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Thanks for the article! I did a quick fix and some pointers.

A few things:


  1. If you can't figure out the tables, then use the code tags. You'll see that I've edited them in as a quick fix.
  2. Separate paragraphs require line breaks in order to display. So when you start making lists of kits, they all display as one line unless you do what I did (extra line breaks). Another method is to turn things into lists.
  3. I like the piranha kit I think Task used those for his Sisters of Battle.
  4. Use == == around topics in order to break things up.
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Thanks Malfred.

I know it's rather messy at the moment. I wanted to get the basic info posted as I keep referring to scales in various Modelling threads.

I will work on improving the article during the holidays.



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I added the tables.


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hey that's a pretty good article, but if you had some pictures to show what the scales look l,ike that'd be great.

Also what would "regular" 28mm minis look like next to 1/35 or 1/48 vehicles. I've notcied that 1/35 works for 40k but regular 28mm works better with 1/48
   
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During my long service to the 40k game, I had found out the information contained within the article for myself. This, however, took a lot of time, effort and money to find out so I am very happy to see that someone has done a fantastic article about how to accomplish great results with historical and modern kits. This will be a great time and money saver for a lot of people and you have my congratulations.

Will you be expanding it in the future to include small arms?

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I am very gratified that people are finding the article useful.

It would be great to put in some scale pictures and I will add what I can though I can't buy extra models and figures just to make the pictures so it will have to be the things I have on hand.

The problem with small arms is that the GW 'heroic 28mm' scale is grossly over-scaled for effect.

Remember that 28mm is about 1/56. Assuming a heavy bolter is the equivalent of a 30mm grenade launcher it should have a bore of about 0.5mm and a proportional barrel. In fact, the heavy bolter model is the same or larger than a 90mm howitzer in 1/35 scale. This makes standard 1/35 scale rifles and MGs looke completely weedy alongside GW models.

There are some weapon sprues made by Hasslfree Miniatures which I use for my variant models. See the machine guns on this unfinished armoured car.

http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/23986-.html

They are a bit weedy compared to GW weapons but not bad and they are cheap enough that I can use the same weapon on all my vehicles for a consistent look.



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I use 1/35 Soviet/Russian BTR70/80 as Guard APC's, easy to convert ( swop weapons), lots of hatches to put crew in, look like they'll actually hold 10 troopers and, most important, CHEAP! Typical cost about £12, compared to what for a GW chimera? Tracked BMP 1 is good for HQ/Recce, BMP is, I think, what Chimera is based upon, costs about the same. Try Zwedsa (sp?) or Alanger models.

 
   
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I think Trumpeter also make a BMP kit.

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Are the dimensions for the chimera including turret (specifically the height one) or just for the hull?

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I was going to go into a spiel about this again, and have recentlly tried a variety of scales. 1/35 works fine with IG, even if you use 1/35 crews with the vehicle you can claim they're taller as they're from a low gravity planet?
1/48 is just about ok for IG but way too small for Marines. I was starting to despair of finding an economic way of building a complete panzer regiment, when someone recommended Old Crow models' 25mm vehicles. Received my first, an ARV, it's converted,loaded and painted, and looks like it would hold 3 IG at most. Then I found Toy Soldiers Depot, who sell dirt cheap plastic soldiers and tanks, and so I've ordered a batch. These are the ones you find in £1 shops, but a lick of paint and a bit of tweaking should make them useable. And then, today in town, I found pure joy... a plastic "tank" and soldiers for under £5, the tank has doors both sides, front and rear drop as ramps, covered in guns/rockets. An afternoon's work has morphed one into a super-landraider, the other will be rear ramp access for IG. They're roughly a copy of a Bradley or Warrior IFV, both turret hatches open, and you'll easily get 20 IG or Marines inside. Sold as "Combat Zone" or something, and also seen on e-bay. Will send photos to show comparison in sizes, but as a rough idea these are bigger than a landraider and about half the size of a Baneblade!

