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Thortrains30 Dec 2017 12:37 p.m. PST

Here is my review of the Tim Mee recon Patrol set – 2 armored cars. These would be good for toy soldier gaming in the 50mm to 60mm scales.

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Enjoy and please share.

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP30 Dec 2017 1:25 p.m. PST

I've actually used it in the past with 28mm SF figures. It has an "Aliens" APC look to it.

ordinarybass Inactive Member30 Dec 2017 4:11 p.m. PST

Nice Review. This was one of my favorite army men vehicles as a kid. I may still have a couple around somewhere.

Great to see them back in production and in the USA, but I fear that at $16 USD for two there aren't many kids who will be picking these up and they'll be mostly bought by older fikjs looking for some nostalgia.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 4:07 p.m. PST

Yep, $16 USD is probably high but I've seen sets of tanks, 12 tanks for $14. USD Same 1/48 scale. Some sets will combine vehicles with other useful things like helos or planes.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Nice review. These are, however, more 54mm size, than 40mm size, like many of the tanks produced today, for Army Men figures.

The Tim Mee tanks are definitely 40mm sizes. Their tanks are nice, for what they are.

I've been hesitant to buy these Armored Cars because they are 54mm sized, not 40mm, like most of my tanks. I game with them, intermixing the 40mm Tanks with 54mm figures, due to the cost, and actual size on the table, of the true 54mm tanks. The price of an individual 54mm tank model, is generally $12 USD, and up.

The cost of the classic Army Men sets, is usually higher than $150 USD, some go as high as $400 USD+!!! These sets are definitely not aimed at children…

Anyway, thanks, Thor, for the review. I will be ordering some sets of these in the next few months. They're great toys/models, which I really want for my games. Cheers!

ordinarybass Inactive Member04 Jan 2018 10:38 a.m. PST

I see where SgtSlag is coming from in that all these army man toys are pretty varried when it comes to scale.

The Tim Mee M48 style Tanks are even smaller than 40mm. My estimations/comparisons put them very close to 28mm! link
The armored cars by comparison are the same length as the tanks but much bulkier.

It's really all about what looks good to you. These will look pretty good next to 54mm figures but they will look huge next to 40mm'ish tanks.

One more cool link for those who like these vehicles regardless of specific scale. Here's a guy (a member of TMP I think?) who turned them into rather good looking 40k Chaos Blood Pact Chimerra APC proxies!
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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP04 Jan 2018 12:34 p.m. PST

Whoa!!! Damn fine work by whomever did those conversions to 40k vehicles!

If the Tim Mee tanks are 28mm, what an incredible deal they would be, compared to actual miniature tank models of that size! I would not have imagined they were that scale/size… Fascinating.

I game with some 1/32 APC's, alongside of my 28mm(?) Tanks, and it doesn't jar my brain too much. I don't see the "Tilt!" alarm, even when I have 54mm Infantry men close assaulting 28mm Tanks. I think I can tweak my mind to accept the 1/32 Armored Cars, as well. Have to admit, though, that if I could buy 1/32 Tanks for $4 USD each, I'd likely invest in them over the Tim Mee toys.

Really enjoying this thread, and the information shared. Much appreciated! Cheers!

Thortrains07 Jan 2018 12:39 p.m. PST

The Tim Mee M48 is close to 1/48 scale. somewhat larger than 28mm. I scale 28mm as 1/64, equal to S scale. 28mm is almost the height of a scale 6 foot man in S – 1/64.

I like seeing those converted cars. There is a lot that can be done with these vehicles.

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