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christot Inactive Member14 Apr 2017 2:41 a.m. PST


Hornswoggler14 Apr 2017 5:00 a.m. PST

I've noticed this is being discussed on a few forums. Would be brilliant additions if they could be made somewhat compatible with other 1/72 ranges.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 5:42 a.m. PST

True story – love the figs but they are awfully big!

deephorse14 Apr 2017 5:55 a.m. PST

Having bought their vehicles and buildings I really wanted to support Colin et al by buying their figures. However, when I got the free figure that was on the front of a wargaming magazine I was disappointed to see how big it was. It wouldn't fit with anything else I owned. Why Valiant didn't see this from the start I'll never know. I'm very interested in any re-tooled figures.

Frothers Did It And Ran Away14 Apr 2017 6:01 a.m. PST

Valiant really shot themselves in the foot with their oddball scaling. If this pans out it'll be great news for 20mm players, especially those with a penchant for converting.

parrskool14 Apr 2017 6:11 a.m. PST

They are the best plastic figs on the market… and you do get used to the size. (which ought to be the industry standard!!)

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP14 Apr 2017 6:36 a.m. PST

Agree with parrskool. They are I believe exactly 1/72nd scal, ie true 25mm.

deephorse14 Apr 2017 3:19 p.m. PST

It doesn't really matter whether or not they are true 1/72, they don't fit with anything else in the 20mm or 1/72 world that I already own. Consequently, great figures or not, they were never going to sell any to me, nor to anyone else I know.

Pat Ripley Fezian14 Apr 2017 4:10 p.m. PST

that is good news. they were nice figures but just out of scale with most anything else.

PeterH14 Apr 2017 5:00 p.m. PST

it would be too great if they worked with Plastic Soldier Company's figures, doubling the conversion possibilities

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 5:21 a.m. PST

Deephorse: +1

Personal logo Doctor X Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 7:23 a.m. PST

Deephorse +2

christot Inactive Member15 Apr 2017 9:28 a.m. PST

Well, hate to wee on your front lawn Nnascati, but they aren't 1/72 – if they are, then the average height of an infantry man in 1945 was nearly 2 metres high and a sten mark II was 1,152mm long, a Lee Enfield would be 1,440 mm…none of which is the case.
It'll be great when these figures are reduced in size just a fraction, they paint up really well.

Andy ONeill15 Apr 2017 10:19 a.m. PST

This is good news.
Like others, I could never follow why they chose to go big.

brucka17 Apr 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

Yikes. Have 4-5 boxes each of the Brits, US, Germans including a bunch of paras. May just base these for Rapid Fire! and get the new ones for everything else.
Found the only thing missing were eng.& FT figs (and Soviets). Great range.

Personal logo Cardinal Hawkwood Supporting Member of TMP18 Apr 2017 3:26 p.m. PST

actually they are 1/72,everything else is wrong.

christot Inactive Member18 Apr 2017 11:36 p.m. PST

Well, they are not.

Measure the weaponry and times it by 72.
Then compare result to actual weapon sizes. They are significantly larger.

Marc the plastics fan19 Apr 2017 2:57 p.m. PST


They are too big

Get over it

Having them rescaled is a great idea

John de Terre Neuve Supporting Member of TMP20 Apr 2017 8:26 a.m. PST

I have to admit that I think the scale does not really matter and what is important is that they fit with other plastic and metal ranges that are sold as 20mm and 1/72 scales. Certainly would be happy to have a look then.

So yes a great idea.

number4 Inactive Member22 Apr 2017 12:31 p.m. PST

Butt ugly figures are just that, no matter what scale you make them. In this case I doubt it's even possible with weapons in one scale, bodies in another and heads (in the US set at least) a different one again.

old tommie Inactive Member24 Apr 2017 1:58 p.m. PST

I personally liked these figures for conversion possibilities good for them.

PeterH18 May 2017 6:00 a.m. PST

when when when ???

Blacky75019 May 2017 12:05 a.m. PST

About the same time as AB US paras

PeterH20 May 2017 6:40 p.m. PST

wow, blacky, do i know you? internet stalking…

Blacky75021 May 2017 4:03 a.m. PST

They seek him here, they seek him 🤔

Robhb122 May 2017 4:16 a.m. PST

I saw a test sprue at Partizan yesterday – about the same size as some of the larger Italieri figs and still look quite 'chunky'. I'm hoping they get to resize their nice Von Luck command group set, which depends on demand I gather.

PeterH22 May 2017 1:28 p.m. PST

If they are the same size as the more recent new Italeri figures, I think that will work well for me.

Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 May 2017 1:51 p.m. PST

For me too. Looking forward to reviews.

Pat Ripley Fezian24 May 2017 6:33 a.m. PST

Anyone have pictures of the test sprues?

Hornswoggler24 May 2017 8:27 p.m. PST

Anyone have pictures of the test sprues?

I am assuming they will be identical to the old sprues, just a bit smaller:

Apart from the hint about the comparison with Italeri I would love to see some side-by-side pics with other makes.

zirrian Inactive Member06 Jun 2017 2:47 a.m. PST

I kinda wish they'll add some more riflemen variants for the Brits…

number4 Inactive Member07 Jun 2017 9:09 p.m. PST

The newer Italeri figures are giants in their own right, even taller than the current Valiant set (but without the swollen pumpkin heads); some of them carry ammo boxes the size of suitcases!

alphus9912 Jun 2017 2:17 p.m. PST

I hope they get this right their sets are the best way to get troops + support weapons in one box

Blacky75015 Jun 2017 5:35 p.m. PST

give me metal any day

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