DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

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DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby YellowStreak on Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:01 am

FYI Deagostini in Japan will still start selling diecast world War two fighters:

http://deagostini.jp/ww2/diecast.php?server=01
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby jehan-reznor on Fri Feb 12, 2016 12:26 am

1/72 size kinda the wrong scale? although i see they are releasing hamachan movies and thunderbirds ;)
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby Primarch on Fri Feb 12, 2016 4:23 am

I guess they are mainly just to use as a marker rather than an actual game piece. The last time I looked at the warplane rules they were OMGWTFBROKEN!#%@. I think they got changed a little, but given the scale of the games we play, I don't see a real need for bringing along Stukas and so forth.

1/72 plastic aircraft kits are dirt cheap if you shop around.
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby YellowStreak on Fri Feb 12, 2016 10:22 am

1/72 is small, but from what I hear pretty commonly used with the aircraft rules in BA
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby job on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:23 pm

Generally in historic games you don't want to bring aircraft actually the same scale as the miniatures. If you look at the actual specs of the aircraft they would dwarf the tanks and figures on the table. It looks incongruous despite it all being scale. FoW does the same and scales the aircraft at 1/144th rather than the 1/100th the rest of the game is scaled at. I believe Warlord does the same.
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby Primarch on Fri Feb 12, 2016 2:55 pm

So I should hold off on buying that 1/48 B-17 I've been looking at is what you're saying? :lol:
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Re: DieCast Aircraft for Bolt Action

Postby job on Sat Feb 13, 2016 12:27 am

Oh no, if you wish please buy them by all means, but I advise you to magnetize those wings. :D
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