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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Jan 2019 6:55 a.m. PST

Hello everyone ,

Which manufacturers offer for the WWII in 28/30 mm without forgetting beautiful ranges for the heavy weapons, the tanks and other vehicles?

Travellera19 Jan 2019 7:08 a.m. PST

Sooooo many……i use the following:

Vehicles 1/48 Tamiya, Blitzkrieg, Solido, Corgi

PK Guy Brent19 Jan 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

Old Glory (Westwind); Blitzkrieg; Trenchworx; Die Waffenkammer; S&S; Warlord; AGN Miniatures. All very nice, some exquisite.

Chuckaroobob19 Jan 2019 7:48 a.m. PST

Company b, black tree, early war.

Mkultra9919 Jan 2019 8:59 a.m. PST

be easier to answer.. "Who doesn't…"

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 12:33 a.m. PST

Thank you all,

And I guess the vehicles are all in resin or inhard plastic … None in metal? And all in spare parts?

What is the scale for the 28/30 mm figures ?

Fred Cartwright20 Jan 2019 4:01 p.m. PST

What is the scale for the 28/30 mm figures ?

Most seem to have settled on 1/56 as the scale for vehicles. Some people favour 1/48, but 1/56 seems to have the greatest variety across various nations and periods.
Some small vehicles are in metal. Most are resin with some metal parts such as gun barrels. Hard plastics kits are getting more common now that both Warlord and Rubicon are doing them.

Fred Cartwright20 Jan 2019 4:04 p.m. PST

This TMP thread covers most of the firms that do 28mm WW2.
TMP link

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 11:19 p.m. PST

Yes there is a choice … But on this scale, you have to play on a football field!

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP22 Jan 2019 11:57 a.m. PST

Army Group North Miniatures [AGNM] has 1/56 vehicles and German artillery.

Here are some samples and customer-painted vehicles:

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 10:48 a.m. PST


Thanks for the links…

No manufacturers have ever offered all-metal vehicles?

Personal logo andygamer Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 3:54 p.m. PST

There is one metal-vehicle maker but I cannot recall the name. I understand they are very heavy as they are fully cast in metal and are not made like plate vehicles like Matchbox or Dinky type vehicles.

You might be able to find it listed in TMP's manufacturer directory list.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP23 Jan 2019 9:25 p.m. PST

The weight, I do not care … If anyone knows who it is? Thank you in advance .

Fred Cartwright24 Jan 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

No manufacturers have ever offered all-metal vehicles?

I think only Black Tree Design did metal vehicles and they are OOP and were very poor anyway. Plastic, resin and metal mostly. Only small vehicles like motorbikes and Kettenkrads are all metal.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP24 Jan 2019 11:57 p.m. PST


So the good old models in "500 pieces" of hard plastic LOL of the good old days it exists can be at this scale?

But prices must be …And the models very fragile…

No, no, I have to find vehicles all in metal!

Fred Cartwright25 Jan 2019 2:51 p.m. PST

So the good old models in "500 pieces" of hard plastic

Nothing like that many. Kits are very easy to build and if you are a half way competent modeller can be built in an hour or less. Often metal models take longer, filing parts to get them to fit, filling gaps with putty etc.

But prices must be …And the models very fragile…

The plastic models are surprisingly robust. Things like plastic aerials will break, but easy enough to replace with piano wire.

No, no, I have to find vehicles all in metal!

Well good luck trying to find any.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP26 Jan 2019 6:53 a.m. PST

If that exists I will find, necessarily …

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP28 Jan 2019 12:28 a.m. PST

Outside the old Solido, the scales are pretty rough, there is nothing to my knowledge, except the new range of quarter kit but at prohibitive cost:


Let's continue our research …

Fred Cartwright29 Jan 2019 5:50 p.m. PST

Let us know how you get on.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP30 Jan 2019 1:02 a.m. PST

It's gone wrong, but I'm very stubborn … When I do not look I'll find by chance as usual …

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