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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/28 05:55:59


Post by: Kilkrazy


We've got a thread for new SF model releases. How about a thread for new historical vehicles that can be used in 40K?


http://www.hlj.com/product/TKO2008/Mil
Mark IV tank from WW1. The inspiration for the Land Raider and Leman Russ. The real tank is a lot narrower. It would be pretty easy to saw it lengthways and widen out the hull with plastic card.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HOB23841/Mil
Soviet T25 -- basically a copy of the Vickers A1E1 concept but the Russians actually used it in combat. The inspiration for the Baneblade. The real tank is a lot narrower (GW vehicles are always very wide for some reason.) It would be pretty easy to add sponsons to the sides.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/28 06:01:51


Post by: AlexHolker


While it wouldn't fit 40K, I've long thought that the Draken would make a great spacefighter. Unfortunately, there is only a single premium manufacturer who made one in 1/48 scale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/28 10:20:12


Post by: frozenwastes


I like Academy's cheap 1/48 Merkava tanks for sci-fi tanks:



I get mine off ebay for less than $20 after shipping.




New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/28 13:02:39


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 12:32:35


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I use the extended MK1 as Land raider prototype and a Char B1 bis as a leman russ


Spoiler:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 13:36:57


Post by: Jefffar


Here's a couple of self propelled artillery pieces that might fit in with the Astra Militarum

M7 Priest

Sexton

Best news here is both are based on the same chassis as the M3 Lee/Grant and the M4 Sherman, meaning there are lots of other kits if you want to build your army around a common chassis.

Including lots of variants like these:

Firefly - good for a LR Vanquisher

Jumbo - for extra armour

Skink - in case you need a quad-barreled anti-aircraft tank


For a slightly sleeker look, the T-54/55 family includes a bewildering array of variants including additional armour, Armoured Personnel Carriers and Anti-Aircraft types.

Another good tank to look at is the Char 1. Not a lot of variants, but it certainly has that 40K feel.

EDIT - Ninja'd on the Char-1, spent too much time looking up Sherman variants.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 15:55:46


Post by: Alpharius


Nice list Jefffar - thanks!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 16:52:29


Post by: sing your life


http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2100/1vgnyz0v/products/22704/images/27035/TAK_16_1002_Boxart_FT_M__47404.1397656933.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 18:37:16


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Aside from the length of the barrel, I really dig that B1, KK!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 18:46:17


Post by: sing your life


 Kilkrazy wrote:
We've got a thread for new SF model releases. How about a thread for new historical vehicles that can be used in 40K?


http://www.hlj.com/product/TKO2008/Mil
Mark 1 tank from WW1. The inspiration for the Land Raider and Leman Russ. The real tank is a lot narrower. It would be pretty easy to saw it lengthways and widen out the hull with plastic card.


Is this model out yet?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 19:11:57


Post by: Kilkrazy


August Release.

Emhar do a Mk V but it is a much older kit. This new kit should be nice. If you want to convert the tank for 40K it doesn't matter much which mark it is. They are pretty similar.

With most historical to 40K conversions you have to think about replacing the weapons. 40K gun barrels are massively over-sized, probably three to four times "normal".


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 19:24:55


Post by: plastictrees


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.


Any pics next to some minis Mathieu?

Great idea for a thread!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/29 20:54:28


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


I actually downscaled all the barrels I could on my vehicles. My Merkava chimera have the Dreamforge AA guns as the heavy bolter, so still massive but only because of the array, each barrel is "reasonable."
I used two of Paulson's rotary guns for my Punisher's turret and 1/35 gun barrels for the hull/sponson weapons.
I then took out the main gun of my Stuarts to mount two heavy stubbers to simulate Exterminators.
The only GW autocannon I kept was the one I use on the Universal Carriers that stand in as sentinels. Almost as long as the vehicle itself... it's not perfect, but very manly.


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 plastictrees wrote:
 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
Did my whole chimera complement with those. That hull is super versatile.


Any pics next to some minis Mathieu?

Great idea for a thread!


I'll try to get you some tonight. I'll bring the camera home. Lighting will suck, though, still no ceiling light. (Anyone can help my find a vintage art deco ceiling fixture that will not bleed my wallet dry? Say, Land Raider priced?)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 01:20:04


Post by: TheAuldGrump


 sing your life wrote:
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2100/1vgnyz0v/products/22704/images/27035/TAK_16_1002_Boxart_FT_M__47404.1397656933.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.
I found one of those, without its gun, rusting away in a barn in Kansas, back in the early '70s.

For years it was a mystery to me how a French tank ended up in a barn in Kansas, but the answer, when I found it was... boring.

The US bought over a hundred of those tanks, and manufactured hundreds more - and they were all sent to Kansas when they were decommissioned. Many ended up as tractors....

The Auld Grump


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 01:22:44


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 Kilkrazy wrote:
August Release.

Emhar do a Mk V but it is a much older kit. This new kit should be nice. If you want to convert the tank for 40K it doesn't matter much which mark it is. They are pretty similar.

With most historical to 40K conversions you have to think about replacing the weapons. 40K gun barrels are massively over-sized, probably three to four times "normal".


The picture i posted is the old Emhar kit, the B1 bis is the 1:35 Tamiya kit


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 03:07:41


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


So, without further ado, my Merkava-based APCs.



I got all my vehicles in my gallery, just added them. Universal Carrier/Scout Sentinel, Grant/Punisher, Stuart/Exterminator, Supacat/Taurox.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 03:36:34


Post by: Kilkrazy


 TheAuldGrump wrote:
 sing your life wrote:
http://cdn2.bigcommerce.com/server2100/1vgnyz0v/products/22704/images/27035/TAK_16_1002_Boxart_FT_M__47404.1397656933.1280.1280.jpg?c=2

This is the Takom Renault tank in 1/16 scale. With hatch, weapon and accessories it would make a great Malcador or Macharious. The figure with similar conversion would make a nice statue for terrain.
I found one of those, without its gun, rusting away in a barn in Kansas, back in the early '70s.

For years it was a mystery to me how a French tank ended up in a barn in Kansas, but the answer, when I found it was... boring.

The US bought over a hundred of those tanks, and manufactured hundreds more - and they were all sent to Kansas when they were decommissioned. Many ended up as tractors....

The Auld Grump


Since the first prototype tanks were based on an agricultural tractor, and this is a "swords into ploughshares" story, I think it is rather interesting.

I wonder if there are any rescuable units that could be got into a museum.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 07:30:26


Post by: frozenwastes


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
So, without further ado, my Merkava-based APCs.
Spoiler:




I got all my vehicles in my gallery, just added them. Universal Carrier/Scout Sentinel, Grant/Punisher, Stuart/Exterminator, Supacat/Taurox.


Cool! I was thinking of taking an extra academy merkava I have and adding a gun shield and making some sort of sci fi tank destroyer out of it. It'd also be ideal for putting an anti-air turret on, or a artillery piece. Or anything really.

The Leopard probably has potential as well:



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 09:59:30


Post by: Kilkrazy


The M551 Sheridan is quite funky looking, especially the Gulf War version with the armoured machine gun post on top.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 10:25:31


Post by: usernamesareannoying


that char B1 is actually pretty cool.
what scale gets it close to a russ?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 10:30:40


Post by: Kilkrazy


Dimensions of a number of relevant vehicles
are listed in my article here...


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 11:20:49


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 usernamesareannoying wrote:
that char B1 is actually pretty cool.
what scale gets it close to a russ?

1:35 is your best bet, 40k tanks are quite oversized, at least for imperial guard, most gw tanks are higher than the historical ones


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 13:45:56


Post by: frozenwastes


 Kilkrazy wrote:
The M551 Sheridan is quite funky looking, especially the Gulf War version with the armoured machine gun post on top.


Good call!

The sheridan is a light tank and quite small, so for 40k, 1/35 is in order. 1/48 would be too small.




New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/06/30 14:11:59


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


I saw that the 1/48 Bradley has a back door that opens, so it might work too. It is similar in price to a Merkava on eBay, because it's done by the same company.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/01 01:44:28


Post by: frozenwastes


1/48 for the Bradley might be a bit small for 40k. 1/35 would be a good size though. 40k tanks are so out of proportion and too tall anyway, so it'll probably be better to go with 50mm scale tanks with their 28mm miniatures


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/03 21:30:49


Post by: Kilkrazy


The 1/35 scale Bradley is very close in size to the Land Raider.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/03 23:54:19


Post by: frozenwastes


Yeah, I did my math wrong. 26 feet at 1/48 is definitely just fine for 40k.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/04 00:20:11


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Although the Land Raider sized one might be cool for TruScale marines.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/08 16:20:39


Post by: BrookM


Tamiya is finally also doing a WWI British Mk. IV Male: http://www.tamiya.com/english/products/30057/index.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/08 16:45:02


Post by: frozenwastes


Tamiya or Academy's 1/35 M113 kits are also perfect as a basis for the whole range of rhino chasis vehicles:



The figure is about 2 inches tall. That's the M113A1 FSV variant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GeFpX3HL3r0#t=210



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/08 18:02:00


Post by: Kilkrazy


Yes, I have several of those stashed away for eventual conversion to Predators and a number of other M114 chassis for use as Rhinos and so on.

The Rhino was based on the Vickers FV-432, which is very similar to the M113.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/08 21:53:47


Post by: nflagey


Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/08 22:13:10


Post by: Paradigm


 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...

In my experience, Hasegawa, Academy, Tamiya and Revell are all consistently good, Airfix it depends a lot on the age of the kit (some of them are really old, 30+ years, and really don't hold up well, but the newer stuff is great). Italeri are good from what I've seen, but I've heard some poor reviews of some of their stuff.

In general, stick to the well-known brands and you can't really go wrong, especially if you're looking for conversion fodder over exact historical accuracy (there's a whole market selling conversion kits for people who need the parts exactly right, so some kits and companies are sometimes a little off, but only if you're really obsessing over detail)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/09 00:00:12


Post by: nflagey


 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...

In my experience, Hasegawa, Academy, Tamiya and Revell are all consistently good, Airfix it depends a lot on the age of the kit (some of them are really old, 30+ years, and really don't hold up well, but the newer stuff is great). Italeri are good from what I've seen, but I've heard some poor reviews of some of their stuff.

In general, stick to the well-known brands and you can't really go wrong, especially if you're looking for conversion fodder over exact historical accuracy (there's a whole market selling conversion kits for people who need the parts exactly right, so some kits and companies are sometimes a little off, but only if you're really obsessing over detail)


Thanks!
I'm actually looking for some diversity to include into my Ork army.
I recently got a 1:72 Warthog from Revell to use as a DakkaJet with a Grot pilot.
I was sort of disappointed: the plastic is a bit on the cheap side wrt to what GW makes, and there are not that many details.
Maybe it's because a snap-tite model ... not sure.

I've now made a list of some models to use as BattleWagon, Trukk, Dakkajet or Warbuggy but was not sure about the quality.
I found a few interesting models on Airfix: the Supacat Coyote and Jackal would be good for BattleWagon and Trukk for instance.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/09 06:40:07


Post by: BrookM


Airfix has a rather gak quality. It was like that back in the day and it's still like that now. I got their Land Rover twin pack and it has not been a fun build: ill-fitting parts, gaps, poor tooling and whatnot.

Same with Italeri aircraft kits, though their 1:35 tanks and whatnot are usually topnotch, with the exception of their 1:49 not-Opel Blitz, which was a nice kit, but for some reason all the rubber tyres snapped over time.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/09 08:38:37


Post by: Paradigm


 nflagey wrote:

I was sort of disappointed: the plastic is a bit on the cheap side wrt to what GW makes, and there are not that many details.
Maybe it's because a snap-tite model ... not sure.


In general, model kits are meant for display, and will have much thinner plastic than 40k as they're not really designed for gaming, just putting on a shelf. As for the 'not many details' bit, remember it is under half the scale, so if it were 40k scale the lines ect would be twice as deep (not to mention GW exaggerate every detail a lot on their kits)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/09 23:21:26


Post by: nflagey


 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:

I was sort of disappointed: the plastic is a bit on the cheap side wrt to what GW makes, and there are not that many details.
Maybe it's because a snap-tite model ... not sure.


In general, model kits are meant for display, and will have much thinner plastic than 40k as they're not really designed for gaming, just putting on a shelf. As for the 'not many details' bit, remember it is under half the scale, so if it were 40k scale the lines ect would be twice as deep (not to mention GW exaggerate every detail a lot on their kits)


Right, GW models now feel kind of silly
I want to keep some consistency though, and maybe after adding bitz and painting the model, the differences won't be noticeable.


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 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...

In my experience, Hasegawa, Academy, Tamiya and Revell are all consistently good, Airfix it depends a lot on the age of the kit (some of them are really old, 30+ years, and really don't hold up well, but the newer stuff is great). Italeri are good from what I've seen, but I've heard some poor reviews of some of their stuff.

In general, stick to the well-known brands and you can't really go wrong, especially if you're looking for conversion fodder over exact historical accuracy (there's a whole market selling conversion kits for people who need the parts exactly right, so some kits and companies are sometimes a little off, but only if you're really obsessing over detail)


Forgot to ask a silly question: what are the well-known brands?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 01:57:58


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Tamiya, Revell are the most well know brands, Academy, Hasegawa, Dragon a close second i guess, never been a fan of Airfix and Italeri


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 03:32:33


Post by: Kilkrazy



Here is another of those previously unknown Soviet prototype vehicles.
http://www.hlj.com/product/TRP05586/Mil


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 03:39:05


Post by: ashikenshin


yeah i just saw that. maybe 1/35 is too big though. There is also the supacat transport that looks really cool


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 04:10:24


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 ashikenshin wrote:
yeah i just saw that. maybe 1/35 is too big though. There is also the supacat transport that looks really cool


1/35 is good for super heavies like baneblades.
Talking about objects

http://www.1999.co.jp/10249141


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 06:44:15


Post by: nflagey


 ashikenshin wrote:
yeah i just saw that. maybe 1/35 is too big though. There is also the supacat transport that looks really cool


what Supacat are you talking about? Airfix?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 08:28:04


Post by: Paradigm


 nflagey wrote:

 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...

