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Whirlwind11 Feb 2022 12:46 a.m. PST

I was doing some research for a project and as part of it I was looking up comparative prices for 6mm WW2 vehicles – it might be useful to other gamers, so I put the figures up on my blog here: link

boggler11 Feb 2022 1:58 a.m. PST

Really useful. Thanks

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2022 11:46 a.m. PST

That's very useful, thanks.

I haven't bought 1/300th armour in decades so pardon my ignorance – but have Skytrex disappeared from the scene?

Whirlwind11 Feb 2022 12:27 p.m. PST

No worries.

I haven't heard of the 1/300 Skytrex range for a while, don't think they are still being sold (but happy to be told otherwise)

slugbalancer11 Feb 2022 1:21 p.m. PST

The Skytrex range was bought by H&R. From their website…
"In 2013 we purchased Skytrex 1/300th range and their 1/600th Costal Forces range. "

Valderian11 Feb 2022 1:28 p.m. PST

Very good, Whirlwind! A lot of work done. I also thought of doing something similar on my blog… maybe soon and also with images with miniatures compared.

There are more producers to be considered, especially for sci-fi, but I do not know if they are available in UK for example, GHQ is from the US and you mentioned it, but how about PFC C-in-C and its present owner, Legions IV Hire from Canada? For some producers it would be good to consider mentioning other prices at which they offer their miniatures (for example, max. value bridge kits and other support miniatures tend to be rather expensive, 5-6 times the general price).

Skytrex was bought by H&R back in 2013 link

Prices increased in the past years. For example, in 2016 H&R minis were 0.40 in general, increased recently to 0.60 and now to 0.75. Scotia also did something similar and others too. I know that the trend is only ascending for prices and for various reasons, and of course it counts when making a decision on what to buy. Still, GHQ is the queen in prices and quality (though a little bit too detailed for the scale). There is this problem of what to mix best when collecting from different manufacturers and what you want to achieve.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2022 6:26 p.m. PST

Thanks !

Looking at the pictures it seems like mostly the H&R Tanks have been kept in production rather than the Skytrex duplicates.

I used to buy Skytrex, and for something unusual or bigger [or that I really liked] I'd get the H&R because the detail was better and the turrets were separate!

Swampster14 Feb 2022 9:55 a.m. PST

"I used to buy Skytrex"

Are you thinking of the early Skytrex with fixed turrets and wire barrels? From the early to mid-80s the range improved a lot – many of the models were more detailed than the H&R though each range had its plus points.

Whirlwind15 Feb 2022 2:14 a.m. PST

There is this problem of what to mix best when collecting from different manufacturers and what you want to achieve.

Very true. I think that overall I buy less WW2 miniatures than I otherwise would because of this issue.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP15 Feb 2022 9:51 a.m. PST

@swampster – yes, wire barrels!

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