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2020 Previews on Hobby Link Japan

https://www.hlj.com/spring-hobby-showcase-2020

Tons of historical and science fiction models previewed.











 
   
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I don't know if it has already been mentioned, but the VsKfz 617 from Meng has a very 40k Imperial Guard vibe. 1/35, but could be a nice proxy for a CRASSUS or to kitbash a superheavy
http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/66/158.html

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Pyroalchi wrote:
I don't know if it has already been mentioned, but the VsKfz 617 from Meng has a very 40k Imperial Guard vibe. 1/35, but could be a nice proxy for a CRASSUS or to kitbash a superheavy
http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/66/158.html


Its been mentioned at least twice before.

Do you guys ever mix and match modern tanks, like an M1 Abrams body with an M24 Chafee turret?

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Pyroalchi wrote:
I don't know if it has already been mentioned, but the VsKfz 617 from Meng has a very 40k Imperial Guard vibe. 1/35, but could be a nice proxy for a CRASSUS or to kitbash a superheavy
http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/66/158.html


Yes it has but it bears repeating. It's just gorgeous in its ugliness, hard to believe they actually built one (or was it two).



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Kayback wrote:


Do you guys ever mix and match modern tanks, like an M1 Abrams body with an M24 Chafee turret?


I used to have some Lemans that were Sherman tank toys with Merkava turrets. It actually kind of worked.

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


I used to have some Lemans that were Sherman tank toys with Merkava turrets. It actually kind of worked.


Huh, yeah I can see that working. I'm just itching to get out of lockdown to be able to go kitbash some scratch build, but the pre lockdown prices of GW models were competitive.

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Pyroalchi wrote:
could be a nice proxy for a CRASSUS or to kitbash a superheavy
http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/66/158.html


According to the result of soviet texts, the vehicle is not a good minesweeper.


It's perfect!

   
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Another thing I stumbled about only today is Wespe Models:
https://www.wespemodels.com/military_models/military_models_scale_1_48
they have a broad range of 1/48 and 1/35 trucks/cars from around WW2 including various things that could stand in for Taurox, Tauros, Centaur Carrier if one runs his IG with a WW2 vibe.

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This is a weird thread. My perspective is that GW makes great models but terrible rules/games. I am always looking for new SciFi game systems to use my 40k models with. In fact, there is a new rule set for skirmish called Grimdark that is superior to Kill Teams. Why ruin perfectly good models by bringing them into a GW game?

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 Tokhuah wrote:
My perspective is that GW makes great models but terrible rules/games.


Ditto.

I am always looking for new SciFi game systems to use my 40k models with.


Ditto. Sorta.

Why ruin perfectly good models by bringing them into a GW game?


Because you might like 40K and like the model and think the two go together like Renée and Renato.

Because 40K is widespread and supported and might be the only sci-fi game you can get, and the model scratches your historical itch.

Because... don't sweat it. It's easier.

   
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 Tokhuah wrote:
This is a weird thread. My perspective is that GW makes great models but terrible rules/games. I am always looking for new SciFi game systems to use my 40k models with.


GW's models are good but most factions miss a complete range of good models (Dark Eldar are the only ones were everything is on the same level) and they are expensive

and 40k is the game that is played, so it is easier to use it as a standard to search for stuff

No one would post here if the title would be "historical kits possible use in Deadzone & Warpath"

 Tokhuah wrote:
In fact, there is a new rule set for skirmish called Grimdark that is superior to Kill Teams. Why ruin perfectly good models by bringing them into a GW game?

Every SciFi Skirmish out there is better than Kill Team (and every mass-battle SciFi rules set you find will be better than 40k and searching for cheap alternatives to play a popular game is a way to not waste money on something terrible)

Also a lot of people don't want to play a game were they cannot use their whole collection 1:1 as they do in 40k, which also removes the option to play older editions as the new cool Character models is not there but just a generic HQ etc.



Back to topic, I was searching here for inspiration for a Lancer Main Battle Tank for Warpath as there is no models yet:



and was thinking about using the JGSDF Type-16, as the hull would have the right shape but would be a little bit too narrow (and is the Lancer is Anti-Grav the rubber wheels would not be used anyway)
https://tamiyablog.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Tamiya-Japan-Ground-Self-Defense-Force-Type-16-Maneuver-Combat-Vehicle-2.jpg

Question is does anyone know a better alternative

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
2020 Previews on Hobby Link Japan

https://www.hlj.com/spring-hobby-showcase-2020

Tons of historical and science fiction models previewed.




