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13-02-2009, 14:28
What tank model scale would best fit with our 28mm minis? 1/72 1/36 etc?

Thanks muchly.

13-02-2009, 14:35
According to wikipedia 28mm scale is approximately 1:56. Most kitted non wh40k tanks of comparable size are around 1:50 but 1:56 is not uncommon. Just type in the scale and the word tank on a google search and loads of sites come up talking about them. Hope this is what you meant. :)

edit; The first one is through frothersunite and that has some lovely 28mm second world war tanks and figures. Really nice. Been mooching and it is all your fault.;)

13-02-2009, 14:39
Yeah, thanks for the info!

13-02-2009, 14:41
1/48th tanks seem to work best. Tho 1/35th jeeps and stuff also work.

Marshal Argos
13-02-2009, 15:14
This comes up quite a bit, if you search around there's quite a bit of info on it. IMHO there is no correct scale to use. Modern 1/35 stuff is to big, but so is modern 1/48. As Tinners said 1/48 stuff is usually pretty close as well as some of the smaller 1/35 kits. Here's link showing the size of a
Leman Russ, 1/48 Sherman and 1/35 (http://z11.invisionfree.com/Work_In_Progress/index.php?showtopic=12819%22)
from the W.I.P. site, that shows what I mean pretty good. You'll have to scroll down a little for the pic.

13-02-2009, 15:27
1:48 for most things, if you want to use things without too much conversion work

1:35 can work for some things- either small kits, eg a Bren carrier, which makes a good Centaur, or as a basis for large models, eg a Tiger becoming a Ork Battlefortress, or a M class Super heavy.

13-02-2009, 17:16
GW vehicle kits are not to a consistant scale between each other nor to other figures that they share the table with.

Hence the comments in the above posts about 1:48 and 1:35 both being suitable. They both are, it just depends on the individual kit being considered.

13-02-2009, 19:47
Have a look at all the other threads on this topic, which comes up about once every 3-4 weeks.

Short answer: 40k has no consistent scale. Miniature height suggests 1:63, but proportions are unrealistic and scale is not even linear. Mostly 1:48 tanks are close, but you have to do eye measure. 1:35 is nominally Inquisitor scale and double 28mm scale, so mostly way to large.

That said there are now quite a few manufacturers of 28mm vehicles from WW1, WW2 and modern, e.g. Brigade Games http://www.brigadegames.com/ ( http://www.brigadegames.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Store_Code=BGAHSL&Screen=CTGY&Category_Code=BGHMT ).

Also keep in mind, that 40k is a SciFi setting with a special atmosphere and style. Unconverted historic vehicles may harm this atmosphere.