Pico Size, Mega Quality
Last year I picked up some 3mm artillery and 23mm AA guns for use as ground targets in my CY6! – Jet Age games. My aircraft models are 1:300 / 1:285 / 6mm, so I decided to go with 3mm to get that “stuff down there below us” scale effect. I had heard good stuff about the Oddzial Osmy stuff from Poland and the pictures on the website at PicoArmor certainly looked good, so I ordered up a few. They definitely looked great and so recently picked up some more stuff (painting half on commission for Scott even payed for the order). This time I got a variety of tanks, soft skins, APCs, and infantry.
The quality of these little models is simply astounding. The details are exaggerated a little so that these paint up really nicely and very quickly. In fact, it’s safe to safe I spent more time on the bases for these than I did on the models themselves.
I really like how these turned out and now I’m considering getting some specifically to do some higher level wargaming than my usual tactical scale stuff with 15mm. At the platoon/base scale, you could actually base these at 1:1 for the vehicles, with 3-5 vehicles on a base representing a platoon. The same basing would also give a much better appreciation of size for doing company / base scale gaming as well. With careful choice of basing, I could probably use these with Look Sarge, No Charts or Piquet Field of Battle: WWII. My first thought is to use these to do some actions from Barbarosa. Using the FOB:WWII TOE’s, I should be able to field an entire Soviet Tank Corp for around $80… Something to think about a little…
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