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Chicago

That articulated camper is a fantastic sci-fi vehicle. Here's a bus version:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32833693468.html


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Here's something that popped up at dollar tree. It's a mecha that's 110mm (4.2") from (sole to top of head)



It's part of a proprietary 3.75" figure line that Dollar Tree just launched.
https://www.dollartree.com/final-faction
The figures are actually pretty cool looking including humans and aliens and some of the best action figures I've ever seen at a dollar tree. My kid and I are having fun with them.


Perhaps even more interesting are the accessory packs that can be bought. The pack in the middle is made for the mech and the one on the right has some usefull bits. Some of the other guns could look great with the mech but you'd have to file the handles down to a peg or glue them in place as the mecha only has peg attachments.

Also for 28mm the hover board has some potential (anti-grave gear transport?) and the drone could be put on a flying stand and used as-is.

Unfortunately even after applying gear to the mech you still will be left with a few holes to fill before painting, but that's not a big deal as for $2-3 you can put together a pretty goood looking mecha suitable for a variety of scales.

If you need large aliens, the line includes these funky fellows. I particuarly like the big guy with the big purple belly button.

They have weapons packs too. Possibly some interesting shapes for kitbashing.

You could almost make a fleet of small scale alien star ships just cutting these up and reassembling them.

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The Kharn look pretty cool, and their weapons look like they could pass for Galaxy Quest or Orville baddie ships. The Synthoid pistols have an “Arsenal of Freedom” vibe to them.

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Germany

We had the lego guns a few pages ago. While the handheld guns are too large imo for 40k, these tripod mounted guns might work for vehicles, dreads and the like. Cutting them up at the moment.



I especially like the Gatling-style rotary cannons.

Got 20 for 13 Euros, but this set seems to be out of stock already https://www.amazon.de/dp/B0863FGBDF
Some are in this set https://www.amazon.com/-/de/dp/B07RTVXTX1 and they are on Aliexpress, just search for 'lego guns'
The amazon and aliexpress seem to change often as are the deals.
   
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Chicago

That is brilliant. LEGO even has a chunkyness that is well suited to 40k.
Here's an Ali Express ad for about a buck each
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33006912063.html

These wheeled machine guns might be of use:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000106715964.html

More tripod based guns
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000985911112.html

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some shipping containers i picked up in a shop in seiyu for a few hundred yen. the bottom two are how they come while the top i repainted and added some bars.
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nice find, i wish some of the miniature railroad terrain like tomitech was in 28mm /O gauge.




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Chicago

Menards has a line of shipping containers now. they're not super cheap, but they come very well painted in packs of 2 for $20 or 8 for $70.

See them here by scrolling down:
https://www.menards.com/main/grocery-home/menards-collectibles/train-stuff-from-menards/train-stuff/c-13318.htm?Spec_ShopByType_facet=Track+%26+Accessories

When buying train stuff there I like to wait until one of their common freebie sales where they will give you some free item for any train item 19.99 or more.

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Cairo, Egypt

And some more treasures from Alibaba.

I note that listings disappear all the time, some of the stuff I put up last month is already gone.

I'm really impressed with the number of odd and obscure Soviet/Eastern Block cars I see. They meet my criteria for good 40k cars because they're boxy, a bit impractical and retro and not so familiar they break immersion.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001081908505.html

1: 43 Tatra 603 Taitula 603

Another take on that East German car I mentioned before. Those grill headlights are so off-putting!





https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001152508078.html

3 wheeled Tuk-Tuks (basically a motorcycle with a bench in back) are a transportation staple throughout Asia and would make total sense in any sort of poorer sci fi world.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001081926273.html

Soviet Taxi according to the listing, looks like it belongs in a 70s sci fi film.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32964674282.html

'30s style woody. Cool retro car.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32795650593.html

1:32 scale tram



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001336001429.html

1:43 Moskvich APA 7
Nice little truck.

 
   
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Tatra is a nice count as genestealers limo.
   
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A bit late to the party, but has anyone bought any of the "Starlink" stuff?
It's 30mm spaceships, pilots (Clickly type suculpts and paint) and weapons that are interchangeable and somehow interact with a video game (have not tried it). Shiny Sci-fi style, that would mix well with Inifinty.

I bought the Xbox starter for $10 at Gamestop just for the ship. It's pretty cool.
https://www.amazon.com/Starlink-Battle-Atlas-Xbox-One-Starter/dp/B07DF22DYM


It looks like if I'd started looking a few months earlier I would have been able to find more of the ships at cheaper prices.
I did buy a bunch of weapons packs and some pilots at Dollar Tree last month, but they're almost all gone now. Still might be worth hunting down in the clearance section of your local gamestop.

