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The WW2 Early 20th Century
Scale Vehicle Availability

Many of the companies that provide figures for the period also provide vehicles. So, in a similar vein to the Big WW2 Figure Comparison, I've also decided to add a listing of vehicles... This caused me some problems at first, because the scales commonly accepted by gamers (and manufacturers) vary from about 1:64 to about 1:43, but are all considered "compatible with 28mm figures". I personally don't agree- I think only 1:56th and 1:60th are OK, with 1:56th being my preferred scale, but that's purely my opinion. Admittedly, there is a movement towards 1:56th in the UK, mainly because most of the manufacturers (or at least the ones who have a high turnover) are based. This, and the fact that most of the vehicles I own are in this scale, mean that I won't easily convert to the larger scales.
There is also a loud group (especially in America) who prefer to use 1:50th and 1:48th scale with their 28mm. They also don't mind mixing in 1:43rd scale, which is even larger, proportionally speaking. I personally won't be saying much about these, as they are distinctly visually larger than my collection. That's not to say that I won't review them (if they are sent to me), but it does mean that I won't be spending my hard-earned dosh on them in order to review them- I'd rather buy things I need to expand my collection. This is where the manufacturers would have to convince me to buy! This list includes proper models (i.e. scale models) as well as die cast vehicles (i.e. toy cars).
Mike Reese, however, has consented to let me add his views on these two scales to the site.


Below are listed, in alphabetical order, by category, most of the manufacturers who manufacture vehicles suitable for the 1912-1945 period in 1:56th-1:60th scale I was able to locate after a search of the web. Some may be listed more than once, because they manufacture vehicles suitable for multiple categories.
If you want a more detailed, in-depth review of anything, or contact details for a company, simply click on the pictures of that manufacturer to reach a review dedicated to that specific range.


Further down are listed, in alphabetical order, by category, most of the manufacturers who manufacture vehicles suitable for the 1912-1945 period in 1:50th-1:43rd scale I was able to locate after a search of the web. Some may be listed more than once, because they manufacture vehicles suitable for multiple categories.
If you want a more detailed, in-depth review of anything, or contact details for a company, simply click on the pictures of that manufacturer to reach a review dedicated to that specific range.


I had a few of the vehicles on hand for my own purposes, but when I began this project, I needed to get a large number of samples. As we all know, resin kits are not cheap, especially when one starts talking about the number of manufacturers listed below. Because of this, I listed what I had, and will eventually contact all the other manufacturers for samples. This project will not be possible without the help and assistance of the various manufacturers who may donate vehicles. I have made an attempt to list them in the respective reviews, but if I have forgotten, please accept my apologies and thanks.

± 1:56th Scale

If you know of a manufacturer I've missed (or ARE a manufacturer I've missed!), feel free to let me know (or send samples and details) and I can add the relevant info...
Of course, I guess I needn't say that any contributions of sample figures would be appreciated, and I'd prefer to have at least three different figures (one to keep as "as delivered", one for "cleaned and based" and one to paint for the last category.

If you have any samples you'd like to donate, feel free to send an email to:


  1. Army Group North Miniatures
  2. Canada

    Range Available   Later inter-war tanks and WW2 Tanks.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:56

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  3. Amazon Miniatures
  4. United Kingdom

    Web site: Amazon Miniatures
      Range Available   Stalingrad-era German and Soviet Vehicles.

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   28mm.
        Samples requested, but no answer received yet.

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  5. Bolt Action Miniatures
  6. United Kingdom

    Range Available   Late War Vehicles

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:56

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  7. Brigade Games
  8. United States of America

    Web site:   Brigade Games
      Range Available   WW2 Tanks.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   ?.
      Sources:   Samples requested, awaiting delivery.

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  9. Chieftain Models
  10. United Kingdom

    Range Available   Desert War Tanks and Armoured Cars, inter-war and WW2 trucks.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:56

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  11. Company B
  12. US of A

    Range Available   AFVs and accessories for Pacific Theater of Operations (some can, of course, be used for NW Europe too), North Africa and the Interwar period.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:56

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  13. Copplestone Castings
  14. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Copplestone Castings
      Range Available   Rolls Royce Armoured Car

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Barrett Scale:   28mm.
      Sources:   Samples requested, no reply received yet.

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  15. eBob Miniatures
  16. United Kingdom

    Range Available   Opel Blitz.

     As delivered

     Painted

      Stated Scale:   1:56

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  17. Force of Arms
  18. United Kingdom

    Range Available   Miscellaneous Vehicles from 1919-1945, Artillery from 1919-1945.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:56 and some 1:60

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  19. Irregular Miniatures
  20. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Irregular Miniatures
      Range Available   WW1 Generic Lorry

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   25mm.
      Sources:   Samples requested, no answer received.

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  21. KHI Miniatures
  22. US of A

    Web site:   KHI Miniatures
      Range Available   SdKfz 234 Puma and SdKfz 251 (mastered by NZWM)

     As delivered

     Painted

      Stated Scale:   99X.
      Sources:   Will be ordering sample eventually.


