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PraetorianHistorian10 Oct 2013 3:27 p.m. PST

I just received some different 1/72 WWI figures so I decided to do a size comparison for everyone to see before they buy them. Also give an update on the progress of my 28mm Belgians.


Personal logo CPBelt Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2013 3:49 p.m. PST

Nice comparison. The Emhar are giants!

Also, I like the Belgians review. Since these figures tend to go on sale for the holidays, I've always been tempted by them. They look so interesting, but I know nothing of them, being more a late war gamer/painter. Plus, I worry about misaligned mould lines. These look very good. Now I will buy them with confidence. thumbs up

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2013 4:09 p.m. PST

That's quite a size difference.

Who asked this joker10 Oct 2013 5:08 p.m. PST

Nice comparison. The Emhar are giants!

Beat me to it!

PraetorianHistorian10 Oct 2013 5:42 p.m. PST

The only other real choice for Brits in 1/72 would be Strelets and they are a bit shorter than HaT and come with gas masks. Also…they are Strelets which are notorious for being ugly. You could do Airfix Brits but they are in their soft hats which only works for the EW years.

I'll suck it up, paint them, and use them.

CP, I love the Belgian figures. What caused you to worry about misaligned mold lines? Brigade Games specifically or just all minis in general?

MAD MIKE Inactive Member10 Oct 2013 5:44 p.m. PST

PSR has a nice comparison section although it is not all inclusive link

Mad Monarchist Inactive Member10 Oct 2013 6:25 p.m. PST

Plastic fans should consider Early War Miniatures' metal Brits I think.

Those Belgians do look fantastic.

John Leahy10 Oct 2013 6:30 p.m. PST

That size comparison is a little deceptive. The figure in question is a BIG fig even for the pack its in. several of the other figures are much shorter. Even PSR comments on it. I own sets from all the companies mentioned. I'd use Emhar with my other figs. The majority of Emhar figs run about the same size as Revell.



John Leahy10 Oct 2013 6:33 p.m. PST

Just saw Mad Mike's post. Check out the PSR link he provides. Emhar are actually much smaller than the fig shown initially. It is a very large figure. But trust me, it isn't the normal size of Emhar figs.



PraetorianHistorian10 Oct 2013 7:00 p.m. PST

Thanks for the feedback John. I actually just got them and took out a few. That was the unlucky Brit that got his picture taken. I will check the others in the box tomorrow.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP11 Oct 2013 1:57 a.m. PST

Informative, thanks!

Martin Rapier11 Oct 2013 3:56 a.m. PST

Yes, the comparison is odd, I generally find the Emhar figures to be spindly tiddlers compared to the chunky Revell giants.

That grenadier is huge compared to the others, check out the second picture down in my blog.


There is a mixture of Revell, Emhar and HaT here, and in this case it is the Emhar guys who have eaten all the pies.


PraetorianHistorian11 Oct 2013 5:10 a.m. PST

Wow Martin, I REALLY chose the wrong figure. What was Emhar thinking with the giant grenadier? I will do a better comparison today when I get home from work.

I might just exclude him because he is so big. Use him for a 20mm zombie game where he can be some nut case fighting the apocalypse dressed in his great-grandfather's fatigues.

Martin Rapier11 Oct 2013 6:26 a.m. PST

Well, he is a grenadier so I'd expect him to be a big chap.

As with so many of these things, you only notice this stuff when peering at them close up, once they are painted and based you really don't notice.

Oh dear, just look at those awful mould lines in the photos, how embarrassing. But from 2' away, they are just a bunch of blokes in khaki. I hate cutting mould lines off plastic figures.

Compared to HaT, the height variations in Emhar are really quite moderate and don't get me started on the MJ Figures Falklands range.

I tend to use the bigger HaT figures as elite types, in Ancient armies anyway.

PraetorianHistorian11 Oct 2013 2:20 p.m. PST

Updated with a new comparison. You'll see that the figures are actually the same as the grenadier. They're all giants. link

Cyclops Inactive Member21 Feb 2014 6:41 a.m. PST

Use Hat Canadians and US figures. They're both in British uniform and with British equipment (apart from some Brownings and Chauchats in the US box).

Sorry to dig this up but I was surprised nobody mentioned this.

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