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crazycaptain18 Nov 2020 11:16 a.m. PST

I wonder what this means for the Old Glory manufactured Skytrex CD line of models.

TheNorthernFront18 Nov 2020 4:40 p.m. PST

I wonder if Warlord is going to develop a 15mm WWII ruleset to take over the FoW market?

repaint18 Nov 2020 5:38 p.m. PST

Is this good news?

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP18 Nov 2020 7:10 p.m. PST

As a buyer of 1/200 WW2, Skytrex have been excellent vendors! Hope this will continue …and maybe, with a little investment in INFANTRY??

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 7:01 a.m. PST

Maybe their plans will be to bring out a company+ level ruleset for the Skytrex 1/200 WW2 minis?

Yes, this idea I support…..and suggested in a Warlord survey a couple months ago.

(Heedless Horseman – would love to see you post some pics of your painted Skytrex minis sometime)

Part time gamer19 Nov 2020 10:46 a.m. PST

Mixed thoughts. Yrs since gaming Micro Armor 285th, worst problem I encountered; 'unwrapping' barrels from around the turrets. So (7.5mm) 1/200 scale would improve on that.

But wondering, would Pendraken's 10 – 12mm be best overall? Just an FYI, Pendraken website does say:
"10mm is generally regarded.. equivalent to N-scale.. between 1:144th & 1:160th. Our vehicles.. scaled to 1:150th.."

Sturmpioneer Sponsoring Member of TMP19 Nov 2020 6:33 p.m. PST

I found Skytrex's decals to be good when they worked. Hope they all get kept available.

Part time gamer20 Nov 2020 12:00 p.m. PST

A friend brought up an interesting point, age of the miniatures, specifically the molds themselves?
IMO these could be great for those of us with limited game space, and like FlyXwire; Id love to see photos to get an idea of 'how much' detail they were able to achieve at this scale?

Heedless Horseman Supporting Member of TMP20 Nov 2020 8:39 p.m. PST

Have put some comments about Skytrex 1/200 on the WW2 6mm Board No pics…but what I am engaged in in this scale.

Part Time Gamer: The 'old ' 1970s GHQ did have horribly 'bendy' or breakable barrels…as did CinC 1/285. More recent GHQ are MUCH more durable, much more accurate and have an incredible level of detailing 'cast on'…ready to paint!

However, they are SMALL and unless turret pinned/glued on…and based…they are easy to 'lose'! As a 'small' experiment, I bought some 1/200 Skytrex…

1/200 is approx 8mm…(and maybe a bit!). 10mm is a totally different scene…much more akin to 15mm, but smaller…so allowing more space on table, but with equivalent levels of detail.

Many of the older Pendraken vehicles are about 1/150, however they are revamping many pieces and are becoming more compatible with 1/144 and the lovely pre-painted ,(OOP, but still available), Takara/World Tank Museum 1/144,…or Dragon 1/144.. (Shop around on ebay! Some stuff is way overpriced…some suppliers MUCH cheaper!)…and the very new range of 1/144 from Victrix!
Pendraken Infantry, being excellent, 'chunky' and durable sculpts work great in 1/144. Softskin vehicles, guns, etc. from Pendraken still work fine…in this sort of scale, differences in size are not really appreciable unless mixing same vehicle/gun in same unit. BUT…there is growing competition with 1/144 stuff from other manufacturers…the new Victrix, Butlers Printed Models, Arrowhead…

I already have MASSES of 1/144…but have NOW got MASSES of 1/200! Have a good look and make a choice!!! lol.

I would say, that for ACCURACY and DETAIL either GHQ 1/285 OR 1/144 from various sources would be great choices. Skytrex 1/200 need work…maybe, quite a lot to be near comparable. BUT, I have developed a definite liking for them…just like the size!

Personal logo FlyXwire Supporting Member of TMP21 Nov 2020 5:09 a.m. PST

HH, thanks for your expanded comments here!

I've joined your Skytrex / Warlord thread on the the WW2 6mm forum for further discussion.

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