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1968billsfan Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 8:36 a.m. PST

how comparable are these scales for WWII?

clibinarium20 May 2018 8:57 a.m. PST

Very different. 28mm is something like 1/56.

Vintage Wargaming20 May 2018 9:02 a.m. PST

Just to save time:

1/72 is a scale and 28 mm is a size
1/72 is around 25 mm
28mm is reckoned to be around 1/56 but people also use 1/48 scale vehicles with them – it is a personal choice based on your eye. But 1/72 vehicles would not be compatible with 28mm figures and 1/72 figures would be far too small for 1/48 or 1/56 scale vehicles. And then figures in 1/72 and 28mm, or vehicles in 1/72, 1/48 and 1/56 would not mix.

So the answer is not at all.

Though doubtless someone will turn up saying they mix them happily.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 10:35 a.m. PST

Not all 1/72nd scale figures look good together.

25mm metal figures are generally bigger than 1/72nd plastics (taller and bulkier).

28mm – for fantasy gaming these make good "oversize" figures for 1/72nd – so a 28mm Orc is like a 1/72nd Ogre. Not a WWII comparison obviously but you get the idea of difference in size of the figures I hope !

Fish20 May 2018 10:37 a.m. PST

1/72 is way closer to 20mm than 25mm…

Sgt Slag20 May 2018 10:56 a.m. PST

1/72 is a scale, but what figure are you scaling from?

72 inches = 6 feet. If you make a 1/72 scale figure of a 6-foot tall man, then the figure is… One inch tall: 25.4 mm = 1 inch. Hope that math wasn't too painful.

So, it all depends upon how tall you make your "average" man to be. If he is shorter than 72 inches, or 6-feet, then you will need to do some more challenging math. Cheers!

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 11:06 a.m. PST

They are not, but they are an economical way to game WWII.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP20 May 2018 8:49 p.m. PST

There are vast numbers of 1/72nd scale plastic figures in eras you never even heard of before. There are even two sets of WWII Japanese paratroopers! They are economical and easy to paint and convert with all the new glues and paints out there those problems are gone.

Check out Plastic Soldier Review for a good idea of whats out there. link

Check out my blog for tips on conversions.
Here is an American Indian with an M1 rifle:


Also check out Pauls Bods he does great conversion work.

Mike Bunkermeister Creek

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