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  23. Old Glory UK
  24. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Old Glory UK
      Range Available   WW1 Mk IV and armoured cars

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   ?.
      Sources:   Samples requested, but no answer received yet.

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  25. Regiment Games
  26. US of A

    Range Available   German Field Kitchen with 2 Crew.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   1:60

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  27. Renegade Miniatures
  28. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Renegade Miniatures
      Range Available   Some Tanks

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   28mm.
      Sources:   Samples requested, figures received, but no vehicle.

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  29. Reviresco
  30. US of A

    Web site:   Reviresco
      Range Available   Mexican Revolution, WW1, Interwar

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Barrett Scale:   99X.
      Sources:   Samples requested, figures received, but no vehicle.

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  31. S + S Models
  32. United Kingdom

    Range Available   Assorted British, US, Soviet and german vehicles.

     As delivered

     Painted

      Stated Scale:   1:60

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  33. Strategia e Tattica
  34. Italy

    Web site:   Strategia e Tattica
      Range Available   Italian "Jeep".

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   28mm

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  35. The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company
  36. United Kingdom

    Web site:   The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company
      Range Available   Some WW1 and Inter-war Tanks and Vehicles

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   28mm.
      Sources:   Samples requested, but no answer received yet.

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  37. Wargames Foundry
  38. United Kingdom

    Web site:       Wargames Foundry / The Foundry
      Range Available   WW1 Tank.

     As delivered

     Painted

    No Picture Available

    No Picture Available

      Stated Scale:   25mm

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  39. West Wind Productions
  40. United Kingdom

    Range Available   US, UK and German Vehicles.

     As delivered

     Painted

      Stated Scale:   1:60

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Here is the section dealing with vehicles I personally will be devoting less time to, mainly because (in my opinion) these scales don't fit as well with 28mm figures as they are simply too big.
Here's Mike Reese's
Bren Carrier comparison featuring three "1:48th" models compared with a 1:56th and a 1:60th model.

1:50th, 1:48th and 1:43rd Scale

If you know of a manufacturer I've missed (or ARE a manufacturer I've missed!), feel free to let me know (or send samples and details) and I can add the relevant info...
Of course, I guess I needn't say that any contributions of sample figures would be appreciated, and I'd prefer to have at least three different figures (one to keep as "as delivered", one for "cleaned and based" and one to paint for the last category.

If you have any samples you'd like to donate, feel free to send an email to:


  1. Academy
  2. Korea

    Web site:   Academy Models
      Range Available   Tiger 2, a Jagdtiger, a Panther and a Jagdpanther.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Comments:   Proper models, some motorised. Apparently out of production.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  3. All Fronts Armor Depot
  4. US of A

    Web site:   All Fronts Armor Depot
      Range Available   WW2 Soviet, German, US, French, Italian, Japanese and British Vehicles. Gliders and US Landing Craft.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Samples may be requested soon.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  5. Bandai
  6. Japan

    Web site:  
      Range Available   Several proper models.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Proper models. Not readily available except on eBay.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  7. Battle Honors
  8. US of A

    US Web site:   Old Glory 15's (The "Official" US Source)
      Range Available   Some WW2 Vehicles, cast on demand.
      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Die-cast vehicles.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  9. Black Tree Design
  10. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Black Tree Design
      Range Available   German Support Weapons and Vehicles, Soviet Support Weapons and Vehicles, US Support Weapons and Vehicles, British Vehicles and Support.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Die-cast vehicles.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  11. Corgi
  12. UK and US of A

    Web site:   Corgi
      Range Available   Die-cast models.

      Stated Scale:   Varied, but approximately 1:48-1:50.
      Sources:   Die-cast vehicles.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  13. Easy Eight Enterprises
  14. US of A

    Web site:   Easy Eight Enterprises Battleground (now sold by Neo-Forge Gaming)
      Range Available   US Vehicles

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Proper models.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  15. Gaso.Line
  16. France

    Web site:   Gaso.Line
      Range Available   Full kits, conversions, and spares for assorted other scale models. Over 200 kits available.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Proper models.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  17. Sloppy Jalopy
  18. United Kingdom

    Web site:   Sloppy Jalopy
      Range Available   Assorted WW1 and inter-war Vehicles.

      Stated Scale:   1:48 (supposed to fit with 28mm)
      Sources:   Samples may be requested soon.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  19. Solido
  20. France

    Web site:   Solido
      Range Available   since the website is in French (I can't read the language, and in typical French fashion, the translation doesn't work), I can only list a partial content that is applicable. Golden Years (1920s and 1930s), Michelin vehicles, Military soft-skins. According to Mike Reese there are also tanks, but I can't vouch for this.

      Stated Scale:   1:43
      Sources:   Samples may be requested soon.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  21. Tamiya
  22. Japan

    Web site:   Tamiya
      Range Available   A small but rapidly growing range of WW2 models and figures.

      Stated Scale:   1:48
      Sources:   Proper models and figures.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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  23. Verem
  24. France

    Web site:   Verem
      Range Available   Die-cast models.

      Stated Scale:   Varied, but approximately 1:48-1:50.
      Sources:   Die-cast vehicles.
      Comments   Mike Reese's comments...

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