In my experience, Hasegawa, Academy, Tamiya and Revell are all consistently good, Airfix it depends a lot on the age of the kit (some of them are really old, 30+ years, and really don't hold up well, but the newer stuff is great). Italeri are good from what I've seen, but I've heard some poor reviews of some of their stuff.

In general, stick to the well-known brands and you can't really go wrong, especially if you're looking for conversion fodder over exact historical accuracy (there's a whole market selling conversion kits for people who need the parts exactly right, so some kits and companies are sometimes a little off, but only if you're really obsessing over detail)


Forgot to ask a silly question: what are the well-known brands?


Revell, Tamiya, Academy, Dragon, and Hasegawa all have consistently good quality. In my experience, Tamiya are best for tanks, but Hasegawa often do large aircraft well.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 12:01:05


Post by: prowla


I think many of the early WW2 light tanks might make interesting choices for scifi tanks. They have more of that short boxy shape that GW vehicles use.

Heighten the tracks and lower the turret, and tanks like this H38 should be pretty nice:








New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:12:55


Post by: Kilkrazy


The smaller, early WW2 tanks probably work well in 1/35 scale. Most people are familiar with the German panzers and things like the Sherman. Tanks like the Hotchkiss, Somua and Valentine are less visually familiar.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:20:02


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


 nflagey wrote:
 ashikenshin wrote:
yeah i just saw that. maybe 1/35 is too big though. There is also the supacat transport that looks really cool


what Supacat are you talking about? Airfix?


I think so. I have one, you can look at it in my gallery.

Or for the lazy:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:37:03


Post by: ashikenshin


yes the air fix one, looks pretty cool. I would love to see someone convert it a little bit more to look like AM


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:40:50


Post by: Wakshaani


I'm hunting for an odd one, personally. Rather than tanks, I've been searching for a good source of good heads for Marines. The Roman style with the horsehair crest, for instance. Any good plastic 28 mm historicals out there?

(Aside from Wargames Factory. Source of all things samurai!)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:44:47


Post by: Paradigm


Wakshaani wrote:
I'm hunting for an odd one, personally. Rather than tanks, I've been searching for a good source of good heads for Marines. The Roman style with the horsehair crest, for instance. Any good plastic 28 mm historicals out there?

(Aside from Wargames Factory. Source of all things samurai!)


Not historical, but check out Anvil Industry. Roman-y bits galore (scroll down a bit)
www.anvilindustry.co.uk/Exo-Lords/Heads-helmets-crests


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 14:57:48


Post by: ashikenshin


Ok I made a list of what I would use and they are not expensive. But I don't know about sizes.

This one looks blocky enough and with a couple of bits might be a good enough chimera/tauros.

http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM32556/Mil

or this one as a chimera wouldn't require too much work I think: Matilda mk.III/IV

http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM32572/Mil

I really don't like leman russes but I haven't found a proper replacement that looks a bit chibi but not so deformed. But I think the russian tanks might work. Especially the KV-I tanks. And for 15 bucks I think I might give it a try. Also since they are russian, they are not as popular or as known as german/us/british tanks because of video games and movies. (at least from my part of the world)

http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM32535/Mil
http://www.hlj.com/product/TAM32545/Mil
http://www.hlj.com/product/HOB24814/Mil

I also saw a canadian vehicle that might work too, it's very simple as it doesn't have a lot of details on top so it's very good for converting. The bad thing is that it costs about 30 bucks which is not a good replacement haha

http://www.hlj.com/product/TRP01504/Mil

But, to me the winners are the supacats, there are like 4 variants and they look really cool. They would fit a desert themed AM army quite well I think.





New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 19:07:47


Post by: MasterSlowPoke


Anyone know if there's a Taurox sized dune buggy around?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 19:57:34


Post by: Kilkrazy


There probably would be something in the 1/24 scale car ranges.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/10 22:52:05


Post by: Jefffar


ashikenshin,

The Canadian AVGP is just one of the many variants of the MOWAG Piranha family which includes the various LAV families and the Stryker.

So there should be a lot of similar but alternate model kits out there.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 02:01:34


Post by: Jehan-reznor


IMO 1:48 is to small for 40K they are ok for bolt action. 40K tanks and vehicles are so bulky that 1:35 is better at least for Space marines.

For Imperial Guard Some 1:48 scale models could be used, but to me they look to flimsy.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 03:29:35


Post by: TheAuldGrump


Does anybody make a model of the Soviet Zil 2906?



For a very odd Chimera variant, Valhallan, perhaps?

The Auld Grump


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 06:00:11


Post by: nflagey


 Mathieu Raymond wrote:
 nflagey wrote:
 ashikenshin wrote:
yeah i just saw that. maybe 1/35 is too big though. There is also the supacat transport that looks really cool


what Supacat are you talking about? Airfix?


I think so. I have one, you can look at it in my gallery.

Or for the lazy:


Joli !


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 MasterSlowPoke wrote:
Anyone know if there's a Taurox sized dune buggy around?


You should look for a Dingo model

This one surely is too big, so maybe try to find a smaller scale:
http://www.revell.com/germany/military/80-3233.html#.U799xOddXOR


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 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:

 Paradigm wrote:
 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...

In my experience, Hasegawa, Academy, Tamiya and Revell are all consistently good, Airfix it depends a lot on the age of the kit (some of them are really old, 30+ years, and really don't hold up well, but the newer stuff is great). Italeri are good from what I've seen, but I've heard some poor reviews of some of their stuff.

In general, stick to the well-known brands and you can't really go wrong, especially if you're looking for conversion fodder over exact historical accuracy (there's a whole market selling conversion kits for people who need the parts exactly right, so some kits and companies are sometimes a little off, but only if you're really obsessing over detail)


Forgot to ask a silly question: what are the well-known brands?


Revell, Tamiya, Academy, Dragon, and Hasegawa all have consistently good quality. In my experience, Tamiya are best for tanks, but Hasegawa often do large aircraft well.


Thanks Paradigm!

One thing that I like, from my novice's view point, is that Revell gives the dimensions of their kits on their website. This makes it much easier to find models to use "as" GW 40k.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 08:35:04


Post by: Kilkrazy


Remember you can calculate the dimensions of any historical scale model by dividing the real life size by the scale.

In other words, if a tank is say six metres long, it will be 17.1 cm long in 1/35th scale and 12.5 cm in 1/48th scale.

Not all the manufacturers are completely precise about all the measurements, which hardcore AFV modellers will mention in their reviews. But basically you won't notice the difference for wargames use especially if you buy all the kits from the same maker such as Tamiya or Italeri.

As for choice of scale, I prefer 1/35 myself but the increasing number of very nice models in 1/48 makes it a reasonable choice too. GW's models tend to be as wide and high as the 1/35 equivalent and as short as the 1/48 equivalent, so it is hard to get a really good match.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 08:36:07


Post by: frozenwastes


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
IMO 1:48 is to small for 40K they are ok for bolt action. 40K tanks and vehicles are so bulky that 1:35 is better at least for Space marines.

For Imperial Guard Some 1:48 scale models could be used, but to me they look to flimsy.


Definitely. It would take a truly large beast for it to work in 40k. I think the cold war era main battle tanks work good in 40k at 1:48, but only the largest ww2 tanks would work at that scale. For most you'll want 1:35.

But really, there's no reason to guess. Just look up the measurements of the actual tank, divide them by 48 or 35 or whatever and find out how big the model will be.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 17:50:20


Post by: Orlanth





The Object 279 is crying out to be converted into a grav tank or hover tank, and the track units saved as bits for another tank project.
I like the light tanks though, especially if you buy them way out of scale, remove scale related detail and add extra detail. The further from 28mm scale the tank is the easier it is to disguise as something else.



This kit ought to be quite big even though the tank itself is tiny..
You could make a really good Malcador from the above kit, historic 1/16 light tank to 40K super heavy. This is good news as statswise some of the Malcador designs are worth fielding, especially the Malcador Defender.



I am also looking at this:


Its so 40K..


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 18:33:28


Post by: Kilkrazy


I have an Object 279 kit. I was planning to build it with the tracks, but your idea makes good sense.

I could use the track units in my conversion of a 60cm Morser "Karl" Gerat 040. I was thinking how to put some additional track units in the middle of the hull.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 22:27:14


Post by: prowla


 Kilkrazy wrote:
I have an Object 279 kit. I was planning to build it with the tracks, but your idea makes good sense.

I could use the track units in my conversion of a 60cm Morser "Karl" Gerat 040. I was thinking how to put some additional track units in the middle of the hull.


I was thinking the steel roadwheels would make a nice 'magnetic antigrav nozzles' if turned to 45 degree angle..


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/11 23:18:33


Post by: Kilkrazy


I am thinking of anti-grav lifter units like the vane on the back of this drone thing.



Stick them underneath the tank, where the tracks go.

Individual antigrav lifter nozzles would look nice too, though I would like to save the real wheels and tracks, and make a new SF looking thing.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 05:30:34


Post by: nflagey


 Kilkrazy wrote:
Remember you can calculate the dimensions of any historical scale model by dividing the real life size by the scale.

In other words, if a tank is say six metres long, it will be 17.1 cm long in 1/35th scale and 12.5 cm in 1/48th scale.


I know, I know
But finding the dimensions of the real tanks ... is that easy?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 05:42:24


Post by: Hawky


1/48 Panther tank have very simmiliar dimensions as Leman Russ. Bit longer, but same wide and height.

40kfied Panther looks really cool.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 07:28:11


Post by: Kilkrazy


 nflagey wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
Remember you can calculate the dimensions of any historical scale model by dividing the real life size by the scale.

In other words, if a tank is say six metres long, it will be 17.1 cm long in 1/35th scale and 12.5 cm in 1/48th scale.


I know, I know
But finding the dimensions of the real tanks ... is that easy?


Wikipedia.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 10:17:25


Post by: Meph


The Namer is a cool APC version of the MerkavaIV. Would suit 40K perfectly:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 16:51:04


Post by: lord marcus


Meph, where is that from?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 16:55:08


Post by: BrookM


Well, false alarm there, I did an image search and the model in question is 1:72 scale, so utterly useless for 40k.

http://www.militarymodelling.com/forums/postings.asp?th=40321


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 17:29:55


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


I was crestfallen for a second not to have found that kit. Thanks BrookM.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 17:48:16


Post by: BrookM


Thankfully the 1:48 military range is gaining more and more ground, so give or take a decade or two and it will pop up.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 17:58:00


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


In the meantime, I have to find a way to modify one of my Merkavas to be open-topped and carry an Eisenkern mortar in the back.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 17:59:08


Post by: BrookM


Please do share when it happens, while I don't like using moderns for 40k, they do have a nice use in other sci-fi settings.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/12 18:03:37


Post by: Kilkrazy


The Israelis have a heavy APC converted from a T55 which probably would make a nice model.



http://www.hlj.com/product/MENSS-003/Mil

1/35th scale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/13 20:27:10


Post by: Kilkrazy


I have a bunch of them stocked up for making an IG army.

There is also an 8-wheel APC that can be converted to a heavy "tank".



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/13 20:46:32


Post by: plastictrees


Picked up one of these as the basis for a Trukk, will be snagging some more.
http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/glen/kit_glen_5401.shtml


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/17 05:33:57


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Those ww1 tanks are cool!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/17 14:37:26


Post by: HisDivineShadow


Surprised that KS doesn't have its own thread yet


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/17 15:07:16


Post by: BrookM


I am actually tempted to pledge, something I thought I was incapable of after the treasonous betrayal I continue to endure from Raging Heroes.

I mean, damn, they look amazing! I'm in for a MK V!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/17 20:32:51


Post by: MightyGodzilla


 Kilkrazy wrote:
I am thinking of anti-grav lifter units like the vane on the back of this drone thing.



Stick them underneath the tank, where the tracks go.

Individual antigrav lifter nozzles would look nice too, though I would like to save the real wheels and tracks, and make a new SF looking thing.


Holy CRAP, That thing looks like it'd be a fun build!! What scale is it?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/18 02:15:05


Post by: kestral


Just bought and assembled a 1/35 Zis-5 Truck and a 1/35 BA-10 armored car for my Genestealer Cult. The BA -10 looks PERFECT - could have been made for 40K. The truck on the other hand looks too big and off scale. The smaller doors and frame of the BA-10 make it right. I've wanted the Zis-5 for years and now it turns out to be let down alas. Wikkipedia has the dimensions of 99% of vehicles in a sidebar on the righthand side of the article if you need it.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/18 03:44:13


Post by: frozenwastes


Was there scale or specific kit issues with Zis-5 that let you down? I have a zvezda 1/100 one for 15mm gaming and thought it was a neat period truck. Is it just too old fashioned looking?





New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/18 06:13:02


Post by: nflagey


Just got a 1:35 KettenKrad with Püppchen (for $5!!!) to use as a Warbuggy/Wartrakk

http://www.internetmodeler.com/2001/june/first-looks/Dragon_Ketten-box.jpg

It's a bit small in length (3" instead of 3.5" to 4") and width (1" instead of 1.5" to 2"), but with a few bits added here and there, it should roughly match the size of GW model

the cannon that comes with it is also on the small side (2" long instead of 4", 1.5" wide instead of 2", ...) to use as a Mek Gunz or Big Gunz, but it provides a good chassis for those, and since I had some Kannon and Zzap Gun in my bit box, I may end up with a first Mek/Big Gunz for about a 1/10 of the price


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/19 01:26:32


Post by: frozenwastes


That sounds like a good plan. Orks definitely have the most potential for converting historical kits.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/07/23 08:25:43


Post by: nflagey


Wheels that come in the kit are too thin, so I have to get some "orky" wheels instead

Also, the tracks on that model are such a pain!!! Tiny tiny pieces that holds together only with glue (no "snap-fit" type of thing) so I gave up on the track, which would have otherwise looked really nice

I will replace them with 2 large wheels and keep a 3rd one for the front ... warbuggy will be more like a trike


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/09/02 14:51:29


Post by: Kilkrazy


Two new interesting WW1 tank kits are coming from Chinese (?) manufacturer Takom.

http://www.hlj.com/product/tko2012


The French Chamond heavy tank.

Not a very successful design, due to the long overhang at front and rear which made trench crossing very inferior to the British tanks. This lack of practicality, combined with the large. blocky proportions of the vehicle, make it potentially a good fit in an IG army.

http://www.hlj.com/product/tko2015
The British Mark IV "Tadpole". Unfortunately the picture will not give up its secrets for me.

