Help support TMP

"Which metal figures are compatible with 1:72 plastics? " Topic

10 Posts

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.

Back to the Figure Finder Message Board

Back to the Plastic Figures Message Board

Areas of Interest


Featured Hobby News Article

Featured Showcase Article

World's Greatest Dice Games

A cheap way to pick up on the latest fad and get your own dice cup for wargaming?

Featured Profile Article

Smart Finish Sander/Filer

Do you do so much file work that your fingers hurt? Maybe this tool can help...

Current Poll

1,363 hits since 11 May 2018
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

rufouswargamer11 May 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

So I've been looking around at some manufacturers of 20mm metal figures to add bits and bobs to my collection that aren't made in plastic. Problem is it isn't always obvious how big 20mm figures actually are. (PSR is great but only covers plastic figures, of course).

Instead of starting a topic for each range like I did for Foundry's – TMP link – I thought I'd start one where people can just add which metal figures are actually 1:72 and, if possible, any particular plastic range they fit in with (or not if that's the case).

I'll start off:
I've got some Kennington Napoleonic British link that are a good match sculpting-wise for the Strelets War of 1812 militia link and Tecumseh link sets. The Kenningtons I have are about a millimetre or two taller than the Strelets figs but it's not the head-and-shoulders difference that you get with some metals and plastics.

Paint it Pink11 May 2018 7:14 a.m. PST

You've just taken the first step towards understanding the wargamer's lament.

Pauls Bods11 May 2018 7:20 a.m. PST

Just napoleonics?
These all (in my experience) fit alongside most 1/72nd Plastics..well, they are specifically made to fill gaps in the plastic 1/72nd range..a wee bit smaller than Zvezda, although that´s the case for a lot of the Plastics anyway.

This lot (394 of them) are Austrian curassiers from ArtMiniaturen


rufouswargamer11 May 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

Any period, really. My idea for this thread is that it doesn't just satisfy my own curiosity but could be a resource for anyone interested in adding to their plastic collection.

Impressive cuirassiers btw.

Vintage Wargaming11 May 2018 8:39 a.m. PST

It doesn't seem to have been updated for about 4 years but there is a blog which specialised in metal/plastic figure comparisons


Which may still help you

Hobhood411 May 2018 8:43 a.m. PST

For Late Rome/Dark Ages, some biblicals and Samurai, Newline Design do compatible metals in their 1/72 ranges.

rufouswargamer11 May 2018 8:58 a.m. PST

Vintage Wargaming
It was looking at that blog last night that gave me the idea for this thread. There doesn't seem to be any pictures on it because of Photobucket changing their third-party hosting rules.

Yes, you're right. I have looked at their website a few times. Unfortunately none of their 1:72 ranges are my period, only their 20mm (which I take means 1:76) ranges have what I'm after. I don't mind mixing the scales a bit for ancients but for WWII, for example, although people come in different sizes equipment (usually) does not – an SMLE Mk. III is an SMLE Mk. III.

Thanks to everyone for their input so far.

Pauls Bods11 May 2018 9:22 a.m. PST

Ok…Medievals/Dark ages..I´ll add resin as well and only from ranges I´ve bought and can confirm they fit alongside most 1/72nd plastics
Nikolai – Medieval- Resin
Nikolai – Dark ages – Resin
Hagen – Medieval/Dark Ages – Metal
Valdemar – Metal
Fredericus-rex -Resin
Kamar – Medieval/Dark Ages – Metal
Toma – Metal
Art Miniaturen -Metal
Tumbling Dice

There´s one or two small Producers but their sculpts, although very nice, tend to be a bit on the big side to fit alongside most 1/72nd Plastics (or the Metal/Resin ones listed above)

rufouswargamer11 May 2018 10:01 a.m. PST

Ah yes, Tumbling Dice. I've been thinking about their metal Normans and Strelets' plastic ones. (As if I don't have enough projects on the go already…)

Umpapa11 May 2018 11:14 a.m. PST

CP Models, Elhiem Miniatures, Early War Miniatures, Under Fire Miniatures fit perfectly to 1:72.

My pulp list (scroll down):

Many examples at my blog:

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.