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ModelJShip20 Jan 2019 5:47 a.m. PST

Hello, soon I will start a project in 1/72 scale and I am looking for sailors in 25 mm. The age to represent is the Middle Ages, around the year 1460. If someone can provide some information, I would be grateful.


MajorB20 Jan 2019 6:11 a.m. PST

Any unarmed medieval figures would do.

MajorB20 Jan 2019 6:12 a.m. PST

in 1/72 scale and I am looking for sailors in 25 mm.

25mm are quite a bit bigger than 1/72. The equivalent of 1/72 is 20mm.

ModelJShip20 Jan 2019 6:39 a.m. PST

It's all in the draft phase, so I'm open to 20 mm too.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 8:35 a.m. PST

I thought someone made a 1/72 sailor set. Look at the Plastic Soldier Review.

DisasterWargamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 9:14 a.m. PST

Red Box makes 4 or 5 sets of 16th/17th century sailors in 1/72 if that helps

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 9:28 a.m. PST

That's what I was thinking of.

lloydthegamer Supporting Member of TMP20 Jan 2019 11:04 a.m. PST

The Red Box sailors I saw were not from the 1460's but roughly 100 years later, if that makes a huge difference.

4DJones20 Jan 2019 11:11 a.m. PST

"The equivalent of 1/72 is 20mm."

No. The equivalent of 1/76 is a figure 20mm in height.

Trierarch20 Jan 2019 12:01 p.m. PST

A 20mm man in 1/76th scale is 1.52m or about 5 foot
and in 1/72nd scale he is 1.44m or almost 4 foot 9.

25mm is 1.8m or just short of 6 foot tall (5'11")

Of course it all depends on how tall you think medieval sailors were.

\Pedant mode off\

BuckeyeBob20 Jan 2019 12:36 p.m. PST

Average height of people was shorter back then. Maybe keep that in mind if accuracy is that important to you

ModelJShip20 Jan 2019 2:14 p.m. PST

Thanks for all the opinions. I will take it into account when choosing the most ideal brand. I do not want to mix different brands and I would like the boat to have sailors, gunners and some soldiers. Regarding the scale, I have spoken with the client and he has confirmed that he wants to use the 1/72 scale boat in 25 mm games, therefore he has told me that I can mix these two scales. I will try to use a 25 mm brand that makes the miniatures a bit smaller, do you think Foundry would fit this well?

Zephyr120 Jan 2019 10:17 p.m. PST

Don't forget to take basing into account. Big/thick bases can skew the height of everything, and make the 'floor space' a bit cramped…

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Jan 2019 10:41 a.m. PST

Hi ModelJShip,

Would any of the following 1/72 sets from RedBox fit to your needings?




Best regards,


ModelJShip21 Jan 2019 11:47 a.m. PST

Moltes grācies Lluís. Al client, li agradaria les miniatures metāl·liques i no de plāstic. De totes maneres moltes grācies.

MajorB21 Jan 2019 1:43 p.m. PST

No. The equivalent of 1/76 is a figure 20mm in height.

Figures sold as "20mm" will be closer in height to figures sold as "1/72" or "1/76" than any "25mm".

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