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WW2 soldiers in 1/43 scale?
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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 04:09 pm
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Lee B
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I am looking for a good source of WW2 AMERICAN soldiers in 1/43
scale. 1/48 just doesn’t look right, as I have assembled/painted a grouping of
GIs and they looked like kids on my layout alongside the other figures and
vehicles I have. They’re no good to me.


I cannot find any good source for 1/43 WW2 US soldiers at all. I’ve
searched online extensively, including Shapeways (the closest I could find was
a group of Naval officers and sailors in dungarees, but that doesn’t work,
either).


My layout really can use some GIs for the foreground as I have a
RR Operating Unit HQ and it looks odd to just have the vehicles sitting outside
their day room but not a single GI in sight (it doesn’t help that I’m a former
US Army officer and military historian focusing mostly on the Army in WW2,
either).


FYI, I have zero use for toy-like stuff. The photo below will show
you have much a stickler for authenticity I am, as it extends to 1:1 scale
stuff as well:







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 Posted: Fri Mar 31st, 2017 04:56 pm
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Howdy Lee...sorry that I don't have a clue about 1:43 soldiers. However, if you chose the "dark side", 1:35 has many, many soldiers and equipment. But then, you would have to build 35n3!!! Mind boggling!

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Hi Lee :wave:


Military model figure & resin-cast specialist 'MK35'...

...do have a number of 1:43 figures you could check out.


https://www.mk35.com/en/17-military


Not that cheap if you want a whole platoon though !


Some nice unusual poses, inc. sitting, driving etc.

They might not look very 'Stateside' though ?


I do know what you mean about 'underscale' 1:48 military figures !


I'm sure you've worked out the height of a 'typical' 6ft figure...

1:48 = 38.1mm

1:43 = 42.5mm

My experience suggests that it is also the 'bulk' of a figure that counts as well.


The difference between 1:35 and 1:32 figures is often quite dramatic...

...despite only '3-digits' on the 'scale ladder'.


Hope that helps.

There may be other small suppliers as well, for the 7mm scale market.


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I'd never heard of that vendor before but sadly ALL but one of their figures is for the Battle of the Bulge and winter time. Can't use them for stateside summertime. This one would work, though: https://www.mk35.com/en/military/518-us-mp-wwii.html
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40mm and 42mm Wargaming figures (sometimes called 'skirmish scale') could be used, such as:

http://www.irregularminiatures.co.uk/indexes/42mmindex.htm

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