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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/05 05:02:10


Post by: Stormonu


That tank looks like a perfect Predator. Do you have any info on who makes it?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/05 18:43:55


Post by: Ashitaka


 Stormonu wrote:
That tank looks like a perfect Predator. Do you have any info on who makes it?


I'll check whatever it says on the package tonight. It's in a plastic bag, stapled with a cardboard closer/header.

I've bought a whole bunch and made 3 rhinos, a razorback, a whirlwind and a predator so far.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/05 20:50:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Ashitaka wrote:
 Stormonu wrote:
That tank looks like a perfect Predator. Do you have any info on who makes it?


I'll check whatever it says on the package tonight. It's in a plastic bag, stapled with a cardboard closer/header.

I've bought a whole bunch and made 3 rhinos, a razorback, a whirlwind and a predator so far.


they're not Bonekorpus tanks out of Russia are they?


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/05 21:49:50


Post by: Llamahead


Nope hulls wrong


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/05 22:07:25


Post by: ChargerIIC


Surpised there hasn't been a mention of Tehnolog. It's a russian game company that hasn't been shy about ripping off certain popular IPs including the scale. They are also a great source of 288 scale terrain if you don't mind the long wait for shipping from Russia









More pics here:
http://fantasytoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2014/09/tehnolog-fantasy-battles-fantasy-figures.html


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/06 16:19:33


Post by: Ashitaka


 Stormonu wrote:
That tank looks like a perfect Predator. Do you have any info on who makes it?


It says made in China, and looks like it was bought by a canadian distibutor to sell to dollar stores. Toy Galaxy out of Richmond hill, but their website is down.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/07 00:20:30


Post by: master of ordinance


I have some of those Russian figures, the Mechs. They make great IG vehicles/custom Mechs/BT mechs at 28mm. A bit plain on the detail side, but easy enough to spruce up.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/07 01:33:36


Post by: amazingturtles


Huh, I've got some terrain like that, exactly like that even. Not sure where i got in in the first place, but it's neat to see it's still around.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/07 09:14:04


Post by: AndrewGPaul


it's been sold by Airfix, Urban mammoth and Pegasus Hobbies, but Tehnolog are the original manufacturers of that stuff.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/07 09:35:40


Post by: lord_blackfang


I'm a big fan of Tehnolog. Recently ordered the "Iron Curtain" terrain set, which somehow reminds me of X-com: Terror From the Deep alien architecture.

Next time it'll be their 10mm tank line to be used for Gaslands weapons and tracked car conversions.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/07 17:17:05


Post by: Stevefamine


Looking into Tehnolog now actually. Cool selection for pennies


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/10 02:51:02


Post by: Eilif


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Got my ambulance today, perfect size, I'd love to have 3-4 of them. Have to scour the internet for more...


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This one is one Ali Express for $3.75 shipped!
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RCtown-Children-Boys-Alloy-Transport-Vehicle-Truck-Ambulance-Car-Model-High-Simulated-Model-Toy-zk25/32842082542.html
Several varieties.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/10 16:22:20


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Thanks, I found them on ebay too for $6. Gotta add Ali to my usual search sites.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/12 17:43:41


Post by: Easy E


I know I have been banging on about nano Metal Figs, but I actually painted a few more up.

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/11/on-painting-desk-nano-metal-figs.html

My local Big Box retailer does not seem to have them anymore, so I wonder if they are no longer being produced?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/17 19:03:58


Post by: Binabik15


This is not a request thread, I know, but so far I just couldn't find cheap wheels to turn a Taurox into an Ork dragster of sorts. Front wheels are easy, the deffkilla wartrike back wheels. But for the Taurox backside everything is either to small and narrow to give it a hunched look with a raised rear or wayyy too big. Coz the stupid thing is tiny and won't even work as an enclosed trukk for a 5 man Kommandoz kill team :/


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/17 19:24:18


Post by: Flinty


A toy monster truck of some kind? Try amd do a trawl of local.charity shops and see if you can find a suitably sized random plastic thing of.about the right size. Should only be a few euros.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/20 01:34:09


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


A tip form Facebook




Hot Wheels Flip Flighters are apparently the right size and design for Ork buggies or Imperial vehicles.

the Thanos truck looks like it would work for an Imperial utility vehicle


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/20 14:43:56


Post by: Eilif


 Easy E wrote:
I know I have been banging on about nano Metal Figs, but I actually painted a few more up.

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/11/on-painting-desk-nano-metal-figs.html

My local Big Box retailer does not seem to have them anymore, so I wonder if they are no longer being produced?


Great work on those! Really elevates them.
They are definitely still being produced. My local Walmart got a new batch in recently and some Superhero (DC I think) examples showed up at Dollar Tree.

Of interest to wargamers will be that there are two new 5-packs of Walking Dead figs and 2 new 5 packs of Harry Potter. Also Minecraft and some new superhero figs I think.

Do you have plenty of 1/43 and 1/48 die cast for your heroes to battle over and around? Menards and Wal-Mart have quite a few in the 3-5 buck range right now. Also I'm about to downsize my collection. PM if interested.



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 ChargerIIC wrote:
Surpised there hasn't been a mention of Tehnolog. It's a russian game company that hasn't been shy about ripping off certain popular IPs including the scale. They are also a great source of 288 scale terrain if you don't mind the long wait for shipping from Russia

More pics here:
http://fantasytoysoldiers.blogspot.com/2014/09/tehnolog-fantasy-battles-fantasy-figures.html


It has been mentioned, but always a good reminder. I've got a review of their tanks and some size comparison with some of the more common Robogear/Tehnolog mechs here: https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/?s=robogear

I shared this a long time ago, but I used Tehnolog tracks for my post-apoc TukTuk.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/20 15:13:35


Post by: Coh Magnussen


The tank seems to be pretty popular, but how does the rest of the tehnolog robogear line hold up? I'm seriously considering buying an assortment as a christmas gift to myself, but if some are better than others then the "one of each!" approach I had in my cart the other day might not be the best .

P.S. I'm not necessarily planning to build them as-is, but rather use them as bits-bin fodder for putting together a mechanized ork army.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/20 15:46:38


Post by: lord_blackfang


Coh Magnussen wrote:
The tank seems to be pretty popular, but how does the rest of the tehnolog robogear line hold up? I'm seriously considering buying an assortment as a christmas gift to myself, but if some are better than others then the "one of each!" approach I had in my cart the other day might not be the best .

P.S. I'm not necessarily planning to build them as-is, but rather use them as bits-bin fodder for putting together a mechanized ork army.


They're all good. For orks I'd focus on the buggy and the thing with triangular tracks (Varan I think). For imperials, the walker and flyer with the angular cabin (Trex and Hornet IIRC)


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/20 17:06:04


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Coh Magnussen wrote:
The tank seems to be pretty popular, but how does the rest of the tehnolog robogear line hold up? I'm seriously considering buying an assortment as a christmas gift to myself, but if some are better than others then the "one of each!" approach I had in my cart the other day might not be the best .

P.S. I'm not necessarily planning to build them as-is, but rather use them as bits-bin fodder for putting together a mechanized ork army.


Tanks and aircraft are the best, especially newer ones like the Condor or Bronekorpus variants. The walkers can be improved with a lot of work, but the main bodies are pretty much potatoes.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/26 03:26:12


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I got my Chinese trucks and APCs in.





The ambulance is a perfect size for a 40k van/truck/utility vehicle holding 6 people or so.



The APC is a bit small but could pass for a low-end Rhino/Chimera equivalent.



It's about the length of a Chimera but a bit thinner and shorter.

And certainly both will look fine buried in rubble, tipped on their sides or otherwise turned into scatter terrain. Even parked they'd work fine, blocking LOS to models and shielding tanks.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/27 16:12:50


Post by: TheAuldGrump


Silly question, but does anyone know of a place to get blank Weebles, or not-Weebles that are cheap enough to paint over?

I just saw a dungeon PDF that someone had printed out as a PVC banner, and suddenly I had a mental image of Weeble adventurers on a Weeble dungeon crawl, fighting Weeble monsters to gain Weeble treasures....

And, considering that we picked up a Weeble Haunted House for our little girl as 'her first dungeon crawl', it seems a natural progression.

We are molding her little mind - the world needs more moldy little minds!

The Auld Grump


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/28 22:08:28


Post by: Stevefamine


I'll post a review for Bronekorpus-SUPER-BATTLE-TANK tonight guys


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/29 16:48:47


Post by: Eilif


quote=Kid_Kyoto 689888 10243760 7ae0ff2a206fa2883a262d674b169137.jpg]I got my Chinese trucks and APCs in.
Spoiler:





The ambulance is a perfect size for a 40k van/truck/utility vehicle holding 6 people or so.



The APC is a bit small but could pass for a low-end Rhino/Chimera equivalent.



It's about the length of a Chimera but a bit thinner and shorter.

And certainly both will look fine buried in rubble, tipped on their sides or otherwise turned into scatter terrain. Even parked they'd work fine, blocking LOS to models and shielding tanks.



Thanks for posting those. The APC looks a bit small next to 40k figs, but I bet it's near spot-on for historical 28mm. APC's are usually shockingly cramped and much smaller than one would suspect.

Here's the same APC. I did a search for -I kid you not- "Children's Armored Transport" and they were the first thing to pop up.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Armored-Vehicle-Model-1-52-Simulated-Ratio-Military-Tank-Childrens-Toys/253937284818?hash=item3b1fd776d2:m:mLgEWo8NXRvWsStJM9CRPVw:rk:2:pf:0
Looks like there's also a transport truck that appears to be a slightly better sized version of what you showed earlier.


Lastly, the Ambulance trucks and a few other versions of the same truck are on sale for 3.88 shipped!
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/LeadingStar-Children-Boys-Alloy-Transport-Vehicle-Truck-Ambulance-Car-Model-High-Simulated-Model-Toy-zk15/32841828276.html



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/29 16:56:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Strangely of the 6 I got one has a pull back motor but the rest do not...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/29 17:53:43


Post by: Easy E


Some of you may know that I had a large (and pretty awesome) collection of Green Army Men. I use them to play some games from time to time:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/03/wargame-design-green-army-men-plastic.html

However, in a recent move the shippers lost my big tin of Green Army Men so I need to replace them. I am loathe to buy them online blind since so many of them are just really cheap. I want a slightly better quality.

Do any of you guys have the name of a decent manufacturer I can order from online that makes a decent quality Green Army Man, preferable the Vietnam or WWII ones.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/29 21:01:12


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Sorry to hear that, must be heart breaking.

IIRC Marx or Marks was the gold standard and is worth a look on eBay (esp with today's 10% off sale)


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/30 17:25:45


Post by: Eilif


 Easy E wrote:
Some of you may know that I had a large (and pretty awesome) collection of Green Army Men. I use them to play some games from time to time:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/03/wargame-design-green-army-men-plastic.html

However, in a recent move the shippers lost my big tin of Green Army Men so I need to replace them. I am loathe to buy them online blind since so many of them are just really cheap. I want a slightly better quality.

Do any of you guys have the name of a decent manufacturer I can order from online that makes a decent quality Green Army Man, preferable the Vietnam or WWII ones.

Sorry to hear about that. Here's a few options.

