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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 7:28 a.m. PST

I'm told that both these ranges are made using hard plastic and match 15mm in size, instead of usual 1/72 (20mm):

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QUESTIONS:

1) Do they really match other 15mm figures in size? Are there comparison pics?

2) Is the hard plastic on these sprues similar to the GW hard plastic, which allows you to cut, trim and sand easily, and takes Green Stuff quite well?

3) Has anyone done any conversions of either of the above sets, to make them more SF-ish? If so, got close-up pics?

4) Does anyone know if either of these two companies (or a different one altogether) are planning to make hard plastic figures specifically for 15mm SF in the near future?

Thanks,

Dan

fairoaks02408 Mar 2012 8:50 a.m. PST

i can only answer partially 1) & 2)

I've got the PSC figures, they don't really mix with metal 15mms such as BF because they aree slimmer and more realistically proportioned.

the plastic they are made from is the same type as GW and plastic model kits etc, It takes greenstuff and paint very well.

conversions should be easy enough to do, as i usually find making conversions on plastic figures much easier than on metal.

regards

jim

Yesthatphil08 Mar 2012 9:10 a.m. PST

PSC are very nice and are true 15mm (if such a concept can be held to exist) … they match well with second generation Peter Pig figures, but as Jim suggests, they look a little light beside current PP or BF – a lot of that is just because they have more natural proportions and normal sized heads.

Phil

Derek H Inactive Member08 Mar 2012 10:28 a.m. PST

Don't know about SF, but the Wargames Factory 5mm Germans seem to be based on fantasy goblins.

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Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 12:31 p.m. PST

Im very curious to see how the WF 15mm work out.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 1:56 p.m. PST

By the way, PSC also does Russians:

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Derek H: "the Wargames Factory 5mm Germans seem to be based on fantasy goblins"

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Nah, those in the picture you posted are the 28mm ones. And, from the looks of it, that artist just seems to have a fixation on Lord Farquuad:

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Wouldn't anyone? Just look at that magnificent physique!

Dan

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2012 2:06 p.m. PST

The Russians are coming! The Russians are Coming! The Russians:


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Looks like the Western plastics makers better get on the stick with this one too before the Russkies clue in and make massed infantry sets, high-tech grav tanks, etc…


Leland R. Erickson

freecloud08 Mar 2012 3:30 p.m. PST

My PSC T 34s converted for Sci Fi, size wise similar to the Brigade Models and GZG stuff.

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Old Crow stuff is big, looks more like 1/76 IMO

AWuuuu08 Mar 2012 4:00 p.m. PST

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Size comp with CMG, Rebel and Khurasan
Models are PSC Russians.

I am jest to paint one, but they are perfectly sized (but better proportioned as humans between aliens and unarmored humans near armored ones they are just perfect.

BlackWidowPilot
Those were discussed some time ago, they are more 1:144 than 1:100 and accompanied by infantry that are GZG recasts IIRC

Moqawama Inactive Member08 Mar 2012 4:33 p.m. PST

Actually they're more in 1:160 territory than 1:144.

They would scale well with Mechwarrior Clicky vehicles along with 10mm tall infantry.

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian08 Mar 2012 7:49 p.m. PST

BlackWidowPilot
Those were discussed some time ago, they are more 1:144 than 1:100 and accompanied by infantry that are GZG recasts IIRC


Missed that discussion! GZG recasts, you say? Fuggeddaboutit!


Leland R. Erickson

CorSecEng Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Mar 2012 8:10 p.m. PST

I looked at these for a long while but I couldn't get over the guns. I would probably have bought some if it wasn't for that. Converting them all would be a pain. To many good scifi figs out there I already want to buy.

SirFjodin Inactive Member09 Mar 2012 5:06 p.m. PST

fairoaks024 is right about mixing them with existing 15m minis saying this:
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I've got the PSC figures, they don't really mix with metal 15mms such as BF because they aree slimmer and more realistically proportioned.
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But Plastic Soldier Company 15mm soviet nurse is very good mixed with existing 15mm figs. Here is camparison with Rebel Minis EF Marine and Khurasan Sharkman

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP09 Mar 2012 6:35 p.m. PST

Wow. Nice!!!

Got any other comparison shots showing the other Russians?

Thanks,

Dan

Psyckosama Inactive Member09 Mar 2012 10:46 p.m. PST

I'd love to pick up some of those nurses off someone.

SirFjodin Inactive Member12 Mar 2012 5:52 a.m. PST

But AWuuuu already provided comparison photo

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John B29 Mar 2012 6:42 a.m. PST

I picked these up recently and have written a review on my blog: TabletopHistory. I included a size comparison photo for those interested.

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Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 8:38 a.m. PST

You guys rock!

Dan

Daisy Nanton Sponsoring Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 9:23 a.m. PST

Hi John B,
This is Daisy from Wargames Factory. Thank you so much for your positive review and the photo for size reference. Do you mind if we share your link on our forum & Facebook page?

John B29 Mar 2012 11:09 a.m. PST

Daisy,

Please feel free to share.

John B

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP29 Mar 2012 12:10 p.m. PST

SirFjodin,

How many nurses come in that Russian set?

Thanks,

Dan

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