The Tadpole was a kind of stretch version of the Mark IV, carrying a mortar on a protected deck between the rear tracks. Possibly the first armoured self-propelled artillery!

I can see this making a good conversion base kit or could be used with the mortar provided.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/09/03 02:11:18


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I bought the tadpole a while ago and using it as a land raider pre-crusade prototype

Spoiler:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/09/14 06:18:50


Post by: Kilkrazy


Not new strictly however I thought these sale items at Hobby Link Japan worth bringing to the forum's attention...


Kit Clac! is a series of simple snap fit model kits aimed at younger children, by Heller of France. I had not heard of it before as they are not sold in the UK.

The sale prices for these kits are very low so they may be worth grabbing "just in case". I am rather tempted to buy half a dozen because you can't go wrong for £2 a kit though of course there is also the postage to think about.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52041/Mil
Scorpion: a four wheeled armoured car. The display pic shows the sprues. The car's body is arranged across the short width of the box, so it must fit within 18cm and looks to be about 15cm long.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52040/Mil
Titan: a six wheeled armoured car using the same hull as the Scorpion.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52024/Nav
Fireboat. The hull looks to be about 20cm long.

The range also includes a "Hawaian Cruiser" using the Fireboat hull, and various civilian vehicles and aircraft that might be of use in skirmish and RP games or for conversion fodder.


While browsing the site I spotted a couple of modern military kits on sale that may be of interest.

http://www.hlj.com/product/KNE61010/Mil
RG-31 Mk.3 Canadian Army MRAP 4-wheel vehicle. Going very cheap at Y2,145 but grab it quick as the stock is low!

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL81147/Mil
VBCI is the French Army's 9-wheel armoured personnel carrier. This kit is a good buy too at Y2,100 but again stock is low.

HLJ seem to have changed to a site design that prevents the grabbing of the image URLs, so I was not able easily to bag pictures.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/09/14 07:39:30


Post by: BrookM


Problem with the Heller stuff is, no scale is mentioned. My brother had some of the older stuff and that was 1:72, chances are these are that small as well.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/09/14 18:19:27


Post by: Kilkrazy


If you look at the size of the box, it gives you a clue to the size of the sprues. The boat's hull is nearly as long as the box. The armoured car's body length is nearly as wide as the box.

But for so cheap a price perhaps it is worth taking a bit of a chance.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/14 19:37:01


Post by: Kilkrazy





http://www.hlj.com/product/amh35a007

I had not heard of this tank before. Apparently it was an on paper proposal only. The possibilities for 40K conversions are obvious though.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/14 20:48:29


Post by: ergotoxin


Hobbyboss is a great company for 40k conversions. The kits are cheap yet of fine quality... Myself, I'm converting a 1/48 soviet KV-2 to a grot tank/gun battery.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/14 23:22:53


Post by: shasolenzabi


 Kilkrazy wrote:



http://www.hlj.com/product/amh35a007

I had not heard of this tank before. Apparently it was an on paper proposal only. The possibilities for 40K conversions are obvious though.



Actually, I have seen old black and white photos of the wooden model for the concept so the tank was paper, and also a wooden 3-d model, and that was as far as the PaKpFw-VII ever got.
It would make a nice super-heavy


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/15 02:52:57


Post by: SickSix


That Panzer is cool. I am surprised World of Tanks hasn't used it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/15 05:43:09


Post by: shasolenzabi


 SickSix wrote:
That Panzer is cool. I am surprised World of Tanks hasn't used it.


The Lowe is a premium, or was, get into some high tier battles and they pop up occassionally they have it as VK-72.01



Automatically Appended Next Post:
Oh what they call the Lowe is like the turret on a King Tiger chassis


Automatically Appended Next Post:
So, turret to the rear is the light Lowe(Lion), the one most play in world of Tanks is the Schwere(heavy) Lowe

http://www.achtungpanzer.com/panzerkampfwagen-vii-lowe.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/15 07:18:13


Post by: kodos


Yeah and nearly everything on achtungpanzer is garbage

the above VK72.01 is a 100% fantasy tank made bei Wargaming for World of Tanks.

the article on achtungpanzer was changed a few months after the tank was seen in game to fit the new design
the only difference between the historical light and heavy loewe concept was a different frontal armour (increasing the total weight from 72 to 90 tons)


But the model is still a nice to make a custom heavy tank in 40k


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/15 12:09:06


Post by: shasolenzabi


 kodos wrote:
Yeah and nearly everything on achtungpanzer is garbage

the above VK72.01 is a 100% fantasy tank made bei Wargaming for World of Tanks.

the article on achtungpanzer was changed a few months after the tank was seen in game to fit the new design
the only difference between the historical light and heavy loewe concept was a different frontal armour (increasing the total weight from 72 to 90 tons)


But the model is still a nice to make a custom heavy tank in 40k


It was the link I had for the image of the "Light" Lowe whichh is laughable when the light version is 76tons, or would have been.
The heavy Lowe at 90 tons also insane these things would have been hard to support or pull for repairs back then, and today would be also a logistics nightmare, of course in the grimdark future, they have the capability to handle such things so yeah, and at the price just 40bucks, makes it reasonably priced. I may have to get on and mod it for my 40k collection.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/10/16 15:02:49


Post by: Scott


That Lowe would be excellent for Dust Axis forces.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/11/22 17:04:40


Post by: Kilkrazy


 Kilkrazy wrote:
Not new strictly however I thought these sale items at Hobby Link Japan worth bringing to the forum's attention...


Kit Clac! is a series of simple snap fit model kits aimed at younger children, by Heller of France. I had not heard of it before as they are not sold in the UK.

The sale prices for these kits are very low so they may be worth grabbing "just in case". I am rather tempted to buy half a dozen because you can't go wrong for £2 a kit though of course there is also the postage to think about.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52041/Mil
Scorpion: a four wheeled armoured car. The display pic shows the sprues. The car's body is arranged across the short width of the box, so it must fit within 18cm and looks to be about 15cm long.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52040/Mil
Titan: a six wheeled armoured car using the same hull as the Scorpion.

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL52024/Nav
Fireboat. The hull looks to be about 20cm long.

The range also includes a "Hawaian Cruiser" using the Fireboat hull, and various civilian vehicles and aircraft that might be of use in skirmish and RP games or for conversion fodder.


While browsing the site I spotted a couple of modern military kits on sale that may be of interest.

http://www.hlj.com/product/KNE61010/Mil
RG-31 Mk.3 Canadian Army MRAP 4-wheel vehicle. Going very cheap at Y2,145 but grab it quick as the stock is low!

http://www.hlj.com/product/HEL81147/Mil
VBCI is the French Army's 9-wheel armoured personnel carrier. This kit is a good buy too at Y2,100 but again stock is low.

HLJ seem to have changed to a site design that prevents the grabbing of the image URLs, so I was not able easily to bag pictures.


Update on the Kit Claq models.

Mine have arrived. The Titan armoured car hull is 13.5cm long and 6cm wide. The kit is very simple, with only four parts for the turret for example -- base, top, gun unit and radar aerial -- the hatches are just rough detail moulded on the top. The tyres have the inside wall missing. You would not notice this in normal play. For the discounted price I am very pleased with them -- bought three at about £2 each. It turned out to be a good gamble. I haven't opened the boat kit.

Most of the Heller kits are still available though no longer on sale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/11/25 13:07:33


Post by: BrookM


Ah yes, the Viking ship from Revell, also quite the right scale, just a tad bigger than the minis, always good.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/11/25 13:18:23


Post by: reds8n


Guess you could use it for Space Wolves too.

Stick a couple of wolves on chains on the front to pull it and you're good


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2014/11/26 08:09:48


Post by: Pacific


That would be very nice for SAGA actually!

About £10 cheaper than the official Gripping Beast model, looks a fair bit bigger too.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 01:55:37


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


BOOM! Dragon is making ALL OUR DREAMS come true!

New kits shipping in July, 1/35 scale (a bit big for 40k but ends up looking about right)

https://www.facebook.com/DragonUSA
http://www.dragonusaonline.com/home.aspx











I need like 10 of these.

NOW.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 10:57:13


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Now that Skoda PA-2 is fantastic

It would look probably look good as an armoured car or similar in a Batman game too


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 11:47:51


Post by: Lockark


Love that mortar. Perfect for a heavy mortar in a IG army. But most people would prefer something to use as a Quad Mortar alot of times. I wounder if dragon dose any of the WWII artillery that inspired that forgeworld modle.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 12:51:38


Post by: FacebookJunkie


I cannot link to the pages because I am at work, but I was recently looking at early WW2 Japanese light tanks in 1/76 or 1/72 as Grot Tanks.

Here is an example

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_95_Ha-Go



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 13:03:59


Post by: sing your life


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
BOOM! Dragon is making ALL OUR DREAMS come true!



They're not making any of our dreams come true.... all of the kits are from Takom [except the French tank from Bronco] and DML had nothing to do with their development, they're just owners of one of the web stores stocking the kits in the US.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 17:16:21


Post by: Skriker


 nflagey wrote:
Anyone knows, in terms of quality, of the details, ... how the different brands compare? Airfix, Revell, Italeri ...


Of the lot Tamiya kits are well detailed, but not ridiculously so. Some Academy and dragon kits are also well detailed, but often come with tracks that are made of individual pieces which can be annoying to build. Italieri/testor's kits kind of straddle the line between Tamiya and the others. Airfix and Revell kits tend to be cheaper and less detailed and I consider Tamiya the lowest level that I want to buy. Once you build a Tamiya kit, though, you'll never want to spend money on another GW tank kit every again. They are just full of so much more detail that GW kits and are interesting to build as well, most are also designed to allow wheels and treads to roll freely when one controls their glue usage as well. Stepping up to dragon and then academy kits the detail just gets better, photo-etched brass becomes common and also milled metal pieces for barrels start becoming the norm as well. As a long term WWII buff I have been a big fan of 1/35 scale modeling for most of my life. I find the 1/35 scale kits to be slightly larger than some of their 40k counterparts, but their realism more than makes up for that. All of my IG armies have been full of 1/35 scale armor. My original armies focused on german armor, but my current IG/Chaos Renegades force combines US sherman variants for leman russ tanks, Italian semovente spg hulls and M13 tanks as my hellhound variants and the chimeras, basilisk and hydra are all based off of japanese type 85 chi-ha tank hulls. Not a single GW vehicle among the lot. I do have a shadowsword in the closet I plan to build as a stormsword most likely, and I also have a malcador defender tank from forge world. The malcador is pretty tiny for a super heavy, though and is about as big as my sherman leman russ tanks. Just love the more realistic look of the tanks, though, and the kits are so much better to build.

Skriker


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 17:26:33


Post by: BrookM


Airfix and Italeri are bottom tier kits in my opinion: poor tooling, kits that do not fit together well, horrid details.

Tamiya is affordable and accessible, plus easy to build.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/09 18:01:23


Post by: sing your life


 BrookM wrote:
Airfix and Italeri are bottom tier kits in my opinion: poor tooling, kits that do not fit together well, horrid details.

Tamiya is affordable and accessible, plus easy to build.


Most people agree that Airfix quality varies quite a lot depending on the time of release. Their new 1/72 Lightning is the finest tooling of any scale or material although the old version was quite awful, for example, though modern Italeri usually gets ignored with the exception of some decent Italian subjects. Tamiya are of course easier to build than most other manufacturers and stocked in most places that carry modelling-related however most of their not ancient kits have every penny of the import costs included in the price so they can be somewhat overpriced for what you, though Tamiya sells mainly in Japan so they are very affordable to import from there.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/11 03:46:34


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some other kits of interest I found on Squadron.com

http://www.squadron.com/1-35-ICM-Type-G4-W31-WWII-German-Personnel-Car-w-p/icm35532.htm




A bit big at 1/35 but would make a perfect armored limo or IG staff car.

http://www.squadron.com/Meng-1-35-U-S-Cougar-6x6-MRAP-Vehicle-p/mmss005.htm



Alternate Taurox with the advantage that it actually looks kinda good.

http://www.squadron.com/Meng-1-35-German-A7V-Tank-Krupp-MMTS017-p/mmts017.htm



Yes please! Even at 1/35 still too small for a leviathan or capital Imperialus but...

http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Meng-VsKfz-617-Minenraumer-MMSS001-p/mmss001.htm




How about one of these (it's a WWII German mine sweeper BTW, never really worked) followed by 2 or 3 of the A7 tanks to make a neo-land train?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 14:48:12


Post by: Skriker


Had a couple german horch staff cars for my old genestealer cult for use as cult limos. They were 1/35 as well, but that was the only way they looked big enough to actually hold more than a single genestealer or to hold the patriarch at all.

Skriker


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 15:26:23


Post by: Lone Cat


So many armor. but what about 28 or 30 mm 'heroic scale' small arms from 1914-1945 ?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 16:05:36


Post by: MLaw


I'm honestly surprised Empress hasn't made it here.
http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart40.htm


It's all 1/48.. which I prefer but I get that others might prefer the over-sized look.

These guys have some coming in the near future. All modern stuff.
http://www.spectreminiatures.com/collections/

Some decently cool kits and fairly awesome conversions
http://sandsmodelsshop.com/product-category/28mm-160th-ww2/

The AFV Technika section is mostly conversions (maybe totally) but it adds that little bit of extra something if you are using military models and want that extra bit of detail
http://www.blackdog.cz/



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 20:00:01


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Lone Cat wrote:
So many armor. but what about 28 or 30 mm 'heroic scale' small arms from 1914-1945 ?


Your best bet is 1/35 accessory sets, they usually have a lot of guns along iwth pouches, backpacks and such.

Dragon used to do a line of modern weapons, sprues of nothing but AKs, M-16s and MP5s but I haven't seen them in many years (luckyy I stocked up for my SWAT team IG which I never finished)

here are some of my favorites:

http://www.squadron.com/1-35-ICM-WWI-Austro-Hungarian-Infantry-Weapon-and-p/icm35671.htm
http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Tamiya-German-Infantry-Weapons-Set-TM35111-p/tm35111.htm
http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Tamiya-Oil-Drums-Jerry-Cans-Buckets-p/tm35026.htm
http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Tamiya-Allied-Vehicle-Access-TM35229-p/tm35229.htm
http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Tamiya-Modern-US-Military-Equipment-Set-p/tm35266.htm

The allied vehicles and US Modern kits are superb for dressing up IG vehicles and battlefield terrain.