-The original and best manufacturer of the Vietnam army men, M48 tanks, and other classics is probably "Tim Mee Toys". You can find them on Amazon. They cost a bit more but they're made in the USA and almost all of the vietnam figs that aren't Tim Mee are knock-offs and likely lower quality.
-If you're interested in WW2, there's a bucket of 4 types of WW2 troops that's also fairly common on Amazon. The quality of the figs isn't quite what it was back in the day, but you get US, British, German and Japanese troops in one pack.
-If you have any interest in Sci-fi figures, Walmart has the "The Corps" army men pack/bucket back in stock. The figs and accessories are in a Starship Troopers (movie) style, quite good and the price is certainly right. I reviewed them here: https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/11/01/cheap-28mm-suitable-terrain-from-the-corps-elite/
-If you need some cheapies to tide you over, Dollar Tree just got in a WW2'ish pack. I think it's worth it for the knock-off M-48 it includes which is worth the buck itself.

If you're interested in the Green army men from Toy Story which were quite well done I may have a bag of them. Also got some tanks and other Plastic Army men in my to-sell bin, shoot me a PM if you're interested. I don't have a ton of figures but I've got ALOT of the army man accessories that I had at one time intended for wargame use.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/30 17:27:45


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


This site is worth a look.

https://www.toysoldiersdepot.com/


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/30 17:38:27


Post by: Easy E


 Eilif wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
Some of you may know that I had a large (and pretty awesome) collection of Green Army Men. I use them to play some games from time to time:

https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/03/wargame-design-green-army-men-plastic.html

However, in a recent move the shippers lost my big tin of Green Army Men so I need to replace them. I am loathe to buy them online blind since so many of them are just really cheap. I want a slightly better quality.

Do any of you guys have the name of a decent manufacturer I can order from online that makes a decent quality Green Army Man, preferable the Vietnam or WWII ones.

Sorry to hear about that. Here's a few options.

-The original and best manufacturer of the Vietnam army men, M48 tanks, and other classics is probably "Tim Mee Toys". You can find them on Amazon. They cost a bit more but they're made in the USA and almost all of the vietnam figs that aren't Tim Mee are knock-offs and likely lower quality.
-If you're interested in WW2, there's a bucket of 4 types of WW2 troops that's also fairly common on Amazon. The quality of the figs isn't quite what it was back in the day, but you get US, British, German and Japanese troops in one pack.


Those were the two I was looking for specifically. Thank you.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/11/30 23:28:01


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Another potentially useful toy



The action figures would be useless but the blockade and weapons should be useful.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B076ZRLHDT/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1

There's a couple more sets in the Click N Play line that might work for some projects.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/01 08:34:46


Post by: Gordy2000


Thanks - those are great toys KK, but a little big for 40k (about 1/18th scale)

I’ve bought quite a collection of them for my boy. At about $2 USD per mini (fully articulated, painted and assembled) and $15-$30 for most vehicles, the pricing comparison to GW is stark.

Still horses for courses and all that.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/03 23:23:26


Post by: master of ordinance


Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/04 02:25:35


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 master of ordinance wrote:
Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.


This set has the ambulances and APCs I showed up there, the truck and tank should also work.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/YAKOK-Pull-Back-Helicopter-ArmyGreen-Military/dp/B07J665ZJ2/ref=sr_1_52?ie=UTF8&qid=1543889748&sr=8-52&keywords=toy+military+vehicles

The link up there to Alibaba is cheaper and I'm sure they ship to the UK . Just allow a few weeks.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/09 05:11:49


Post by: Eilif


 master of ordinance wrote:
Lads, I need some help and your the best lot to ask.
I need 1:56/28mm civilian vehicles that are cheap, and maybe a couple of military ones if you know any good ones.
Any ideas?
UK based, so UK shops would help.

As well as the ones we've shown I'd search Ali Express (unlikely to find cheaper prices).
Here's a pack of 5 cars on Ali for $12 USD shipped.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-50-Scale-Diecast-Mode-cars-for-architecture-model-making-train-layout/32904734702.html
Here's some nicer ones:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/5pcs-Painted-Model-Cars-Building-Train-Layout-1-50-O-Scale-Great-Collector/32802216437.html
For more like that, search for "1:50 cars" on Ali. Search also for "O scale". 1:50 is a pretty common size, though you can find 1/48 too. Especially for trucks. Always double check the provided measurements though as while the measurements are usually accurate, the scale's aren't always noted correctly.

Here's an item I've seen on Ali and Ebay and is probably available on EbayUK too:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Kid-1-43-Racing-Bicycle-Truck-Toy-Carrier-Vehicle-Garbage-Truck-Diecasts-Toy-ho-/302562224780?var=&hash=item46721d2a8c.
I've bought a few and you can see my pics and thoughts on them here:
https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=104586.msg1353923#msg1353923
Scroll down for the second and third.

Alternatively for civilian, I just buy 1/48 and 1/43 die cast cars at resale shops and sometimes in whatever retail outlet they appear in. That may sound big since those scales are closer to 35mm'ish but with most "28mm" figs being 30mm+ these days, heroic in proportion, and sitting on a 3mm base, 1/48 and 1/43 vehicles generally end up looking quite good. They have formed backdrop, terrain, and even drivable vehicles for numerous post-apoc, zombie, Superhero and even sci-fi games over the years.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/09 05:44:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Oh that Alibaba is just evil... once you get past the 1000s of not-Legos there's some cool stuff. Can't seem to link images though...

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/toy-for-children-1-50-Military-Police-Transport-Vehicle-Model-Sound-and-Light-Toy-Car-Toy/32899815668.html





Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/10 17:03:46


Post by: master of ordinance


Nice, thanks lads.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 15:33:03


Post by: Platuan4th


Do these count?



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 15:41:27


Post by: ChargerIIC


 Platuan4th wrote:
Do these count?

Spoiler:


How big are those models?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 15:48:54


Post by: Platuan4th


 ChargerIIC wrote:
 Platuan4th wrote:
Do these count?

Spoiler:


How big are those models?




They have articulation, so they're technically action figures.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 16:05:02


Post by: StraightSilver


Wow, I'm guessing those action figures are from China?

They even have the Khorne symbol and everything, lol.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 17:32:43


Post by: DiscoKing


lol they put a Vargiest head on the FW Deamon Prince.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 17:58:53


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Where did they come from?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 18:03:41


Post by: ChargerIIC


StraightSilver wrote:
Wow, I'm guessing those action figures are from China?

They even have the Khorne symbol and everything, lol.


Just saying it wouldn't the first time a third party toy got repurposed
*looks at my wierdboy*



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 19:38:37


Post by: Platuan4th


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Where did they come from?


Found them in the toy section of a local truck stop.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 20:33:40


Post by: lord_blackfang


Wow, those are seriously, blatantly, upscaled GW parts.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/13 20:34:07


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Now I'll have a second reason to skulk around truck stops.

But seriously that's the least disgusting "found it in a truck stop" story I've ever heard. Pretty amazing find. How much did they cost?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/18 10:55:39


Post by: Platuan4th


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Now I'll have a second reason to skulk around truck stops.

But seriously that's the least disgusting "found it in a truck stop" story I've ever heard. Pretty amazing find. How much did they cost?


$3 a piece.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2018/12/28 04:55:08


Post by: DominayTrix


It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 04:57:16


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Dark Eldar flier for $10.




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 16:02:05


Post by: rayphoton


I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 16:49:41


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 rayphoton wrote:
I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?


I didn't buy it but I'd say the wing span is over 12". The box has one wing removed so it will fit.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Pterodactyl-Battle-Ranger/dp/B01H04QNKY?crid=3TWOADVI6V33V&keywords=pterodactyl+zord&qid=1547656931&sprefix=pterod%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1&ref=sr_1_1




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 16:50:20


Post by: Coh Magnussen


 DominayTrix wrote:
It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.

What part of the store did you find them in? I could use something like this.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 17:17:11


Post by: Cryptek of Awesome


I haven't gone through the whole thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned.

The Thomas & Friends Super Station
Kids got this from a generous & overzealous Aunt & Uncle and it looked so cool I picked up a used one for $40 a few weeks later for the sole purpose of stealing parts for Necromunda/40k. Amazon also apparently has them on sale and you can sell off the trains and any extra tacks you don't need to offset the price.

Lots of little details to paint - rubble, pipes, cables lying around the tracks - just pop the face off the crane, paint everything Grimdark and you have a really cool base. You can build it up on the girders for height or lay it flat and encircle it with track.


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/16 19:54:12


Post by: rayphoton


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 rayphoton wrote:
I'm super interested in actually trying this...anyone have any idea how wide it actually is?


I didn't buy it but I'd say the wing span is over 12". The box has one wing removed so it will fit.

https://www.amazon.com/Power-Rangers-Pterodactyl-Battle-Ranger/dp/B01H04QNKY?crid=3TWOADVI6V33V&keywords=pterodactyl+zord&qid=1547656931&sprefix=pterod%2Caps%2C152&sr=8-1&ref=sr_1_1




4 inches longer than an actual razorwing....I may buy one and paint it just to see


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/29 14:52:27


Post by: DominayTrix


Coh Magnussen wrote:
 DominayTrix wrote:
It's not exactly a toy, but Walmart has been stocking these: https://www.walmart.com/ip/Super-Stacker-3x5-Box-Clear/140901217 You can spray paint and weather them for decent scatter containers. Little ones are about $1 each and the big ones are about $3.

What part of the store did you find them in? I could use something like this.

I found it in stationary. Mixed in with some of the school supplies, but not the seasonal school supplies.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/29 19:58:22


Post by: ChargerIIC


Speaking of jumping toy lines. Remember Mage Knight? That Collectible game aimed at teenagers?

Turns out a Dwarven Steam Behemoth is under $20 on eBay and exactly everything a battlewagon should be:



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/29 20:15:10


Post by: Kid_Kyoto




They got a lot of use as battlewagons when they were new too.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/29 20:55:45


Post by: Stevefamine


The green army men china oil drums I bought for $3 for 10 look great... better than my GF recasted barrels and cheaper honestly since I only have a small single barrel two part mold.

edit figure for scale


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/29 23:36:43


Post by: porkuslime


can you throw a figure in there for scale?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/30 13:41:05


Post by: Stevefamine


added figures for you porkuslime


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/01/30 18:46:25


Post by: Coh Magnussen


Thanks for the tip on those barrels. I picked some up, and the same ebay seller had these watch-tower things (with a REALLY wierd name, 'Pavilion Whistle' -- presumably a bad translation) that I picked up as well. Not sure what the scale is going to be but I'm guessing if it works for army men it will work for us. I'll post a pic with an ork boy for scale when they arrive next month (slow boat from China!)


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/01 14:47:02


Post by: porkuslime


 Stevefamine wrote:
added figures for you porkuslime


Appreciate it steve.. off to ebay for checking on those barrels!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/03 02:28:47


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


So apparently these are showing up the discount store 5 Below and are the right scale and everything.







$50 on Amazon, but even at that price might be worht it.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B073HCFHPY?pf_rd_p=c2945051-950f-485c-b4df-15aac5223b10&pf_rd_r=GSMK9BXJJVF36NDF9WSG


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Ah here

https://www.fivebelow.com/search?q=nano%20space

Look like you buy the parts piece meal.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/03 12:41:17


Post by: Flinty


Hex bug stuff is quite cool but pretty pricey.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/04 14:33:53


Post by: Stevefamine


If you have an airbrush and base the space set it'll honestly look great.


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 ChargerIIC wrote:
Speaking of jumping toy lines. Remember Mage Knight? That Collectible game aimed at teenagers?

Turns out a Dwarven Steam Behemoth is under $20 on eBay and exactly everything a battlewagon should be:



I've used mine from back in the day for a Dwarf Kings of War Steam Behemoth and sold them for around $20+ each after I ditched the army. Solid toy - but really hard to chop up and convert


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/06 03:59:43


Post by: Coh Magnussen


Not real impressed with the "pavilion whistle" watchtowers. Really thin plastic and quite alot of flashing. Comes in 2 pieces, shown with a couple boyz and a grot for scale. Forgive the awful photo, my phone has a terrible camera.

