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Bravo Six09 Feb 2021 7:53 p.m. PST

Just wondering if anyone can comment on whether 1/64 scale vehicles would work with 15mm miniatures?

Onomarchos09 Feb 2021 8:08 p.m. PST

No, way too large. 15mm is about 1:100 scale.

Mark

Bravo Six10 Feb 2021 5:50 a.m. PST

Thanks Mark. I figured, but thought I'd ask anyway.

Bismarck10 Feb 2021 9:46 a.m. PST

Bravo Six,

I have used 1/87 Rocos. They are a little big for the scale,
but can work.
Yankee Sam

Sundance10 Feb 2021 10:14 a.m. PST

HO often looks about right with larger 15s, especially if based individually.

dragon6 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2021 10:18 a.m. PST

I dunno. The figure has a cast on base then is mounted on a base… he towers over 1/100 unless the car is mounted on a base. And if the figure is bigger than 1/100 … even larger.

Bravo Six10 Feb 2021 10:49 a.m. PST

Thanks for the input guys. I guess another question that should be asked is: are there any 1/100 diecast cars out there? I don't think there are. Some folks say Matchbox and Hot Wheels can be a close match for 15mm. But that's also hit and miss from what I hear. Funny that some Matchbox has been listed on eBay as 1/64 which I don't think is accurate.

I don't ever remember hearing about a line of 1/100 civilian vehicles (cop cars, civilian cars, ambulances, etc).

Martin Rapier10 Feb 2021 1:21 p.m. PST

I've got loads of Hotwheels vehicles in my modern African 15mm armies, converted into various types of trucks and technicals. They go fine with my Peter Pig and QRF vehicles, guns and figures.

jhancock10 Feb 2021 5:53 p.m. PST

There are some 1:100 scale diecast British vehicles of the 30s, 40s, and 50s. Bought mine off eBay, but they are in storage. Saloons, roadsters, coupes, vans, etc. Guess they might be for TT scale railways?

Cerdic10 Feb 2021 11:43 p.m. PST

Matchbox diecast cars are definitely not 1/64.

They are what is known as 'box scale'. I.e. made the right size to fit the box!

Prince Rupert of the Rhine11 Feb 2021 12:57 a.m. PST

If your looking for vehicles as scatter terrian 1/100 architects models could work

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stephen m11 Feb 2021 5:16 a.m. PST

I agree with Martin Rapier. Hot wheels can be a bit large and I have always found HO scale vehicles match best. I also have some 1/72 scale vehicles which look OK. As stated with the molded on bases and having based the figures they are always on the large or hefty size. Just get a couple and see for yourself. HO cars seem a little scarce nowadays but they used to go well back in the day.

Bravo Six11 Feb 2021 6:13 a.m. PST

Thanks for weighing in guys.

Matchbox diecast cars are definitely not 1/64.

I didn't think so. But I did find an eBay seller who's listing all his Matchbox stuff as "1/64".

Cerdic11 Feb 2021 7:09 a.m. PST

Maybe he measured up one of them and that's what it came out as, then assumed the rest were the same!

"an 'onest mistake guv…"

Bravo Six11 Feb 2021 1:31 p.m. PST

LOL!!

Bravo Six11 Feb 2021 1:40 p.m. PST

My girlfriend just came back from the dollar store with a Hot Wheels "2019 Mercedes" which she grabbed for $1.50 USD and I just sized it up with a few 15mm figures and I'm pretty happy with how it sizes up. Cheap as chips too.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2021 4:00 p.m. PST

I use a number of Hot Wheels and Matchbox vehicles with my 15s, which are actually closer to 18s. I also use HO buildings.

Bravo Six11 Feb 2021 6:52 p.m. PST

I also use HO buildings.

I've heard from several 15mm gamers that HO is preferable to N scale.

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