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Dan in Vermont30 Apr 2018 3:48 p.m. PST

hi all: looking for figures most compatible with my extensive collection of 1:87 vehicles. Preiser are the most realistic but there range is very limited.

Any recommendations on metal figures that are:
-closest to 18mm
-bodies are reasonably human looking
-rifles do not look think and chunky


Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP30 Apr 2018 7:40 p.m. PST

I've used Peter Pig figures as crew for my 1/87 Jeeps, etc. and really like the way they fit in and look.

Tikrit Supporting Member of TMP12 May 2018 5:27 p.m. PST

Essex Miniatures with Preiser Head Swaps look 1:87th-ish.

I was on the same quest as you about 14 years ago.

Dan in Vermont24 May 2018 7:27 a.m. PST

Thanks for the responses, everyone.

FOLLOW UP QUESTION; how well would the 15mm Plastic Soldier Company figures mesh with 1/87 vehicles/tanks

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP28 Jul 2018 1:19 p.m. PST

15mm with a little scale creep takes you to 18.5mm which is HO scale. All Quiet on the Martian Front are nominally 15mm but in reality are 18.5mm so they can use HO scale buildings. Of course, they are sort of World War One in appearance.

Resin companies, 3D printer companies, and model railroad companies all made a few HO scale figures, so if you are determined you can find them here and there. The problems are expense and availability. ArsenalM makes a few HO figures in resin. Fidelis models has some in stock.


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