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acctingman1869 Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 11:36 a.m. PST

Anyone who owns some of their ww2 veheciles want to chime in on the quality/detail?

They seem to be more expensive than Minifigs and Pithead, but from the few pics I've seen, they look to be a tad more "detailed"


Thank you!

Miniaturerealm03 Jul 2012 11:47 a.m. PST

They are exensively more detailed than other manufacturers, hence the price ! they are beautiful models and some do come in kit form ! ( not recommended for small hands ).
They are true 144th scale and are larger than Minifigs/ Pendraken and Pithead. They do match with the Dragon/ Japanese plastic models you can buy.

Personally I only buy Wargames South, you pay for quality. IMHO…

Steve W Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 11:58 a.m. PST

have to agree with everything Miniaturerealm has said

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 1:34 p.m. PST

Wargames South don't make Minis. Only military vehicles. Sorry.

acctingman1869 Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 1:50 p.m. PST

Yep, saw that….that's why I asked another question about mini's in this scale :)

12345678 Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 1:56 p.m. PST

Perhaps they should make a Mini:

Seriously though, they are by far the best metal 1/144 metal vehicles on the market. I am with Miniaturesrealm as they are the only ones that I will buy to go with my plastic vehicles.

madaxeman03 Jul 2012 1:56 p.m. PST

Lots of comparison photos here: 10mm Directory – search for "Compare"

Pricey, but in a different league to anything else in metal in that scale.

steamingdave47 Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 2:22 p.m. PST

I'm another fan of WGS vehicles-easy to assemble and look great. Fit well with my Dragon, Cando, Metal Troops etc.
Just had a quick look at the website-they do WW2 figures-I bought some tank crew a couple of years ago. They are a bit chunkier than Minifigs ( which are my favourite 12mm WW2figures), but nicely detailed.

Mako11 Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 3:08 p.m. PST

They are the best of the best, and similar in quality to Dragon and the other high-end plastic vehicle manufacturers.

Jemima Fawr Inactive Member03 Jul 2012 4:25 p.m. PST


That's not a Mini. That's some BMW thing with a passing resemblance but suffering from a hormone imbalance and a dietary disfunction. Remember how they used to compare Madonna to Marilyn Monroe? Same thing.

I agree though, Wargames South models are lovely. But not Minis…

Some Chicken Inactive Member04 Jul 2012 2:49 a.m. PST

I've just had to choose between Pendraken/Pithead and Wargames South for my new 10mm/12mm Normandy project. I bought some samples to compare and have to say I very much prefer the Pendraken infantry to Wargames South (the platoon pack I received was also missing 10 figures and a fair number of the rifles had lost the front portion of the barrel). However the Wargames South Firefly and Panther I ordered are beautiful models and I would have no hesitation in using them on quality grounds despite the higher price. The only problem for me was the size – comparing the Pendraken Firefly (10mm) with WGS (12mm) the difference is huge. As I want to be able to game larger scale battles than my current 20mm Normandy set up allows, I decided Pendraken was the right choice for me to make the most of the table.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP04 Jul 2012 2:56 a.m. PST

As others have said the WGS items are simply gorgeous. Excellent detail and well worth the money. They do match up extremely well with Dragon CanDo range as well as the World Tank Museum line. I find they do reasonably well with Pithead as long as one does not use the same model together (for example the WGS Pz IV with the Pithead Pz IV).

I tend to prefer the Minifig infantry line over the WGS one.

WGS also periodically redo their older vehicles with newer, more detailed versions.

Beagle Inactive Member05 Nov 2017 4:34 p.m. PST

Minifigs has acquired the Wargames South WWII line (infantry only – no vehicles) and they are cheaper than Minifigs 10mm link here link

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2017 6:15 a.m. PST

And Wargames South is now Arrowhead Miniatures

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