20mm Vietnam Overview

I recently asked on the Vietgaming mailing list about opinions on 20mm Vietnam figures. Here are the responses I got back.


From: Andy Cowell <andy@cowell.org>
I’m looking at maybe picking up some 20mm Vietnam, and was wondering if more experienced folks could add to the research I’ve done.
Qualiticast – Nice, but expensive and several prone figures.
SHQ – Very nice…any downside?
Britannia – Wide variety, but chunky
Platoon 20 – Wide variety, can’t find pics…
RAFM – Can’t find pics, but alright IIRC. Don’t know on price…
Do Qualiticast and SHQ match up at all? I’m guessing Britannia doesn’t match with the others. Am I missing anybody else?
Who makes good resin/metal vehicles in this scale? Thanks for the input.


From: “steven walker” <panzerfauste@ntlworld.com>
> Qualiticast – Nice, but expensive and several prone figures.
i think these are the old FAA/MLR figures, very nice but tall.
> SHQ – Very nice…any downside?
weapons are thin and can break very easy
> Britannia – Wide variety, but chunky
very nice, worth getting if you like the style.
> Platoon 20 – Wide variety, can’t find pics…
> RAFM – Can’t find pics, but alright IIRC. Don’t know on price…
the same range of figures from what ive seen, brital metal used in the figures can break easy.
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> Do Qualiticast and SHQ match up at all? I’m guessing Britannia
> doesn’t match with the others. Am I missing anybody else?
none of the above will match up its down to personal choice.
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> Who makes good resin/metal vehicles in this scale?
britania do nice vehicles, esci make some good kits when you can find them, jb models also do some good m113’s in kit form., skytrex make metal vehicles as do platoon 20 but they are large compered to the figures.
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for reviews try the http://www.urbanlogic.com/fieldsoffire/ or http://www.gruntonline.com web sites
steve


From: rapidefire@aol.com
also liberation miniatures – wide range of nam afv’s and some figures http://www.webspawner.com/users/libmins other afv’s by skytrex ( metal ) and red star ( inc the LVTp 5 and support version )
qualiticast don’t match shq at all – out of your list q are the biggest/tallest whilst shq are the smallest / thinnest .i don’t think brittania match the others well at at all – fat/chunky figures . the later platoon 20 figures are very good – marines and nva come to mind , however the figs are in desperate need of remoulding and they are coming up to 20 years old now .

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