25mm / 1:72 (& OO-Gauge)

25mm / 1:72 Figures & Models on –
eBay Australia
– eBay Belgium
– eBay Canada
– eBay France
– eBay India
– eBay Italy
– eBay Singapore
– eBay UK
– eBay US

1:76-77 HO-gauge Rail Models on –
eBay Australia
– eBay Belgium
– eBay Canada
– eBay France
– eBay India
– eBay Italy
– eBay Singapore
– eBay UK
– eBay US

  • 24mm is 1:76 / 1:77 scale & British rail modelling OO-gauge.
  • 25mm is 1:72 scale.

These two scales were originally interchangeable between the products of almost every manufacture producing at a man-height of one-inch per figure.  Then came Games Workshop.

The 25mm scale figure creepage towards 28mm actually began with certain ranges from Hinchcliffe (if you’re too young to know who they are, then you probably arrived on this page searching for GW products).

True 25mm scale produced some of the best and some of the nastiest figures of the pre-28mm era.  The very worst were more badly sculpted and had less detail than some 6mm ranges I’ve seen.  The very best provided more lifelike proportions, and movement depiction, than today’s better 28mm figures.

Disclosure – I’m a traditionalist, and the good old British measure of 1:72, or a 1-inch model representing a 72-inch (6-foot) man, is still the most logical I’ve ever come across.  Decimalisation of scales and ratios is the domain of architects, and for scale plans of real buildings and machinery.  Give me the quirky and sometimes incomprehensible British Imperial measurements system any day – we built an Empire and ruled the world with it.  Look what we’ve become since we decimalised.

My other gripe about 28mm is the tendency to design figures with the body mass index of professional sumo wrestlers.  The average bloke on the street does not have wrists the size of my thighs, nor does he have biceps the size of my belly.  Apart from a few “chunky” MiniFigs series-1 designs (notably the early HYW designs), almost all true 25mm figures got the proportions right.  Hinchcliffe’s remain popular with purists mainly because of the slender limbs and real necks topped by correctly sized heads for the body.

If you want to see the best proportional sculpting in the wargaming hobby – go for true-scale 25mm.

LRL Generic uniScale Greco-Roman temple ruin

LRL Generic uniScale Greco-Roman temple ruin
with three figure scales for sizing.

Long Range Logistics 25mm Ranges

Long Range Logistics currently has no models specifically designed for 25mm scale. As with 20mm, several of our uniScale models do bridge this sizing, and generic pieces (such as our field walling system, 2-arch buttressed bridge, and 2-room ruined cottage) scale down to fit with 25mm.

We will be designing 25mm scale / 1:72 building ranges in the future, but do not yet have a start date for this.  We’d like to hear from our customers about which styles, eras, genres, they would like us to look at producing in 25mm, so we can start compiling design lists.

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