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PiersBrand10 Mar 2017 2:13 a.m. PST

Its the Friday news post! :)

Coming soon in 20mm, our first range in metal – The Afrikakorps!

Refight the war in North Africa with these highly detailed and well animated 20mm figures alongside your plastic PSC tanks and they are of course perfect for use with Battlegroup Tobruk!

We hope this will be the first of several metal ranges to become available from PSC Metals with the Afrikakorps releasing at Salute 2017 in April.

Stay tuned for more pics and further details on the Afrikakorps range.

Tarleton Inactive Member10 Mar 2017 3:34 a.m. PST

They look really good. Lovely detail.

Who's the sculptor?

Personal logo Texas Jack Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 4:20 a.m. PST

I would like to know if these are true 20mm or 1/72. If they go with the PSC tanks I am guessing they are more towards the bigger size.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 4:39 a.m. PST

Ditto – ?

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 4:56 a.m. PST

They are designed to fit in with most of the 20mm ranges out there, had the AB figures very much in mind when making them.
Basically the same size as the 'lehr' and DAK tank crews I did a while back.

I'm sure Piers will have some comparison shots up shortly.
thats a Dragon Tiger and a PSC Pz III

Axebreaker10 Mar 2017 6:24 a.m. PST

These are excellent!

One question Piers what happened to your blog as I quite enjoyed it? I understand FB is the rage, but I prefer reading blogs.


Personal logo Stosstruppen Supporting Member of TMP10 Mar 2017 6:52 a.m. PST

Ahhhh Leon I thought they looked familiar!

PiersBrand10 Mar 2017 6:57 a.m. PST


Technology happened. My last two tablets won't work with the blog so kinda killed it off… :(

Will do a comparison shot of these figures later.

wrgmr110 Mar 2017 8:12 a.m. PST

Very nice, groan trying to put me in another theatre!

donlowry10 Mar 2017 8:46 a.m. PST

Nice looking figures!

forrester10 Mar 2017 11:35 p.m. PST

Really nice. AB may have been in mind but they also have a look of Battlefield/Blitz, which is also a plus.

I don't plan to do North Africa but these would serve well in NWE or Russia with a different paint job and the teensiest alteration. They might get used to fill some gaps or maybe as recce.

Andy ONeill11 Mar 2017 5:13 a.m. PST

Great work Leon.
Looking forward to seeing more.
Stop reading and get back to work. ;)

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Mar 2017 6:03 a.m. PST

Andy ONeill lol
Nah Im having a few days off, designed out for a bit, making some Opel blitzs as light relief.

PiersBrand16 Mar 2017 5:12 p.m. PST

Also in soft caps…

andresf Inactive Member22 Mar 2017 6:32 p.m. PST

Out of curiosity, why metal? It seems a regression from plastics, which are lighter, more detailed and more easily converted :/

I know some old guard wargamers used to prefer metals, but that's a holdover from when plastics weren't good enough.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Mar 2017 12:36 a.m. PST

I believe the main reason for the switch is simply economics.
Tooling costs are high and therefore you need to sell a lot of figures to offset them. Something like DAK in 20mm are just not going to sell in huge numbers, North Africa not an infantry war afterall
In my experience plastics are less detailed ( with a few exceptions)and certainly harder to paint well than a good metal casting but I suspect thats a matter of what your used to.
Then again looking at the average quality of most of the 28mm out there…………….lol

PiersBrand23 Mar 2017 3:13 a.m. PST

Yep… simple economics I suspect.

The return simply isn't there to warrant the large investment in a 20mm plastic DAK range.

Marc at work23 Mar 2017 5:26 a.m. PST

I find Afrika well covered by plastics already, being a soft plastic fan. So for me, this (and other good stuff like ABs) is a question of how well they will integrate with what I already have and like.

But I like the cut of Leon's jib here

number401 Apr 2017 9:41 p.m. PST

It doesn't look as though they will integrate with the existing soft plastic ranges out there, being on the 'chunky' side – as metals usually are. The exception of course being the new Italeri giants with their bizarre poses ;)

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