And the German Set was great for my IG zombies


And if you've got the time, here's a few hundred accessory kits to scroll through

http://www.squadron.com/miltary-model-accessories-and-decals-s/2687.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 20:15:50


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Trumpeter also do a selection of 1/35 scale small arms

http://old1.trumpeter-china.com/plus/list.php?tid=98

(not sure how easy they are to get hold of now)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 20:38:53


Post by: MLaw


Verlinden has some fantastic accessories and small arms. 1/35 afaik though


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/17 20:39:05


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Good catch, I checked and Squadon has them,

Looks like you get less than those Dragon kits (man I loved those dragon kits) but if you want IG wtih AKs or M-16s there's an option for you.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/20 22:45:51


Post by: Orlanth


I bought an M3 Lee for converting into a Malcador.
it would have worked IMHO but i never got around to it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/22 18:54:56


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


If you're looking for a cheaper version of the A7V tank (Das Metal Baux) there's a toy out there too.

http://www.hobbybunker.com/products/wwi-german-a7v-tank-gray-hp-fully-assembled-14938



Can't speak to the quality or type of plastic but for $30 it might be worth a try.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/25 01:30:34


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


BOOM!

Grade A bang-bang



1/35 60cm Morser "Karl" Gerat 040 - Self-Propelled Mortar

COming in August

http://dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA6179


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South Africa has some neat native armored vehicles like the Casspir.

Laser Cut Card has models but there's also this resin company.

http://www.baxmod.co.za/


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 11:39:02


Post by: sing your life


It's not coming in august... DML first released their Morser kit back in about 2003, they're just casting up some new copies of the kit in august.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 16:20:09


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 sing your life wrote:
It's not coming in august... DML first released their Morser kit back in about 2003, they're just casting up some new copies of the kit in august.


Yeah but that's being a bit pedantic no? It's been OOP for a while.


Anyhow...

KA-BLAMMO!



1/35 railway gun

How big is your weapon?

THIS BIG!



http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA6200

$150

ouch


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 16:29:06


Post by: BrookM


$150 isn't a lot for a big kit like that.

Though I'm sure it won't live up to the standards of the serious modellers.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 16:30:36


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Update, the Skoda Turtle is u0p on Dragon's site, pre orders for July, $26.

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=TAK2024



Also spotted another useful truck for the IG

http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=IBG35020

1/35 Chevrolet C15TA



and it's cute lil cousin

1/35 Otter Light Reconnaissance Car



http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=IBG35019

AND another potential armored limo

1/35 Marmon-Herrington Mk.II ME Type Middle East



http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=IBG35022




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 BrookM wrote:
$150 isn't a lot for a big kit like that.

Though I'm sure it won't live up to the standards of the serious modellers.


the best thing is you can use it in Age of Sigmar too!


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Last one for today,



http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=IBG35004

1/35 Einheits Diesel Kfz.61 Fernsprechbetriebskraftwagen

Just the thing if you need a to represent some Fernsprechbetriebskraftwerks on your table top!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 19:13:42


Post by: BrookM


1:35 is all too big damn it! We need more 1:48 kits.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 20:03:50


Post by: Wyrmalla


 BrookM wrote:
1:35 is all too big damn it! We need more 1:48 kits.


Don't. ...Just don't. Every day I go into a model shop I look at the 1/35th scale section which covers an entire wall and has anything any everything. I then look at the single shelf of 1/48th scale kits, the majority of which are WWII German stuff.

If you want something in 1/48th, and it isn't German tanks, then well you're stuck. There's the odd diecast out there, but its difficult to find what you want. and the quality and scale varies There's wargaming miniatures too, though again those are mostly geared to WWII vehicles and typically are only the well known ones (you wouldn't see most of the stuff posted in this thread...). Don't talk to me about finding modern vehicles...

Partly that's due to 1/35th seemingly being the scale of choice for modelers (read: not wargamers). Even mention in a model shop that you're using that 1/48th kit you found for wargaming and the staff turn their noses up at you. What niche 1/48th kits you do find typically are limited run resin ones which cost as much as GW tanks (which considering you can pick up 1 /48th scale Sherman for £10 is saying something). =P

...Yes, the subject does rub me a bit in the wrong way.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 20:08:01


Post by: MLaw


 BrookM wrote:
1:35 is all too big damn it! We need more 1:48 kits.


Truth


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 Wyrmalla wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
1:35 is all too big damn it! We need more 1:48 kits.


Don't. ...Just don't. Every day I go into a model shop I look at the 1/35th scale section which covers an entire wall and has anything any everything. I then look at the single shelf of 1/48th scale kits, the majority of which are WWII German stuff.

If you want something in 1/48th, and it isn't German tanks, then well you're stuck. There's the odd diecast out there, but its difficult to find what you want. and the quality and scale varies There's wargaming miniatures too, though again those are mostly geared to WWII vehicles and typically are only the well known ones (you wouldn't see most of the stuff posted in this thread...). Don't talk to me about finding modern vehicles...

Partly that's due to 1/35th seemingly being the scale of choice for modelers (read: not wargamers). Even mention in a model shop that you're using that 1/48th kit you found for wargaming and the staff turn their noses up at you. What niche 1/48th kits you do find typically are limited run resin ones which cost as much as GW tanks (which considering you can pick up 1 /48th scale Sherman for £10 is saying something). =P

...Yes, the subject does rub me a bit in the wrong way.



You're doing it wrong.
1/43 is where it's at. I frequently go to Rite-Aid and buy $4-$5 die cast cars (i have a pretty big collection). Empress Miniatures has vehicles in this scale (1/43 or 1/48.. whatever, it's for 28mm gaming). Airfix has some but there are mixed reviews and there are a TON of aircraft in the right scale.
Since this is about 40k, you could very easily get 1/48 choppers for Valkyries or whatever, M113s or Humvees for transports.. or Bradleys even. M1 Abrams or Challengers are available in this scale too.. There are a few companies offering "technicals" and again Empress has some wheeled vehicles that would work as a Taurox or similar.

The problem is, the more modern vehicles for combat don't follow the same combat philosophy as the WW2 tanks that so much of 40k tanks are based on, so finding suitable analogs is tricky. Visit Amazon and ebay and try searches for 1/43, 1/48, and 1/56 (I think that's the other 28mm scale). There is a lot out there.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 23:06:01


Post by: Wyrmalla


^^ I use the models for their original purposes actually seeing as I only play modern games. Aye when I day 1/48th that's the scale that the plastic kits come in, most die casts are either 1/43rd or 1/50th (though frankly they're made in whatever size will fit inside the packaging).

Heh, and don't talk to me about fething planes... Saying that though you're screwed if you want a drone in that scale oddly, but put that down to the wing span ...somehow.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 23:36:56


Post by: MLaw


 Wyrmalla wrote:
^^ I use the models for their original purposes actually seeing as I only play modern games. Aye when I day 1/48th that's the scale that the plastic kits come in, most die casts are either 1/43rd or 1/50th (though frankly they're made in whatever size will fit inside the packaging).

Heh, and don't talk to me about fething planes... Saying that though you're screwed if you want a drone in that scale oddly, but put that down to the wing span ...somehow.


Fantastic Plastic had one but I don't see it in their catalog anymore. I found this on Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Revell-Germany-Reaper-Predator-Plastic/dp/B0094ESWEY/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1435707378&sr=8-2&keywords=1%2F48+UAV


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/06/30 23:54:29


Post by: bullyboy


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
BOOM!

Grade A bang-bang



1/35 60cm Morser "Karl" Gerat 040 - Self-Propelled Mortar

COming in August

http://dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA6179


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South Africa has some neat native armored vehicles like the Casspir.

Laser Cut Card has models but there's also this resin company.

http://www.baxmod.co.za/


I converted one of these for Iron Warriors many years ago. Unfortunately I sold it :( It had top half of a chaos dread as a loader


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 00:34:33


Post by: Jehan-reznor


I think 1:35 is okay especially for space marines, the 1:48 scale hatches don't even allow a shoulder pad to go through.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 00:41:50


Post by: cuda1179


I think that a 1/48 Osprey would look good as a Valkyrie, especially if you replace the rotors with jet engines or something.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 00:57:32


Post by: MLaw


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
I think 1:35 is okay especially for space marines, the 1:48 scale hatches don't even allow a shoulder pad to go through.


Space Marines are pretty bulky so I would think it'd look a little better.. in some instances.

More and more I'm using less and less heroic scale, and even the ones I am using are nowhere near as exaggerated as GW models. Jehan to me it's like glasses.. once you switch over you're like "oh.. ohhhh.. how did I not see this" because your eyes have been trained to look at horrible proportions and clown shoes and believe that it's normal.


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 cuda1179 wrote:
I think that a 1/48 Osprey would look good as a Valkyrie, especially if you replace the rotors with jet engines or something.

A 1/48 Osprey is a really large model. Yes, it would absolutely work.. but it's big.. possibly on the waybig side.
The Mi-24 Hind is a good size, so are Blackhawks and Hueys. I bought this Jolly Green Giant super 53.. that thing is huge. It actually comes with a jeep and field artillery that fits inside it.


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 MLaw wrote:
 Jehan-reznor wrote:
I think 1:35 is okay especially for space marines, the 1:48 scale hatches don't even allow a shoulder pad to go through.


Space Marines are pretty bulky so I would think it'd look a little better.. in some instances.

More and more I'm using less and less heroic scale, and even the ones I am using are nowhere near as exaggerated as GW models. Jehan to me it's like glasses.. once you switch over you're like "oh.. ohhhh.. how did I not see this" because your eyes have been trained to look at horrible proportions and clown shoes and believe that it's normal.


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 cuda1179 wrote:
I think that a 1/48 Osprey would look good as a Valkyrie, especially if you replace the rotors with jet engines or something.

A 1/48 Osprey is a really large model. Yes, it would absolutely work.. but it's big.. possibly on the waybig side.
The Mi-24 Hind is a good size, so are Blackhawks and Hueys. I bought this Jolly Green Giant super 53.. that thing is huge. It actually comes with a jeep and field artillery that fits inside it.









New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 05:53:41


Post by: BrookM


 Wyrmalla wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
1:35 is all too big damn it! We need more 1:48 kits.


Don't. ...Just don't. Every day I go into a model shop I look at the 1/35th scale section which covers an entire wall and has anything any everything. I then look at the single shelf of 1/48th scale kits, the majority of which are WWII German stuff.
Haven't you heard? Germans are the Space Marines of the military modelling world.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 08:55:59


Post by: sing your life


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 sing your life wrote:
It's not coming in august... DML first released their Morser kit back in about 2003, they're just casting up some new copies of the kit in august.


Yeah but that's being a bit pedantic no? It's been OOP for a while.


Anyhow...

KA-BLAMMO!



1/35 railway gun

How big is your weapon?

THIS BIG!



http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=DRA6200

$150

ouch


Poor you:



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 08:59:25


Post by: BrookM


Oh wow..



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 10:56:04


Post by: Kilkrazy


1/48 works well for aircraft because (1) they are so large and (2) it is the popular modelling scale so there is huge variety available.

1/35 works well IMO because 40K is a game of gigantism, also as mentioned above, 1/48 scale models are too small for GW figures.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 15:19:28


Post by: MLaw


 Kilkrazy wrote:
1/48 works well for aircraft because (1) they are so large and (2) it is the popular modelling scale so there is huge variety available.

1/35 works well IMO because 40K is a game of gigantism, also as mentioned above, 1/48 scale models are too small for GW figures.


I disagree with the exception of power armor. Power armor does look too large but otherwise I don't like the OMFG THAT"S BIG effect. Obviously a few others agree with me or we wouldn't be talking about 1/43, 1/48 and so on. Sure some light tanks in 1/35 look alright but things like a HUMVEE or M1 Abrams do not look right in 1/35 with 40k stuff of any kind IMO.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 16:43:01


Post by: BrookM


It's also looks lazy in my eyes, just slapping a heavy bolter or sticking a space marine into the cupola and calling it a Reichstag pattern Leman Russ or Bill-Hilly pattern ATV.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 17:41:14


Post by: MLaw


 BrookM wrote:
It's also looks lazy in my eyes, just slapping a heavy bolter or sticking a space marine into the cupola and calling it a Reichstag pattern Leman Russ or Bill-Hilly pattern ATV.


I'm not really sure what you're getting at. The whole idea of this thread is historical kits for 40k.. Which, for me, I extend that to all non-wargaming kits for any 28mm gaming. There are some GW guns that I do use for vehicles due to their size but largely I try to find things that are similar.. like a HMG for a heavy bolter or an anti-material rifle or maybe some light field artillery for an autocannon, etc.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 18:00:04


Post by: Skriker


 BrookM wrote:
$150 isn't a lot for a big kit like that.

Though I'm sure it won't live up to the standards of the serious modellers.


Coming from Dragon it certainly should live up to those standards. Their kits are highly detailed. I just can't imagine trying to find a space to display that monster. Hahahahaha

Skriker


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 BrookM wrote:
It's also looks lazy in my eyes, just slapping a heavy bolter or sticking a space marine into the cupola and calling it a Reichstag pattern Leman Russ or Bill-Hilly pattern ATV.


Except it isn't lazy. Most 1/35 scale kits will have multiple times the parts than the GW tank kit they are being used to replace and take much longer to build, so it is a much bigger investment. I will add 40k parts in to some kits and all, but the primary reason I am using a sherman tank instead of a leman russ is because I specifically want it to look like a sherman tank and not a leman russ. So what you are calling lazy I am calling exactly what I want and the reason I am using a different kit to begin with.

Skriker


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/01 19:05:22


Post by: Kid_Kyoto




$230 on Amazon

http://www.amazon.com/Hobby-Boss-Railway-Vehicle-Building/dp/B0040QD2SM

No wait, that's only the 1/72 version



The 1/35 is 500 UKP (about $1000 USD)

http://www.emodels.co.uk/soar-art-1-35-dora-railway-gun-9511.html



But you do get to target any table within 500'


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 00:59:16


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 MLaw wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
1/48 works well for aircraft because (1) they are so large and (2) it is the popular modelling scale so there is huge variety available.

