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Miniman13 Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 8:27 p.m. PST

I have been toying with doing this for some time.
Back in the day when Micro machines were plenty and could be bought at the stores. I picked a lot up then but have added some recently. Now after re basing them here are some pics.

chang1701 Inactive Member02 Oct 2012 11:05 p.m. PST

I loved those growing up. I still have my star trek micromachines.

Mako11 Inactive Member03 Oct 2012 2:48 a.m. PST

Looks great!

A shame they aren't still available for a reasonable price, and that there weren't more poses of the various figs.

I suspect they'd sell very well, if there were.

vojvoda Inactive Member03 Oct 2012 11:20 a.m. PST

My brother-in-law has boxes of the sets. He is a Star Wars collector so NIB is more important to him. Last I counted he had about a dozen of each faction plus all the play sets. He has everything from micro machines to 1/6th scale stuff and everything in between.
James Mattes

Miniman13 Inactive Member03 Oct 2012 8:50 p.m. PST

I plan on using Starwars miniature rules by WoTC or Fubar Starwars. The best thing is the scale 20mm or 1/72 works with them.
I just got the MPC Mullenium Falcon that is 1/72 scale. It will make a great centerpiece on the deathstar or a Rebel hanger. I also have a AT-ST comming that is Micro machines action series so it is to scale as well. I have Ewoks and as soon as I get some Rebel commando's I can put together an Endor game. Also have more figures and some Hoth troops.

vojvoda Inactive Member04 Oct 2012 7:12 a.m. PST

Fubar is first rate. I also have the others as well. And wrote a set of rules for Hoth that I am now expanding to include Jedi and regular Star Wars storm troopers.
James Mattes

John Leahy04 Oct 2012 10:27 p.m. PST

Very cool! I am also a huge fan of the MM Star Wars figs. I own a load. I use the MPC At-Ats with them. I picked up tons in the late 90's when Toys R Us was dropping the line. I had just pulled out 6 boxes of Stormtroopers and 6 boxes of Rebels that I was thinking about selling.

I mainly game the Clone Wars. I picked up about 70 Battledroids when MM released them. The last Star Wars line they did. I also use the figs from the Risk Clone Wars set. Clone Troopers and Super Battledroids. I picked up a load of Titanium vehicles. Plus many of the Star Wars clix vehicles actually are more to scale with the 20mm figs. My son has the 501st. I scratchbuilt General Grevious and General Kenobi. I'm working on a Dooku. We have about 5 Clone Gunships for air assault.




Here's a link to some more pics.


We used the Fubar Star Wars variant.



Miniman13 Inactive Member06 Oct 2012 7:20 a.m. PST

@James Mattes, Yes I like the Fubar rules a lot. You say you wrote a set of rules for Hoth? Did you know that Fubar has a set of rules for Hoth or is that what you based it on?
I downloaded Fubar's Hoth rules and expanded them as well but not for this scale. I am using 10mm MPC models for Hoth.

@John Leahy, WOW that is indeed way cool. I had already picked up on the idea of using Risk sets as source for Clone wars in this scale but have not seen pics of them actually being used like yours. Looks like a fun game. I prefer the last three episodeds to work on now but I can see the appeal of the Clone wars would make great gamming scenerios with all those troops and vehicals. Do you have any close up pics of those risk figures?

Thornhammer06 Oct 2012 10:49 a.m. PST

What did you use for rebasing the figures?

John Leahy06 Oct 2012 10:00 p.m. PST

Hey, I don't believe I have any. You may find some on Boardgamegeek though. I love Star Wars in general. I just think the Clone Wars allows for large battles. Plus you can toss in various Aliens as well. I use my Gzg Crusties. I also think you have a much larger variety of vehicles in the Clone Wars.

I am frankly surprised that more folks don't game in 20mm using Micro Machines. I understand about a lack of basic Battledroids for the Clone Wars. But for regular Stormtroopers and Rebels you have these readily available.



Miniman13 Inactive Member07 Oct 2012 5:24 a.m. PST

@ Thornhammer. I used 1/4 inch washers you buy at a hardware store. Superglued .02 thick styrene to them, cut around the washer with a scissors and filed to fit. Then spray paint and superglued the figures on after carefully cutting off thier original MM base with a sharp exacto. The washer gives the figure weight while the styrene covers the hole and gives it a good surface for glueing. I thought they turned out nice and will use this method in other future projects that I do.

@ John. I was torn with using WoTC large miniatures or MM.
I have about 6 WoTC figures from a starter pack but I had lots of the MM. Cost to get either on e-bay is about the same. I really like 20mm 1/72 scale and now that I went with that I am glad. I just won an auction for the Rebel strike team and will be able to move forward on the Endor project. Might need more Ewoks and a second AT-ST but the core units are there now. That will be fun as I have a lot of trees and terrain all ready.

John Leahy07 Oct 2012 9:56 a.m. PST

Yeah, the Rebel Commandos are a more difficult set to find. I also use some packs of the old 20mm Heavy Gear figs. I think that the Airfix Modern Nato and Soviet troops would work. They are 21 and 22mm. They could be Planetary troops. I own a load of the WOTC figs and vehicles. However, I tend to use my 20mm stuff. You can fight larger battles on smaller tables.

I'd like to see pics of anything you do for Endor. That should look pretty nice.



Miniman13 Inactive Member04 Nov 2012 9:49 a.m. PST

OK it's been a while as I have been working on my kitchen.
managed to make some progress on Endor here are some pics.

vojvoda Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 8:42 a.m. PST

Man those look great. Wish I could get my brother-in-law to open his sets. I really need 25mm Ewoks however for a Zombie post Ewok-Holocaust scenario.

James Mattes

Miniman13 Inactive Member05 Nov 2012 8:34 p.m. PST

Thanks James
Yes these are 20mm Ewoks but the AT-ST could be used with 25mm as they come from the Action Micro machine series.

Miniman13 Inactive Member08 Nov 2012 5:58 p.m. PST

Also looking for a suitable Liea in the strike team uniform.
May have to convert something as I don't believ MM made one.
Any suggestions welcomed.

Miniman13 Inactive Member24 Nov 2012 4:00 p.m. PST

First Ewok war machine.

Lee337 Sponsoring Member of TMP Inactive Member05 Oct 2015 3:59 p.m. PST

So the Risk clone wars additions is 20mm ? for clones and B2 battle droids?

War Monkey06 Oct 2015 8:01 a.m. PST

I collect MM Star Wars Stuff and looking forward to their new stuff as well, I wouldn't want to ruin them so;

My plan is to slowly build in the 15mm range, Gunners Blog has a very nice list of proxies

for general rules I use the RPG rules from Fantasy Flight Games link

For bigger ground combat using larger units I use Star Wars Miniatures Battles Rules systems.

Borathan06 Oct 2015 11:24 a.m. PST

As another note, several of the Star Wars micromachines were re-released

Part time gamer08 Oct 2015 4:39 p.m. PST

*Miniman and *John,
Very Cool! Thanks for the pics. I used to think the same 'back when' MM figs were available at stores, how the battledroids would be great for large scale battles.
Personaly though, Im a 'tank battle' kind of guy, I had always hoped to get 'tons' of clone/droid combat vehicles for gaming, but it never worked out.

As for MM being Re-released, I'd be surprised if they had not. When you consider the release of the latest SW film not to mention, it seems SW's toys have practically never left the shelves.

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