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A Protoss colony world

 Eilif wrote:
A bit late to the party, but has anyone bought any of the "Starlink" stuff?
It's 30mm spaceships, pilots (Clickly type suculpts and paint) and weapons that are interchangeable and somehow interact with a video game (have not tried it). Shiny Sci-fi style, that would mix well with Inifinty.

I bought the Xbox starter for $10 at Gamestop just for the ship. It's pretty cool.
https://www.amazon.com/Starlink-Battle-Atlas-Xbox-One-Starter/dp/B07DF22DYM


It looks like if I'd started looking a few months earlier I would have been able to find more of the ships at cheaper prices.
I did buy a bunch of weapons packs and some pilots at Dollar Tree last month, but they're almost all gone now. Still might be worth hunting down in the clearance section of your local gamestop.


I have that game, and all of the ships/pilots/weapons for it. They are pretty cool and honestly this is the best attempt at the now abandoned "Toys to Life" video game genre.

If all you want is the ships, I'm not sure how cost-effective it is, although you can find some decent deals on eBay (that's how I got mine).

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I've got a handful of ships from it - when they dropped the prices to clear stock last year (the game was going digital only, no need for external physical parts).
Including that starter ship (box was munged, parts missing, so it was heavily marked down to clear $4AUD).

Each component (pilot, ship body, weapons and engines) were chipped and talked to the game, you could swap parts out and apparently the game would do the same to the digital ship.



I'm OVER 50 (and so far over everyone's BS, too).
Old enough to know better, young enough to not give a ****.

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Chicago

I'll throw this out there.

If anyone in the USA has any bargain priced starlink ships they'd like to sell I'd be interested. We don't mess with the game so platform doesn't matter, but my son is loving swapping out the weapons and playing with the ship (the one above) that he has.

It's super sturdy so there's no risk of breaking "dad's models" when playing with it.


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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
And some more treasures from Alibaba...
Spoiler:

I note that listings disappear all the time, some of the stuff I put up last month is already gone.

I'm really impressed with the number of odd and obscure Soviet/Eastern Block cars I see. They meet my criteria for good 40k cars because they're boxy, a bit impractical and retro and not so familiar they break immersion.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001081908505.html

1: 43 Tatra 603 Taitula 603

Another take on that East German car I mentioned before. Those grill headlights are so off-putting!





https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001152508078.html

3 wheeled Tuk-Tuks (basically a motorcycle with a bench in back) are a transportation staple throughout Asia and would make total sense in any sort of poorer sci fi world.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4001081926273.html

Soviet Taxi according to the listing, looks like it belongs in a 70s sci fi film.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32964674282.html

'30s style woody. Cool retro car.



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32795650593.html

1:32 scale tram



https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001336001429.html

1:43 Moskvich APA 7
Nice little truck
.

Your links sent me down the rabbit hole...

That 1/43 tuk tuk is really cool. I did a post apoc tuk tuk http://chicagoskirmish.blogspot.com/2014/10/post-apocalyptic-tuk-tuk-auto-rickshaw.html a while back but it required alot of mods because it was way oversized around 1/30.


The 1/43 you found would be a much better option.

Here's another interesting 3 wheeler.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001458553392.html



That taxi may be a must-buy for my sci-fi city. Here's a similar ambulance.
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000393375173.html



An interesting service vehicle
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001646733206.html



And who doesn't like a half-track truck...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005001336031111.html



Lastly, I found a listing for civilian versions of the Cheap Unimogs that I think you posted before:
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000967359810.html
8 different types for 7 bucks shipped each!


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Some of these vehicles could be a good scenery for a Mutant Chronicles/Warzone RPG/wargame. Especially cars for a Luna City fights.
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

 Shadow Walker wrote:
Some of these vehicles could be a good scenery for a Mutant Chronicles/Warzone RPG/wargame. Especially cars for a Luna City fights.

There is never a reason to fight in Luna City. The Peace and the Blessings of the Cardinal are ever present.

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Good stuff Eilif, I like that alternate 3 wheeler.

Mutant Chronicles always paid more attention to cars and other civilian stuff than 40k, I really liked it.

And here's a 6 wheeler Mercedes truck/jeep/thing.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32859344138.html



And another 3 wheeler

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000324873534.html



If I ever design some grim dark cars and trucks I would definitely require 3 or 6 wheels for all them, it's just slightly off-putting.

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Germany

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:


And here's a 6 wheeler Mercedes truck/jeep/thing.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32859344138.html






Oh, I like this one. Does not make a lot of sense to me, but it looks cool.
   
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 Miguelsan wrote:
 Shadow Walker wrote:
Some of these vehicles could be a good scenery for a Mutant Chronicles/Warzone RPG/wargame. Especially cars for a Luna City fights.