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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/06 13:55:04


Post by: Stevefamine


They do not look that good youre right. Slightly too small


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They do not look that good youre right. Slightly too small


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/06 14:23:33


Post by: Casualty


Oh man, that Thomas Super Station is such a good spot.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/12 16:43:20


Post by: DominayTrix


Cryptek of Awesome wrote:
I haven't gone through the whole thread so apologies if it's already been mentioned.

The Thomas & Friends Super Station
Kids got this from a generous & overzealous Aunt & Uncle and it looked so cool I picked up a used one for $40 a few weeks later for the sole purpose of stealing parts for Necromunda/40k. Amazon also apparently has them on sale and you can sell off the trains and any extra tacks you don't need to offset the price.

Lots of little details to paint - rubble, pipes, cables lying around the tracks - just pop the face off the crane, paint everything Grimdark and you have a really cool base. You can build it up on the girders for height or lay it flat and encircle it with track.


Any chance you have pictures of the super station after its been repainted/converted?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/16 11:51:07


Post by: reds8n


not a toy as such but

Spoiler:








Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/21 13:23:19


Post by: Dropbear Victim


I noticed Tech Deck park terrain for those fingerboards and BMX toys and thought the stairs looked a good size for 25mm based models to stand on. Just have to shorten or replace the rails. The ramps were pretty steep looking tho.
There's probably a whole bunch of stairs available for fingerboards and bmx out there. Some of the stairs would look right at home on urban or city tables.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/21 19:14:04


Post by: Flinty


Tech Deck was mentioned on p7 if this thread but the images all seem to be broken now.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/21 19:53:36


Post by: Eilif


Gonna have to check the local 5 below for that hexabug stuff. Really useful bits there.

 ChargerIIC wrote:
Speaking of jumping toy lines. Remember Mage Knight? That Collectible game aimed at teenagers?

Turns out a Dwarven Steam Behemoth is under $20 on eBay and exactly everything a battlewagon should be:



If anyone is looking for one of these, PM me, I should have an extra one available...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/24 22:22:21


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I picked up 2 Hex Bugs fuel trucks at 5 Below (so $10 for both)





They're big but on the crude and under detailed side. They're also more Lego-like than expected, held together by clips sort of like the old Lego Technic sets. So there's room for converting and bashing them.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/26 04:14:22


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some finds on Alibaba.

Besides the aformentioned vans

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RCtown-Children-Boys-Alloy-Transport-Vehicle-Truck-Ambulance-Car-Model-High-Simulated-Model-Toy-zk25/32842082542.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.8.63812a63DentTH&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10902_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_6,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=3b0e5ea4-215e-4004-b9d8-dfa8abd04078-1&algo_pvid=3b0e5ea4-215e-4004-b9d8-dfa8abd04078&transAbTest=ae803_3



There's a nice dump truck that doesn't look too modern

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RCtown-1-50-alloy-articulated-dump-truck-model-toys-high-imitation-alloy-engineering-vehicle-model-metal/32945961161.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.93.602d55a1HDCpzA&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10902_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_6,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=8d4ed7b4-ee2e-420f-a41e-5fd6a9ae6daa-13&algo_pvid=8d4ed7b4-ee2e-420f-a41e-5fd6a9ae6daa&transAbTest=ae803_3



Some big Chinese army trucks

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/RCtown-1-32-Military-Diecast-Transport-Trucks-Car-Sound-Lighting-Pull-Back-Toys-Models-Gift-for/32890590394.html?spm=2114.search0104.3.184.602d55a1HDCpzA&ws_ab_test=searchweb0_0,searchweb201602_9_10065_10130_10068_10890_10547_319_10546_317_10548_10545_10696_453_10084_454_10083_10618_10307_537_536_10902_10059_10884_10887_321_322_10103,searchweb201603_6,ppcSwitch_0&algo_expid=8d4ed7b4-ee2e-420f-a41e-5fd6a9ae6daa-27&algo_pvid=8d4ed7b4-ee2e-420f-a41e-5fd6a9ae6daa&transAbTest=ae803_3



And enough die cast cars in 1:43 to stock any number of battlefields.

https://www.aliexpress.com/wholesale?spm=2114.search0104.spellresult.1.71e64153wKA9XW&initiative_id=SC_20190225200647&SearchText=diecast+car+1%3A43&g=y&misspellText=diecast+car+1%3A43


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/26 21:18:57


Post by: Stevefamine


That greentruck looks great for Ork boy Trukks


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/02/26 23:18:34


Post by: kestral


That dump truck looks good. With a little work it will be just the right amount odd for 40K.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/07 20:11:07


Post by: Eilif


Good stuff as always K-Kyoto!

That Hex bug stuff is great.

That dump truck is fantastic. Wonderfully angular. Would only take a new coat of paint to look futuristic. Here it is for 2 bucks less.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1-50-alloy-articulated-dump-truck-model-toys-high-imitation-alloy-engineering-vehicle-model-metal-diecasting/32818362286.html?spm=2114.10010108.1000014.1.77451b51j11Mlw&gps-id=pcDetailBottomMoreOtherSeller&scm=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm_id=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&scm-url=1007.13338.112237.000000000000000&pvid=e31d300e-cdba-41c7-8600-3c9478124aa4

Also, that might be the best price yet I've seen for those Ali Express van/ambulance/service trucks.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/19 20:18:26


Post by: Stevefamine


has anyone reported on the trucks?

In anycase this is the banekorpus tank with Krieg Turrets and some destruction for terrain https://imgur.com/gallery/FdbbRCD

I've recasted a dozen or so other turrets to eventually make a tank company with them and the toy.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/20 04:00:33


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Stevefamine wrote:
has anyone reported on the trucks?

In anycase this is the banekorpus tank with Krieg Turrets and some destruction for terrain https://imgur.com/gallery/FdbbRCD

I've recasted a dozen or so other turrets to eventually make a tank company with them and the toy.



The truck looks fine, the APC a tad undersized but works for a police/civilian vehicle and terrain.



Love your Bonekorpus terrain!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/20 21:04:31


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


If anyone needs 75 dinosaur skeletons...



https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00DY8QJY6/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/20 21:13:53


Post by: Flinty


Also includes dinosaurs that are not skeletons 2/10. Would not archeologise.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/20 23:33:46


Post by: Casualty


You could make some interesting "spooky cursed rock" props from those swirly looking boulders with not much effort. The big rock lends itself neatly to some kind of chaotic shrine.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 05:32:00


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I do love the continued inclusion of the Dimetrodon, something that very specifically wasn't a Dinosaur.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 11:30:57


Post by: porkuslime


those trees have promise.. Would need a paint job and a bit of effort but could work for a Nurgle theme...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 14:04:31


Post by: Vulcan


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I do love the continued inclusion of the Dimetrodon, something that very specifically wasn't a Dinosaur.


Given how many people believe humans and dinosaurs coexisted, that the average person can't tell an early synapsid (the clade that eventually evolved into mammals) from dinosaurs (which eventually evolved into birds) doesn't surprise me in the least.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 14:35:31


Post by: Easy E


What is scarier than fighting dinosaurs in the Lost World?
...




Fighting skeletal Dinosaurs in the Lost World!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 14:48:25


Post by: Frazzled


 Vulcan wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I do love the continued inclusion of the Dimetrodon, something that very specifically wasn't a Dinosaur.


Given how many people believe humans and dinosaurs coexisted, that the average person can't tell an early synapsid (the clade that eventually evolved into mammals) from dinosaurs (which eventually evolved into birds) doesn't surprise me in the least.


Well they did and still do. I eat dinosaurs once or twice a week. Mmmm...dinosaur...er chicken!

To the topic, great topic. please keep it up.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 17:15:13


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Easy E wrote:
What is scarier than fighting dinosaurs in the Lost World?
...




Fighting skeletal Dinosaurs in the Lost World!


When you think about how powerful a lich is after being dead only a few centuries, surely undead dino liches must be some of the most powerful creatures on Earth!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 17:20:39


Post by: Coh Magnussen


Sue!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 17:50:22


Post by: Casualty


 Easy E wrote:
What is scarier than fighting dinosaurs in the Lost World?
...




Fighting skeletal Dinosaurs in the Lost World!


"Cindy, this is bones!"


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 19:51:09


Post by: Llamahead


But where is the model of the tiny jewish polka afficionado with the one man band outfit?
I'm guessing that mey be beyond even Reaper..........


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/21 21:22:46


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


So $150 for a 2' titan?

Or a Deathstrike missile base?

https://hasbropulse.com/products/transformers-toys-generations-war-for-cybertron-titan-wfc-s29-omega-supreme-figure


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/22 12:20:29


Post by: Hawky


If you are looking for a cheap "clutter" to decorate your gaming table, 1920-1950 cars in between 1:43 and 1:60 scales are ideal. Give them some weathering or maybe hit them with a hammer a couple of times before putting them into a fireplace to create a realistically-looking wreck and you are good to go.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/25 13:42:35


Post by: Easy E


 Hawky wrote:
If you are looking for a cheap "clutter" to decorate your gaming table, 1920-1950 cars in between 1:43 and 1:60 scales are ideal. Give them some weathering or maybe hit them with a hammer a couple of times before putting them into a fireplace to create a realistically-looking wreck and you are good to go.



Or for gangster games?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/03/25 13:54:45


Post by: Stevefamine


That missile / titan if it was 50% smaller and $50 I'd pick it up. Bit toooo large


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/04/26 19:47:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Possible Macharius superheavy?

For $8 might be worth a try.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/military-armored-personnel-carrier-scorpio-hard-plastic-21cm/123747471869


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/05/22 22:56:14


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


$14 for three tanks, each one bigger than a Land Raider.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07GJJZW2J/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A2X4OP81CX82CN&psc=1

- Size: Approx 20 x 10.8 x 8.8cm/7.87 x 4.25 x 3.46inch




Good for wrecks or Ork battle wagons if nothing else.

And a possibility for my on-hold landing craft project. Replace the command tower, add some engines...

It COULD work.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07F7NDQRG/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_1?smid=A356B9SKXB6KHX&psc=1







Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/05/23 21:13:51


Post by: DarkSoldier


That is a cute little USS Enterprise aircraft carrier.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/05/23 22:04:23


Post by: Flinty


Just watch out... the back of the ladder can flexible


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/06/04 21:12:07


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Not sure how many times I can see this toy without buying it to make a troop shuttle...

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B079KCFYP3







Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2019/06/09 15:01:30


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Another ship that might be useful at 28mm, as a wet navy or landing ship.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00PTM5HLQ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_5?smid=AJH5PYLVP0DGO&psc=1







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OK, this is unexpected.

Everyone familiar with Hieronymus Bosch's visions of hell right?



Well someone's making toys.

https://www.amazon.com/s?k=bosch+figurines+parastone&_encoding=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&imprToken=XBA.sXr2S0tjRvakiIHpXA&linkCode=ur2&linkId=429556dd8bdea07067594c4693bc69bd&slotNum=2&tag=openculture-20&ref=nb_sb_noss



OK, expensive collectable statues. But you get the idea.





More information here:
https://dangerousminds.net/comments/collectable_hieronymus_bosch_figurines

http://www.openculture.com/2017/03/hieronymous-bosch-figurines.html


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/15 17:30:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Something of interest to ship and starship builders...







