3 USMC Hueys:
There are a couple of reasons why I purchased these:
- As a pre-painted diecast, there is nothing more for me to do. No gluing, no painting, no basing.
- They are comparatively cheap. These were US$7.99. Flying Mule also has 1/100 UH-1s with an airborne scheme as well for US$9.99. The very nice looking (but also requiring assembly, painting, etc.) Hueys from Battlefront are AU$30 (US$28). I bought all three of these for less than the cost of one from Battlefront.
Here is a zoom in of the helo with Irregular Modern US disembarking:
As you can see, 1:100 is actually just a little small against most 15mm (really 18mm) figures.
I have the same problem with the HMMWVs from QRF.
You can get 1:87 (HO) scale UH-1s from Flying Mule and other places as well. I have also seen UH-1 gunships in 1:87. I avoided 1:87 this time around because I didn't want the helo to be out of scale with other vehicles. We'll see how it goes......
Edit: Some discussion in the comments below (notably from Geoff at QRF) indicates that I'm wrong about the scale comparison. After a 2nd and 3rd look, I'm very happy with the scaling.