Sunday, February 16, 2014

Quality Castings and Battlefront Israeli Tank Comparison

My favorites. M51's push into the Sinai.

After months of waiting I finally got my order of BF's Israeli decals to finish off some of the tanks I have on the shelf. So I took them into the shop to get some pics on our gaming tables. While there I took some comparison shots with the Quality Castings tanks I already had.

Just a note, I added BF stowage and AA MG's to all of the following QC miniatures. As far as price goes the Quality Castings tanks all are at $10.00 a tank, while the Battlefront M51s and M50's come in boxes of two for $26.00. The BF AMX's are $23.00 for a blister of two. So there is that.

First up is the M51 Sherman. In my opinion the BF M51 is far superior when it comes to these two tanks. The Quality Castings tank is smaller with the turret especially almost crushed down. BF's M51 costs more but is well worth it in this situation, even though the barrel and mantlet are rather large compared to the real tank.

BF on left, QC on right.

The turret is the main issue I have with the QC tank on the right.

BF on left, QC on right.

Next up is the M50 Sherman. The two miniatures are much closer on quality. The QC's M50 may be a newer sculpt because the proportions on it are much nicer. As you can see from the pictures below, the BF and QC's M50's are relatively close in size. I have to give the edge to BF but the choice is harder since BF's M50's cost a little more.

BF on left, QC on right.

Height is much the same.
Length is much the same.

 Next up is the AMX tank, once again by Battlefront and Quality Castings. This is another situation where BF's new AMX is much better, in my opinion, than QC. BF's may be just a tad on the large size but the QC tank is seriously on the small size. Oddly enough the difference in price between these two tanks is just a dollar or two... not that tough of a decision.

This time BF is on the Right and QC on the left.

A somewhat difference in size.

For a long time Quality Castings was one of the only miniature manufacturers to make any of these tanks, and mine have served me well over the last few years. That being said I am beginning to transition my forces over the newer BF sculpts.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for a great review. I was thinking of getting Quality casting or Old Glory myselfbut your pictures are very convincing,
    BF it is.