6mm is commonly regarded as 1:300 scale and was the original “micro armour” wargaming scale.
However it also encompasses the military 1:285 aircraft and vehicle recognition scale used by military colleges in the NATO group. 1:285 is nominally a 6.5mm wargaming scale and is mainly supplied by GHQ and Skytrex, although the latter is not consistent in using it for their 6mm ranges.
The larger 1:285 models tend to look out of place alongside the smaller 1:300 offerings, but mixing the scales can give a useful effect with, for example, WW2 German forces – a 1:285 Tiger I or II amongst 1:300 Pz IV’s and Panthers looks truly awesome, and becomes an A/T magnet allowing the lighter vehicles to get on with their job.
Emerging from it’s origins of WW2 and later 20th Century models, it is now used for all periods from Biblical Ancients through to Fantasy and Science Fiction. Current manufacturers include Heroics & Ros, Scotia Micromodels, Adler, and Ground Zero Games (GZG) amongst others.
Games Workshop (GW) nominally produced their Warhammer Epic range in 6mm, although their infantry figures are nearer to 9mm per man, making them 1:220 or railway modelling Z-gauge. The various manufacturers, who at different times, have owned and produced models for the Mechwarrior and Battletech ranges also use a nominal 6mm scale for their aircraft, vehicles, and “mechs”, though their infantry are arguably in a different scale closer to GW Epic figures.
LRL 1:300 / 6mm Medieval stone keep
Long Range Logistics 6mm Ranges
Long Range Logistics first significant ranges of buildings and scenics were designed and produced in 6mm scale, and covered Ancients to Modern periods, plus Science Fiction structures. Although we licensed those ranges to another scenics manufacturer, they are no longer producing them and the entire range is dormant.
We are working to recover the ranges and bring them back into production, re-mastering where necessary. In the meanwhile, we are also working on new designs at 6mm scale and hope to release the first batches during 2009.
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