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18 Nov 2023 4:42 p.m. PST
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2023 6:21 a.m. PST

Hello everyone,

Apart Minifigs and Pendraken where can I find 1/160 th scale tank and vehicles on the French army in 1940?

Thank you

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2023 3:41 a.m. PST

Paskal, they're 1/144th scale, but Scalefiend Miniatures has the common French tank types –

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Armored tractors ACs -

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Trucks & tractors -
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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2023 6:14 a.m. PST

@FlyXwire

Thank you, is it resin?

In length, what is the difference between 1/160 th scale and 1/144 th scale ?

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Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2023 6:23 a.m. PST

Paskal, you never know until you get them.

Seriously too many differences between companies, or even as agreement on what 'N'-scale is, and there's even difference in claimed 1/144th or 1/160th size scaling. So……

You try to order as much from one company as possible from the start (who that is will be for your judgement).

Then at least the majority of each national force in your collection (say for the French models), will supposedly be in-scale with themselves.

On the tabletop then, your French vehicles should look sized right between each of them the Germans (if off-scale slightly won't necessarily look oddly so……as long as they're sized right between themselves).

Again, and seriously, that's about the best you can do in 'sizing' (stick as much with one manufacturer, if that's possible for availability).

After awhile, you'll pat yourself on the back for having pulled off your collecting. ;) :)))

Scalefiend Miniatures are resin.

Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2023 12:02 a.m. PST

@FlyXwire

Well seen, because yes you have to order as much as possible from a single company, from the one that sells the most different models of French vehicles in 1940 for example, and which one is it?

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2023 5:21 a.m. PST

I wouldn't know Paskal, I've fought the urge to collect French WW2 (except for some of those Baustab Becker-converted AFVs the Germans fielded).

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Paskal Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2023 11:32 p.m. PST

@FlyXwire

The first year of the war, their camouflages and insignia were magnificent, the last year of the war only their insignia.

It would seem – from what I have read below – that the best 1/160 models would still be old MiniFigs including for everything that is not vehicles.

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