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Finally managed to upload some pictures, see IG GENERAL'S ARMOUR in the gallery. You should find 1/35 avlb, 1/35 bmd and btr, a 28mm arv from Old Crow, a couple of GW tanks, and a "scale unknown" Bradley for comparison. Enjoy!

 
   
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Good work.


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I would just like to point out an error. Under British WWII tanks you listed the Comet tank. That should be changed to the Cromwell tank, simply the Comet was a late war variant of the Cromwell with a lightened 17 pdr gun. It came into service not long before the German surrender. The Cromwell served throughout the Allied war effort in Europe.
   
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A very nice article. One thing though, at the end you talk about APC's. You say they are also known as infantry fighting vehicles and I think that is incorrect. APC's are there simply to transport the troops, while IFV's are meant to transport troops while also providing a measurable amount of firepower and support to the troops. So while most APC's have some sort of armament, these are usually only a heavy machine gun. IFV's tend to have heavier guns, things like 40mm cannon and the like. They also may have multiple machine guns, as well as fire points for the infantry inside.

In 40K, this is basically seen as the Rhino vs Razorback (among others). One has a small armament, but a large capacity. The other has a relatively powerful armament, but its capacity is less.

I think a distinction in your article should be made.

 
   
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Added a side by side comparison shot between my LR count as and the offcial GW chasis. KK, add them to the article if you want.


1/35 Carro Armato 13/40 vs Chimera


1/35 Carro Armato 13/40 vs LRBT
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Very nice. Thank you!

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T35 -- Pre-war design with one large and two small turrets
T38 -- Pre-war design with one large and four small turrets

Right: T-28 (3 turrets tank) and T-35 (5 turrets tank)


KV2 -- KV chassis with a huge turret with 155mm gun

152mm


SU120 -- SPG on T34 chassis with 120mm howitzer

SU-122 with 122mm howitzer


SU155 -- SPG On KV Chassis with 155mm howitzer

SU-152, based on KV-1 tank
ISU-152, based on IS-1 / IS-2 tank
both 152mm, not 155mm


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a good historical model for the manticore is the SA-6 anti air. The 1/35 scale should work well.

You can get it off the scale model hobbyist for $20
http://www.scalehobbyist.com/catagories/Military_Vehicles/TRP00000361/product.php?s=0&t=2&u=9&pg=1&ppp=24&sb=stocknumber&so=a&era=7,8&ct=6&sc=35

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As a note 1/35 can be a dicey proposition for example this DML 1/35 scale MLRS is significantly larger then a LRBT when put side by side for scale.


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Some other 1/35 sizes:

T-34 160x90 fine for Ork Battle Wagon with killkannon
same sizes to SU-100 and SU-122 (note that and they dont have turret)
height of T-34 without turret 46mm
Pz-III 158x83x71
Pz-IV 169x82x76
Pz-I 120x60x37 (without turret)
T-60 120x70x40 can be used as SM Predator or LRBT, but need to make it wider with tracks or armor boxed on sides
also, T-60 turret too small
SU-76 about same sizes, but longer and can be used as open-topped looted wagon with gun
T-50 (experimental soviet tank) 150 (with gun)x71x62(with small details on the top of turret)
IS-2 193x88x75 this tank can be Macharius, only it is better to turn a turret back (change front to back)
Tiger 180x106x84
GAZ-AA truck (based on Ford-AA): 152x58x53

Tiger-II 211x107x88
Merkava Mk.4 213x106x76
US M60 199x104x92
there three tanks in about same sizes as Malcador

Most of 1:43 car models can be used as Orkz Buggy

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Imperial Guard:

Chimera alternatives:

BMP 1, BMP 2, BMP 3



Vendetta

MiL-24 Hind

Kamov Ka 50 Hokum


Basilisk

Marder III Tank Destroyer


Hydra Flak Tank

Soviet ZSU-23-4

USMC M50A1 Ontos



Space Marines

Rhino

M113


Orks

Ork Bommer

WW2 F6F Hellcat

MiG 17F


Some examples of good conversions.

http://www.miniwargaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=60&t=76349

An M3 Lee to Leman Russ


An M113 to a Chimera


An T26 to Leman Russ without sponsons

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