1/35 works well IMO because 40K is a game of gigantism, also as mentioned above, 1/48 scale models are too small for GW figures.


I disagree with the exception of power armor. Power armor does look too large but otherwise I don't like the OMFG THAT"S BIG effect. Obviously a few others agree with me or we wouldn't be talking about 1/43, 1/48 and so on. Sure some light tanks in 1/35 look alright but things like a HUMVEE or M1 Abrams do not look right in 1/35 with 40k stuff of any kind IMO.


Modern Vehicles don't fit in the 40K universe if you use WW1/2 vehicles then 1:35 work well in 40K
Bolt action vs stormtrooper

I use these for 40K size is ok (male tank is a little long though)
Spoiler:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 01:30:35


Post by: cuda1179


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
[
I use these for 40K size is ok (male tank is a little long though)


The Tadpole variant is a little long. I use three Regular variants of the mark IV tank as Land Raiders in my armies. Dreadnought Lascannons work great in the sponsons. If you want Hurricane bolter Sponsons the Hurricane bolters from the Storm Raven fit perfectly.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 01:58:56


Post by: MLaw


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
1/48 works well for aircraft because (1) they are so large and (2) it is the popular modelling scale so there is huge variety available.

1/35 works well IMO because 40K is a game of gigantism, also as mentioned above, 1/48 scale models are too small for GW figures.


I disagree with the exception of power armor. Power armor does look too large but otherwise I don't like the OMFG THAT"S BIG effect. Obviously a few others agree with me or we wouldn't be talking about 1/43, 1/48 and so on. Sure some light tanks in 1/35 look alright but things like a HUMVEE or M1 Abrams do not look right in 1/35 with 40k stuff of any kind IMO.


Modern Vehicles don't fit in the 40K universe if you use WW1/2 vehicles then 1:35 work well in 40K
Bolt action vs stormtrooper

I use these for 40K size is ok (male tank is a little long though)
Spoiler:



Look.. that's your opinion.. cool. I have mine.. I wish people would stop trying to tell everyone else how wrong they are :/ I don't like that look and I don't think 1/43 or 1/48 look undersized. We have different opinions. Easy Peesy

EDIT: And those two models might look different but A) the GW model is on a taller base and B)in person that difference is like.. a mm if that.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 07:25:54


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 MLaw wrote:
Spoiler:
 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 MLaw wrote:
 Kilkrazy wrote:
1/48 works well for aircraft because (1) they are so large and (2) it is the popular modelling scale so there is huge variety available.

1/35 works well IMO because 40K is a game of gigantism, also as mentioned above, 1/48 scale models are too small for GW figures.


I disagree with the exception of power armor. Power armor does look too large but otherwise I don't like the OMFG THAT"S BIG effect. Obviously a few others agree with me or we wouldn't be talking about 1/43, 1/48 and so on. Sure some light tanks in 1/35 look alright but things like a HUMVEE or M1 Abrams do not look right in 1/35 with 40k stuff of any kind IMO.


Modern Vehicles don't fit in the 40K universe if you use WW1/2 vehicles then 1:35 work well in 40K
Bolt action vs stormtrooper

I use these for 40K size is ok (male tank is a little long though)
[spoiler]
[/spoiler]

 MLaw wrote:

Look.. that's your opinion.. cool. I have mine.. I wish people would stop trying to tell everyone else how wrong they are :/ I don't like that look and I don't think 1/43 or 1/48 look undersized. We have different opinions. Easy Peesy

EDIT: And those two models might look different but A) the GW model is on a taller base and B)in person that difference is like.. a mm if that.


Guess what sharing your opinions is what Forums are for, I wish people would not have different opinions than my own How about not taking every opinion that does not agree with you as a personal attack?
You could use Lego tanks if you want, but i would still voice my opinion on it.
So chill, it was just my thoughts on it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 14:14:12


Post by: Alpharius


Here's the deal - it should be fairly obvious that people are in fact posting their opinions when they are...posting here.

No need to continue to comment on that - just like there's no reason to take offense to other people's opinions. Usually.

Opinions differ and all that.

So, moving on now, right?



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 14:29:32


Post by: sing your life


Shame that no kit manufacturer has ever got round to producing the French BDR-G1B yet. It's basically a Leman Russ:



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 14:36:04


Post by: MLaw


 sing your life wrote:
Shame that no kit manufacturer has ever got round to producing the French BDR-G1B yet. It's basically a Leman Russ:



Suggest it to Warlord Games or Empress or one of the other 28mm gaming folks. I'm sure they would at least give it a look. Not sure what era it's from but it's worth a shot


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 14:47:45


Post by: sing your life




In Wargame scale terms 1/35 would translate to about 50mm, though it close enough to 54mm to be relatively interchangeable.


MLaw wrote:
 sing your life wrote:
Shame that no kit manufacturer has ever got round to producing the French BDR-G1B yet. It's basically a Leman Russ:



Suggest it to Warlord Games or Empress or one of the other 28mm gaming folks. I'm sure they would at least give it a look. Not sure what era it's from but it's worth a shot


Warlord and Empress wouldn't be interested in making a WW2 paper tank [that the G1B is]. Most likely you'd see it as a 1/35 kit now WOT has made all these prototype vehicles the new cool thing.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/02 22:52:40


Post by: Wyrmalla


Search for Company B. They make a load of obscure tanks from a load of periods. IIRC they have a suggestions thread over on the Lead Adventure forum on their Conflicts that Came from the Cold board. If your post gains enough traction they may sculpt one up and put out a limited resin run (their latest one was an Israeli Super Sherman/ Isherman).


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/04 16:09:38


Post by: Fenriswulf


As I am looking at using Death Korps of Krieg to potentially play in Warpath (however that turns out), I have picked up a bunch of 1/35 German WWII tanks. The scale is actually quite good on a lot of the smaller sized tanks like the Panzerkampfwagen III and IV series, and the StuG's, allowing a piece which is longer, but also more proportional and in scale than any of the GW tanks. I think they look a hell of a lot better, and are cheaper too.

Thus far I have a Pz.Kpfw.IV Ausf.E "Viorpanzer" superdetailed kit from Dragon, a StuG III Ausf.A (also from Dragon), Flakpanzer IV Wirbelwind, a Self-Propelled Wespe Howitzer, 3.5cm PaK 35/36, 7.5 cm PaK40 and a host of add-on detail kits, weapons kits and extra's to add to them when I put them together. I will be down-scaling some of the Death Korps weapons instead of trying to up-scale the guns on the tanks to make them fit, because I think that looks ridiculous. Heavy stubbers will now be 1/35 MG34's and MG42's most likely, with heavy bolters likely to be the MG42 style guns that Dreamforge Games made for their troopers.

Oh and the best part is I got this lot for less than the price of me buying 2 Leman Russ battle tanks retail from GW. And they look a hell of a lot nicer to me.

I might use 1/35 Sd.Kfz.25 Hanomag Half-tracks as troop carriers, but it all depends on how Warpath turns out. There is a 1/35 scale model of the Sd.Kfz.254 which could quite nicely be used as a stand in for the GW Taurox. If you are wondering how well a kit would stand in for a GW model, go to the wikipedia page about the vehicle and it usually lists the length, width and height of the vehicles in real life. Then use a scale calculator (also found online) to see what dimensions it would likely have at 1/35. If you're in range, you're golden. Mostly you'll get the width and height right for medium WWII style tanks at 1/35, but the length will be longer. At 1/48 they'll be slightly longer, but a lot less wide or high. It's why I prefer 1/35, and also for ease of finding kits to use. Larger heavier tanks such as the German Tiger, King Tiger, Jagdpanther and Panther tanks are better to buy at 1/48 scale if you're looking to use them as Leman Russ replacements.

It's unlikely that Mantic will go for the Superheavy Vehicle route that GW has, but it would be so tempting to buy one of a 1/35 VK 45.02 (P) kit which you can get online for about $45. Madness to buy GW when something that cool is sitting right there at that price.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/07 14:06:46


Post by: TrapdoorResident


Take a look at the Trumpeter kits especially their german experimental or 'paper panzers' reasonable prices and the smaller vehicles really fit in well with 40k


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/09 18:07:59


Post by: Gitkikka


I've been getting 1/35 Hanomags from Tamiya for my Traitor Guard. They're a little longer and more narrow than a Chimera, but seems to work out. Still haven't worked out a turret for them yet (plasticard and bits for the roof, of course). Might go with a remote control turret ala the Kurganets-25.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/07/09 18:16:05


Post by: alfab


How about modern helicopters in 40k? like eurocopter PAH-2 tiger?


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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/08/30 05:07:44


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Spotted this bad boy at a model shop in Delhi yesterday.





Arvado E 555, apparently a concept plane for the Luftwaff to bomb America.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arado_E.555

http://www.amazon.com/Revell-of-Germany-Arado-Ar555/dp/B001KOQIE2

Revell also makes this puppy



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000GX0QNM/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687582&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001KOQIE2&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=1QHGF2SZWTBPBWDVATNW

They're 1/72 but that scale can work for aircraft since GW aircraft are compressed so they'd actually fit on the board.

And you can get both for like,the price of a rhino.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/22 19:27:12


Post by: sing your life


Volks of Japan also does a kit of the latter plane in 1/32 scale with full interior detail:



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/27 06:58:03


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


New 1:35 MRAP if you're looking for a substitute Taurox or want to do moderns.
Probably good for zombie killin' too.



http://www.squadron.com/Panda-Hobby-1-35-Cougar-6x6-JERRV-MRAP-PHM35010-p/phm35010.htm

And a russian armored car also 1/35



http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-35-Russian-NBC-Late-TR05516-p/tr05516.htm



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/27 07:32:00


Post by: Kilkrazy


I like the way that spare javelins are hung on those racks at the back.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/27 07:56:31


Post by: eddieazrael


Not Javelins - that vehicle is for detecting radiation and chemical weapons - those 'javelins' are actually flags that get deployed via an automated system, and are used to mark hazardous areas.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/27 08:02:27


Post by: Ian Sturrock


You say that, but this guy disagrees, if you're playing a Frostgrave / 40k crossover.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/28 03:03:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Or Mad Max.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/29 03:05:33


Post by: the_Armyman


 eddieazrael wrote:
Not Javelins - that vehicle is for detecting radiation and chemical weapons - those 'javelins' are actually flags that get deployed via an automated system, and are used to mark hazardous areas.


Obvious javelins are obvious. Look how they're arranged. A squad disembarks from the back hatch when the primary gun goes empty, and each man takes a javelin as he exits. Modern javelins have depleted uranium tips, making them extremely effective against heavily armored foes like the Assyrians and Thracians.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/29 03:37:44


Post by: Miguelsan


That's the reason the US has so many problems with their armored forces. Not enough javelins to deal with the Assyrians on the Abrams.

M.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/29 05:14:06


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


It's just unbelievable how much new stuff is coming. Squadron has like 20 pages of new releases.

I thought this might be of interest.



http://www.squadron.com/Takom-1-35-Renault-FT-Berliet-Turret-37mm-p/tak1003.htm

It's a very early French tank and to my eyes an inspiration for the Leman Russ.

What's interesting is it is 1/12 scale. Now this is (obviously) a small tank in real life, but leave off the rider and you may have a pretty cool superheavy.

Oh and...


BANG!
http://www.squadron.com/Takom-1-35-Skoda-30-5cm-Siege-Howitzer-TAK2011-p/tak2011.htm



http://www.squadron.com/Takom-1-35-Skoda-42cm-Mod-1917-Heavy-Siege-p/tak2018.htm
BOOM!

And speaking of ridiculous firepower...


http://www.squadron.com/Takom-1-35-WWII-Heavy-Battle-Tank-P1000-p/tak3001.htm
This is 1/144 but seems worth it just to build. Comes with two Maus tanks for scale.

And this armored limo is on sale for $16. 1/35 so a bit big for a car (tanks can look fine at 1/35 but IMHO cars and trucks have too many things that show scale) still someone might be able to do something with it.

http://www.squadron.com/1-35-ICM-Type-G4-W31-WWII-German-Personnel-Car-w-p/icm35532.htm




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One more, a cute truck with a little house on the back.



I'm going to have to build one of these for myself.

http://dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=MIN35183


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/09/29 08:59:35


Post by: prowla


 the_Armyman wrote:
 eddieazrael wrote:
Not Javelins - that vehicle is for detecting radiation and chemical weapons - those 'javelins' are actually flags that get deployed via an automated system, and are used to mark hazardous areas.


Obvious javelins are obvious. Look how they're arranged. A squad disembarks from the back hatch when the primary gun goes empty, and each man takes a javelin as he exits. Modern javelins have depleted uranium tips, making them extremely effective against heavily armored foes like the Assyrians and Thracians.


Hmm. Apparently each flag, err, javelin is dispensed by a small electrically fired cartridge.. And they fold on top for transport.. so basically it's a gunpowder-operated multiple javelin thrower?



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/23 09:14:30


Post by: reds8n


Not historical as such but ...


https://www.safariltd.com/products/view/dragons-desert-dragon-figurines-10128




would make a great alien critter of some sort.

Some of the rest of the range -- not all by any means, can't see the gnome or the fairy pony etc etc being much use -- might be handy for things.

https://www.safariltd.com/category/fantasy?page=2
.. cheap monsters for Age of Sigmar or something anyway eh ?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/23 09:15:55


Post by: Kilkrazy


That ought to go into the SF and Gundam Kits for 40K thread.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/23 09:43:40


Post by: Vermis




Looks a lot like the descriptions and sketches of catachan devils!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/23 16:13:02


Post by: MLaw


I agree that the Safari fantasy range is more for the other thread, I will point out that anyone who has not seen them in person, the dragons and giants and stuff are fine, but the people are all massive. If you want them to paint up as statues, they're great, but for 28-32mm gaming they are entirely too big.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/23 16:33:30


Post by: Ketara


Not bad at all.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/24 20:05:13


Post by: kestral


Having done a 1/35 russian truck because I really like the style, I can say that unfortunately, unlike 1/35 armored cars, it is tough to get it to look right. Probably better to think of it as a 40K Semi than an every day truck.





