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Cathus12 Aug 2016 1:17 p.m. PST

I was getting some modelling stuff out of the loft and came across a small collection of micro armour.

What scales are they, the bigger ones on the left are about 3cm and the smaller on the right are about 2cm


79thPA Supporting Member of TMP12 Aug 2016 1:34 p.m. PST

Micro armor is nominally 1/85, but you have several scales/sizes of vehicle there.

Cathus12 Aug 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

I thought there were just 2 scales and the smallest one was just a small tank but checking through them again it seems I have 3 scales.

the four on the left Panther, PzIVs Stug and Sdkfz are one, the 3 on the right Jagpanther, King Tiger & Panther are another and the tiny one is the third scale

So what scale would have a Pz IV at about 1.5cm then 2cm then 3cm?

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Aug 2016 1:48 p.m. PST

1/285 or 1/300 for Micro Armor. the others might be 12mm or 1/144

Cathus12 Aug 2016 1:57 p.m. PST

which is which?

Fatman12 Aug 2016 2:11 p.m. PST

3cm would be 1/200th, 2cm 1/300th & 1.5cm 1/400th. the last one I have never come across. I would guess the big ones are /200th and the smaller 1/285th, they look a little large for /300th. he tiny one is probably a really small tank, possibly a Matilda I, in 11/300th. Just my 10p(Post Brexit inflation.) worth


Neroon12 Aug 2016 2:44 p.m. PST

The 5 larger vehicles on the left (Panther, Pz 4, StuG 3, Pz 4, and SdKfz 250 halftrack) are all nominaly 10mm scale from a UK manufacturer. The 4 smaller vehicles on the right are 1/300 scale from a UK manufacturer, likely H&R or Scotia. They are a Hetzer, a Tiger I hull with a Tiger II turret, a Tiger II with a Panther turret, and the wee tiny one is an Italian M11/39.


Cathus12 Aug 2016 3:10 p.m. PST

OK, so left to right



and tiny third set?

I got these some 30 years ago, hence the lack of knowledge about what they are as they probably haven't seen the light of day for 25 years.

Heroics and Ross rings a bell, I seem to recall buying from them, no idea where I got the big ones from but I've got many more of those than the others.

Why do they not just describe these things as either in xxmm or x/xxx, it's so confusing!


Cathus12 Aug 2016 3:37 p.m. PST

I see Minifigs do 12mm. I wonder if the bigger ones are Minifigs as I used to buy quite a bit of stuff from them back in the day.

Personal logo Doms Decals Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Aug 2016 1:42 a.m. PST

30 years ago I don't think the Minifigs 12mm existed. I suspect your bigger ones are Skytrex 1/200 scale if they're that old. The Tiger's *hull* (ie. ignore the gun) was 6.3 metres long, so 1/200 would be about 32mm long, 1/150 about 42mm.

Cathus13 Aug 2016 6:16 a.m. PST

Skytrex sounds right Dom, thanks

and thanks to everyone else who responded!

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