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Biggles2
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 11:49 AM UTC
Has any Brailler used these figures with 1/72 vehicles? AB lists these figures as 20mm, but I've also seen them described as 1/72.
https://abfigures.com/3-world-war-ii-20mm

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 06:44 PM UTC
The designation 20mm is supposedly the height to eye level of the figures. In 1/72 that would mean a soldier which has the eyes at 4 foot 8 - 4 foot 9 (144 cm). Add three inches to the top of the head and you get soldiers that are 5 foot tall (150 to 151 cm).
Seems a bit smallish to me but I don't know how tall the average soldier was or is in different countries.
giorgiobis
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 07:00 PM UTC
I had a good time with the set dedicated to the Italians...

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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2020 - 09:02 PM UTC
As I still dabble in small scale I have used them but with 1:76, which is what I try to major in anyway; in all honesty I think they'll be dwarfed by 1:72. I suppose you might get away with them as long as there are no true 1:72 figures in the vicinity.

I would have thought that there were enough of a variety of 1:72 figures around to obviate the need for incorporating AB stuff, perhaps say, Preiser which are very good indeed.

If you haven't come across it before Plastic Soldier Review is a useful site for checking what's out there, and the scales:

http://www.plasticsoldierreview.com/

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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 02:57 AM UTC

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I would have thought that there were enough of a variety of 1:72 figures around to obviate the need for incorporating AB stuff, perhaps say, Preiser which are very good indeed.
Brian


Well...I wouldn't touch ANY of those soft plastic figures (Revell/Italeri, Airfix, etc...etc.) with a ten-foot pole! And too many of the white metal castings have over-sized heads, hands, and weapons - more like gaming figures! And if you think you can find Preiser figures anywhere, look again - they've been OOP for over ten years! I have two sets remaining of the Panzer Grenadiers jumping from the half-track which I am jealously hoarding! AB figures, if too small, appear to be decently sculpted and cast, and have individualistic poses. Although Caesar aren't bad, they still suffer from the soft plastic problem...extremely difficult/impossible to trim molding seams, occasional solid in-fill between arms and body, and, especially, misshapen helmets. I'd much rather have styrene or metal figures.
TankManNick
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 04:59 AM UTC
Here you go. 1/72 vehicles with AB figures.

















Biggles2
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Posted: Tuesday, July 07, 2020 - 11:04 AM UTC
Well, they certainly don't look too small - maybe 1/76.