I like the renault a great deal, though I fear the tracks would be crazy large in 1/16. I think the limo could do OK if it was lowered a bit. Its usually the height that gives 1/35 trouble.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 01:06:09


Post by: kestral


The best historical Armored Limo IMHO is the Hispano Suza armored car, available in 28mm now...

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=717



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 01:44:05


Post by: MLaw


If you want a rickety old truck, I have 2 of these. I bought them for Ork conversions a long while back. (Edit: I'm not advertising mine for sale, just endorsing this kit as being usable)



The size is good. The detail is kinda decent but don't expect miracles, the kit is super old. It's one of those kits that's been released and re-released time and again so you'll see it in a number of different packaging. One of the ones I bought was in a clear plastic bag like the 2 for $1 candy bags from a gas station.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 03:47:50


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 kestral wrote:
The best historical Armored Limo IMHO is the Hispano Suza armored car, available in 28mm now...

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=717



Oh that is very nice.

Now I need to find it in the US.




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Well that didn't take me long...

http://www.megahobby.com/156hispanosuizamc36armoredtruck1resin.aspx

$38


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Oh hey, $26

http://www.scalecreep.com/catalog/product_info.php?products_id=66996


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 04:29:26


Post by: Ernster


lots of uses for the Hispano Suiza.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 05:18:32


Post by: Jehan-reznor


For those that want some tanks for their Imperial Guard

Japanese Company Fine Mold have released world of tanks Japanese tanks
http://www.finemolds.co.jp/net-WoT/WoT-itiran.html

Tier IV Medium Tank Type 1 Chi-He


Tier VI Medium Tank Type 4 Chi-To


Tier VII Medium Tank Type 5 Chi-Ri


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/26 06:37:55


Post by: BrookM


 MLaw wrote:
If you want a rickety old truck, I have 2 of these. I bought them for Ork conversions a long while back. (Edit: I'm not advertising mine for sale, just endorsing this kit as being usable)



The size is good. The detail is kinda decent but don't expect miracles, the kit is super old. It's one of those kits that's been released and re-released time and again so you'll see it in a number of different packaging. One of the ones I bought was in a clear plastic bag like the 2 for $1 candy bags from a gas station.
Long OOP at this point, however there is a small chance Airfix may return it to limited production with one of their Kit-starters.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/10/28 09:22:01


Post by: Ketara


 kestral wrote:
The best historical Armored Limo IMHO is the Hispano Suza armored car, available in 28mm now...

http://theplasticsoldiercompany.co.uk/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=717



That is very 40K.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/10 22:15:51


Post by: Kilkrazy


Bit of an odd one this...

https://www.hlj.com/product/pitpd47



Pit Road make specialist WW2 naval models, at least that's how I am familiar with them.

The Girls Und Panzer series features Japanese schoolgirls fighting a kind of simulation battles with replica historical tanks.

This kit is one is a new series from Pit Road depicting a tank from the anime. You will see it is somewhat Super Deformed, therefore resembling a 40K vehicle more than a genuine scale historical kit would.

The scale isn't given but there are various 1/35th scale Girls Und Panzer girl figures available, so maybe it will be compatible?

One to keep an eye on, anyway!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 01:51:24


Post by: aka_mythos


 Kilkrazy wrote:
Bit of an odd one this...

https://www.hlj.com/product/pitpd47



Pit Road make specialist WW2 naval models, at least that's how I am familiar with them.

The Girls Und Panzer series features Japanese schoolgirls fighting a kind of simulation battles with replica historical tanks.

This kit is one is a new series from Pit Road depicting a tank from the anime. You will see it is somewhat Super Deformed, therefore resembling a 40K vehicle more than a genuine scale historical kit would.

The scale isn't given but there are various 1/35th scale Girls Und Panzer girl figures available, so maybe it will be compatible?

One to keep an eye on, anyway!
Any idea if they ever made a Renault Char B1 in this series? -I've seen one in the art for the anime.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 02:32:27


Post by: kestral


The shortening is definitely good for 40K.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 03:36:18


Post by: judgedoug


whew, that's one ugly panzer iv...


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 03:51:01


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 judgedoug wrote:
whew, that's one ugly panzer iv...


It will look better with an underage school draped across it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 06:22:39


Post by: Miguelsan


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 judgedoug wrote:
whew, that's one ugly panzer iv...


It will look better with an underage school draped across it.

How do you now when a school is underage? And more important do you have a tutorial of how to mold schools across my tanks, seems like a cool thing to do to get autocover tho people might claim it's modelling for advantage.

M.

BTW, the school is modelled with our without pupils?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 08:48:01


Post by: Kilkrazy


Once again, HLJ comes to your rescue.

Tomy do a range of underage schools in 1/150 (N) scale, ideal for draping across your Super-Deformed Panzer IV.

http://hlj.com/product/TMT24320/Rld

@aka_mythos, I picked this kit because I liked the picture, but Pit Road are doing some other tanks from the series. There are two up for pre-order, with release in Feb 2016. If they do well, then perhaps a Char Bis will be released.

Several companies are doing Girls Und Panzer tanks in 1/35 scale, but these are all accurate historical kits with a new box and decals.

If you are into the Girls Und Panzer, there are also some kits of the various teams in 1/35 scale, to add to your tanks.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/11 09:02:29


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Y'know I think that link should get a NSFW tag.

Plus I'm worried about Dakka showing up in google search for underage schools


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/23 08:04:38


Post by: Kilkrazy


Here are some kits I spotted on my regular fly-by reconnaissance of Hobby Link Japan. They are not all new, but I haven't seen them mentioned before, and I think they have potential applications in 40K and other 28mm SF games.


First up, a modern Merkava tank with mine-clearing rollers. These would make great Deff Rolla wheels for Orky vehicles. The tank itself is a very modern looking vehicle and I can easily imagine it converted to an anti-grav vehicle by replacing the wheels with some kind of suspensor pods or lifting vents.



http://hlj.com/product/MENTS-005/Mil

Next is an armoured military bulldozer. The potential applications for this are obvious!



http://hlj.com/product/menss-010/Mil

FInally, also from Meng, here is a fun snap-fit kit with 40K style Super Deformed proportions. Very cheap and can be deployed quickly being moulded in two colours of plastic and supplied with digital camouflage stickers. It'snon-scale for obvious reasons but the box dimensions tell us the hull will be about the right size for 40K.

For some reason the image URL can't be got from the site.

http://hlj.com/product/MENMVE-001/Mil


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/28 04:40:44


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


OMG that Meng kit is soooooo kawaiiiiii!

Now it just needs some cute little college students and Buddhist monks to have fleeing in front of it!






New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2015/12/28 08:22:46


Post by: Wyrmalla


I see a resemblance of sorts...



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/10 17:57:40


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Speaking of WWII landing ships in Space...



http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000ST0P76/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687522&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B000XQ2KDQ&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=0K7VVTPNK5TMM1E2HJE1

I wonder if this could be the base for an Imperial shuttle or even a Wolf Fang or whatever they;re called. For $15 it seems it might be worth finding out.

I should pick up one of those Wolf Fang Talon Storm things one of these days, it almost looks like a usable model.






New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/12 14:06:07


Post by: Kilkrazy


I love heavy artillery. The thing is that 40K model weapons are so oversized that a realistic scale gun barrel doesn't look that impressive. The carriage ought to be good.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/12 14:09:25


Post by: kodos


1/35 15mm gun barrels are the same size as basilisk barrels


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/12 14:23:31


Post by: Kilkrazy


That would be OK, then.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/18 14:43:32


Post by: sing your life


Woot! Hobbyboss is granting all our modelling wishes!



The Vickers medium mark 1 (upcoming in February). Tell me this tank wouldn't make one of the most badass Leman Russ or Ork tank proxies in existance.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/18 20:05:41


Post by: Kilkrazy


It's a pretty small tank IRL, woudl the kit be large enough for a Leman Russ?

Here's a new kit from Panda Hobby. It's not on release yet, but definitely something to keep an eye out for to make a weirdo armoured car.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/18 20:48:37


Post by: kodos


an 1/35 IS-3 has the size of a BaneBlade, so a smaller 1/35 tank can fit for a Russ


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/19 01:43:21


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 kodos wrote:
an 1/35 IS-3 has the size of a BaneBlade, so a smaller 1/35 tank can fit for a Russ


I use the 1:35 Char B1 bis as leman russ that is about the right size

Spoiler:


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/19 07:58:08


Post by: Kid_Kyoto




First off I am completely in love with this model.

Secondly, some grade A vintage cold war bang-bang.

These came up in a thread on Dust a while back but are worth sharing here.





http://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Cannon-Anniversary-Renwal-Revell/dp/B00BJMI4OM/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1453189962&sr=8-1&keywords=atomic+cannon

How have I lived this long without an Atomic Cannon in my life?





http://www.amazon.com/Revell-32-Teracruzer-Missile/dp/B007JQ8II4/ref=pd_sim_21_3?ie=UTF8&dpID=51EFHkiLLbL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1ADV7PT0VYEBXQA478E4

Honestly I just love that truck. I could see myself throwing out the missile and just covering that funky truck in cargo crates and stowage.




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And while on the subject



http://www.amazon.com/REVELL-857823-32-Ontos-Renwal/dp/B00NE0DSDO/ref=sr_1_11?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1453190846&sr=1-11&keywords=renwal

Alternate Wyvern/Hydra?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/19 08:59:06


Post by: sing your life


 Kilkrazy wrote:
It's a pretty small tank IRL, woudl the kit be large enough for a Leman Russ?



I did the calculations and the tank scales to just about "6"x"3"x"3" in 1/35, which puts it at roughly the same dimensions (albeit 1/3 longer) as the "4.5"x"3"x"3" GW model for the Leman Russ.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/20 20:59:59


Post by: shrike6


I use Merkavas to VDR heavy tanks for my Astra Militarum army, along with Bradleys for IFVs to replace Chimeras. Tiger Model has just released some really good Panhard VBL models I'm going to use. I prefer 1/35 scale for my guys rather than 1/48. Academy, Tamiya, and now Tiger Model are my preferred brands, as they hit the trifecta of detail, availability and affordability.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/01/20 23:54:59


Post by: generalchaos34




I used the long tom to make some earthshakers and it worked very well! All I had to do was chop down the barrel slightly, build a blast shield, and put some armor on those wheels and it was a super easy and fun conversion! If I find a picture I will post it for you guys.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 06:37:18


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Not really a 'kit' but a toy.

http://www.amazon.com/1947-Ford-Fire-Department-Truck/dp/B004NPEGOO/ref=sr_1_4?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1454393784&sr=1-4&keywords=jada+1947

A 1947 Ford flat bed by a company called Jada. 1:27 scale.

Check out that overbite!





There's a couple of versions on Amazon for anywhere from $15-$60 plus shipping. The scale is completely wrong of course, but it's so, so pretty.

I can see it as an Ork battlewagon, an IG tank carrier, a wastelands truck etc. The main thing would be to cover or obscure the doors since nothing else really give it a sense of scale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 07:31:34


Post by: Jehan-reznor


Makes a good genestealer cult cruiser


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 08:20:55


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
Makes a good genestealer cult cruiser


Or tank transporter, or build a little house on it for a mobile command center, or add a gun for mobile artillery, or sides for a troop truck/gun truck, yeah I see a lot of uses.

And apparently that's what they really looked like. Things just had style back then.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 11:08:45


Post by: CURNOW


Um no. Thats a 60s hot rod conversion the cab has been chopped and lowered and its got a body kit on . Cool model tho


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 12:12:34


Post by: MattofWar


Everyone who thinks 40s trucks are awesome should google "Ford COE flatbed" and see the variety of "cab over engine" trucks they made in the 40s and early 50s.

Spoiler:











There's quite the variety. Though the last one is my favorite. Love the round grill.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 12:25:57


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I actually did, that's why I thought this was a real truck design. Love me some 40s cars.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 13:51:02


Post by: MadCowCrazy


 Kilkrazy wrote:
Bit of an odd one this...

https://www.hlj.com/product/pitpd47



Pit Road make specialist WW2 naval models, at least that's how I am familiar with them.

The Girls Und Panzer series features Japanese schoolgirls fighting a kind of simulation battles with replica historical tanks.

This kit is one is a new series from Pit Road depicting a tank from the anime. You will see it is somewhat Super Deformed, therefore resembling a 40K vehicle more than a genuine scale historical kit would.

The scale isn't given but there are various 1/35th scale Girls Und Panzer girl figures available, so maybe it will be compatible?

One to keep an eye on, anyway!



I bought this one and got it last week. I built it last Friday but was a bit disappointed with it. It isn't tall enough to replace a Leman Russ as I bought it as.
Kit itself is pretty basic, it's pretty much push fit though I did glue it and glue is recommended for some of the detailing parts like the cupola and escape hatches.
Interesting thing is you're not suppose to glue the track engine wheel or back wheel, what this means is the track actually rotates but as the rubber track is such a tight fit regardless you will break the plastic pin between the wheel and the chassi if you'd try to roll it on a table or something.

I also bought and got PLAMAX MF-01: minimum factory Nene



I've been gathering some different kits for possible 40K replacements but nothing has quite fit perfectly except for the 1/35 Japanese LAV from Tamiya which is pretty much identical to a Rhino in hight, length and width. Thinking of using the ones I got as replacement Immolators for my Sisters of Battle.



I'm going to start a replacement vehicle/model list where I show comparison pictures of kits vs GW kits as I've been unable to find a comprehensive list.
Not sure how I will finance it yet though as it could get very expensive fast, demo products, free models, donations of models or money for kits. Send me a kit, I'll build it, take all the pics I need and send it back to you. Whatever it takes to get it done, this is my next project unless I get hired by GW as a rules writer which I'm applying for this week (writing my resume right now). I doubt I'll get hired though as this seems like another fake advertisement like the CEO one was (under law they have to advertise the position even if they are giving it to someone internally. The only requirement to apply is a letter, just like the CEO job advertisement.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 15:20:04


Post by: MattofWar


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
I actually did, that's why I thought this was a real truck design. Love me some 40s cars.


It's really close. I know people have put in customer small front windows on some of their COE trucks to make them look like that.