47 modern ships, planes and choppers. Cut em up and glue em to a Space Hulk, paint them up as transports and escorts, heck write your own South China Sea wargame! For $15 why not?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07SP536JV




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/15 19:51:18


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Looks like some of the aircraft could work with 10 or 15mm minis, even if only as terrain. That's a great find.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/15 19:53:24


Post by: Easy E


I want!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/15 19:56:57


Post by: Ratius


I would love to walk into a tourney with that blue shark thing and proxy it as a Tau Manta.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/15 20:17:57


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I'll be sure to post pics when I get mine. It looks like you get at least 2 of everything (black team and grey team) so some things like stacking the subs hull to hull to make a 3d ship are easy.

Lots of turrets and wings to clip off too.

Fingers crossed it's styrene and not PVC. Even though I know in my heart it's PVC.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/16 00:02:59


Post by: lasgunpacker


PVC would be so much better than something like Army Man plastic (Polyethylene)


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/16 14:15:51


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Cheap and cheerful bunkers and scatter terrain.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32887380493.html?spm=2114.12057483.0.0.60b9e55aQKEva5










Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/16 17:30:44


Post by: Eilif


Years ago I used WW1'ish toy army men cannons to make flavorful mounts for my IG heavy weapons.

Now clearly they are way too big to truly be man-portable, but 40k isn't about logic and I think that Lascannons that look like light artillery is just cool. I just pulled the guns off, put the lascannon bodies in and attached the power packs with a piece of bass guitar wire.

Using the original mount for the Autocannon, putting Lascannons on these mounts and making the missile launcher's standing-shoulder mounted, you can easily get 3 HW teams out of 1 HW sprue.

They were unavailable for quite a while, but they're back and cheap as chips.

Interestingly, the spindly wheels have been replaced with larger wheels that look even more 40k.

https://www.amazon.com/Green-Cannons-Moving-wheels-Inches/dp/B01N36YQIP/






Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/16 18:00:44


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


One of the sillier ideas floating in my head is to reproduce these guys using IG figures.



https://smile.amazon.com/Kicko-Plastic-Army-Men-Figures/dp/B0734GBJV9/ref=pd_ybh_a_1?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=F3N6M6WN62SNDE4S1ESK

If it doesn't make sense, when I was growing up almost all the army men were these exact poses in this glossy green plastic (the tan army didn't appear till Desert Storm in 1991).

Any of our resident 3d sculptors interested in the idea?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/17 14:51:30


Post by: Easy E


I always loathed getting the crawling guys and the guys with the bayonet rifle in the air! Hate those guys!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/17 20:29:19


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Lol that's funny. I said the exact same thing about the bayonet in the air guy.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/31 11:52:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Apparently Aliens toys are back. I see them on Amazon but I think they may be Wal Mart exclusives so check there too.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083XV2YKQ/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_3?smid=AM9CGFAH9O33N&psc=1



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B083XPV853/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_4?smid=A1SINBZM1DHIZG&psc=1



I've seen the APC on Facebook and it looks great with 28mm figures.



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Yep, Wal Mart.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Alien-Xenomorph-Attack-Advanced-APC-Vehicle/974391324


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/31 12:17:12


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Apparently Aliens toys are back.
They look... really tacky. Most of them aren't even painted.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/31 14:37:43


Post by: Easy E


Somebody wake up Hicks!

The APC would look great with Sedition Wars enforcers.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/01/31 19:57:34


Post by: Flinty


Can I just call out the total appropriation of the most iconic combat scene in sci fi history without even a hint of trying to have Ripley involved? I mean if they actually wanted to make it a proper combat mech, they could at least have attempted to change the colour scheme from industrial loader yellow...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/01 07:15:16


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Look.

I'm not saying we're going to buy a $100 Playmobile City Action Police Headquarters with Prison Set to convert into an Adeptus Arbites Fortress Precinct.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Playmobil-City-Action-Police-Headquarters-with-Prison-Set-9131/174155268034?fbclid=IwAR3hExuykPH7KT91n3IFrhYF07povrFQ8lHWi8c4l_MfS33tbk6GdLsosoo

I'm just saying no one can say we won't buy a $100 Playmobile City Action Police Headquarters with Prison Set to convert into an Adeptus Arbites Fortress Precinct.




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/01 12:45:17


Post by: stroller


Playmobil is great - the gladiator's arena looks really good too.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/01 12:47:04


Post by: alphaecho




And only £68 on Amazon at the moment.

Fortunately I have a two Kill Team boxes worth of unbuilt city terrain or, so soon after pay day, the temptation could become irresistible.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/01 17:30:19


Post by: Elbows


Playmobil can be great for a lot of things. Their pirate ships are solid bases for building a wargaming scale ship, and they're around $20.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/03 00:56:57


Post by: solkan


In case anyone wants to think about things like "How much work will it be to repaint that?", the Playmobil site has the instructions for it online, and there's also an extension kit available if you want to extend the walls.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/03 13:16:51


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


fingers crossed that makes it to the UK eventually


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/03 14:26:21


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Link with instructions.

I am not tempted though.

I am NOT.

https://www.playmobil.us/police-headquarters-with-prison/9131.html




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This don't tempt me neither.

https://www.playmobil.us/extention-for-the-police-station%2Falarm-system/6503.html



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/03 17:27:27


Post by: lord_blackfang


Yeah, that thing costs as much as a hot wire table, or half a 3d printer.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/03 17:58:28


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 lord_blackfang wrote:
Yeah, that thing costs as much as a hot wire table, or half a 3d printer.


3d printers don't tempt me either. Hardly at all.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/04 00:18:24


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Hot wire tables and half of a 3d printer is 80 bucks?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/06 10:35:23


Post by: lord_blackfang


 usernamesareannoying wrote:
Hot wire tables and half of a 3d printer is 80 bucks?


And & or aren't the same word.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/12 20:42:05


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Nicked from the Anime model thread.

 TheWaspinator wrote:
Walmart Alien Queen. Nagash, 3D printed warhound, and ginger ale for scale. Sorry, no bananas.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Alien-Alien-Queen/949086619



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/14 16:08:26


Post by: Stevefamine


I just bought 10 Tehnolog Bonekorpus tanks

I did this piece of terrain last year and started recasting Leman Russ turrets for making a tank company for under $100

https://imgur.com/gallery/FdbbRCD


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/19 20:25:24


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I ain't saying this is a good idea OK? But I always liked Higgins boats and 4 for $15 (1/72 scale apparently) is hard to beat.

Add tracks and make mini Gorgons (count as Chimeras)?

https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07YNBYVXH/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4





Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/20 14:17:25


Post by: Stevefamine


Those look great


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/20 14:53:03


Post by: Big Mac


My LEGO gallery here could make a impressive IG army introducing/preparing your kids for 40k.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-80782-62553_Lego%20Imperial%20Guard%20Cadian%20Shock%20Troops.html


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/20 15:04:37


Post by: Viktor von Domm


we own quite a bit of that range, but the cadians are the bee´s knees...where did you find that pic? i am more than a bit tempted...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/20 15:27:17


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Just for reference here, measurents of 40k vehicles.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Scale_Model_Kits_for_40K

Can someone help update this?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/24 06:33:24


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I went in on the KS, so I have plenty of them (and I paid a lot more for them to boot), but for anyone who enjoys spaceship minis I recommend them.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
On closer inspection, the bag appears to contain the fleet carriers for both factions as well as the versatile logistics ship. Maybe I do need to buy one.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/24 10:35:38


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


So I got my Maxx Action Navy and Air Force! Amazon review below.












When I was a kid I loved the old Helen of Toy games with their toy tanks, battleships and aircraft carriers and spent hours staging massive land, sea and air wars. And later space once I discovered Space Battleship Yamato/Star Blazers. So this set is a perfect update to them.

You get 40+ ships and planes and even two islands to fight over in one 7"x8" tub that makes cleaning up and storage easy.

The pieces are big, the aircraft carrier is over 7" and even the small planes are 2" each. You get at least two of each ship, in black and grey, and four of some of the smaller items like the planes.

The ships themselves are a montage from World War II battleships to modern nuclear subs and littoral combat ships. The planes are mostly modern and mostly US/NATO. In addition there's a transport plane and two sub-hunting helicopters for more elaborate scenarios.

I'd say, unless you object to war toys on principle (which as a parent I completely understand), this is a fine gift for kids who are into that sort of thing. Cheap, durable, useful and easy to store.

As for me, these days I'm into more elaborate space games and I'm not sure how useful they would be for something like that. Needless to say the pieces are not in scale to one another and are too big for most uses. I may cut them up to make wrecks and kitbashes but that's about the only use. Though the two islands might make for a nice asteroid base/space hulk...


I'd add, a BFG cuirser is like 3.5", a battleship 5" so these will dwarf anything on the table as well as obviously being navy ships. So unless you have a very clever plan space hulks and wrecks is about it for them. The Red Alert bags above are better if you want cheap filler ships.

That being said, I'll be doing a pretty snazzy new Space Hulk soon I think...

Link:
US$15

https://www.amazon.com/Sunny-Days-Entertainment-Action-Force/dp/B07SP536JV/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/25 07:53:44


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


If it helps, three submarines make a pretty nifty Mars Defense Perimeter drone.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/26 21:36:19


Post by: Stevefamine


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
If it helps, three submarines make a pretty nifty Mars Defense Perimeter drone.


I dont even have Dropfleet stuff now but I want to build a massive repair dock with those toy ships above


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/28 11:53:05


Post by: Just Tony


All that talk about Playmobil…

Yeah, they have TONS of awesome stuff. I won't be using it for gaming purposes, though. You see, my 7 year old daughter is absolutely in LOVE with Playmobil, and if she catches a set like that coming in the door? Out come the "Dad's a freaking pushover" eyes and I cave. So I'll save myself the effort.

Llamahead wrote:Posted this before but it's really useful and widely available in the UK so.....

£6 in Poundstretcher currently available and looks the part straight of the bat.


Okay, I need to know what that's called and how to get at least four of them because good GOD does that need to be on my Lustria table...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/28 12:41:59


Post by: aphyon


Well i skimmed through the pages and i didn't see this so forgive me if it has already been pointed out-

miniature railroad terrain is fantastic specifically

tomitech/tomix

It is N scal


e so 15mm but the stuff comes ready to put on the table out of the box and is pretty cheap.








they have a bit of everything japanese traditional street scenes, refineries, power stations, modern buildings etc..


then there is the MTH railking series already built and painted in O scale/28mm




And last but not least what i like to use for monster apocalypse

3mm 1/2500 geocrapers city terrain linkable





i have some of the neon genesis evangelion set mixed in there as well.












Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/28 20:04:01


Post by: Llamahead


 Just Tony wrote:
All that talk about Playmobil…

Llamahead wrote:Posted this before but it's really useful and widely available in the UK so.....

£6 in Poundstretcher currently available and looks the part straight of the bat.


Okay, I need to know what that's called and how to get at least four of them because good GOD does that need to be on my Lustria table...


I don't have a clue what it's called I'm afraid it was brought from a cheap bargain shop it's aquarium stuff if that helps.....


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/02/29 21:39:05


Post by: rosafari


On the subject of Amazon aquarium scenery, this mausoleum is perfect for Frostgrave Mordheim etc

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Europet-International-Aquarium-Decoration-Mausoleum/dp/B002JJ95M4/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?keywords=aquarium+mausoleum&qid=1583011039&sr=8-1

It regularly bounces around between £14-20, I got it for 13.93 yesterday - tempted while digging up the previous link - and not disappointed in the flesh, it’s 11 3/4” high and virtually table ready. Just need to add some plank floors to let figures get further inside - away from the dinosaurs!