There is never a reason to fight in Luna City. The Peace and the Blessings of the Cardinal are ever present.

M.

And there are none more blessed by the Light than the pious and peaceful disciples of the First Master
   
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saw this at daiso (100 yen shop). it has roughly the same foot print as a rhino with the cab being around 8cm tall.
[Thumb - 124558.jpg]

   
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Cairo, Egypt

Y100? Get two of them and make them Gargant arms! Save the tracks for the feet!

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Y100? Get two of them and make them Gargant arms! Save the tracks for the feet!


im not sure what that is but the one i bought had a jackhammer instead of the bucket
[Thumb - PXL_20201228_110554431.jpg]

   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

Incredible good looking.

M.

Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

Every year Golden Week Tournament at www.nagoyahammer.com 
   
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 Miguelsan wrote:
Incredible good looking.

M.

Agreed. Looks more like a model dedicated to the game rather than a toy. Could be easly orkyfied too.
   
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 Peterhausenn wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Y100? Get two of them and make them Gargant arms! Save the tracks for the feet!


im not sure what that is but the one i bought had a jackhammer instead of the bucket


Orky titan, bigger Stompa.

But this looks like a great bit of terrain for an industrial table.

 
   
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Battlefield Tourist






Nuremberg

I found a toy digger in Mueller (German supermarket chain). I wanted a crane for my 40K scenery, so I hacked the bucket off and put a couple bases on a chain and attached them.

A barrel, some cross stitch mesh and a couple rolls of tarp from a Tamiya sprue...


Painted it up with a grimy grimdark colour scheme.


What I like about it is that it is a robust and simple shape with lots of flat areas to put models on. Makes it ideal for scenery, so from that POV I much prefer it to the GW crane kit. Also this one cost like 4 euro.


Anyway, I have seen loads of things like this over the years and I am glad I tried it out myself! Thought it fit in this thread.

   
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Chicago

Excellent work on those diggers. Excellent sci-fi-ification.

Couldn't find a good picture, but in the corner you can see a $3 Forklift from Menards. Painted up two of these.

Diggers, Forklifts and such are great fodder for terrain since they work in so many settings and eras.


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 aphyon wrote:
nice find, i wish some of the miniature railroad terrain like tomitech was in 28mm /O gauge.



If you want cheaper railroad terrain for 28mm, hunt down "Plasticville". it's nicely compressed 0-gauge stuff that fits well on the battlefield. Mostly contemporary/20th century, but there are a few art-deco buildings that could be made futuristic. They've been made near-constantly for over 50 years so there's lots of bargains to be had. I've found examples with minor flaws for as cheap as a buck each.

I do like the Tomitech and similar stuff though for 10mm (aka N scale, aka 1/144 or 1/160th) sci-fi a scale we do sci-fi battles (mostly "Mech Attack" with rebased MW clix) in.

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My Project Log, mostly revolving around custom "Toybashed" terrain.
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/651712.page

Visit the Chicago Valley Railroad!
https://chicagovalleyrailroad.blogspot.com 
   
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The Land of the Rising Sun

 Eilif wrote:
Excellent work on those diggers. Excellent sci-fi-ification.

Couldn't find a good picture, but in the corner you can see a $3 Forklift from Menards. Painted up two of these.

Diggers, Forklifts and such are great fodder for terrain since they work in so many settings and eras.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 aphyon wrote:
nice find, i wish some of the miniature railroad terrain like tomitech was in 28mm /O gauge.



If you want cheaper railroad terrain for 28mm, hunt down "Plasticville". it's nicely compressed 0-gauge stuff that fits well on the battlefield. Mostly contemporary/20th century, but there are a few art-deco buildings that could be made futuristic. They've been made near-constantly for over 50 years so there's lots of bargains to be had. I've found examples with minor flaws for as cheap as a buck each.

I do like the Tomitech and similar stuff though for 10mm (aka N scale, aka 1/144 or 1/160th) sci-fi a scale we do sci-fi battles (mostly "Mech Attack" with rebased MW clix) in.

Funny that you pointed out the forklift. When I went to hunt the bucket excavator that Peterhausenn posted I found a similar one that bought and retouched for a less toy look.

M.
[Thumb - Forklift.jpg]


Jenkins: You don't have jurisdiction here!
Smith Jamison: We aren't here, which means when we open up on you and shred your bodies with automatic fire then this will never have happened.

Raxmei wrote:24ps is the range. 24". If that were the points cost then lasguns and plasma guns would cost the same amount and flamers would have a cost of "Souffle".

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Philadelphia

Looks solid - good scale

   
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Snap Ships wave 2 is coming. Mechs and drones

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



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Snap ships

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