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NCC1701D12 Sep 2018 1:16 p.m. PST

I keep reading comments here and there that players are moving from 6mm GHQ minis over to 3mm Pico minis due to a variety of factors (i.e. cost, tablespace, etc). Is this just "talk" or do you actually know of instances where a player has done this. From what I see on the internet Pico minis do look nice when painted up but they certainly don't have the detail of GHQ minis.

BattlerBritain12 Sep 2018 2:34 p.m. PST

I'm switching to pico minis for aircraft but not vehicles.

Reason being that whilst pico are pretty good products 3mm vehicles are just too small, for me anyway.

For aircraft though 3mm is a good size. It certainly makes mounting them easier.

TheWhiteDog12 Sep 2018 2:45 p.m. PST

I sold off about $2,000 USD worth of PFC and GHQ Arab-Israeli Yom-Kippur War minis. I now have a massive 3mm collection that spans;

Cold War Dutch (I have the whole Dutch Army from about 1984)
Cold War West Germans
Cold War USA
Cold War Brits
Cold War Soviets
Cold War East Germans
Cold War Danish
Cold War Spanish
Cold War French
Twilight 2000 (oddities to play large campaigns in 3mm, these supplement the Cold War collections.)

AIW '82 Israelis
AIW '82 Lebanese Militia and PLO
AIW Modern Israeli (Pretty much 1:1 on armor and 1:5 for support vehicles)
AIW Modern Syrians

Modern Turks
Modern Ukrainians
Donbas Rebels
Modern Poles
Modern Russians
Modern Americans

WW2 Poles
WW2 SS-Panzer Div "Wiking"

Epic 40k Imperial Guard

Easy to paint nicely, easy to base, and easy to make beautiful terrain for! The sale of my 1/285 AIW collection funded all these purchases. I'm planning on some more soon, possibly South Africans for Angola or Cold War Greeks.

coopman12 Sep 2018 3:37 p.m. PST

I am currently raising 3mm WW2 forces, even though I have hundreds of 6mm stuff. 3mm is 25 cents per vehicle, vs a little over $2 USD per vehicle for GHQ. That's 9 to 1. If you want to have large nos. of tanks on the table or space is very limited, you should try 3mm. Picoarmor will send you a sample pack so that you can see them for yourself.

John Leahy12 Sep 2018 3:46 p.m. PST

Yeah, once I saw Pico armor in person I was sold. On the Stug's you can see the different sections of the side armor. The Kublewagon has a driver. The stuff is incredible. My micro armor sits in a box. I do WWII and Cold War.

Thanks.

John

Dynaman878912 Sep 2018 4:49 p.m. PST

Not me. I have to admit the Pico armor models I have seen are spectacular. Just too small for me since I use 6mm troops for skirmish as well as squad/platoon stands.

repaint12 Sep 2018 8:06 p.m. PST

I used to collect GHQ minis.

My last order was for Pico armor. While the quality of GHQ is undeniable the cost is too high for what I am interested to do.

One other advantage that I see with Pico armor is that they paint up very fast and take less space.

So yes, with regret, I have said goodbye to GHQ but I enjoy the 3mm scale with no reserve.

-cheaper
-faster
-more space

sold.

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 12:27 a.m. PST

Too small for me, though they do make good aircraft targets.

I am using the 1/600th aircraft, as well as other, larger scales too.

creativeguy13 Sep 2018 6:56 a.m. PST

I love the 3mm stuff. They paint up quickly and look great. I finally have a miniatures project that has gained traction since my personal schedule is so chaotic. I can knock out a number of vehicles in an evening.

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Sep 2018 4:25 p.m. PST

Nope. Too deep in 6mm and I use individual tanks. They are to small and too easy to lose in 3mm

coopman13 Sep 2018 4:29 p.m. PST

You really have to put the 3mm stuff on bases. I'm using one vehicle per 20mm square base.

NCC1701D14 Sep 2018 3:58 p.m. PST

Does anyone have pictures of their painted up/mounted Pico Armor that they can share? Thanks.

14th NJ Vol Supporting Member of TMP14 Sep 2018 4:04 p.m. PST

I'm going opposite direction, I'm up to 28mm and I'm starting to like 54mm. Old eyes will do that to you.

coopman15 Sep 2018 6:12 a.m. PST

Lots of pics here:
tinytanks3mm.blogspot.com

mysteron Supporting Member of TMP18 Sep 2018 2:12 a.m. PST

I would need to go to Spec Savers first ! :)

williamb04 Oct 2018 6:18 a.m. PST

One of our club members sold his 6mm collections and went to 2mm and 3mm. With the new items I have been tempted, but do not have the desire to start over again.

NCC1701D09 Oct 2018 4:44 p.m. PST

To Williamb:

Do you know what the motivation was for your club member to sell his 6mm collection in favor of the 2mm/3mm scale?

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