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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian22 Oct 2018 4:56 p.m. PST

What percentage of your collection of painted figures consists of 1:72nd scale plastic figures?

Personal logo Bobgnar Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 5:13 p.m. PST


Ragbones22 Oct 2018 5:25 p.m. PST


TMPWargamerabbit22 Oct 2018 5:57 p.m. PST

20%….. several thousand soldiers and vehicles. Many seen on the blog Wargamerabbit.

Other collections 40% napoleonic, 30% ancients, and 10% other periods/naval for a rough breakdown.

Bunkermeister Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 6:22 p.m. PST

95% mostly unpainted.

The rest metal, or other scales.

My estimate is 200,000+

Mike Bunkermeister Creek
Bunker Talk blog

Milhouse22 Oct 2018 6:28 p.m. PST


mad monkey 122 Oct 2018 6:33 p.m. PST


Narratio22 Oct 2018 6:53 p.m. PST

These days? Zero.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 7:08 p.m. PST

Might get up to 10%.

Dave Jackson Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 7:22 p.m. PST

About 30

Mooseworks822 Oct 2018 7:26 p.m. PST

Of painted 1/72 less than 3%. Unpainted about 25%.

Zephyr122 Oct 2018 7:47 p.m. PST

About 50% of about 20,000

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 8:12 p.m. PST

Up until a few weeks ago they had all been retired. I still get Christmas cards from them in Belize. Seriously, I've just started painting Hittite and Egyptians to do Kadesh. They have the advantage of numbers, so maybe ten percent.

Personal logo x42brown Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 8:18 p.m. PST

Not zero but close to it.


Night Owl III22 Oct 2018 8:20 p.m. PST

About half.

Personal logo Gungnir Supporting Member of TMP22 Oct 2018 8:34 p.m. PST

Painted about 15%, unpainted closer to 50%.

Fire at Will22 Oct 2018 9:26 p.m. PST

Over 99% of 29,408

Marc the plastics fan22 Oct 2018 10:07 p.m. PST

More than 95% I reckon. Some metal for commanders and officers, and speciality pieces – like the pontooniers from Franznap.

That is in terms of what I use. I do have metal 15s and some 25s, but they don't get out much

Fish22 Oct 2018 10:46 p.m. PST

A plenty

Pauls Bods23 Oct 2018 12:20 a.m. PST

99% 1/72nd, 80% of my Collection is plastic, the rest metal or resin…actually painted…around about 25%

nickinsomerset23 Oct 2018 12:23 a.m. PST

5%, ACW and WW1,

Tally Ho!

Green Tiger23 Oct 2018 1:14 a.m. PST

80% – its probably the best bit…

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 2:01 a.m. PST


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 2:52 a.m. PST


Joes Shop Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 2:56 a.m. PST


advocate23 Oct 2018 3:33 a.m. PST

I did a HotT army from the Airfix Robin Hood set. That's it. Less than 5%.

Gunfreak Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 3:37 a.m. PST


Bob in Edmonton23 Oct 2018 4:11 a.m. PST

40%: WW2 and War of 1812

cooey2ph23 Oct 2018 4:19 a.m. PST

90% 1/72 plastic

DrSkull23 Oct 2018 4:40 a.m. PST

5%, I did a 1/72 plastic "battle of Dorylaeum" from the First Crusade (to have my students play through when we read "Gesta Francorum") But, the rest of my collection is 28mm (mostly) metal.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 5:01 a.m. PST


When it's all painted (stop laughing at the back!) ~90%

Rich Bliss23 Oct 2018 5:02 a.m. PST

For my WWII collection, around 70%. For everything else, 0

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 5:55 a.m. PST


companycmd23 Oct 2018 6:11 a.m. PST

1 million percent. seriously, ALL my collections are plastic

Personal logo PaulCollins Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 7:42 a.m. PST


dapeters23 Oct 2018 8:05 a.m. PST

All most nothing, but 20-30% of my unpainted pile.

Philotep23 Oct 2018 8:47 a.m. PST

Among the painted figures, about 80%.

Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 9:36 a.m. PST

25%, by numbers. I use them for fantasy races, in proper proportion, next to 25mm-28mm Humans, per the sizes listed in the 1977 AD&D Monster Manual sizes. Work extremely well to demonstrate Gygax's ideas on proportions. Cheers!

Karellian Knight23 Oct 2018 9:45 a.m. PST

90% most of it painted.

Texas Jack23 Oct 2018 9:53 a.m. PST

With figures only, no planes or ships, then 95% for sure.

paul liddle23 Oct 2018 9:54 a.m. PST

About 50%.

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

Yeah, about 50% sounds about right. Last I checked had a 1000 boxes of them and about another 3-400 opened up.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 10:15 a.m. PST

When you say "percentage of your collection," do you mean by number of figures and vehicles, by volume, by weight, by amount spent, by current value, or by some blend of those percentages?

Are we to include terrain and buildings, or just figures and vehicles?

By volume occupied in storage, and excluding terrain and buildings, my rough estimate is 10%.

Inclusion of terrain and buildings brings that number down a lot, because I don't have any terrain specific to 1/72. I do have some terrain that works with any scale, such as foam hills and rock formations, hills made of sheets of foam core (like those used by architects), and alien plants.

dantheman Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 11:40 a.m. PST

Based on the number of trays, I would say 20%, all ACW.

The rest are about 50% 25mm and 30% 15mm, all different periods FWIW.

377CSG Supporting Member of TMP23 Oct 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

10% – mostly plastic HaT.

bobspruster23 Oct 2018 2:03 p.m. PST

95% I'd guess.

EnemyAce23 Oct 2018 7:57 p.m. PST

All my painted figures are 1/72 plastic.

COL Scott ret23 Oct 2018 9:51 p.m. PST


Rod MacArthur23 Oct 2018 10:39 p.m. PST



GUNDABAD24 Oct 2018 12:40 a.m. PST

About 50%. (Another 30% being 1/32 scale plastic and 20% 28mm)

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