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Sunday, July 22, 2012

20mm Platoon 20 vs 1/72 Revell, First World War


The photo above compares two plastic figures from Revell with a pair of metal figures from Platoon 20. Click on the image to see a larger version.


THE METAL FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The metal figures are from Platoon 20, currently manufactured by East Riding Miniatures. These two figures are found in pack G-G1 “German Infantry Command (Pickelhaube).” This code includes 4 figures in 3 poses. Platoon 20’s First World War range covers Austria, Belgium, Britain, France, Germany and Russia. The German contingent includes 8 codes, 2 of which are mounted. Some of the figures in this range were previously manufactured by Lancashire Games

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured to eyes): 21mm.
Height (measured to top of head): 23mm.

Availability and Cost:

East Riding Miniatures sell most of the Platoon 20 figures in packages of 4, with multiples poses, for £2.50.

The website can be found here:

http://shop.eastridingminiatures.co.uk/

THE PLASTIC FIGURES

Manufacturer’s Designation and Number of Poses:

The Revell figures come from box 02504 “German Infantry WWI.” This box includes 48 figures in 12 poses, along with a pair of dogs. At the present time, this is one of only two sets which Revell has made for this conflict.

Figure Characteristics:

Height (measured from sole of foot to eyes): 22mm.
Height (measured from sole of foot to top of head): 23mm.

Availability and Cost:

According to PSR, this set was first released in 1990. It is currently in production at Revell, and can be found online and at local hobby shops.



1 comment:

Uwe said...

Thanks for the tip, I think I have to go for a 1914 army. Even useful to convert to 1870

cheers
Uwe