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junnkbarbarian Inactive Member16 May 2018 12:46 p.m. PST

…. on my miniatures that is. Can you guys recommend some brands of WWII 28mm (US and German mostly)that don't have giant heads? So far the best ones I have seen are Perry and Victory Force, but VFM are really tall and Perry is at the other end of the scale. I'm looking for something more in the middle height range that is proportioned like a human being and not a Dungeons and Dragons dwarf.

Any information much appreciated.
Also it seems VFM is up for sale, so I'm a little nervous about sinking more money into them and not being able to get them in the future (especially given the height).

Second question: What brands are tall enough to look good in the same squad with VFM or short enough to look good in the same squad with Perry?

Daithi the Black16 May 2018 1:39 p.m. PST

Warlord plastics.

BrockLanders16 May 2018 4:28 p.m. PST

VFM has been for sale for several years now. I've mixed them with Warlord and Blacktree with no problems

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP16 May 2018 4:32 p.m. PST

Aren't we all.

saltflats192916 May 2018 5:06 p.m. PST

Which ranges do you find too "big headed"?

junnkbarbarian Inactive Member17 May 2018 4:54 a.m. PST

@saltflats1929 The first name that comes to mind is Artizan, not because they are the worst offender but because I seem to be the one person on the planet that doesn't like them. And it's a shame too, because aside from the proportions those are some awesome sculpts. Good poses, lots of personality.

@BrockLanders Thanks for the info. I feel a little safer trying to slowly flesh out my VFM group knowing that.

@Daithi they are sort of hit and miss for me. I have some late war Germans that have acceptable proportions, but some of the American heads just look huge when you put them on the bodies.

I realize:

A. All brands have their quirks

B. It comes down to personal taste rather than objectively "better"

For me the litmus test is a simple question. "When I look at the mini are the proportions the first thing I notice?" It's a question of degree really.

For me the "perfect" minis would be slightly shorter VFM made from plastic and sold in boxes that match platoon order of battle for the period. See, I'm not picky at all. LOL

On a related note, I hear Perry is coming out with an American boxed set (soon?).

Fred Cartwright17 May 2018 10:50 a.m. PST

The first name that comes to mind is Artizan, not because they are the worst offender but because I seem to be the one person on the planet that doesn't like them.

You are not alone. I don't like them either.

For me the "perfect" minis would be slightly shorter VFM made from plastic and sold in boxes that match platoon order of battle for the period. See, I'm not picky at all. LOL

Perry plastic sets match those requirements.

On a related note, I hear Perry is coming out with an American boxed set (soon?).

The new American box set looks set to be a very good one. I hope it is out soon too.

At the shorter, nicely proportioned end of the range are Battle Honours, Offensive Miniatures, Foundry and a new range from Brigade Games. You should be able to mix those with either Perry or selected Warlord without problems. The VFM figures are tall. Particularly if you use the slotta bases provided.

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