. And one uses the average male height of 5' 9" in western countries but it drops by an inch or more to 5' 8" once you add in a billion Chinese and Indian men into the mix.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Mac » 31 Mar 2014, 18:09

Actual Scale versus "Heroic Scale". Wyrd calls some their figures Heroic scale and says they are 32mm, but some look closer to 28mm.
I just use what looks good to me.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby crazyharborc » 31 Mar 2014, 18:42

There are and have been disagreements about what is what, what is "the correct" answer or answers about this or that scale. In 40 plus years of war gaming I have lost count on how many different "scales/sizes are correct".

IMHO, there will never be firm always correct answers unless only one company makes ALL the minies that are new and for sale.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Mac » 04 Apr 2014, 11:33

Pretty Cool WF! *Thumbs Up Icon*
Got my 15mm Americans in Primer.
Love the SGT. holding his Thompson and firing his Colt 1911!
And they fit perfectly on the FoW base set. . .
Did I say that?
I might just have to buy another company of these guys!
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Mac » 04 Apr 2014, 13:45

Looking at the WF 15mm Americans side by side with the 15mm Plastic Soldier Company Americans, the quality, and crispness of the WF are hands down far superior. Amazing.
Very, Very, happy with these guys.
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Re: 15mm WWII Americans are now for sale!

Postby Highlandsamurai » 05 Apr 2014, 14:37

Japanese and Russians would be really nice additions to 15mm plastics
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