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Under the couch

 Flinty wrote:
I love it how they just change the scale of the tank to make it the same footprint as the tiny jeep thingy

That's always been the case with Matchbox/Hotwheels cars and their various generic clones. They're sized to fit into a consistent sized retail pack, not to any sort of accurate scale.

 
   
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Halifax

These:



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Longtime Dakkanaut





There was a wonderful early conversion of a Skaven Abomination made from a Godzilla model. Ratzilla for the win!

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1401066140432.jpg

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 Vulcan wrote:
There was a wonderful early conversion of a Skaven Abomination made from a Godzilla model. Ratzilla for the win!

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1401066140432.jpg


Awesome

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Halifax

 Vulcan wrote:
There was a wonderful early conversion of a Skaven Abomination made from a Godzilla model. Ratzilla for the win!

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1401066140432.jpg

That's some great work!

   
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 Vulcan wrote:
There was a wonderful early conversion of a Skaven Abomination made from a Godzilla model. Ratzilla for the win!

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1401066140432.jpg
Amazing job done there!

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 Nurglitch wrote:
 Vulcan wrote:
There was a wonderful early conversion of a Skaven Abomination made from a Godzilla model. Ratzilla for the win!

https://i.4pcdn.org/tg/1401066140432.jpg

That's some great work!


One of these days I'm going to convert one of my own and hope it turns out something close to that well. I don't really need a fourth A-bomb, but that's a really cool conversion, y'know?

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Cairo, Egypt

I'm wondering if there is a way to do a new Nurgle army without the soul crushing thought of buying and converting Rhinos and Land Raiders. Haven't found the perfect transport yet though

Possible uber Rhino?



https://www.amazon.com/Assembly-Free-Armored-Military-Vehicle-Machine/dp/B011D338PQ/ref=pd_bxgy_2/131-7987237-4837004

4.4 x 10 x 11 inches

Vice a land raider which is about 7" long. So maybe a CRASSUS ARMORED ASSAULT TRANSPORT?

And this



5.75 x 15.5 x 12 inches

https://www.amazon.com/Elite-Force-Missile-Launcher-Action/dp/B07DQC747P/ref=pb_allspark_dp_session_sims_pao_desktop_7/131-7987237-4837004









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Looks like these might be the best for Rhinos.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/202663047853



12cm versus 11.5cm for Rhinos.

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Under the couch

Note that the dimensions on those Amazon links are for the box, not the tank.

 
   
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Cairo, Egypt

Incoming 42" long Play Mobil Enterprise with full interiors.

A steal at only $500!

https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/06/playmobil-star-trek-uss-enterprise-playset/
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West Lafayette, IN

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Incoming 42" long Play Mobil Enterprise with full interiors.

A steal at only $500!

https://blog.trekcore.com/2021/06/playmobil-star-trek-uss-enterprise-playset/


Oh.

My.

God.



It will come to my house, no matter what it takes...

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 CthuluIsSpy wrote:
Its AoS, it doesn't have to make sense.
 
   
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Philadelphia

Thats actually just a bad kit / toy lol

   
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Bristol

Eesh, at that price point it's abundantly clear that it is not being made to be played with but rather sit in someone's display cabinet.

For reference, the Lego Saturn V set is $120, is a similar size and has functional stages including the lunar lander.

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UK

Are you sure its not meant to be $50

Cause yeah at $500 that's an expensive display model and honestly for that money you can get so so many better display things for Star Trek. I guess its being marketed purely to Playmobile addicts.

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Lincoln, UK

 insaniak wrote:
Note that the dimensions on those Amazon links are for the box, not the tank.


Well I ordered a set to find out. I figure they might work with 28mm or 15mm armies, or just make battlefield debris. Worth the risk for £5, I feel.

Will keep you informed!
   
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Cairo, Egypt

 Momotaro wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Note that the dimensions on those Amazon links are for the box, not the tank.


Well I ordered a set to find out. I figure they might work with 28mm or 15mm armies, or just make battlefield debris. Worth the risk for £5, I feel.

Will keep you informed!


Which one?

 
   
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Bristol

 Overread wrote:
Are you sure its not meant to be $50

Cause yeah at $500 that's an expensive display model and honestly for that money you can get so so many better display things for Star Trek. I guess its being marketed purely to Playmobile addicts.


The box has something about bluetooth on it, so I'm guessing they added bluetooth connectivity to control lights and/or play sound from your mobile phone.

Which is a complete waste of money for a children's toy but just the kind of thing you can put in there to jack the price up and catch that "man gadget" feel.

Yup, looks like I guessed right: https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/18/playmobil_star_trek/

Smartphone app to control the lights and sounds.

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The Laws of Thermodynamics:
1) You cannot win. 2) You cannot break even. 3) You cannot stop playing the game.