Also, sorry about the "you should" wording. I meant more like "Cab over Engine trucks are awesome and every should google it"


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/02 16:32:40


Post by: sing your life


Anyone read Trumpeter and Hobbyboss's new catalogues for the 2016-2017 period yet?

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/12/trumpeter-catalogue-2016-2017-lets-see.html

http://www.themodellingnews.com/2015/12/now-its-turn-of-hobbyboss-new-item.html

There's some very nice stuff upcoming in them. In particular lot of the inter-war tanks the latter are doing would fit in well with the imperial aesthetic.

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Not really a 'kit' but a toy.

http://www.amazon.com/1947-Ford-Fire-Department-Truck/dp/B004NPEGOO/ref=sr_1_4?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1454393784&sr=1-4&keywords=jada+1947

A 1947 Ford flat bed by a company called Jada. 1:27 scale.

Check out that overbite!





That is one happy Kawaii looking truck


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/04 14:23:40


Post by: Alpharius


Dirt...Diggler?

Heh?


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/04 15:53:27


Post by: usernamesareannoying


 Alpharius wrote:
Dirt...Diggler?

Heh?

It's a play on dirk diggler from boogie nights.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/04 17:51:42


Post by: Eilif


Forgive me for not reading every page, but just in case it hasn't been mentioned, the 1/48 KV1 Kits that are made by Hobbyboss and Kitech (probably the same kit) are great Leman Russ proxies with almost the exact same footprint and a nice place in the front to put a hull mounted weapon. Even better they can usually be found from ebay sellers for about $15-20 shipped.

Not the most detailed scale model, but you don't want alot of breakable detail on a game model and it's at least as detailed as a GW model.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 00:42:48


Post by: sing your life


 Eilif wrote:
Forgive me for not reading every page, but just in case it hasn't been mentioned, the 1/48 KV1 Kits that are made by Hobbyboss and Kitech


I think you mean "Hobbyboss and Tamiya". Don't know of Ki-tech ever doing a kit of the tank in that scale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 01:07:32


Post by: MattofWar


Academy makes some really cheap 1/48 kits. Here are some a Dakka Poster converted up:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/485333.page#6261584


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 02:09:11


Post by: sing your life


 MattofWar wrote:
Academy makes some really cheap 1/48 kits. Here are some a Dakka Poster converted up:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/30/485333.page#6261584


Those are not Academy 1/48. The KV-2 and T34 are 1/48 but are by either Tamiya or HB, whilst the tank in the bottom picture is a 1/35 model.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 02:42:41


Post by: MattofWar


I wasn't the guy who built and painted them. He seems to think he bought himself some Academy kits. maybe he was mistaken. Given that he mentions the tracks being a pain, you're probably right. The Academy kits I've seen have very simple tracks.

*shrugs*


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 04:16:56


Post by: sing your life


Except you clearly agreed with him, as you also said they were Academy 1/48 kits, so I kindly pointed out to you they were were not.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 14:29:20


Post by: MattofWar


 sing your life wrote:
Except you clearly agreed with him, as you also said they were Academy 1/48 kits, so I kindly pointed out to you they were were not.


I thought it was reasonable to take the word of the guy who built and painted the kit to correctly identify the maker. He was wrong and I passed along his account because hey, pretty pictures. I've already said that you're probably right given what he said about the tracks. If that's not good enough for you, I think you might be overly attached to being correct on the internet.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 14:42:13


Post by: Sammoth


How about this. LOL I have always wanted to build one. Just nowhere to put it.



This is it's scale





New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/05 17:29:44


Post by: MLaw


This isn't exactly a model kit (or particularly new) but I was eyeballing this thing.


http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0090TPNFY/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_S_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=3SX7KW4MV5K0G&coliid=I1FM8T8FEWIQS5

Yes.. those are ladders on it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/09 11:36:15


Post by: Kilkrazy


I love those giant mining vehicles.

Here is a new kit with possibilities:

Japanese GSDF Type 60 self-propelled anti-tank gun, in 1/35th scale.



http://hlj.com/product/fnmfm-45
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Type_60_Self-propelled_106_mm_Recoilless_Gun

As you can see, it's a very small vehicle, somewhat similar to the US Ontos. The interesting things are the assymetrical layout, the elevating gun assembly with elevating commander cupola, and twin guns.




New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/02/26 04:40:45


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Here's another oddity, an interwar amphibious tank with Chinese Republican markings.





http://www.dragonusaonline.com/item_detail.aspx?ItemCode=RCHCV35002

Some background.

http://www.cybermodeler.com/hobby/kits/cam/kit_cam_35001.shtml

I like the off-center round turret and of course the tons of rivets.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/10 10:04:14


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some more retro-future tech if interested. 1:25 but easy to fudge the scale.

http://www.amazon.com/Mpc-MPC787-Daytona-Transport-Truck/dp/B0090TO2W4





It would be about 12" long. I can see covered with bags and barrels with a turret or two for security. Or leave the top off and have a troop truck for a full platoon.






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Similar kit, 1:24 but I can see a nice Ork battlewagon in there.



7" long.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0083VE12Q/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_p=1944687582&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe-1&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B00BXP3RAG&pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_r=034AT64P61QVWQAR1ZPZ


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/10 15:02:26


Post by: Theophony




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Genestealer cult limo, just smoke the glass


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/10 16:02:02


Post by: Vermis


I'm torn between these two for a GSC limo:





http://www.minairons.eu/en/

But I think the curved, segmented look of the Hispano Suiza edges ahead.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/10 16:12:58


Post by: Eilif


 Vermis wrote:
I'm torn between these two for a GSC limo:


But I think the curved, segmented look of the Hispano Suiza edges ahead.

That Suiza is beautiful. Looks like something from a Miyazaki anime (would look good along the Akuyaku Go 1 tank). I like it better than the uber-filigreed resin 40k limos we've been seeing produced recently. At $25 bucks it seems like a bargain also.

Kid_Kyoto wrote:Some more retro-future tech if interested. 1:25 but easy to fudge the scale.


It would be about 12" long. I can see covered with bags and barrels with a turret or two for security. Or leave the top off and have a troop truck for a full platoon.

Seems pretty darn huge to me, but I could definitely use it. Painting the canopies as solid, adding some hatches and sci-fi bits on there, and possibly modding the wheels and it could be a possible affordable ($25 vs 80+) replacement for the Votoms AT transporter.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/10 16:14:12


Post by: kestral


That would be a great centerpiece for a high tech world...


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Hispano souza all the way.


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ARmored cars look odd because the engines are so large compared to the interior volume they don't look like transports as much. The HS is not huge, but I'm not a fan of gigantic vehicles on the tabletop anyway.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 03:55:27


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Oh my land, I think I found a perfect IG troop truck.



S'cool bus, a 70s kit recently released.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00BXP3RAG?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=ox_sc_sfl_title_1&smid=A1NC2PUIMBHRWX

Again 1:24 scale but easy to fudge and only $22.

It's nice and blocky but with some charm, tiny slit windows for that military look, superfulous pipes just because one and...



It's a funny car too!


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Not to quote myself but I had a thought, paint the clear parts, add soem Valk engines and stubby wings, put thrusters in the wheel wells and you would have a nice upscaled Arvis lighter. Could probably hold 2 Rhinos or Chimeras.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 17:18:22


Post by: Kilkrazy


The scale is 1/72 which may be on the small side for Frostgrave and so on if you are playing with 28mm figures.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 17:46:02


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


They're only 1:72 so far too small for 28mm gaming,

but I guess they might work for smallerscales


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 17:55:03


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


I don't know if anyone mentioned it but those kits are 1:72, which is a bit small for 28mm.

However they might be OK if you're using smaller scale models.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 18:19:13


Post by: TheWaspinator


I am getting the impression that they might be too small.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 20:56:53


Post by: MLaw


1:72 tends to be for 20mm games.. which there are some I've seen but I'm drawing a blank. 15mm fantasy "might" get away with using it.. maybe..


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/11 23:39:39


Post by: Mathieu Raymond


Nah, I think they're just too small.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/12 07:06:12


Post by: Miguelsan



Lately everytime I go to Volks I have to leave that box on the self, so cool.

M.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/12 08:34:34


Post by: Kilkrazy


Tamiy's 1/48 scale line up is getting really good.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/12 18:02:56


Post by: DaHedd




Oh that's perfect. I've been scouring the web for a 1/48th armoured car like that. I'll take a few please. I used to have a converted 'Centaur' armoured car using the plans from the old Citadel Journal, no idea where it's gone (married, kids & moved house twice) That wagon is obviously what the guy in the CJ was trying to copy.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/12 18:25:44


Post by: MadCowCrazy


21st Century Toys has a line of diecast 1/48 scale tanks. Anyone know if these would be proper size for 40K?
You can get them for as little as $5-8 +postage on ebay though the selection isn't that big, I've only seen 2 Marder III version and the German 38t.
They also have a Hetzer in 1/32 scale but that one was more expensive.




I am thinking about using Marder III models for my IG as Basilisks and Medusas but not sure if 1/35 or 1/48 has best scale.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/12 20:25:14


Post by: CURNOW


Careful with them as they aren't all the same scale but rather sized to fit in the box .some are nearer 1:72 and some are 1:50ish . Look for corgi legends range they are all 1:50 and cheap tho all undersized for 40k but perfect for bolt action and chain of command


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/13 10:03:38


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some more whimsical hot rods from the 60s and 70s that might be good for Orks, Inquisition, cultists or just to build.

They're all 1:24 so serious conversion would be required.
Spoiler:



http://www.amazon.com/Barris-Kustom-Raiders-Coach-Model/dp/B0006N72AW/ref=pd_sim_21_14?ie=UTF8&dpID=51iQBGLYoJL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0BJ9AZJJTGS51VDJ89DR



http://www.amazon.com/Monogram-Paddy-Wagon-Plastic-Figures/dp/B00DVNFOX6/ref=pd_sim_21_13?ie=UTF8&dpID=519xGJHawrL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=1DED6ZN6FYGZKCZK1NHH



http://www.amazon.com/Monogram-Garbage-Truck-Plastic-Model/dp/B00IO6FXWM/ref=pd_sim_21_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51Uz7MuCakL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0A5WZKNPCXHM54T122S4



http://www.amazon.com/Daniels-Circus-Wagon-1-24-Revell/dp/B0032H04DG/ref=pd_rhf_dp_s_cp_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=41RKmIdQ8LL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_SL500_SR135%2C135_&refRID=0KSZJP3MYQTB7AD0AQRN



http://www.amazon.com/BARRIS-BUGGY-Nostalgic-Skill-Plastic/dp/B0042QZ8XC/ref=sr_1_6?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1457862872&sr=1-6&keywords=amt+nostalgic



http://www.amazon.com/Revell-Monogram-Boot-Hill-Express/dp/B0083VE1H6/ref=pd_sim_21_34?ie=UTF8&dpID=41VFcHj0T9L&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0BJ9AZJJTGS51VDJ89DR



http://www.amazon.com/AMT-Datasouth-AMT647-12-Munsters/dp/B00BGYRBXI/ref=pd_sim_21_2?ie=UTF8&dpID=51hMHXdj%2BIL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0P6N9BW0DGCENB8GYY25



http://www.amazon.com/MPC-MPC763-Dark-Shadows-Vampire-Van/dp/B004BYV0WS/ref=pd_sim_21_10?ie=UTF8&dpID=61xp%2BEUw8lL&dpSrc=sims&preST=_AC_UL160_SR160%2C160_&refRID=0P6N9BW0DGCENB8GYY25


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/13 22:41:19


Post by: Eilif





Very interesting. At 1/72 (aprox 20mm) they would probably be too small for 28mm. However if the main gate is big enough, the crenelations are tall enough and you can modfiy the doors and hatches, there might be some promise. Here's a guy that used a 1/72 zvezda castle for 28mm.
http://rebelbarracks.blogspot.com/2015/04/castle-for-lion-rampant.html

Someone should start a 28mm compatible castle thread. There's a fair number of toys, kits and models that might have use.

EDIT:
Here.s a pic of someone who has modded a miniarts castle for 28mm.
http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6227/6297637495_fd3e4432ec_b.jpg


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/28 04:38:33


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


More cold war retrotech



http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/lnd71426.htm

Super cheap too. Imperial Lightning maybe? 1/48 scale.

And an oddball Nazi jet



2 for $17, 1/72 scale. Maybe some ork thing?

http://www.autoworldstore.com/product_p/lnd70519.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/28 06:50:35


Post by: Kilkrazy


I can imagine the Komet as a tiny one-Ork infiltration vehicle or something. It's a very small airplane IRL. You would have to cut back the upper fuselage and have the Ork pilot sit between the wings.

For extra komedy value, perhaps the Ork could 'wear' the jet like an ostrich costume.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/28 13:34:18


Post by: AllSeeingSkink


Any 1/72 WW2 fighter is going to look too small for 40k. You might fit a snotling in a 1/72 cockpit, that's about it.

A 1/72 Komet should have a wingspan of about 130mm.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/29 03:52:23


Post by: cuda1179


A while back I found a 1/48 scale Komet in the local model shop. I bought it, assembled it, and it still looks tiny for 40K. I was planning on trimming the wings and making it into an Ork grot suicide rocket thing.

Even in 1/48 scale it is only 5 inches long and 7 inches wide.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/29 04:22:27


Post by: MLaw


 CURNOW wrote:
Careful with them as they aren't all the same scale but rather sized to fit in the box .some are nearer 1:72 and some are 1:50ish . Look for corgi legends range they are all 1:50 and cheap tho all undersized for 40k but perfect for bolt action and chain of command


This concept is true for a lot of things. I just did a road trip and it turns out, souvenir shops tend to stock "1/43" diecast cars. I bought up some here and there to add to my collection of those and it would seem that they tend to be scaled more to a box or specific length (seems to be 5" typically). For trucks this ends up making them 1/50 or so because they're long vehicles.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/03/29 05:11:50


Post by: AllSeeingSkink


 cuda1179 wrote:
A while back I found a 1/48 scale Komet in the local model shop. I bought it, assembled it, and it still looks tiny for 40K. I was planning on trimming the wings and making it into an Ork grot suicide rocket thing.