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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/01 01:43:26


Post by: Elbows


Nice find, there are some very solid "aquarium" style terrain bits.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/05 17:45:21


Post by: Llamahead


Those Plastic Soldier Company ships are great for the price got my order today!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/05 19:33:28


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Llamahead wrote:
Those Plastic Soldier Company ships are great for the price got my order today!


Can you post pictures, mine are probably weeks away.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 15:07:26


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I bring you spices and silks from the far East!

https://hobby.dengeki.com/news/932584/?fbclid=IwAR0qCNhZy9AhoR-RZRY4HXdhxvrxMtlNvStWnh843uLpbo3_1sh-HqFJB-M


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Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 15:15:23


Post by: Nurglitch


I wish I could read what exactly that is intended to be.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 15:38:48


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


My katakana is a little rusty. Dokuro head? Something capsule.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
“Dock Ro” maybe? And abbreviation for Docking Robot?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 16:01:37


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Yeah my google-fu is failing me, apparently there's a few things called Dokuro Head.

I'd recommend flying to Japan and wandering around till you find some

https://www.taghobby.com/archives/406896


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 16:15:51


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Looking up Epoch Capsule Collection finds this product as well as a series of robot minis, including an Ultron-looking robot sitting at a gothic writing desk. There also appear to be a set of religious statues that could prove useful.

Still no idea what Dokuro means, but I’m more sure than ever that it’s made up of transliterated English words or word parts.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 16:19:23


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


It's Dokuro Gata for that's worth.

ドクロ型

an image search tells me that's the right track.

https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=%E3%83%89%E3%82%AF%E3%83%AD%E5%9E%8B


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 20:03:10


Post by: JoshInJapan


ドクロ is 髑髏 in kanji, and apparently refers to a clean, bare human skull, at least according to Wikipedia. Google ドクロby itself and you get all sorts of spooky stuff, including charcoal.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 20:14:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Conversion ideas and a language lesson, I love Dakka.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 20:25:48


Post by: insaniak


Nurglitch wrote:
I wish I could read what exactly that is intended to be.

I have no idea what it's meant to be, and I don't care... I need all of them.


Automatically Appended Next Post:

eBay link - https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/274115326040

Also Robots... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/epoch-Dareore-dark-side-capsule-Sotai-Skull-Su-body-Gashapon-4-set-mini-figure-/174077515363



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 21:09:37


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 JoshInJapan wrote:
ドクロ is 髑髏 in kanji, and apparently refers to a clean, bare human skull, at least according to Wikipedia. Google ドクロby itself and you get all sorts of spooky stuff, including charcoal.


Huh. I stand corrected. So, why use katakana if the word can be written in kanji?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 21:23:46


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
ドクロ is 髑髏 in kanji, and apparently refers to a clean, bare human skull, at least according to Wikipedia. Google ドクロby itself and you get all sorts of spooky stuff, including charcoal.


Huh. I stand corrected. So, why use katakana if the word can be written in kanji?


Style.
It's like italics or a fancy font or misspelling the name of your product on purpose.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/09 23:54:45


Post by: JoshInJapan


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
 JoshInJapan wrote:
ドクロ is 髑髏 in kanji, and apparently refers to a clean, bare human skull, at least according to Wikipedia. Google ドクロby itself and you get all sorts of spooky stuff, including charcoal.


Huh. I stand corrected. So, why use katakana if the word can be written in kanji?


Style.
It's like italics or a fancy font or misspelling the name of your product on purpose.


This is quite likely. Also, there are a lot of words that people just don't use the kanji for, either because they are so difficult to write or because they are used so rarely that no one can read them. Like 薔薇, or the kanji for all but the most common fish.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/17 22:18:46


Post by: insaniak


Got my shipping notification on my robo-skulls... So that's some Annihilation Barges for my 2nd Ed Necrons sorted!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/22 12:49:57


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Damn that's cool.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/22 16:59:22


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


That’s terrain settled, then.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/23 05:45:16


Post by: Just Tony


 reds8n wrote:
https://www.playmobil.co.uk/roman-colosseum/6548.html#

£45



https://twitter.com/RedRoseWargames/status/1241450110904676354









Damn...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/23 06:37:25


Post by: Viterbi


That arena is glorious. And apparently it's on sale on the German site for 20€, but when I put it into my cart it's 50€


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/24 13:47:34


Post by: Easy E


 reds8n wrote:
https://www.playmobil.co.uk/roman-colosseum/6548.html#

£45



https://twitter.com/RedRoseWargames/status/1241450110904676354










I want that for The Games: Blood and Spectacles!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 01:44:18


Post by: Casualty


That arena is VERY nice. Has potential to be the Falcon Castle of our times.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 08:36:22


Post by: lord_blackfang


I didn't think Playmobil was this dark. It actually has a full line of gladiators... are there also lions and christians?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 09:28:27


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


They also have a prison (above) and some pretty facist looking SWAT teams. All with big smiles on their faces like the guys in Brazil.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 11:33:44


Post by: alphaecho


 lord_blackfang wrote:
I didn't think Playmobil was this dark. It actually has a full line of gladiators... are there also lions and christians?



Going back about 15 years or more now but they did actually remove their hooded executioner model from sale unless it naturally went OOP.

The fact that they actually made a big axe wielding, hooded executioner in the first place for a toy line is just amazing.


As for the adapted Arena above, I feel he ruined it by replacing the playmobil figure statues with the daemons....


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 11:41:58


Post by: Overread


Hooded Executioners are not that bad - I mean any kid doing history of someone like Henry VIII is going to see at least two of them in the story with artwork/depictions of someone with a sword/axe wearing a hood.

It's about as scary/bad/dark as a knight with a sword


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/25 11:50:15


Post by: alphaecho


 Overread wrote:
Hooded Executioners are not that bad - I mean any kid doing history of someone like Henry VIII is going to see at least two of them in the story with artwork/depictions of someone with a sword/axe wearing a hood.

It's about as scary/bad/dark as a knight with a sword



But underneath the hood is a big smiley face! The horror!


Don't get me wrong. I wanted one.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 02:03:27


Post by: Casualty


 lord_blackfang wrote:
I didn't think Playmobil was this dark. It actually has a full line of gladiators... are there also lions and christians?


Playmobil fascinates me. It is perhaps the most German children's toy imaginable.

Here's a toy Martin Luther:
https://www.amazon.com/Playmobil-6099-Martin-Luther-Special/dp/B00TKDX9LU


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 08:06:44


Post by: alphaecho




I was following the links through Amazon.

Quite the collection, especially some of the famous artworks recreations.

Not as charming as the Hans Christian Andersen Ugly Duckling LEGO exclusive from the Copenhagen store but that's just me.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 09:49:40


Post by: Just Tony


Playmobil is amazing in the sheer scope it encompasses. From historical to fantasy to medieval to sci fi there's literally EVERYTHING in there. I wish they could get the license to do Marvel and DC sets, I'd love to have those characters finally in a shared scale that doesn't involve expensive snap together bricks I don't give a gak about.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 10:28:57


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Just Tony wrote:
Playmobil is amazing in the sheer scope it encompasses. From historical to fantasy to medieval to sci fi there's literally EVERYTHING in there. I wish they could get the license to do Marvel and DC sets, I'd love to have those characters finally in a shared scale that doesn't involve expensive snap together bricks I don't give a gak about.


I dunno, never really like Playmobile, it had the abstraction of Legos but without the custom ability. Might just be an acquired taste if you didn't grow up with them.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 15:09:18


Post by: Elbows


Playmobil excels in quality for cost - the toys are just really beautifully made - even from simple plastics. They're robust and long-lasting. Had plenty growing up, and have a bunch stashed for the kids later in life.

I played many a WW2 battle as a kid - using large beautiful european houses and castles from Playmobil, etc.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/26 16:57:22


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/29 22:14:12


Post by: ironside_online


FYI - Playmobil have 25% off everything until 12th April (at least in the UK) if you order from their website.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/30 09:30:19


Post by: alphaecho


 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/30 09:35:16


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


alphaecho wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.


In my neighborhood the goal was to make a ship that could withstand reentry, by which I mean tossing it off a flight of stairs.

I eventually got it to work.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/30 15:37:16


Post by: Elbows


While we're on the topic of Playmobil...their pirate ships which come in/out of production often (frequently with changed sails or crew) are superb robust bases for 28-32mm style ships. They're dirt cheap, and really solid.

In fact, I just remembered I have one of these damn Playmobils ships sitting in a box somewhere...maybe a hobby project!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/31 04:49:47


Post by: insaniak


Ooh, yeah - package arrived today!



Glorious!

Apparently the robots (which I didn't buy) can actually fit inside and drive the skulls.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/31 04:51:49


Post by: ScarletRose


That skulls seems like it's crying out for some LEDs.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/31 12:29:57


Post by: alphaecho


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
 OrlandotheTechnicoloured wrote:
I preferred Lego growing up, but me and my brother had plenty of both, and thanks to it's longevity all of it is now being played with by my Niece who is carrying on expanding them both



My favoured revision aid through GCSEs and A levels.

45 minutes head in book, 15 minutes trying to use as much of my Space LEGO bits as I could to make a massive cruiser before it collapsed under its own weight.


In my neighborhood the goal was to make a ship that could withstand reentry, by which I mean tossing it off a flight of stairs.

I eventually got it to work.



Did you use The Kragle?


And that skull is disturbing!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/03/31 14:38:43


Post by: Stevefamine


I ordered 10 Tehnolog Bonekorpus tanks a few months back

I did this piece of terrain last year https://imgur.com/gallery/FdbbRCD

Test tank for traitor guard with the toy + army men barrels:



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/02 04:36:02


Post by: Just Tony


Adventure Force 40 and 50 count tubs of figures have surprisingly good terrain included. The farm set has two amazing trees, and after a search I found a safari set that has three of those trees along with a ton of molded plastic rocks. All for about $6 to $15 depending on the piece count.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/09 21:29:37


Post by: Easy E


I found some of these locally, and wanted to share. However, I am not sure how useful they will be considering the lack of weaponry.....



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/10 01:58:40


Post by: Justyn


Insaniak, where is that skull from? I feel it might make Chi-Town Admech a thing.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/10 03:28:29


Post by: insaniak


Justyn wrote:
Insaniak, where is that skull from? I feel it might make Chi-Town Admech a thing.

They were being discussed a page back. I included a link to an eBay seller back there, which is where I got mine.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/10 03:40:20


Post by: Justyn


Thank you sir.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/10 13:40:00


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Easy E wrote:
I found some of these locally, and wanted to share. However, I am not sure how useful they will be considering the lack of weaponry.....



I remember those, I saw them up on Amazon a white back, I imagine they're still there.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/19 08:19:05


Post by: DominayTrix


Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/19 17:03:49


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


My order of Red Alert ships made it from England to Egypt in about 6 weeks and I'm happy with what I got.

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/34-x-assorted-psc-games-space-ships-grab-bag/

I ordered 2 bags for 10 GBP each, 34 ships a bag.



The sets are slanted towards the bigger ships, 4", with some medium 3" and a few small at 2".



For reference in BFG cruisers are about 3.5", battleships 5", escorts 1.5"

The style of the ship is kind of 'generically futurey' which may not be a bad thing since they will look and feel equally at home in the Final Frontier, a Galaxy Far, Far Away and the Grim Darkness of the Far Future.

There a red pencily ones and green boxy ones with a few grey wide bodies in there.

Like the dime store ships I picked a while back I see them mainly as filler like transports or wrecks are the makings of another Space Hulk.



These will definitely join the transport armada as Rogue Trader Supply Barges.



These 3 can be the makings of a quick and dirty Marine Fleet, Battle Barge, Strike Cruisers and an oversized escort.

