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Bezmozgu703 Feb 2013 4:59 p.m. PST

I will be moving into 10mm scale for WWII skirmish gaming -- which figures and vehicles are best quality in this scale? Thanks.

anleiher03 Feb 2013 5:11 p.m. PST

It has to be these guys:


I dont' even do 10mm but I can't help but admire the quality of the scupts and the completeness of the lines.

Renaud S03 Feb 2013 6:00 p.m. PST

Best details for vehicles are Wargames South, and then Minifigs and Pithead. Pendraken are very quick and easy to use, being usually two pieces castings (hull + turret), but are not as detailed.

For infantry, at this scale, the differences between the manufacturers are not very noticeable: Minifigs, Pendraken and Pithead are all very good and can be mixed.

combatpainter Fezian03 Feb 2013 8:09 p.m. PST

Painting some Pendragon as we speak and they are very nice.

ancientsgamer03 Feb 2013 8:52 p.m. PST

I would look at the 1/144th scale plastics for tanks and what is available there. I like 21st Century toys because of pricing. World Tank Museum are stunning. Can Do are great too. I think Dragon has 1/144th scale too?

Princeps04 Feb 2013 1:56 a.m. PST

For vehicles it is Pithead for me by a country mile, followed by MiniFig and Wargames South. I find Pendraken stuff to be a bit "squashed" and lacking detail. For infantry, I prefer Pendraken and MiniFig. The first Pithead figures were not very detailed, but Phil is redoing a lot of them and the newer ones are nice. I bought some Wargames South Russian infantry and they were horrible in my opinion. You could literally see how they had been formed from blobs of green stuff.

Green Tiger04 Feb 2013 2:56 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure that Minifigs and Wargames South (less sure) are 12mm (1:144)which would explain why Penraken look "squashed" by comparison. Again as with all these things it is a matter of taste, "scale" as ever is a relative term – check the websites, get some samples make up your own mind. Pesonally I use Pendraken tanks and vehicles with Irregular figures (which are much smaller and slimmer, which to me looks right but hey…)

Cherno04 Feb 2013 4:54 a.m. PST

I'd go for Minifigs for Infantry, realistic proportions and varying poses, and they do civilians too =)

Steve W04 Feb 2013 6:10 a.m. PST

From experience the Wargames South tanks are a lot bigger then Pendraken but superb, Pendraken for price cannot be beaten and the lack of detail isnt really visible when on the table though the later models are much better. Pendraken's infantry is lovely and crisp. Minifigs tanks are nice and also about the same quality as Pendraken in my opinion

Texas Jack04 Feb 2013 7:42 a.m. PST

Donīt know if you have found it yet, but here is a website with lots of pictures from the different ranges:


I am in the middle of doing the ACW in 10mm, all with Pendraken. Afterwards I will be moving to WWII, and would like to use as much Pendraken as possible. Like everyone says, their customer service is outstanding, and the figures are really great. The only downside for me is that they donīt as yet do Poland.

Bezmozgu704 Feb 2013 8:27 a.m. PST

Thanks everyone -- excellent feedback and guidance. Cheers.

Personal logo Lentulus Supporting Member of TMP04 Feb 2013 9:12 a.m. PST

Figures from Pendraken, tanks from Pithead.

steamingdave4704 Feb 2013 10:53 a.m. PST

Surprised no mention of Panzer Depot. 1/144 tanks and vehicles, excellent range. fit well with WGS and World Tank Museum/ takara etc. I use Minifigs for infantry- perfect combination.

Cold Steel04 Feb 2013 2:18 p.m. PST

I moved from 15 mm to 10 mm several years ago when the price of 15 mm vehicles got too high. Then I took a break for a couple of years, only to find all the pre-painted vehicles either out of production or priced higher than the latest 15 mm plastics. I am torn right now between adding to the 10 mm collection or selling it and going back to 15 mm.

Leon Pendraken Sponsoring Member of TMP05 Feb 2013 5:25 a.m. PST

From our 2012 Painting Comp:


FuriousGamer05 Feb 2013 12:18 p.m. PST

Minifigs has great figs and vehicles. Pendraken has nice vehicles, a little small sometimes, good price. WTM is awesome. 21st Century Toys are a little big, but for a pre- painted tank you can't beat the price!

Light Horseman22 Aug 2013 3:45 a.m. PST

For vehicles--Pithead. Nice size and detail, minimal assembly, sturdy. Minifigs vehicles smaller and sometimes many parts to glue. Pendraken smaller and Perin smaller yet. Wargames South very nice but noticeably large and pricey. I also endorse 1/144 plastic vehicles.

For infantry, Minifigs is correct proportionally but look slender by comparison to the other brands. I'd stay away from Wargames South infantry. I think Perin infantry look nice.

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