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A Protoss colony world

 A Town Called Malus wrote:
 Overread wrote:
Are you sure its not meant to be $50

Cause yeah at $500 that's an expensive display model and honestly for that money you can get so so many better display things for Star Trek. I guess its being marketed purely to Playmobile addicts.


The box has something about bluetooth on it, so I'm guessing they added bluetooth connectivity to control lights and/or play sound from your mobile phone.

Which is a complete waste of money for a children's toy but just the kind of thing you can put in there to jack the price up and catch that "man gadget" feel.

Yup, looks like I guessed right: https://www.theregister.com/2021/06/18/playmobil_star_trek/

Smartphone app to control the lights and sounds.

Still ain't worth no 500 bucks.

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Who doesn’t love crazy mutant squawk-puppies? Eh? Nobody, that’s who.
 
   
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Lincoln, UK

 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Momotaro wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Note that the dimensions on those Amazon links are for the box, not the tank.


Well I ordered a set to find out. I figure they might work with 28mm or 15mm armies, or just make battlefield debris. Worth the risk for £5, I feel.

Will keep you informed!


Which one?


The green one you flagged as a Rhino stand-in.

They arrived today and they are exactly as you described. Almost perfectly sized for a Rhino, the height is the same when the turret is taken off.

Soft plastic obviously, but for £1 each I can work with them.
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo



Earmarked for Stargrave it's a bit tall but it's got a good all terrain look to it.

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Chicago

 Momotaro wrote:
 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
 Momotaro wrote:
 insaniak wrote:
Note that the dimensions on those Amazon links are for the box, not the tank.


Well I ordered a set to find out. I figure they might work with 28mm or 15mm armies, or just make battlefield debris. Worth the risk for £5, I feel.

Will keep you informed!


Which one?


The green one you flagged as a Rhino stand-in.

They arrived today and they are exactly as you described. Almost perfectly sized for a Rhino, the height is the same when the turret is taken off.

Soft plastic obviously, but for £1 each I can work with them.


I'd be interested in seeing a picture without the turret. I like the look of it so far. For soft plastic like that I've had good luck soaking the parts overnight in water with dawn dish soap and then priming/painting with Krylon Camo paints which have "Fusion" (whatever that is) and tend to adhere pretty well to polypropylene and other soft plastics.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2017/10/cheap-tanks-for-weird-wars/

Also, for those wanting cheap tanks, the BroneKorpus Tehnolog tank kits are still available. $57 shipped for a pack of 7.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/132556801759?hash=item1edd0046df:g:8c8AAOSwdytaukar
Hard Plastic and quite versatile.
https://www.chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/2015/02/six-dollar-tanks-from-russia/
Somewhere I have pictures of mine painted. I ended up assembling them as simple APC's


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http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


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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I've just started carving up a toy camper van to turn it into a vehicle for a postapocalyptic wasteland game I'm working on. When it's at all presentable (and I get my new lightbox), I'll post some pictures.

   
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UK



Indelible Inc. Studio
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The Jean Joules, orbit-to-surface dropship, registered to interstellar vessel The Mako Reaver - modified Thunderbirds toy, painted with poundshop rattle cans and emulsion paint (miniatures by North Star, GW and various others).

Indelible Ink Studios is open for private commissions or for manufacturers that want to get their products seen on social media.

#northstarfigs #stargrave #dropship


Came up on one of the Facebook Stargrave groups, I shall try similar

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Glorious

Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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Chicago

Where is that Thunderbird ship sold? I have a small die cast one for 10mm, but that one is huge.

Chicago Skirmish Wargames club. Join us for some fast-play, indie gaming in the windy city.
http://chicagoskirmishwargames.com/blog/


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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UK

I think I may be this one

https://www.thetoyshop.com/action-toys-figures/action-vehicles/Thunderbirds-Are-Go---Thunderbird-2-with-Mini-Thunderbird-4/p/521375

 
   
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Nashville, TN

Can someone tell me where the squid faced guy is from? I NEED it.

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 warboss wrote:

GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Stargrave Mercenaries, one head per sprue (4 in a box)

http://downloads.northstarfigures.com/newsletter/images/DSCN0723.jpg

 
   
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I think I also spy David Tennant with a badger head…


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More like this one at 43cm in length rather than 18cm

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Thunderbirds-13192-Supersize-Action-Figure/dp/B00U9O5QZG

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Please excuse any spelling errors. I use a tablet frequently and software keyboards are a pain!

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51st Dunedinw2;d0;l0
Cadre Coronal Afterglow w1;d0;l0 
   
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found this at a 100 yen shop (Daiso). looks to be part of a build your own robot set. i plan to try to use the pieces as random terrain details.
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