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Wellspring07 Dec 2011 7:38 a.m. PST

The subject line says it all. Is the Matchbox HEMTT (and while I'm at it, the Buffalo) scale-appropriate for GZG, Khurasan and Rebel figures and vehicles?

They look awesome but with matchbox the scale can be up or down.

GeoffQRF07 Dec 2011 7:51 a.m. PST

Failing that, the remarkably underpriced QRF version is 1:100 scale :-)



Rod Langway07 Dec 2011 8:00 a.m. PST

Just bought both a few weeks ago, The Buffalo, absolutely 15mm and fits perfectly with my modern US. The HEMTT however is a little large for 15mm, but should work well for Sci-Fi. I have several Boley HO scale HEMTT's I am using for my modern 15mm US that are a good fit, and the matchbox one is noticeably larger to be used side by side. You should check around for the Boley one's as they come in both a cargo and tank transporter version.

combat wombat07 Dec 2011 8:08 a.m. PST

i use them both. I really like the SWAT vehicles.

28mmMan07 Dec 2011 8:33 a.m. PST

…dude, that is one sweet truck…


Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2011 8:51 a.m. PST

Boley's are perfect for sci-fi because they only have a passing similarity to the actual vehicle (rivets, anyone?).

The old Roco 10-ton Faun truck

is pretty good for sci-fi as most Americans haven't seen this 1960s vehicle.


28mmMan07 Dec 2011 9:57 a.m. PST

Is that vehicle available Wyatt?

Rod Langway07 Dec 2011 1:46 p.m. PST


Can see your point about the rivets, I used a Dremel to file them down on the three I have, did the trick, but for others that may be too much work. But again, as you say, for Sci-Fi they are perfect as is.

Eclipsing Binaries07 Dec 2011 2:10 p.m. PST

Those Matchbox HEMTTs look great but the ones on ebay have expensive postage to the UK.

Barks107 Dec 2011 5:48 p.m. PST

Cold Warrior- interesting, my assessment was that the HEMTT was OK for 15mm but the Buffalo was too big! Note that this is just my gut feeling, I don't know how big these creatures are in the flesh. No pics, sorry.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian07 Dec 2011 9:21 p.m. PST

Cold Warrior – I think that particular model and the similar cargo version are out of production, but they're relatively cheap and easy to find via e-bay. The truck is a Faun 912/21, but if you search Ebay for "Roco" and "Faun" you'll get about a dozen hits ranging from $9 to $17. auction


cloudcaptain08 Dec 2011 8:04 a.m. PST

Check the real world vehicle dimensions. The buffalo is a beast :) They both work in 15mm IMHO.

Scorpio08 Dec 2011 6:39 p.m. PST

OK, just took some comparison pics of the Matchbox toys and put them up on my blog. Check it:


Little Big Wars08 Dec 2011 11:04 p.m. PST

That's quite helpful… I hope some are left after Xmas so I can cash in my promised Wal*mart gift card on them.

Wellspring09 Dec 2011 5:49 a.m. PST

Wow, you're right. They are dead-on as far as I can tell.

Thanks so much Scorpio! Great pics.

Scorpio09 Dec 2011 7:04 a.m. PST

Glad to help!

Barks121 Dec 2011 3:13 a.m. PST

I've just put up some HEMTT comparison shots- nice work Scorpio, didn't realise you had too. I may have to get a Buffalo as well, oh dear… :-)


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