Even in 1/48 scale it is only 5 inches long and 7 inches wide.
The problem is the hero scaling of 40k. I am working on a 1/32 Spitfire at the moment and the pilot is taller than an IG guardsman, but the guardsman is MUCH bulkier. But a 1/32 Spitfire is huge for 40k (350mm wingspan compared to ~270mm for a Dakkajet and around 280mm for an IG Thunderbolt).

I have seen aircraft conversions for Orks that uses (from memory) 1/48 kits and widens the fuselage to fit an Ork in. An ugly strip of metal running down the centre of the aircraft looks totally natural to an Ork.

http://apocalypse40k.com/index.php?/topic/940-entire-ork-fighta-bomma-skwadron-wip/


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/22 05:57:25


Post by: BrookM


I have a 1:48 scale Scud launcher from Arii that may be a better choice for alternate Deathwind missile launchers, though I think the kits are OOP these days.



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/22 08:44:42


Post by: Wyrmalla


 BrookM wrote:
I have a 1:48 scale Scud launcher from Arii that may be a better choice for alternate Deathwind missile launchers, though I think the kits are OOP these days.



Huh, my friend bought two of that kit at a toys fair a few weeks ago...

Um, he has a bit of a scud collection for Cold War gone hot games.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/24 05:07:36


Post by: BrookM


I used mine for 7TV scenarios, nothing like a good old sabotage mission.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/27 06:26:49


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


The Honourable Lead Boiler Suit Company has some new modern and interwar resin, including some of the resin formerly sold by Copplestone.

http://www.hlbs.co.uk/index.php



















Prices are around 25~30 UKP.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/27 19:47:26


Post by: Kilkrazy


Scud missile launcher in 1/48 is pretty unusual. I think there are some 1/35 kits around

That heavy howitzer is very nice!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/27 20:25:28


Post by: BrookM


At 1:48 scale, while rarer, it does make for an easier to field model, as it's still a big melon-fether, I think at least two to three times as long as a Rhino or Chimera. I'll have dig mine out again one of these days.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/28 01:25:13


Post by: Jehan-reznor


 BrookM wrote:
At 1:48 scale, while rarer, it does make for an easier to field model, as it's still a big melon-fether, I think at least two to three times as long as a Rhino or Chimera. I'll have dig mine out again one of these days.


I don't know my Bolt action opponents may scoff when i put a scud missile launcher on the table


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/28 06:31:34


Post by: BrookM


 Jehan-reznor wrote:
 BrookM wrote:
At 1:48 scale, while rarer, it does make for an easier to field model, as it's still a big melon-fether, I think at least two to three times as long as a Rhino or Chimera. I'll have dig mine out again one of these days.


I don't know my Bolt action opponents may scoff when i put a scud missile launcher on the table
They whine about everything if given half a chance ("Oooh-errrrr, I see you went with a lighter shade of dark yellow while during that month of the war they didn't have the right pigments and as such panzer painted then were of a slightly darker shade of dark yellow. Tsk!"), though if you're such a spaz to bring wrong era equipment to the table, you deserve it.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/28 21:29:40


Post by: Vulcan


I would think a theater ballistic missile like the Scud wouldn't be able to target anything on the table it was actually on...

Maybe two or three tables over, but not THIS table.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/29 03:08:31


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Vulcan wrote:
I would think a theater ballistic missile like the Scud wouldn't be able to target anything on the table it was actually on...

Maybe two or three tables over, but not THIS table.


Ssssh don't tell GW.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/04/29 05:22:15


Post by: BrookM


It would make for an excellent objective to fight over or use in scenarios centred around small behind enemy lines raids.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/05/01 02:00:48


Post by: kestral


That Kustom Raider Coach is really tempting - unfortunately I think the scale is too much of an issue. It would be something like 9-11" long. It's really tempting though, at only $15. Add some turrets, more skulls, etc. and Cardinal Kolikov gets to ride in style! I might try to copy the design.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/05/01 16:31:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 kestral wrote:
That Kustom Raider Coach is really tempting - unfortunately I think the scale is too much of an issue. It would be something like 9-11" long. It's really tempting though, at only $15. Add some turrets, more skulls, etc. and Cardinal Kolikov gets to ride in style! I might try to copy the design.


Maybe the Munsters or Dark Shadows car, they're a bit more self-contained.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/05/01 23:21:19


Post by: Phydox


Great ideas for alternative models


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/05/02 01:18:41


Post by: Lockark


 Vulcan wrote:
I would think a theater ballistic missile like the Scud wouldn't be able to target anything on the table it was actually on...

Maybe two or three tables over, but not THIS table.


They shoot it off backwords so it can go around the world once before hitting the target.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/06/27 11:46:03


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Some new stuff I spotted:

A suitably massive command car for $75



http://www.squadron.com/AFV-Club-1-35-Rommels-Mammoth-DAK-AEC-Armored-p/ac35235.htm

WWI French tank for $70



http://www.squadron.com/Takom-1-35-St-Chamond-French-Heavy-Tank-Early-p/tak2002.htm

Red Chinese sub that can easily be some kind of skimmer or lander for $20 (1/72 scale, may be too small)



http://www.squadron.com/Trumpeter-1-72-Chinese-Jiaolong-Manned-Submersible-p/tr07303.htm

Soviet interwar armored car for $41



http://www.squadron.com/product-p/hy83882.htm

WWII German half track fior $45



http://www.squadron.com/AFV-Club-1-35-Leichte-Zugkraftwagen-3t-Sd-Kfz-11-p/ac35047.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/08/31 07:04:12


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Did someone ask for a bigger gun?

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=2865&l=en

Trumpeter is doing a 1/35 Russian coastal defense gun for $90.



Some Facebook posts

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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/09/08 08:07:13


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


From Trumpeter/Hobbyboss upcoming releases.

HobbyBoss 2016, September Release Preview: 81756 1/48 Russian Su-34 Fullback Fighter-Bomber, 80145 1/35 German Panzer 1Ausf A Sd.Kfz.101(Early/Late Version), 80146 1/35 Munitionsschlepper auf Panzerkampfwagen I Ausf A with Ammo Trailer, 83875 1/35 Soviet SU-18 SPH, 82920 1/72 M4 High Speed Tractor(3-in./90mm, 82921 1/72 M4 High Speed Tractor (155mm/8-in./240mm)....FULLBACK IN 1/48 IS COMING!!!!


http://www.facebook.com/TrumpeterModel/


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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/09/08 14:27:00


Post by: Eilif


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Did someone ask for a bigger gun?

http://www.trumpeter-china.com/index.php?g=home&m=product&a=show&id=2865&l=en

Trumpeter is doing a 1/35 Russian coastal defense gun for $90.

Spoiler:


Some Facebook posts


This may sound wierd, but I almost say the gun is seondary. That just looks like the amazing start to a Squat Land Train or similar huge imperial vehicle. A bit of rescaling of hatches and some walkways and you're there!


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/09/13 10:04:20


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


 Eilif wrote:


This may sound wierd, but I almost say the gun is seondary. That just looks like the amazing start to a Squat Land Train or similar huge imperial vehicle. A bit of rescaling of hatches and some walkways and you're there!


Did you see these?



https://www.amazon.com/Atomic-Cannon-Anniversary-Renwal-Revell/dp/B00BJMI4OM/ref=pd_sim_sbs_21_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=H4A7FDWZSFKS81XD3AZ4



https://www.amazon.com/Revell-32-Teracruzer-Missile/dp/B007JQ8II4/ref=pd_sim_21_1?ie=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=B3HWG07XP6D8YR869P1E

Leave off the rocket and the funky wheels on the Mace Missile make it a good candidate for some kind of large cargo hauler.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/09/20 15:34:58


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


More upcoming from Trumpeter/Hobby Boss


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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/10/25 17:48:59


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Coming from Takom.

1/35 scale.

It's big.

It's bad.

It's German.




New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/10/28 09:27:42


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Someone sent me an ork battlewagon made from a HEMTT truck.

http://www.hobbylinc.com/italeri-m985-hemtt-gun-truck-plastic-model-military-vehicle-kit-1:35-scale-556510



1/35 scale, $40 or y'know, $10 less than a Taurox.

Another good truck/tractor


Trumpeter 1/35 Russian Voroshilovets Tractor
http://www.squadron.com/1-35-Trumpeter-Russian-Voroshilovets-Tractor-p/tr01573.htm


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/09 21:28:24


Post by: cuda1179


https://ttfix.blogspot.co.nz/2016/12/empress-miniatures-submarine-previews.html#comment-form

Some 28 mm WWII subs that would look nice as either terrain, or (like I might do) serve as the basis for a small 40k space ship. Apparently the word from the company is that when these become available they will be "amazingly cheap".


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/09 21:53:33


Post by: MLaw


Empress minis has a new GAZ MRAP vehicle in their modern vehicle section. It is likely something a lot of people have been looking for. Unfortunately I'm too lazy to actually link it right now.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/09 22:22:54


Post by: Brunius


GAZ Tigr? That could make a decent Taurox replacement.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/10 04:03:14


Post by: MLaw


 Brunius wrote:
GAZ Tigr? That could make a decent Taurox replacement.


Yeah, I am less lazy now.. They have a few other cool toys added too.
http://www.empressminiatures.com/userimages/procart36.htm




New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/10 12:51:33


Post by: Wyrmalla


All that Empress and HLBS stuff will be too small for 40K, coming in at around 1/50 - 1/56th. You're looking at more of a large 1/48, but ideally 1/35 if you want to go for Warhammer's out of proportion size. That Tigr is barely larger than a Landspeeder (and there's no way a 40K model could even fit inside the doors).

Now having said that, there are 1/43rd diecast Tigrs available on Ebay - originally made by deagostini. They're also really easy to come by on Russian sites if you're willing to look.

Oh, for scale - here's a deagostini Humvee (converted obviously) alongside an Empress model - i.e. way too big, but much more fitting with 40K models:



New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/10 21:54:29


Post by: MLaw


I disagree but I really don't want to start yet another scale argument.
To clarify.. the GAZ at least will be fine. IMO, when they made it, they oversized it a bit compared to the rest of their line. I have seen some builds of it and their M-ATV.. and they're beefy. Moreso than normal IMO.
If people are only running heroic then yeah.. maybe it'll look out of place.. but this is all opinion. Most of my stuff now is closer to actual scale so it doesn't look that out of place.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/11 00:19:35


Post by: Wyrmalla


Meh, not my money to waste. Unless you're using a guy who stands half a head or more shorter than a GW model, and a hell of a lot thinner; they'll be too large.

As a comparison, bearing in mind Empress model's are *really* tall 28mm, here's one besides a GW mini. You could fit maybe one and a quarter guardsmen in the front of that jeep. I suppose the filled in windows help a bit with how small it'll be and you can suspend your disbelief, but as I said: there's a 1/43rd one on the market which better fits GW scale (or lack thereof) - which also comes in cheaper than Empress'.





*Tau aren't perhaps the best race to use as a scale, as they themselves are smaller than Guard models by maybe a third of a head - and that guy has his legs splayed (as most GW models do...) whilst the Empress guy has a much straighter pose. FYI the Russian guy in the official Empress pic is himself taller than the regular Empress range (which drives me up the wall...). A Guardman's head would be around the top of that door's window.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/11 18:18:08


Post by: proditorcappela


Are we saying the GAS Tiger is, or is not a good scale match? Because if a Guardsman's head is roughly even with the top of the front window, then it's pretty much spot on.




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New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/11 21:48:26


Post by: Wyrmalla


My point is that pretty much all 1/56 scale vehicles are far, far too small for "heroic" scale. Imperial guard are both incredibly tall and wide when compared to the models which those are made for. Again, its not my money, but even the Tigr will look like a clown car with GW models.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/11 21:54:45


Post by: CURNOW


Jebus just use what you like the look of there's no right or wrong . I use 1/48 form my ww2 Russian as they are cheap they look great and I use 1/56 tanks and lrdg trucks with my desert rats cos they are hard to find even when there on the table together you don't notice .


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Also you can fit 20odd people in a mini !


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/11 22:04:35


Post by: MLaw


 Wyrmalla wrote:
My point is that pretty much all 1/56 scale vehicles are far, far too small for "heroic" scale. Imperial guard are both incredibly tall and wide when compared to the models which those are made for. Again, its not my money, but even the Tigr will look like a clown car with GW models.


Well, the other side of this, is this is a thread about proxies for 40k.. Some of us aren't using GW infantry any more than we're using their vehicles.. so if you are then, yeah.. their gorilla like humans will possibly look funny in this sort of thing.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/12 00:14:38


Post by: OrlandotheTechnicoloured


Even if they don't fit very well that might fit with the way the imperium works

the soviet BMP-1 is theoretically designed for 2 crew + 8 troops

(so that's what the imperiums STC would say should be used with it)

but it's so cramped in the crew compartment a number of armies that use/have used it have reduced the troop numbers carried to 7 or even 6 as with 8 they end up so cramped an exhausted from trying to avoid crushing/being crushed that their combat effectiveness is compromised

and that's with a bunch of their gear that's meant to be in the back too shifted to the hull outside to generate more space even if that means the turret can't traverse all the way round

(again if the STC said all the stuff should be in the back then that's what would happen even if it trashed the fighting power of the troops inside)


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/18 02:09:03


Post by: TheWaspinator


I'm pretty sure I've seen these at my local Walmart. If I can get this $9.97 price (might need to price match), these seem like great tanks.



https://www.walmart.com/ip/Revell-of-Germany-Abrams-M1A1-Plastic-Model-Kit/37325545


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/18 02:21:19


Post by: Elbows


A bit surprised to not see this one listed.

Meng do the Char 2C (largest and heaviest tank of WW2 which saw no real action). Perfectly sized for a conversion into an Imperium super-heavy (or any number of Ork vehicles) - it's only $40 on eBay.



It's big...like...real big:


^That's the crew. The tank had a huge motor in it, situated much like a submarine - there were engineer walkways alongside it so it could be serviced during action. Produced between WW1 and WW2.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/18 19:07:47


Post by: Wyrmalla


Heh, and all blown up as they sat on a train during the invasion of France during WWII.


New historical kits for possible use in 40K @ 2016/12/18 20:42:12


Post by: Elbows


Yep. Only rolled them out for propaganda films to show the "might" of the French war machine. Also, I must correct myself, as I think the King Tiger did outweight this buy a handful of tons. The 2C was between 69-75 tons.