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Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

I have a bunch(40+) of the pre-painted plastic tanks sold about 4-5 years ago at outlets like Wally World that came from Chine. I believe the maker was Century 21(?) and the size was listed as 1/144. I have several Pendraken 10mm Soviet tanks and they are much smaller. Are there any other tanks that would fit size-wise with the plastic ones?


surdu2005 Sponsoring Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 10:46 a.m. PST

If you can find them, the GFI Minifigs 12mm / 1:144 tanks are a good match for the Century 21 tanks. I mix them freely in my Look, Sarge, No Charts games.

The Beast Rampant28 Oct 2017 10:59 a.m. PST

I had a bunch of those I was intending for such a purpose, but sold them to keep from disrupting my other projects.

They were super-cheap, and of surprising quality. Plus, now I have all these little clear plastic display boxes I don't know what to do with.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP28 Oct 2017 11:25 a.m. PST

I have quite a few and find that stated scales really are all over the place. I do know many folks prefer that instead of 10 mm and 12 mm we use things like 1/144th. That having been said I find most listed as 10 mm to be around 1/160th. Some listed as 12 mm tend to be around 1/150th while others 1/144th.

The ones you have seem to run around 1/150th and do fit relatively well with Minifigs. However they are noticeably smaller than Dragon 1/144th and Arrowhead (formerly Wargames South) which appear to be more true 1/144th.

I do use some of the Century 21 for a variety of reasons with my 1/144th. I use their M-18 Hellcat and their M-7 Priest. As long as you stay with one brand for a type should not be much of an issue but don't try mixing say their M-4s with the Arrowhead M-4s.

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