Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Sci-fi Miniatures and Scale

Due to the dearth of power armour in 1/72 or 20 mm scale, I asked for help on a mailing list. Someone replied that GZG 25 mm power armour will work just as well. My first reaction was "but they're too big!" However, since I believe in empirical observation, :) I actually took out a couple of my GZG 25 mm NSL power armour and did some comparison shots. The results are rather surprising.

From left to right, Caesar 1/72 modern French, GZG 25 mm NSL power armour sergeant, Caesar 1/72 nun, and another Caesar 1/72 modern French.

From left to right, Caesar 1/72 modern French, GZG 25 mm NSL power armour, Caesar 1/72 nun, and GZG 15 mm alien Ixx.

From left to right, GZG 25 mm NSL power armour with plasma gun, GZG 15 mm alien Ixx, GZG 25 mm NSL power armour, and Caesar 1/72 nun.

From the pictures, it's pretty clear that the 25 mm GZG power armour can be used with 1/72 miniatures as some sort of large armoured suit. It surprised me quite a bit that it would fit so well. Oh well, I guess I have power armour miniatures for my sci-fi campaign now.


  1. A most excellent project & something that I have wanted to see for some time now!

    Looking forward to more!

  2. Have you ever seen the Ral Partha 25mil scale Clan Elemental? It towers over GW's "28mil" Space Marines, and they are intended to represent 7-foot tall soldiers, not to mention scale creep making them closer to 32mil. At the end of the day, just decide how the person wearing the armour fits into whatever armoured miniature you have handy and see how that works.

    Alternatively, Ral Partha also make Protomechs for regular scale Battletech, who are of similar height to 20mil infantry.

  3. Do you have any pictures of the clan elementals? I can't seem to find any.

  4. For larger mecha I'm using AT-43 powered armor. You can see some size comparisons at:

  5. You might like to take a look at our Simians. They are 'Space Apes' about 25mm high designed for 15mm gaming ;)

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