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MiniPigs12 Jun 2018 1:12 p.m. PST

Anyone have any experience with both of these kits?

Is there a better one around? And by "better", I mean, easy to assemble, handsome model, robust enough for wargaming and neither metal nor resin.



brucka12 Jun 2018 6:07 p.m. PST

I have the Pegasus kits – haven't put together yet, or even opened. The PSC kits I will buy so I can have 3 Maultier.
Can't beat the price of the Pegasus.

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Jun 2018 9:36 p.m. PST

Henks site is an excellent source of info. Has reviews of the majority of stuff in 1/72 scale and will give you loads of info all in one place.

MiniPigs13 Jun 2018 4:44 a.m. PST

That's a great site!

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Jun 2018 5:13 a.m. PST

It is very useful indeed.
I always assume everyone who does 20mm stuff knows about it but I forget that the crossover between modelling and wargaming isnt a 100% these days.

MiniPigs13 Jun 2018 8:23 a.m. PST

Or, for people who have recently come back into wargaming after a long absence. I have never really seen or handled any of these models.

Grumble8710615 Jun 2018 10:45 p.m. PST

The Pegasus models are very easy to assemble and quite robust. I have not seen the Plastic Soldier trucks but judging by other products from that company, I think the same would be true of them.

Pegasus is true 1/72 scale, so if you have (or plan to get) any Airfix Opel Blitz models, you should be aware that those are 1/76 and don't look good as part of the same unit with Pegasus. Airfix is more complicated to assemble, and the wheel/axle assembly can be a bit less robust. But you do get a PAK 40 75mm anti-tank gun and crew with the truck.

MiniPigs19 Jun 2018 12:59 p.m. PST


Thanks for that. I went and got like 16 of the Pegasus trucks and probably wont need any more.

Does anyone have any familiarity with the Hasegawa Kubel and Schwimmwagen sets? Can i festoon them with AB Miniatures SS jeep riders?


LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Jun 2018 2:20 p.m. PST

Both a tad more towards 1/76 scale therefore a bit tight for fitting figures. Reckon the S-Model Kubel and Academy Schwimmwagen better. Serious shortage of Schwimmies around unfortunately.

Emilio19 Jun 2018 2:31 p.m. PST

You have these ones in resin, both Opel Blitz and Kubel:


MiniPigs19 Jun 2018 5:31 p.m. PST


That's good stuff. What about a good True 1/72:

Flakpanzer ( Is this good?: link

Jagdpanzer IV

and White Scout Car?

LeonAdler Sponsoring Member of TMP20 Jun 2018 1:19 a.m. PST

Up to now the only White has been the Esci, hard to find, theres a new one coming link
Nowt wrong with the Altaya stuff and they good value. It really depends on whether the modelling side of things is important to you. I like making kits so will always go for a kit rather than ready built.
The Dragon PzIV's are good little kits.

MiniPigs20 Jun 2018 9:27 a.m. PST

I might try SHQs White Scout Car. I ordered some of SHQs figures (Which I hope go with AB figures) and some of their flakpanzers because that's a rare item.

I also ordered German troops from Xan, AB, Battlefield/Blitz and Platoon20 (Who curiously seem to be the only source for a 120mm mortar).

I stayed away from TQD/CP-Models figures because they seemed to be taller by a bit than the others.

genew4920 Jun 2018 11:10 a.m. PST

Early War Miniatures offers a M3 scout car.

MiniPigs21 Jun 2018 12:31 p.m. PST

Early war miniatures seems to make a quality product.

Peter12322 Jun 2018 11:17 a.m. PST

Early War Miniatures are very well made. I did find that their Hetzer (by my measurement) came out about 1/78 and their Archer about 1/71. Has anyone else found that their scale is a bit variable?

I'm just a bit nervous of ordering from them again.

Maha Bandula23 Jun 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

It bears keeping in mind that Early War Miniatures (Tom's Tins back in the day) are made by someone in his 60s who mastered his skills in the pre-internet age.

Plus their late war offerings are actually Skytrex stuff which were made in the 80s and 90s.

MiniPigs24 Jun 2018 11:29 a.m. PST

Well, considering Internet=Satan, that sounds like a very good thing.

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