They feel like PVC plastic but I have no real plans to convert them, I like the idea of taking them out of the bag and painting. Still have to see how well they take primer and paint.

So not a great buy but certainly a fine one with lots of uses if/when I return to ship painting.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/19 17:57:36


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I’ve painted* a few of them, but I don’t remember if I primed them or just painted them directly like Bones minis. So far, the paint has held...but I’m not exactly using them every week.

*A basecoat or two counts, right?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/19 21:50:32


Post by: Llamahead


Prime fine with Rustoleum spray paint and after that acrylic does well.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/20 07:17:56


Post by: Just Tony


 DominayTrix wrote:
Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.


Which dollar store? If I can sell my wife on giving my daughter the slime mix, I can probably add that baby to my 40K terrain.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/20 12:14:19


Post by: DominayTrix


 Just Tony wrote:
 DominayTrix wrote:
Found something that takes minimal work to get to decent at my dollar store for $5:
Spoiler:
The lids fit on snugly and the clear parts assemble separately from the opaque plastic parts. You can make plasma generators etc and a cheap LED tealight easily hides out of view for dramatic lighting. The palace heads on the concrete base are pretty nice too.


Which dollar store? If I can sell my wife on giving my daughter the slime mix, I can probably add that baby to my 40K terrain.

99 Cent only store in Socal.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/20 13:24:55


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some additions to the Red Alert ships. Apparently The Plastic Soldier site has some more useful listings.

34 transports for 10 GBP (about 3" each)

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/480/689888.page#10775781

Space Station and 8 transports for 10 GBP

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/red-alertlogistics-space-platform-escalation-pack/

Space Station for 4 GBP (but currently out of stock )

https://www.theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/product/red-alert-space-platform-with-stand/


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/21 13:50:00


Post by: Easy E


Those ships look great Kid! I could see those being the basis for a great spaceship game and would work well in the upcoming A Billion Suns or Full Thrust too.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/24 17:34:36


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


So... once again I had the thought of "why not buy the old Guns of Navarone mountain playset on ebay and turn it into 2' tall 40k terrain" but managed to fight it down barely.



Damn that was a cool toy.

In the process I found some interesting bunkers and toy soldier type sets for 40k, Titanitucs or whatever.

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/star-fort-section-2512



Star Fort, buy 5 and make a massive 19th century style fortification.

I think this is the same thing.

https://www.toysoldierco.com/Accessories/Forts/Modular-Stone-Star-Fort/Product.aspx?ProductID=7558&DeptID=143&AssocDeptID=22



An alternative to the skull-heavy realms of battle, 3'x2'

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/marx-6-piece-terrain-base-pldio6



$15, 13"x9" castle. Would need a lot of work but...

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/hg-toys-recast-castle-13-in-l-x-9-in-w-x-5-in-h-hgcast



Wood block city

https://www.amazon.com/Building-FAO-Toddlers-Medieval-Princesses/dp/B0786XP6N2/ref=sr_1_24?dchild=1&keywords=toy+fort&qid=1587642702&sr=8-24



And some similar toys if you're looking to do a wood fort.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TXRKK2D/?coliid=I1RW1840GGEP3L&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005C1HGSQ/?coliid=IE61J0ARU7CDX&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0758NRNDM/?coliid=I28G0QQF5ORBB3&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and finally a more manageable version of the mountain. No interior with working elevator but still has potential.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0093ULTWG/?coliid=I329IAFSFSTPAS&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/24 18:19:17


Post by: Elbows


What continues to amuse me is that...as a kid, my father was a big toy nut (he's a military gamer/modeler himself) so I've owned almost everything posted on this page - all of the old plastic toy soldier stuff. I had the later pictured mountain set, the plastic Marx trays, the chintzy castle, etc. I wish I'd held onto some of that stuff - but I moved a lot later in life.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/24 22:26:46


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Elbows wrote:
What continues to amuse me is that...as a kid, my father was a big toy nut (he's a military gamer/modeler himself) so I've owned almost everything posted on this page - all of the old plastic toy soldier stuff. I had the later pictured mountain set, the plastic Marx trays, the chintzy castle, etc. I wish I'd held onto some of that stuff - but I moved a lot later in life.


Any thoughts on the Marx trays? Of all the things I found that tempted me the most, seems an easy way to make a cool battlefield on any table. Also seems good for storage which has to be a priority.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/24 22:39:45


Post by: Elbows


I haven't had them for 20+ years, but I remember them being pretty damn sturdy. Not terribly detailed (but you can fix that). What's important though is that the stuff like the Marx trays have been re-cast or re-manufactured by heaps of companies. So the ones I had may have been from a different manufacturer, etc.

Cost wise they're competitive, they are hollow-plastic like realm of battle boards (hence I'd HATE rolling dice on them). Not much in the way of variety, so your whole table would be the same 4 styles or whatever is available.

I'd probably suggest them for skirmish games before I would a full 40K table.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/27 00:56:27


Post by: Casualty


I rather like the woodblock city stuff. Hmmm

This castle -



- Looks neat too. How modular is it I wonder, could you get two and Frankenstein them together easily?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/27 15:08:02


Post by: Easy E


I will just point out the official Tim Mee toy website for all your plastic army men needs. There was stuff on there that I had forgotten about or never even saw!

https://timmeeusa.com/collections/all




I also found these and am thinking about ordering some.....



https://www.partypalooza.com/product/RobotAsstMini.htm?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInbKHuPGI6QIVDb7ACh3SzAdsEAQYASABEgJUlPD_BwE


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/27 17:08:26


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Easy E wrote:
I will just point out the official Tim Mee toy website for all your plastic army men needs. There was stuff on there that I had forgotten about or never even saw!

https://timmeeusa.com/collections/all



You sir are an evil man.

For me it would have to be these guys, they were filler for my Star Wars figures back in the day.
Spoiler:




Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/27 18:56:04


Post by: Vermis


They made a Guns of Navarone playset?

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
In the process I found some interesting bunkers and toy soldier type sets for 40k, Titanitucs or whatever.

https://www.hobbybunker.com/products/star-fort-section-2512



Star Fort, buy 5 and make a massive 19th century style fortification.


Earlier than that.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bastion_fort

You could comfortably stick one of those in the late, lamented WFB Empire. Definitely in AoS.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/27 22:05:18


Post by: Easy E


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Easy E wrote:
I will just point out the official Tim Mee toy website for all your plastic army men needs. There was stuff on there that I had forgotten about or never even saw!

https://timmeeusa.com/collections/all



You sir are an evil man.

For me it would have to be these guys, they were filler for my Star Wars figures back in the day.

Spoiler:


There is just too much crap compared to gold in that set for me to get too crazy for it!

Does anyone know of a good set of similar style plastic robots that is/are easily available?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/04/28 02:47:37


Post by: Matt Swain


How about a toy farm for a 2 year old being transformed into a sweet piece of industrial terrain for 40k or necromunda?

The guy who did this is brilliant but I think me night be spray painting in an enclosed space too often, or at least he comes off that way.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uli7pHs-By4


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/05 22:30:03


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


There's a new line of spaceship toys coming called Snap Ships.

The idea seems to be toy ships you can reassemble like Legos into new configurations. So lots of scratch building, bits box potential.

https://www.playmonster.com/brands/snap-ships/



Welcome to the future…where humanity is under constant attack from a brutal alien threat. The Komplex spreads through the galaxy and growing stronger with each species they defeat and assimilate. To fight them, humanity relies on an elite team, the Forge, who pilots their own armada of spacecraft known as Snap Ships.

Now YOU can Build to Battle! Snap Ships is a versatile building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want. The Snap Ships set for Gladius includes instruction for two builds (ship and attack rover) that you assemble yourself and then engage in battle with real shooting weapon play! Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship is large and heavily armed so that it can clear landing zones and deploy a fast attack rover for ground missions. Gladius is piloted by Commander Dex and the spunky Dee La, two of the Forge’s best pilots. Battle gets really interesting when you add the mysterious UJU tech piece that’s included!

Download the free Snap Ships app for more action play and more ship build ideas! All Snap Ships sets are modular and designed to be combined to build whatever you can imagine!















Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/05 22:43:05


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


Didn’t we hear about those years ago? When will they be available for purchase?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/05 23:10:10


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Didn’t we hear about those years ago? When will they be available for purchase?


Yep they've been prototyping them and shopping them around a while.

Their facebook says August.

$10-$40, hopefully they get good reviews.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/06 21:04:01


Post by: lord_blackfang


That doesn't look great for scale model type wargames, but neat as its own thing, maybe like Brik Wars


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/06 22:04:01


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


 lord_blackfang wrote:
That doesn't look great for scale model type wargames, but neat as its own thing, maybe like Brik Wars


Imagine them with tank treads glued over the gaps and battleship light cannon on the planes, then sprayed black, painted blue, grey and yellow, then dry rushed white to within an inch of their lives.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
For more fighter-scale ships, replace treads with 1/48 fuel tank halves and battleship guns with 1/72 air-to-air ordnance.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/12 08:11:45


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


On the subject of toy soldiers a company called BMC is reissuing several high-end sets from the 60s.

There's better stuff out there now for wargaming but some might be interesting and/or nostalgic. $10~$20, roughly 54mm scale.

No sign of the Guns of Navaronne yet

https://bmctoys.com/




















Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/12 16:48:16


Post by: Flinty


Hah... the idea of using past US presidents as battlefield objective markers is an amusing one


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/12 17:04:50


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


“According to my calculations, Dr. McCoy was not supposed to save the life of President Kennedy. Jim...”

“Dammit Spock, I understand my duty.” *hefts rifle*


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/12 17:14:15


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Flinty wrote:
Hah... the idea of using past US presidents as battlefield objective markers is an amusing one


War Master Ross O'velt riding into battle on his weaponized wheel palanquin!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/12 18:48:39


Post by: ChargerIIC


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Flinty wrote:
Hah... the idea of using past US presidents as battlefield objective markers is an amusing one


War Master Ross O'velt riding into battle on his weaponized wheel palanquin!



Oh man.

AV2008X: Balsarius Cawl, am I to understand you have created an entire company of weaponized 20th century presdenital battle-clones?

Cawl: *Cackles*

AV2008X: You are just seeing what it'll take for Gulliman to admit his transgressions and execute your robotic butt aren't you?

Cawl: *Cackles* I'm such a bad boy. *starts on Chariman Mao battle-knight designs*


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/14 03:08:55


Post by: Easy E


The HQ Set ups would be great for Inquisitor!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/06/21 07:10:32


Post by: Llamahead


If I remember rightly Kid was getting some grief for suggesting sand castles for terrain weeeelllll https://therealmofjinnai.blogspot.com/2020/06/eldorado-small-pyramid.html I rather like the result actually. Not my work but thought he'd feel vindicated.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/01 19:50:51


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Snap Ships are now on Amazon.

https://www.amazon.com/stores/page/85D006AF-B80A-4F98-9278-EDEC835AC14A

Even at $45 the drop ship is tempting.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/02 18:28:44


Post by: ChargerIIC


Just got the saber fighter in for my son's birthday on the 3rd. I'll post pics of the size.

Its an interesting idea, the body of the fighter is lego-like blocks and then you add all these spaceship bits to the outside


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/05 22:52:46


Post by: Spartan089


Anyone know how big this is in comparison to your average 40k mini? Would love to use it for my Guard

https://www.nobleknight.com/P/2147795993/Star-Fort


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/06 00:38:25


Post by: cygnnus


The description says its dimensions are 14x19x4". Which should be plenty big. But it’s an Amera Plastic Mouldings model and is listed as a 28mm scale model...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=g

Of note, the Amera lists the dimensions as 71cm x W71cm x H5cm.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/06 01:35:44


Post by: BobtheInquisitor


I know from bitter experience that 5cm is not 4 inches.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/06 06:59:52


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 cygnnus wrote:
The description says its dimensions are 14x19x4". Which should be plenty big. But it’s an Amera Plastic Mouldings model and is listed as a 28mm scale model...

http://www.amera.co.uk/product.php?range=g

Of note, the Amera lists the dimensions as 71cm x W71cm x H5cm.