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I can really see some potential conversion possibilities here, but 1/72 scale would be a bit small for anything, wouldn't it?

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Yeah 1/72 is way too small for 40k, but might be of use in other games. Generally you want 1/48 for bigger stuff (planes and modern tanks) 1/35 for smaller (WWII tanks and such).


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Plus there's always inspiration to be found.

And if someone is making something in 1/72 it may exist in other sizes too. Like here's the same APC in 1/35 for $50.

https://www.amazon.com/Hobby-Boss-AAVP-7A1-Amphibious-Building/dp/B002OCF1WY




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And here it is with reactive armor

https://www.1999.co.jp/eng/10460907

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Cool, thanks Kid!

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 Padre wrote:
Cool, thanks Kid!


The 1/35 version is 9" long.

Now someone has to talk me out of making a JMSDF CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.

 
   
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No, Kid.

Don't.

Well, I tried. Post pics.

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People play GW games despite the bad rules for the same reason they always have: As the biggest game company out there the game is everywhere. That makes it easy to pick up a game anywhere you go. It really is that simple.

Sure, there are a dozen games that are overall better. Which means in a typical gaming community of a couple dozen people there are two or three advocates of each game. Getting those two or three people together generally takes scheduling, and isn't very good for pickup games.

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Wrong thread, Vulcan.

 
   
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 Vermis wrote:
No, Kid.

Don't.

Well, I tried. Post pics.


Check my blog in 2-3 weeks. Might not be a JMSDF CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT but it'll be something close.

 
   
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 Elbows wrote:
Wrong thread, Vulcan.


Wow. I must really have gotten confused somewhere along the line. My bad!

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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Padre wrote:
Cool, thanks Kid!


The 1/35 version is 9" long.

Now someone has to talk me out of making a JMSDF CRASSUS ARMOURED ASSAULT TRANSPORT.


Funny, that's exactly what i was thinking it looked like a great "base model" for...

Oh sorry...

No KK! NO! Don't do it!

Even though you want to, and it'd be very cool indeed...

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More of a modern accessory but this FB group has a lot of mideastern signs and other printable resources for dressing up a diorama.

https://www.facebook.com/MIDDLE.EAST.MODELING.ACCESSORIES.MMA

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So I just saw this, a new toon tank from Meng.


http://www.meng-model.com/en/contents/59/280.html
   
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Blimey. At first glance I thought it was a Matilda.

Do they make any others?

   
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Cozy cockpit of an Imperial Knight

They've got a whole range of them, I got a T34 and Stuart myself, fun little kits, though their tracks are horribly fragile and will tear over time.

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I’m still waiting for a Merkava or S-Tank. I want my toon tanks to look futuristic.

   
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Inso showed the toon panther converts nicely into a 40K tank that looks more futuristic than most 40K human vehicles

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/90/731849.page


 
   
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Amazon US carries them, most are around $20

https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=world+war+toon&ref=nb_sb_noss_2

 
   
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Has anyone attempted to use the Bolt action m13/40 that are 1:56 for 40k?

I used the calculator provided a bit back and they somewhat would fit in , kinda?
I'd really appreciated a pic or 2 with one of These Next to a chimera.

   
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Any of the 1/56th scale kits will be small by 40K standards, the m13/40 for example will be just under 9cm long but the hatches and details will be tiny by 40K standards. 1/48th scale kits are better if you can find what you want and sometimes even 1/35th, especially some of the smaller AFVs.
   
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klingsor wrote:
Any of the 1/56th scale kits will be small by 40K standards, the m13/40 for example will be just under 9cm long but the hatches and details will be tiny by 40K standards. 1/48th scale kits are better if you can find what you want and sometimes even 1/35th, especially some of the smaller AFVs.


yeah my thoughts aswell, then again the 105 mm howitzer from the japanese army would probably make for a nice fieldgun not a heavy one but certainly a good stand in for a quad or / heavy mortar.

   
 
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