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 Skirmish Wargames wrote:


Halo Nano MetalFigs (plus Desert Batman with a rifle). Just 97 cents apiece at the local Walmart vs. $6 apiece on Amazon. (Huh? Weird.)




Very cool to see Halo getting a Nano line. I had no idea there was such a thing! No surprise about the prices though the same thing happened with all the other Nano Metalfigs lines. One buck each at Target or Walmart (Walmart seems to have a deal to get them a couple months before anyone else) and 4-6 bucks or more at various resellers.

I have a bunch of the Harry Potter Nano Metal figs that I hope to game with some day. Here's a trio of reviews I did on the figs and playset with comparison shots to wargaming figs.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/tag/harry-potter/

Could you give us a sole to eye measurement on the Nanos? The HP figs were pretty solidly 38mm which made them bigger than most figures, but the line is big enough that you don't necessarily need them to compatible with other lines and you could also fudge it a bit with some 34m+ miniatures lines. If the Halo figs are that height it would probably be just fine as you expect guys in futuristic armor to be a bit bigger than average.

A height on a couple of the transformers would be cool too if you can.

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Size comparison vs. the standard Cadian. Master Chief is running, but the upright Halo MetalFigs seem to be 38mm from sole to eye. Cheers.


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Thanks so much for that compairson shot and measurement!
I was ok with the HP figs being big but if theHalo figs are 38-40mm I'll probably skip them as all my sci-fi figs are aroun 28-30mm. Still it's a cool toy at a good pricepoint and there's alot of potential there for wargaming with kids. A batch of Halo Metalfigs and a bag of plastic aliens and you've got a wargame!

Robots look look to be in the 60-80mm range. I haven't been following the movies, but the new style of transformers look pretty cool even perhaps as non-transformer battlemechs. I may keep an eye out for that at resale shops.

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 Eilif wrote:
Thanks so much for that compairson shot and measurement!
I was ok with the HP figs being big but if theHalo figs are 38-40mm I'll probably skip them as all my sci-fi figs are aroun 28-30mm. Still it's a cool toy at a good pricepoint and there's alot of potential there for wargaming with kids. A batch of Halo Metalfigs and a bag of plastic aliens and you've got a wargame!

Robots look look to be in the 60-80mm range. I haven't been following the movies, but the new style of transformers look pretty cool even perhaps as non-transformer battlemechs. I may keep an eye out for that at resale shops.


If the halo Spartans are 38mm tall they would be spot on for 7 foot tall supersoldiers to fit in with your 28-30mm minis.

( 28-30mm scale being about 1/56, and 7ft in 1/56 is 38.2mm)

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 TheAuldGrump wrote:
One of the kids in my Kids of War group found what looks amazingly like a cheap ripoff of the old GW Ork Battlewagon - the original open topped one that looks like a steam powered dune buggy with metal wheels... he is using it for a dwarf Steel Behemoth.

He found it used in the cheap toys bin of the local Goodwill.

And I have no idea what company made the thing.... It is an obvious ripoff of the battlewagon, and was made in China.

The Auld Grump - so danged jealous of the kid's luck....



They found it... it was by Fisher Price Imaginext, for six inch tall orc and ogre toys (how that is supposed to fit in a vehicle that is shorter than the orcs...?)

Finding the orcs pretty easy, less luck on the battlewagon.


The Auld Grump - pricey - the orc is $54 on Amazon....

Kilkrazy wrote:When I was a young boy all my wargames were narratively based because I played with my toy soldiers and vehicles without the use of any rules.

The reason I bought rules and became a real wargamer was because I wanted a properly thought out structure to govern the action instead of just making things up as I went along.
 
   
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 JoeRugby wrote:
 Eilif wrote:
Thanks so much for that compairson shot and measurement!
I was ok with the HP figs being big but if theHalo figs are 38-40mm I'll probably skip them as all my sci-fi figs are aroun 28-30mm. Still it's a cool toy at a good pricepoint and there's alot of potential there for wargaming with kids. A batch of Halo Metalfigs and a bag of plastic aliens and you've got a wargame!

Robots look look to be in the 60-80mm range. I haven't been following the movies, but the new style of transformers look pretty cool even perhaps as non-transformer battlemechs. I may keep an eye out for that at resale shops.


If the halo Spartans are 38mm tall they would be spot on for 7 foot tall supersoldiers to fit in with your 28-30mm minis.

( 28-30mm scale being about 1/56, and 7ft in 1/56 is 38.2mm)


Good Point. I didn't realize that HALO soldiers are so tall.

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Canterbury

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01MSPCVWL/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

they sell out real fast, but they are ideal for games like necromunda and so forth.


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MN

I picked up some Nano Supers figs for Super System games after looking at the price of Knight models Batman miniature game prices. Adam West Batman was like $20!



A quick re-paint and away we go!

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Not seeing your picture...

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Rowlands Gill

I'm getting big into Gaslands. It has given me an opportunity to turn these:





Into these:





And most fun of all so far, turn this:



Into this:

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 Eilif wrote:
Not seeing your picture...


....arrgh.... stupid Google Photos......

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Decrepit Dakkanaut






Cozy cockpit of an Imperial Knight




https://www.snapships.com




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SoCal

Omg omg omg *inhales* I need those.

   
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Newcastle, OZ

If Norm from tested is a fan, then they can't be that much of a challenge to assemble.