Might be package dimensions vs model dimensions.

If it's the same one listed above it's 1/72 and could be made to work.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/07 12:49:09


Post by: thechosen1


I think it was Kid_Kyoto who mentioned the Aliens APC above? Unfortunately, it is far too big to be used as a Chimera/Taurox tier APC for 28mm Imperial Guardsmen. It could see use as a Battlewagon equivalent, which is what I intend to do with the two I bought.
Spoiler:



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/07 13:16:13


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


There's really only option:

CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

(or possibly Storm Lord)


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/07 16:11:33


Post by: thechosen1


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
There's really only option:

CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT!

(or possibly Storm Lord)


Yup, doing this now.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/07 17:22:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


This is another option for a shuttle/dropship thing.





https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B07MJHP4Q7/?coliid=I1X3VCW9HXGC4Q&colid=ZFCP4NMFCMS4&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Looks pretty big for $30


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/07 22:52:52


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
There's a new line of spaceship toys coming called Snap Ships.

The idea seems to be toy ships you can reassemble like Legos into new configurations. So lots of scratch building, bits box potential.

https://www.playmonster.com/brands/snap-ships/



Welcome to the future…where humanity is under constant attack from a brutal alien threat. The Komplex spreads through the galaxy and growing stronger with each species they defeat and assimilate. To fight them, humanity relies on an elite team, the Forge, who pilots their own armada of spacecraft known as Snap Ships.

Now YOU can Build to Battle! Snap Ships is a versatile building system for creating multiple crafts with action play, and all sets and pieces are interchangeable, so kids can build however they want. The Snap Ships set for Gladius includes instruction for two builds (ship and attack rover) that you assemble yourself and then engage in battle with real shooting weapon play! Gladius AC-75 Drop Ship is large and heavily armed so that it can clear landing zones and deploy a fast attack rover for ground missions. Gladius is piloted by Commander Dex and the spunky Dee La, two of the Forge’s best pilots. Battle gets really interesting when you add the mysterious UJU tech piece that’s included!

Download the free Snap Ships app for more action play and more ship build ideas! All Snap Ships sets are modular and designed to be combined to build whatever you can imagine!






DAMN YOU KID!!!!!!!!!! These look so awesome I was up on my puter and screamed "SO BLOODY AWESOME COOL" and came running down stairs to our bed room and the GF just looked at me and was like "How much?"....

Damn she knows me to well. Going to have to pick these up.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/08 00:11:26


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
This is another option for a shuttle/dropship thing.

My fav parts of the Spider-Man comics/movies were when he got out his personalised VToL attack craft.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/08 02:21:33


Post by: ZergSmasher


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
This is another option for a shuttle/dropship thing.

My fav parts of the Spider-Man comics/movies were when he got out his personalised VToL attack craft.

I was thinking the same thing...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/08 07:55:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 ZergSmasher wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
This is another option for a shuttle/dropship thing.

My fav parts of the Spider-Man comics/movies were when he got out his personalised VToL attack craft.

I was thinking the same thing...


Excuse me! Excuse me! That is not just some personalized VTOL attack craft it is in fact Spider-Man's personal JETQUARTERS


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/08 14:44:44


Post by: H.B.M.C.


"This just in people: Spider-Man is not just a menace, but an airborne menace! The scared people of this great city are used to seeing the chaotic crawler swinging his way through the city, but now he has his own unauthorised attack craft! People of New York, listen to me clearly, the webbed terror is capable of flying anywhere and destroying anything in the city at a whim. Duck and cover people! Duck and cover!" - J Jonah Jameson


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/11 20:40:23


Post by: reds8n


TBF it's an improvement over Leopardon anyway right ?







Takuya's Spider-Man costume. Unlike his Marvel counterpart, Takuya keeps his outfit stored inside his Spider Bracelet and wears it only when changing identities. When Takuya releases it from his bracelet, it instantly wraps onto his body, allowing Takuya to change into it easily.


daft idea , a quick change costume system would never.... umm...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/11 21:17:16


Post by: lord_blackfang


 reds8n wrote:
TBF it's an improvement over Leopardon anyway right ?







Takuya's Spider-Man costume. Unlike his Marvel counterpart, Takuya keeps his outfit stored inside his Spider Bracelet and wears it only when changing identities. When Takuya releases it from his bracelet, it instantly wraps onto his body, allowing Takuya to change into it easily.


daft idea , a quick change costume system would never.... umm...


I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised that he can call a mecha.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/12 00:00:22


Post by: ZergSmasher


 lord_blackfang wrote:
 reds8n wrote:
TBF it's an improvement over Leopardon anyway right ?







Takuya's Spider-Man costume. Unlike his Marvel counterpart, Takuya keeps his outfit stored inside his Spider Bracelet and wears it only when changing identities. When Takuya releases it from his bracelet, it instantly wraps onto his body, allowing Takuya to change into it easily.


daft idea , a quick change costume system would never.... umm...


I suppose I shouldn't have been surprised that he can call a mecha.

Only in Japan...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/13 08:18:26


Post by: Zenithfleet


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 ZergSmasher wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
This is another option for a shuttle/dropship thing.

Spoiler:
My fav parts of the Spider-Man comics/movies were when he got out his personalised VToL attack craft.

I was thinking the same thing...


Excuse me! Excuse me! That is not just some personalized VTOL attack craft it is in fact Spider-Man's personal JETQUARTERS


Reminds me of the 90s business with Disney's Gargoyles and Kenner.

"We gotta have a flying vehicle!"

"But... our characters have wings."

"So?"

(cue episode with shoehorned-in helicopter for which they never actually made a toy)





Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/13 09:49:14


Post by: alphaecho


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


Excuse me! Excuse me! That is not just some personalized VTOL attack craft it is in fact Spider-Man's personal JETQUARTERS



Well it must be the 21st Century. In the early 80s, Spidey had to make do with this Corgi van, which is 1/48 scale or thereabout if you wanted to throw one into one of the Marvel Games (tenuous attempt to keep on wargaming topic).





Superman had one as well but he also had a dildo looking car with two extending fists on the sides!

I am not putting that into a search engine for a photo.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/13 14:24:02


Post by: Easy E


I love the interior of that Van.

I am pretty sure in the old Captain America movie, Cap was some peacenik hippie artist cruising around the US in his awesome van.

Ahhh...... wargaming..... and stuff.......


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/14 07:52:34


Post by: alphaecho


 Easy E wrote:
I love the interior of that Van.

I am pretty sure in the old Captain America movie, Cap was some peacenik hippie artist cruising around the US in his awesome van.

Ahhh...... wargaming..... and stuff.......


Both the Spiderman and Superman ones had the printed HQ/ Chill Out Room/ Love Palace interiors.

Maybe a Spider Surf Board Roof Rack was a planned addition that never came to fruition!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/14 09:01:29


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


alphaecho wrote:


Well it must be the 21st Century. In the early 80s, Spidey had to make do with this Corgi van, which is 1/48 scale or thereabout if you wanted to throw one into one of the Marvel Games (tenuous attempt to keep on wargaming topic).





Superman had one as well but he also had a dildo looking car with two extending fists on the sides!

I am not putting that into a search engine for a photo.



OMG I just noticed the logo, it's literally Spider Man with the vertical lines in the M erased to make Spider 'V'an. That's both awesome and incredibly lazy. Yet it works.

I'm happy to add Peter Parker's awesome airbrushed van with a waterbed to my head canon.

And in other news...



https://smile.amazon.com/dp/B00CQN5T9Q/

Construction Mech?



https://smile.amazon.com/Liberty-Imports-Diecast-Military-Pullback/dp/B01AODGXGM/ref=sr_1_1

2 7"x3" tanks



https://smile.amazon.com/Playset-Military-Vehicles-German-Soldiers/dp/B07ZHL6WRH/ref=sr_1_8

These look to be 4", so grot tanks? They're also 3d puzzles so I wonder if some kit bashing isn't possible to make some good GS cult or chaos tanks...



https://smile.amazon.com/Vokodo-Military-Pivoting-Friction-Children/dp/B07VXLWLNG/ref=sr_1_26

9" long, so some of the smaller superheavies? I want it just for the 'Peace Corps' logo on the front.

"We are from the Ministry of Peace, we are here to help you, put your hands on your head and no one gets hurt."

For the record Lemans, Rhinos and Chimeras are all about 4.5"
https://www.dakkadakka.com/wiki/en/Scale_Model_Kits_for_40K



https://smile.amazon.com/Toy-Essentials-Desert-Battle-Cannons/dp/B07TYTBJVC/ref=sr_1_43

Oh and anyone need a ton of field artillery?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/14 10:15:56


Post by: alphaecho




My first Grot Artillery pieces in 3rd Ed were made up from these toy soldier sets.

Medieval sets provided the Lobbas and the solid shot kannon from WWII sets.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/14 16:38:51


Post by: Flinty


Hah... the 7" tanks above... one of these is not like the others


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/17 13:05:15


Post by: porkuslime


I kinda want... maybe 6 of those artillery items, but lord dont need 24..


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/18 10:24:52


Post by: Llamahead


There is a smaller pack size available if tht helps.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/18 12:46:43


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Well, well, well...

https://toybook.com/hasbro-introduces-the-g-i-joe-retro-collection/?fbclid=IwAR2Ky3a79osJda5VlauImzEbAltJri1I4tCLAN_SaPYWj5fYfNfx9_OTMw0


Hasbro Introduces the G.I. Joe Retro Collection

The first wave includes three figures — Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and the Baroness — and two vehicles. The Cobra H.I.S.S. comes with a Driver while the G.I. Joe A.W.E. Striker includes a Crankcase action figure.

The G.I. Joe Retro Collection is available this October, exclusively at Walmart.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/19 02:01:12


Post by: Spartan089


Those artillery pieces look pretty good, might get some of those. On topic, I'm a big proponent of using legos for builds, individual pieces are easy to come by on places like brick link and are just a few cents per piece mostly. Here's one example I cam up with by digging throw my old lego toy box and my spare bits box. I think legos have a lot of untapped potential when it comes to use for conversions or scenery.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/20 17:01:15


Post by: Easy E


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Well, well, well...

https://toybook.com/hasbro-introduces-the-g-i-joe-retro-collection/?fbclid=IwAR2Ky3a79osJda5VlauImzEbAltJri1I4tCLAN_SaPYWj5fYfNfx9_OTMw0

Spoiler:

Hasbro Introduces the G.I. Joe Retro Collection

The first wave includes three figures — Snake Eyes, Storm Shadow, and the Baroness — and two vehicles. The Cobra H.I.S.S. comes with a Driver while the G.I. Joe A.W.E. Striker includes a Crankcase action figure.

The G.I. Joe Retro Collection is available this October, exclusively at Walmart.



Thanks for the heads up..... that's Xmas gift requests sorted!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/22 11:54:41


Post by: Stormonu


I hope the GI Joe retro collection sees more vehicles and options - I've been trying to rebuild my old Joe collection and need an affordable Rattler

(BTW, those three figures appear to be from the Rise of Cobra movie - I've got that Baroness figure.

