Question Re: Milicast Figures

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Question Re: Milicast Figures

Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

January 31st, 2011, 6:42 am #1

I've seen Milicast figures listed as both 20mm and 1/76 scale but I recall having seen them used with 1/72 scale vehicles. Can anyone please tell me if they are the appropriate size for 1/72 scale?

On another note, AB figures are also listed as 20mm. I know they are a bit "chunky" but how well do they work for 1/72 scale?

Thanks.

Brian
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Joined: November 18th, 2006, 8:15 am

January 31st, 2011, 7:27 am #2

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Preiser , Milicast , FCM , ADV , MGM , Goofy , MIG , CMK , RetroKit , Gum Smith Figures

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left to right :

Preiser , SHQ , TQD , CMSC , AB figures , Martello International , El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas , Lammercraft , Alemany

Black line as referecne 25mm (1.80 m)

Jörg
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Joined: January 10th, 2006, 2:12 pm

January 31st, 2011, 8:34 am #3

I've seen Milicast figures listed as both 20mm and 1/76 scale but I recall having seen them used with 1/72 scale vehicles. Can anyone please tell me if they are the appropriate size for 1/72 scale?

On another note, AB figures are also listed as 20mm. I know they are a bit "chunky" but how well do they work for 1/72 scale?

Thanks.

Brian
People are all different sizes so you can get away with a fair amount of size difference with figures. That said I had to shoe horn the Millicast 1/76 figures into my 1/72nd jeep

http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/c1481845.html

I am almost ready to paint a SAS jeep from NW Europe and the figures I have, again are from millicast. This time they are a bit smaller but should be fine and not look out of place at all.
The figures I have had from Millicast are ace. A couple of the old sets are not as great but all the newer stuff is top class, plently of heads as well to convert other figures in the new sets as well.
Prieser + spare millicast head
http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/p67981855.html

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Joined: June 24th, 2005, 7:47 am

January 31st, 2011, 11:40 am #4

I've seen Milicast figures listed as both 20mm and 1/76 scale but I recall having seen them used with 1/72 scale vehicles. Can anyone please tell me if they are the appropriate size for 1/72 scale?

On another note, AB figures are also listed as 20mm. I know they are a bit "chunky" but how well do they work for 1/72 scale?

Thanks.

Brian
They are perfect as crews for 1/72 vehicles. Good for dioramas too but not when mixed with other brands that are in different size.
Same is valid for other figures when mixed.

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Joined: March 21st, 2006, 12:07 pm

January 31st, 2011, 2:47 pm #5

I've seen Milicast figures listed as both 20mm and 1/76 scale but I recall having seen them used with 1/72 scale vehicles. Can anyone please tell me if they are the appropriate size for 1/72 scale?

On another note, AB figures are also listed as 20mm. I know they are a bit "chunky" but how well do they work for 1/72 scale?

Thanks.

Brian
There are few sets from Milicast that are higher than the rest and perfect for 1/72. Unfortunately, I do not know them all....
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Joined: January 10th, 2006, 2:12 pm

January 31st, 2011, 3:57 pm #6

Some of the first sets have big hands which I am not keen on and they are also one peice which limits conversion.
Never had much in the way of problems fitting the figures to any 1/72 vehicle, here are more, not painted but you can see fill out the turret just fine, this time a Cromwell resins Comet with the Millicast British Tank crew, seperate heads and arms means you can do loads with them

http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/p65498324.html
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Joined: March 27th, 2003, 11:02 pm

January 31st, 2011, 6:01 pm #7

I've seen Milicast figures listed as both 20mm and 1/76 scale but I recall having seen them used with 1/72 scale vehicles. Can anyone please tell me if they are the appropriate size for 1/72 scale?

On another note, AB figures are also listed as 20mm. I know they are a bit "chunky" but how well do they work for 1/72 scale?

Thanks.

Brian
I have no qualms using Milicast with 1/72, but there are some (especially in the British sets) which are noticeably small, others are just perfect IMHO.

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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

February 1st, 2011, 2:49 am #8

People are all different sizes so you can get away with a fair amount of size difference with figures. That said I had to shoe horn the Millicast 1/76 figures into my 1/72nd jeep

http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/c1481845.html

I am almost ready to paint a SAS jeep from NW Europe and the figures I have, again are from millicast. This time they are a bit smaller but should be fine and not look out of place at all.
The figures I have had from Millicast are ace. A couple of the old sets are not as great but all the newer stuff is top class, plently of heads as well to convert other figures in the new sets as well.
Prieser + spare millicast head
http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/p67981855.html
Thanks Calum. That information is of great help. btw....your jeep and figures look great.

Thanks again.

Brian
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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

February 1st, 2011, 2:51 am #9

Some of the first sets have big hands which I am not keen on and they are also one peice which limits conversion.
Never had much in the way of problems fitting the figures to any 1/72 vehicle, here are more, not painted but you can see fill out the turret just fine, this time a Cromwell resins Comet with the Millicast British Tank crew, seperate heads and arms means you can do loads with them

http://calum-melrose.fotopic.net/p65498324.html
Thanks Calum And once again . . . great job on the Comet.

Brian
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Joined: July 14th, 2005, 5:41 am

February 1st, 2011, 2:52 am #10

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left to right :

Preiser , Milicast , FCM , ADV , MGM , Goofy , MIG , CMK , RetroKit , Gum Smith Figures

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left to right :

Preiser , SHQ , TQD , CMSC , AB figures , Martello International , El Viejo Dragón Miniaturas , Lammercraft , Alemany

Black line as referecne 25mm (1.80 m)

Jörg
Boy Jorg, I could not have asked for a more helpful graphic. Thank you very, very much! I hope you didn't prepare that demonstration just for me.

Brian
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