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i found this at a hobbystore
this set is great for barrels and jerrycans, it also has a lot of bags and stuff... i used the barrels on my Basilisk and some other IG stuff
I've seen these before, they are excellent for our purposes, only thing to consider is getting the right scale...
Little use in have a realistic terrain if all jerrycans are as big as regular troops...
They *do* look cool - thing is I think they are too big, 1/48 is much bigger than the (roughly) 1/64 scale that GW minis are.
i've found that GW models are roughly 1/50, their vehicles are 1/64... a barrel is a little taller than the middle of an IGuardsman... it's quite close
Tamiya makes a range of 1:35 military minis that are too big, but 1:48 is pretty spot on. 40K human figures measure out to be in the ballpark of 1:54, but things aren't consistent. Weapons and equipment are larger than life and vehicles are badly misproportioned. They aren't really 1:64 (I use 1:48 Tigers for my Leman Russes and they have an identical footprint). They tend to be taller than true-scale vehicles and the turrets, fittings, and hatches are way oversized. As an example, try and fit a Guardsman into a 1:48 hatch. It ain't gonna happen.
When I use non-GW minis, I go with 1:48 for structural and hull elements and a mix of 1:48, 1:35, and GW bits for accessories and fittings. My trick is to use the same bits to detail all the vehicles in an army. For example, my Steel Legion army uses a Tamiya 1:48 Early version Tiger for a Leman Russ, a Tamiya 1:48 Stug III for a Hellhound, and a Chimera with a predator turret. To make all the weapons similarly oversized, I fitted the Tiger with a shortened 1:35 Tiger aluminum barrel from Lionroar and the Stug with a FW inferno cannon. All three tanks got jerry cans and drums from the Tamiya 1:48 kit and shovels, picks, packs, and rolled canvasses from the GW sprue. The last step was to put a Chimera cupola on the Tiger turret. That way, all the reference points between the models are the same. A fuel can is the same size on each, a shovel is the same length.
Of course, a lot also changes depending on what the source vehicle is. 1:64 might be a good scale for a modern MBT. A 1:35 Abrams is about the size of a Baneblade. at 1:64, it might work well in 40K.
Nice job on the datagathering of model sizes.
GW has a very "unnormal" scale to everything they make.
The feel of the models would indicate a 1:35 scale...although this is way wrong..
What really makes things difficult is the fact that nothing in the GW range seems to fit a specific scale, especially fluffwise...
Take in consideration:
If we assume a standard IG soldier is the standard height of 180cm, they should be approx. 1:52-1:54. But then take into consideration a Space Marine. This model in real life should be something like 3 metres tall, almost twice the height. And it doesn't stop there either!
In the previous edition of 40k (refering to the psyko days of a terminator with cyclone missilelauncher killing an army alone) there was a rule about vehicles only taking the amount of models you could put into them, proparblo not that edition, but when ork trukks where introduced to 40k in like 1998 they where limited to a model capacity of the models you could stack onboard, if you then compare that rule with space marines and Rhinos then nothing adds up, it's alomost crazy!
But again I refer to IGFreely:
Very good work, by combining model parts from different ranges and scales it is possilbe to make fully usable and very correct looking vehicles for 40k.
Once again, very good work!!