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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Whiterook » Fri Apr 29, 2016 6:38 pm

My 15mm WWII stuff will be converted to Bolt Action for it's primary use, and Battlefront: WWII as the secondary use.
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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:09 pm

Whiterook wrote:On 1/48 scale battles, how big is the battlefield going to be? I mean, for 15mm, a dio can ordinarily be 5X7 feet plus or minus.... At 1/48, I can only imagine you'd be around the 10X15 foot range!

1/48 is roughly the same scale as 28mm// 1/56 scale. 5' x 7' would be fine for regular Bolt Action (that scale table would be great for very large 15mm battles.
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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Frizzenspark » Fri Apr 29, 2016 8:16 pm

Whiterook wrote:My 15mm WWII stuff will be converted to Bolt Action for it's primary use, and Battlefront: WWII as the secondary use.

Pennies make great bases for individual miniatures, though if i recall, you use A&A minis which are already based. 15mm is a really great way to go, Armies are far cheaper; a simple infantry platoon pack is practically an entire unit. add-ons are cheap enhancements.
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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Whiterook » Sun May 01, 2016 10:43 am

Frizzenspark wrote:
Whiterook wrote:On 1/48 scale battles, how big is the battlefield going to be? I mean, for 15mm, a dio can ordinarily be 5X7 feet plus or minus.... At 1/48, I can only imagine you'd be around the 10X15 foot range!

1/48 is roughly the same scale as 28mm// 1/56 scale.


Wow, that's something I never thought about :) ...yes, that makes total sense now.
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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Whiterook » Sun May 01, 2016 10:46 am

Frizzenspark wrote:
Whiterook wrote:My 15mm WWII stuff will be converted to Bolt Action for it's primary use, and Battlefront: WWII as the secondary use.

Pennies make great bases for individual miniatures, though if i recall, you use A&A minis which are already based. 15mm is a really great way to go, Armies are far cheaper; a simple infantry platoon pack is practically an entire unit. add-ons are cheap enhancements.


I've been planning to the my A&AM infantry and re-base them on separate FoW bases (or styrene sheet), perhaps two to a base, or more. In this way, I can use them with the Fire & Fury rules, which to date, is still my preferred rules system for WWII.
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Re: Spring Modleing

Postby Frizzenspark » Sun May 01, 2016 11:31 am

Whiterook wrote:
Frizzenspark wrote:
Whiterook wrote:On 1/48 scale battles, how big is the battlefield going to be? I mean, for 15mm, a dio can ordinarily be 5X7 feet plus or minus.... At 1/48, I can only imagine you'd be around the 10X15 foot range!

1/48 is roughly the same scale as 28mm// 1/56 scale.


Wow, that's something I never thought about :) ...yes, that makes total sense now.


The Bolt Action Minitures tend to have "Heroic" proportions, so the scale fluctuates. I have found Matchbox Willy's Jeeps (1/64) for ninety-nine cents at Walmart. The Disney "Cars" Sarge Jeep makes a interesting canvas covered jeep.

There are options for purchasing tanks for around twenty dollars; Rubicon is noted as maker of some of the more common WWII vehicles; I have found great prices on Tamiya kits on Amazon. NWS is a good seller if your LGS does not stock BA. http://yhst-12000246778232.stores.yahoo.net
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