And thanks for posting the toy soldiers/tanks too - that lead me to discover reproductions of an old Marx WW2 playset I had when I was like 8 years old, and will now be in my grasp on Friday!!! Tabletop gaming the old fashion way - with marbles, bang-bang noises and finger-tossing booms!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/22 12:04:00


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I imagine the GI Joe reissues is driven by what molds are available and in good shape. They get the cost savings AND get to sell nostalgia to fans who are now parents themselves (or still kids at heart).

While the HISS is cool and iconic the AWE Striker, not so much. Certainly not when compared to the VAMP.

They did the limited Decepticon Sky Striker a while back so maybe that mold is still usable. Can't remember the last time they reissued the Rattler though.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/22 16:21:09


Post by: aphyon


oh boy, i still have a bunch of my gen1 GIjoe stuff, would love to get a rattler or a snow cat.

Walmart did something similar with gen 1/2 transformers, allowed me to get hotrod so now i have the entire move collection set-kup, arcee, hotrod, blurr, springer good stuff.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/22 21:34:43


Post by: ZergSmasher


I'm seriously considering getting some of those Snap Ships. I don't even see much use for them in any wargaming I do, they're just way too cool! I might get some and see what kind of crazy spaceships I can come up with, reawaken the 10-year-old inside me. Might even find some inspiration for the sci-fi novel I've been wanting to write for years.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/23 14:42:54


Post by: ChargerIIC


 ZergSmasher wrote:
I'm seriously considering getting some of those Snap Ships. I don't even see much use for them in any wargaming I do, they're just way too cool! I might get some and see what kind of crazy spaceships I can come up with, reawaken the 10-year-old inside me. Might even find some inspiration for the sci-fi novel I've been wanting to write for years.


I bought the interceptor for my son. Its an interesting idea. The body is built out of these cube-blocks and they you just add all the spaceship bits on. He enjoys it a lot since it can get 'battle-damaged'


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/23 14:47:30


Post by: Overread


If those snap ships were around 20odd years ago I would have loved them. Heck I there was some pushfit ground army space toy that was similarly modular that I loved playing with


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/31 21:03:09


Post by: ZergSmasher


I actually picked up a couple of the Snap Ships earlier today (they are now available at Target in the US at least). I put them together, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! They must be popular too, as there weren't very many left on the shelf when I bought them. Younger me would have been blown away to have something like this, especially if I had a bunch of them to combine into one huge mega-ship or something. However, I'm not sure they really have any wargaming uses except maybe as an objective (like, defend the dropship or something).


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/07/31 21:53:15


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 ZergSmasher wrote:
I actually picked up a couple of the Snap Ships earlier today (they are now available at Target in the US at least). I put them together, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! They must be popular too, as there weren't very many left on the shelf when I bought them. Younger me would have been blown away to have something like this, especially if I had a bunch of them to combine into one huge mega-ship or something. However, I'm not sure they really have any wargaming uses except maybe as an objective (like, defend the dropship or something).


Can you post a picture of them next to some minis, I still don't know how they look alongside 28mm figures.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/03 18:12:36


Post by: ChargerIIC


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 ZergSmasher wrote:
I actually picked up a couple of the Snap Ships earlier today (they are now available at Target in the US at least). I put them together, and I have to say I'm pretty impressed! They must be popular too, as there weren't very many left on the shelf when I bought them. Younger me would have been blown away to have something like this, especially if I had a bunch of them to combine into one huge mega-ship or something. However, I'm not sure they really have any wargaming uses except maybe as an objective (like, defend the dropship or something).


Can you post a picture of them next to some minis, I still don't know how they look alongside 28mm figures.


I'll see if I can get a pic. They are at about 1/100 scale, which makes them just slightly smaller than the existing GW kits. The interceptor is about six and half inches long, compared to my Dark Talon, that come in around eight inches. The cockipts are noticably smaller - you won't be sticking a mini in an open cockpit.

I bought a scythe for myself so I can use the wheels on my next MegaTrakk Skrappjet.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 11:30:08


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Small fleet of Snap Ships on their way, let's see what we get. If nothing else the kids will... actually they'll scowl and say they hate Star Wars and probably throw them.

Kids suck.

Sorry, where was I? Oh yes.





$4 plastic pipe toy. Thinking gunmetal spray paint then grey then brown ink.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 11:37:09


Post by: lord_blackfang


Oh yea those pipes are the worst kept secret in the Necromunda community

Along with these clip together catwalks https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33012259729.html


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 11:51:36


Post by: Kid_Kyoto




Get thee behind me Satan!

Got enough to paint...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 20:47:41


Post by: Flinty


Build your own drinking straw kits are great for smaller diameter pipes for dressing.
Link





Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 21:20:15


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Kid, where are those pipes from?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 21:25:27


Post by: insaniak


I just found some on AliExpress - search for 'Puzzle Block Pipes' and you'll get a bunch of variations and pack sizes. Just picked up a pack with a bunch of pipes and some nice looking cog wheels.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 21:36:22


Post by: usernamesareannoying


Thanks insaniak


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/07 22:07:14


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I got them from sooq.com in Egypt so not really an option for most.

Looking on Amazon I see similar products for $20-$30, more that the $5 I paid but not bad.

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=toy+pipes&ref=nb_sb_noss_2


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/08/27 22:10:28


Post by: Casualty


I've seen some of those build-your-own-drinking-straw kits in Tiger/Flying Tiger, if anybody's near one of those.

That place is a gold mine for weird terrain junk btw. They also frequently do hobby plaster and sometimes texture pastes, which are great to have.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/06 21:52:28


Post by: Destroyer_742


Anyone need a rather cheap ($25) roughly O-gauge train?
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Adventure-Force-31-Piece-Remote-Control-Adventure-Railway-Train-Set/544124438


Spoiler:




Could be good for some of those wild west wargames, or as in my case, rolled around in 40k bits and used for terrain.

Spoiler:









Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/06 22:18:43


Post by: Pacific


That's a really great job with that train! Did think there was no way to make that work from the stock photo, but it fits right in with those modifications and paint job.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/07 15:04:06


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Choo! Choo! All aboard the grimdark express!

Meanwhile...



Look.

We can go back and forth all day about who ordered what and when. Let's just agree that mistakes might have been made and we'll just have to do our best.



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/09 02:14:12


Post by: ZergSmasher


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Choo! Choo! All aboard the grimdark express!

Meanwhile...



Look.

We can go back and forth all day about who ordered what and when. Let's just agree that mistakes might have been made and we'll just have to do our best.


Ooh, have fun with those! They really are fun to put together! I wish my local Target had the big dropship one, but alas if I want it I'll probably have to order it.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/11 20:20:13


Post by: Kid_Kyoto



So I built my first Snap Ship today. Literally 5 minutes from box to done.

Bottom line, too small for 40k but great for 15mm or smaller and lots of potentially useful bits for conversions and scratch builds.



They use a core of blocks that clip together and then you attach various wings, cockpits, engines and other accessories. The parts are pre-painted so within minutes you have a nice looking fighter about 5" long. And if you don't like that design you can pull it apart and have a different ship in minutes.





I'll be trying the big dropship soon and then see if they can be bashed into something suitable for 40k.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/12 20:24:40


Post by: Blastaar


I need those pipes. And catwalks.

Why isn't this thread of resources PINNED???


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/12 21:06:13


Post by: insaniak


If we pinned it, nobody would read it. As is, the thread tends to stay near the top of the page anyway.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 10:04:34


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


These are for Lego minifigures (because Lego really needs MOAR DAKKA!) but may fit 28/32mm figs.





https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08CHHD8VN/ref=sspa_dk_detail_4

$20 for 60 modern weapons.

I've used real world 1/32 weapons before and, despite being for a bigger scale, they still looked puny on a GW figure. I wonder it these thicker guns might look better.

Anyone tried?



Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 10:12:17


Post by: lord_blackfang


Looks like we have everything we need for LEGO 2nd US civil war!


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 12:00:33


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Oh hold on, Feng Lin Tech has 375 Lego guns for $14







https://www.amazon.com/Fenglintech-Military-Accessories-Minifigures-Compatible/dp/B07Z649RYR/ref=ya_st_pd_dx_wl_6

At that price it looks worth a try.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 12:36:08


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Yeah I think the smaller of those two drums is meant to go on the AA-12, not both on the grenade launcher.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 14:43:20


Post by: Viktor von Domm


i think i need to take a scale shot... my son has quite a stash of these... build D- day diorama last year in lego... but i doubt they would fit... perhaps ogryn sized...


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/13 14:52:49


Post by: Max Moray


I'd expect them to be too large.


Those dudes are larger than marines and the guns are oversized.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 02:21:13


Post by: Blastaar


 insaniak wrote:
If we pinned it, nobody would read it. As is, the thread tends to stay near the top of the page anyway.


Fair.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 02:29:38


Post by: insaniak


Yeah, I have a bunch of these that I have no idea where they came from... but they're far too large for minis. I hadn't even realised they were for lego, and had put them aside for the girls to use with their Star Wars figures.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 02:35:12


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


 Max Moray wrote:
I'd expect them to be too large.


Those dudes are larger than marines and the guns are oversized.


What’s the Ork on the end, please?


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 02:47:06


Post by: insaniak


Mantic Marauder.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 06:34:25


Post by: alphaecho




Lego compatible Khukri. Niiiice.

Laptop. Decent accessory.

Saucepan on a weapons sprue. ????


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 08:10:59


Post by: H.B.M.C.


alphaecho wrote:
Saucepan on a weapons sprue. ????
It's a PUBG reference.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 11:45:10


Post by: alphaecho


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
alphaecho wrote:
Saucepan on a weapons sprue. ????
It's a PUBG reference.




Google Fu has told me Player Unknown Battlegrounds but after that, I guess I'm just not hip with the kids anymore.

Thanks for confirming what I already suspected. Old Fogey status has been achieved.


Toys with war gaming or terrain uses @ 2020/09/14 21:11:20


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Build the big drop ship last night, it is nice.

12" long and almost as wide with a Primaris level of guns tacked on.



There's even a little dune buggy that drops out of it at the touch of a button!



Unlike the others I can see this kit working with 28mm figures with just some minimal work. I'm thinking of canibilizing the dune buggy to make landing gear, removing some of the superfluous guns and making the center bay look more like a troop bay.

Though looking at it with a Taurox it might be big enough to hold a Rhino or Chimera...



There's some bits I don't like, the front engine pods are a bit too big and the attachement point not quite strong enough but that's easy to fix. I mean rebuilding the things is the whole point!

So for under $40, yeah, this is a good buy.





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I dunno how interesting this would be to anyone who's not working on a space port table and in Egypt but...

The (AHEM) Space Union Parking Lot

https://www.mysilkway.com/ua/en/c/toys-hobbies-toy-vehicles/75cc3849-ab3f-4bc0-beba-f1f46f20ae40?currency=USD



A not~Helicarrier about a foot long (I estimate) big enough to carry some cargo crates or a tank or two on its deck and infantry in its hull.



And its companion, which is apparently also called the Parking Lot.

Available for $17 from Mysilkway.com (which I've never used and appears to be based in Ukraine and Azerbaijan) but also available from Souq.com if you happen to be in Egypt. If anyone sees a more accessible supplier let me know.

https://egypt.souq.com/eg-en/space-union-ship-toy-for-kids-multi-color-281918500024/u/

It also looks like there's a big 4 legged walked but I've not been able to find it yet.


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Looks like it's an Indian toy, Amazon.in has the whole line and better photos.


https://www.amazon.in/Toys-Bhoomi-Spaceship-Carrier-Aircraft/dp/B07XTPNJ92/ref=pd_lpo_21_t_0/258-6037248-2067608

Definitely getting the Helicarrier.