(Srsly, I've seen him struggle to fold up a cardboard box).

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I'll be in my bunk.

 
   
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Melbourne .au

Has anyone tried these out to see how they scale to our typical models?
https://www.amazon.com/BMC-Bombed-French-Farm-House/dp/B000ST0OVS/ref=lp_17002099011_1_12?srs=17002099011&ie=UTF8&qid=1527139123&sr=8-12

   
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Looks like it would be twice the size of a GW model. Might work if you do more damage to hide the door and height of the windows.

BMC Bombed French Farm House
Colors: Tan with Gray Roof and Floor
Size: 8 x 5.75 x 7.25 inches tall
Scale: Approximately 1:32 (54mm)
Packaging: Polybag with Header Card

 
   
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Yeah, I saw the scale. A bit expensive to ship to here in Aus to test it, but there's always a chance that someone on Dakka has tried one out or has a scale shot.

   
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Japan

The house seems to be scaled for plastic army men, so it might fit Primaris Marines.

Now showing a couple of Ral Partha ghosts, a winged reaper from RAFM, and some dwarf crossbowmen!


Painting Total as of 10/21/2020: 164 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone

Painting total as of 12/24/2019: 138 plus a wooden bridge and gnoll encampment and 36 pieces of Mantic scatter terrain and three fly holes and three farm buildings and a fire pit and two hills.


 
   
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 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Omg omg omg *inhales* I need those.


Indeed, I would buy a half dozen right now but unfortunately it looks like they are going through crowdfunding first...

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 Azazelx wrote:
Yeah, I saw the scale. A bit expensive to ship to here in Aus to test it, but there's always a chance that someone on Dakka has tried one out or has a scale shot.


Ah OK, eyeballing it most 28mm models will come to about halfway up the door, the base of the window. So you could easily hide a squad on the first floor with no shots in or out. They might be able to look out the windows on the second floor.

In Australia something like Miniature Scenery might be a better resource to check out.

https://miniaturescenery.com/


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 ingtaer wrote:
 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
Omg omg omg *inhales* I need those.


Indeed, I would buy a half dozen right now but unfortunately it looks like they are going through crowdfunding first...


You could always contact them, maybe they'd be interested in sending out review copies

https://www.facebook.com/snapships

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Cheers for the link, have sent them some messages so we will see.

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Anyone mention the "Tech deck" toy skateboard terrain yet?

I use it on my infinity table. Got a stack of it when a local chain store had a clearance sale (2 for 1) and they were marked down, too.



The boxes are stackable storage boxes I got from a $2 shop ($2 for 6 of them).

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Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

That is not dead which can eternal lie ...

... and yet, with strange aeons, even death may die.
 
   
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Chicago

chromedog wrote:Anyone mention the "Tech deck" toy skateboard terrain yet?

I use it on my infinity table. Got a stack of it when a local chain store had a clearance sale (2 for 1) and they were marked down, too.



The boxes are stackable storage boxes I got from a $2 shop ($2 for 6 of them).

I have some of the Tony Hawk "Circuit Boards" version which is similar but has a metal look for the walls that is VERY necromunda. I think I showed some earlier in this thread. I'm using some right now on a comission job.

I have some of the Tech Dech stuff but haven't used it yet. Looking at how you have it, I might stop over thinking it and just give it a quick-paint job. It looks great on your table!


I have one, it' is BIG.
If you cut one centimeter off the bottom ege and moved the second story floor up about a cm it might work. Would probably still look big, but if you glued a 28mm'ish lattice over the big windows to scale it down a bit it could probably pass as a ruin of a grander sort of home that might have very tall ceilings.

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Cairo, Egypt

Anyone need space stations or orbital defenses for BFG?

https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Ascendancy-Ferengi-Starbases/dp/B079TKS4D8/ref=sr_1_1
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Ascendancy-Klingon-Starbases/dp/B079T8276M/ref=sr_1_2
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Ascendancy-Federation-Starbases/dp/B079TK9VDV/ref=sr_1_3
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Ascendancy-Cardassian-Starbases/dp/B079TKS4D5/ref=sr_1_4
https://www.amazon.com/Star-Trek-Ascendancy-Romulan-Starbases/dp/B079TK5PFX/ref=sr_1_5









 
   
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SoCal

Just a word of warning on those resin space stations: I bought a few packs and each one had at least one major component that looked all melty.

   
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MN

Here are some (poorly) re-painted Nano Metal superhero figs to be used in Super System games.....



They were pretty easy to simply paint over with no real stripping required. Plus, they work out to about $1 a figure. I am not sure how that translates to re-painted Heroclix.

here is what they started life as....



You can read more if you are interested here:
https://bloodandspectacles.blogspot.com/2018/06/wargaming-on-budget-toys-for-superhero.html

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This thread is why Dakka is absolutely awesome. Excellent ideas here!

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Cairo, Egypt

I don't know when I'll get to it but two contenders for a heavy landing craft. Take the toy, glue or magnetize some Armoured Containers or even tanks to the bottom and Bob's Your Uncle!

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01B89KP0Q/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_11?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A2KVO9QRU89MX



https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0085TUAUI/ref=ox_sc_sfl_title_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=A32HMU8B64258H




3' long!

 
   
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Four more feet and it'll be like that ancient GI Joe toy.

   
 
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