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Yonderboy Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 8:39 a.m. PST

Having never purchased anything from Ebay before, I demonstrated my internet accumen by accidentally doubling my order of 6mm cars.

I had originally planned to use about 50 to add life to my 6mm skirmish board (yes, that was 6mm skirmish). I thought I might toy with converting 10 or so into mad max/futurewars cars. But with an extra 140 or so, I am looking for new ideas.

Anyone?

Ambush Alley Games Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 8:41 a.m. PST

Teenie-Tiny Demolition Derby.

Yonderboy Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 8:41 a.m. PST

By the way, I bought them in the fantastic deal discussed in the thread here:

TMP link

10 cents a car is a fantastic price.

PJ Parent Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 8:53 a.m. PST

I would set up a convention game of car wars. Give everyone three cars and do a huge (5x5) table and have at it.

Rich Bliss Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2009 8:55 a.m. PST

I'd use them as refugees getting in the way of the military forces. They could be evacuating a city due to Godzilla, Alien invasion, or a natural disaster.

Big P from GMG Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:05 a.m. PST

Build a 6mm scrapyard as scenery…

Cke1st Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:07 a.m. PST

Make a parking lot, as terrain for a 6mm skirmish shoot-out. Lots of cover.

Use the same parking lot as the setting for a scenario: one of the cars has a bomb that will spread some terrible germ all over the city. Your troops have a time limit to find and disarm the bomb. And they're under random sniper fire while they do it, so some of them may have to be diverted to taking out the sniper(s).

Darby E Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:13 a.m. PST

small plastic cars + hair spray + lighter = memories of juvinille deliquency…

Car wars and scrapyard are all good ideas, as well as things for Godzilla stomp on, clog te highways for zombie games… heck, you could give them away as participation prizes for carwars!

Ooooo, if you want to be really sick, have your 6mm game be a version of the Iraqi retreat from Kuwait, and have the players in gunships blasting them. Whatever they kill, they keep.

DesertScrb21 Apr 2009 9:15 a.m. PST

small plastic cars + hair spray + lighter = memories of juvinille deliquency

Using this method, create a stretch of nuclear-blasted freeway for some sort of Terminator post-Judgment Day scenario.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2009 9:26 a.m. PST

I deliberately ordered 100 to use as squishies for Monster Island games.

Ron W DuBray21 Apr 2009 9:33 a.m. PST

sounds like you have a good start for a auto-racking yard

Cyclops Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:33 a.m. PST

Half for a parking lot and half for a scrapyard.

Lerchey Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:48 a.m. PST

I ordered 100 as well. My take, since I won't *need* 100 will be to give some away to gaming buddies, and maybe sell baggies of 10 (at cost) at convention swap tables. :)

Smokey Roan Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 9:51 a.m. PST

Excellant! My plan is working!

(I made a deal with the seller, that if I posted a thread, some yahoo would over order and we'd split the revenue!)

That's a free four dollars and 90 cents!

:) :) :)

Seriously, I'm sure someone here will take half off your hands. (I split my 100 in short order)

:)

Sundance21 Apr 2009 10:00 a.m. PST

140 cars + a couple of packs of firecrackers and M-80s = lots of fun for the neighborhood boys!

No, use what you can in games, give them away as prizes at con games, and sell the rest.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2009 10:23 a.m. PST

Sell 50 to me!

NoLongerAMember Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 11:18 a.m. PST

Its easy, plan bigger 6mm games…

cloudcaptain21 Apr 2009 11:47 a.m. PST

They pull apart easily (least my N scale ones did) and you can make wreckages and such with little effort.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 12:11 p.m. PST

Sell some to javelin, someone. :)


BTW, I think I saw some ollf the cars today at the courthouse. (a 1/300 of our courthouse and surrounding buildings. I want to steal it)

:)

Covert Walrus21 Apr 2009 12:14 p.m. PST

Put togetehr a few car dealers lots to add as decoration to an industrial area – In this country, they go together.

Add them to roads as parked vehicles for some colour.

Put wrecked ones on the front of small buildings to indicate the lower socio-economic housing area.

Use tham as detailing parts for large spacecraft scratchbuilds.

Offer them as prizes for the best idea on how to use them ( He said Hopefully and money empty . . . )

BlackWidowPilot Supporting Member of TMP Fezian21 Apr 2009 1:29 p.m. PST

1) A junkyard (paint them like rusting hulks and stack 'em).

2) As suggested above, civilian traffic jams for Kaiju games, etc.

3) barricades blocking metropolitan streets during rioting/rebellion/etc.

4) split them up between civvie traffic, car lots, junk yard, and a barricade or three. Render a dozen or so as local police units, a couple of fire captain's vehicles, and etc.


Hope this helps!


Leland R. Erickson
Metal Express
metal-express.net

Jamesonsafari21 Apr 2009 1:51 p.m. PST

If you're going to do any urban games (whether involving invading aliens, zombies, Godzilla or the Warsaw Pact) I don't think you could have too many cars.

I could envision my 6mm city scape having ALL of the ideas suggested above; a scrap yard a few parking lots/car dealerships, clogged roads… you could burn through 400 miniatures easily.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 1:55 p.m. PST

Covert, don't know about where you live, but the "lower socio-economic communities" down here feature brand new Escalades and Navigators, and restored Monte Carlos and Impalas with $3,000 worth of 24" rims alone.

:) :) :)

Yonderboy Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 2:35 p.m. PST

Lovely ideas, all lovely.

I think I have settled on the following general plan:

50+ as random window dressing/cover for the skirmish board

40 devoted to a couple parking lots

10-20 for plain old car races

20-30 modified for Mad Max scenarios

I am going to start a new thread regarding resources for moding 6mm cars for Mad max.

Smokey Roan Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 2:43 p.m. PST

Wasn't the original "Car Wars" set for some way small scale like 6mm?

Warbeads Inactive Member21 Apr 2009 3:05 p.m. PST

Whose scale you calling "small" dude?

wink

Gracias,

Glenn

Sloth1963 Supporting Member of TMP21 Apr 2009 4:47 p.m. PST

First, you need a suspension bridge in 6mm. Next, a really big and hungry monster. Let the fun begin. It could be a race to get off the bridge or the cars could be speed bumps for the group coming in to tackle the BHM.

Paul

leidang21 Apr 2009 4:47 p.m. PST

I bought 500. I plan to spray paint them multiple colors, paint the windows black and use them as background for Godzilla and Modern Micro games.

I also might paint up a few as stockcars for Formula de.

Another possiblity is wrecking the tops and adding steel wool for smoke and making up a bunch of destroyed soft-skin vehicle markers.

Covert Walrus21 Apr 2009 8:28 p.m. PST

Smokey, I'm talking the local equivalent of your PWT and Trailer neighbourhoods, rahter than specific complections.

mad mac22 Apr 2009 4:14 a.m. PST

Loads and Loads od Car Wars

Warbeads Inactive Member22 Apr 2009 5:14 a.m. PST

Open a Used Miniatures Car Lot?

Yes, the Day Job is s till mine.

Garcias,

Glenn

Warbeads Inactive Member22 Apr 2009 5:15 a.m. PST

"…yes, that was 6mm skirmish…"

Preach it, Brother!

Gracias,

Glenn

Smokey Roan Inactive Member22 Apr 2009 6:10 a.m. PST

Leidang, you better post pics of your 500 car gaming table!

HobbyGuy22 Apr 2009 11:39 a.m. PST

I would setup the worlds smallest traffic jam!

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