Collecting dragon (and now other manufacturers) sixth scale action
model figures is a relatively new hobby. It follows on from Action Man and GI Joe
very popular in the seventies and again today.
Although these models were first on the
market Dragon models of Hong Kong took them to new heights because of the
really superb detail of each model.
The detail is so good because of the very large "sixth scale" figures, even
the belt buckles and awards have full detail if looked at through a magnifying
Weapons and vehicles have been added to the Dragon and 21st century
model ranges and again with excellent detail. Checkout the
MG34/43 machine gun stand on the dragon models sixth scale action figures
Page to see just what I mean by detail, you would swear it was a real weapon..
In the past the head sculptures were always the let down however the recent additions
are really good as can be seen by the model of Martin Kleist the Afrika fallschirmjager
In this section you can find not only the manufacturers pages such as Dragon Models,
21st Century, Yellow Submarine and Yamato but also the main distributors in the UK,
Modellers Loft. plus some of the American ones
which I have used successfully. There are also Fan Pages where collectors customise the models and get really good results.
Check out the Japanese site
There are also people who sell hand made items to customise your own figures.
As this section of Hodgy.net has grown I have had to split it into sections.
It should be easier to navigate it now.
I hope you enjoy my "specialist Dragon Models sixth scale action figures hobby page"
I hope it is of interest to existing enthusiasts or if you are new to this hobby
then perhaps it may tempt you to start collecting yourself.
I have also a direct page on
World War II here>> than can extend your knowledge on this conflict.
Any more sites you find that are on either subject please e-mail
Manufacturers and distributors This area covers the Dragon, 21st Century, Cotswold and
similar sites. Also here are the distributors I have used and more as I visit
FanSites covers the sites I find
that could be classed as fan sites. The collectors who customise and offer
others insights to the hobby.
Link Sites covers sites that are pure link site plus areas on other
sites dedicated to links on the hobby. A very good browsing area.
Message Boards This is where it all happens. News on figures, news on
problems, details of conversions and a general area to discuss sixth scale
figures and equipment. You must visit regularly as the posters are prolific.
Specialist Sites here are the hat makers, the uniform makers and the
customisers. You wont believe what some enthusiasts are making to build the
- Others is the area
where sites I have problems with or that are no longer trading