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Twoball Cane10 Apr 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

Ok I've slowed my purchases of 15mm, partially to catch up on the lead pile….but partially to calm the fires of the beast who shall not be named.

I saw vanguard miniatures skinnerz and they are fantastic. Certainly power armor and infantry all set.

But I need some help for vehicles. Scratch building with hot wheels etc is an option. But I don't like the idea of using those cars. Kit bashing resin vehicles is also an option…but I kinda want my orc vehicles to not look like skulls and spikes.

I'm being alil picky. Any threads or companies I might be missing would be appreciated.

Twoball Cane10 Apr 2017 6:52 p.m. PST

Ok I've slowed my purchases of 15mm, partially to catch up on the lead pile….but partially to calm the fires of the beast who shall not be named.

I saw vanguard miniatures skinnerz and they are fantastic. Certainly power armor and infantry all set.

But I need some help for vehicles. Scratch building with hot wheels etc is an option. But I don't like the idea of using those cars. Kit bashing resin vehicles is also an option…but I kinda want my orc vehicles to not look like skulls and spikes.

I'm being alil picky. Any threads or companies I might be missing would be appreciated.

Grizzly7110 Apr 2017 8:28 p.m. PST

Check Khurasan miniatures.

This might make a good walker

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The gun tractor is kinda neat, but the gun is separate.

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Armor and APC.

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He's got quite a list of vehicles to look at.

Also, Rebelminis.com

Walkers link
Other vehicles rebelminis.com/eafove.html

McWong7311 Apr 2017 1:02 a.m. PST

Look for cheap HO scale pick ups on ebay, likely easier to kit bash.

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:56 a.m. PST

I only did one, but plan more, converted 1/72 WWII gun truck
More pics
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Darkest Star Games Sponsoring Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 6:34 a.m. PST

Someone showed some of those plastic armyman style sci-fi tanks from China, those could work easily with some extra card for plates.

Twoball Cane11 Apr 2017 8:47 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.


@ grizzly i have several of thise goanna and taipan tanks from khurasan minis. But going to use them for the thrainites.
Thats what i mean though…of what im looking for.

@gunner. I lookedup your orks and i do like the result you did. Im trying to do something different than in the style of GW.

I saw some 6$ tanks from russia…bulky for 15mm too small for 28mm. Cant see any where to order them.

Thanks all again

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

There are some eBay sellers that sell the Robogear tanks. Also, Brigade Models' Neo-Soviets have a nice blocky feel to them that shouldn't be hard to Orkify.

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 10:55 a.m. PST

Also, Proxie Models does some cheap 15mm tanks that would fit well with Orkish styling.

Maxim C Gatling Inactive Member11 Apr 2017 2:22 p.m. PST

Gunner, how did you do the rivets?

Personal logo javelin98 Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 7:09 p.m. PST

Here are some other good candidates for kitbashing:

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Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 3:38 p.m. PST

Twoball,
Russian connections for the tanks.
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And bulky for 15mm just means they are super heavies. :-)

Grimm

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 6:06 p.m. PST

Actually, pretty sure most of that is 28 or larger, though I agree they are easy enough to camouflage.

Keep an eye out for ZOD or Z.O.D., which that manui fellow has in just troopers.

There are complaints that ZOD are too small, but I just think of them as tankettes, ignoring the tight squeeze of the hatches… ;->=

The flyers are WAY small, but I was going to use them as drones anyway.

Doug

zrunelord12 Apr 2017 10:58 p.m. PST

Why not just scratch build them yourself, Twoball ?
It's much more rewarding & above all , fun.

Look what I did with mine. Simple yet very effective.
Just decide on the tech level & go ahead.
There are loads of pics so go through the various posts.If you need help, just ask.

castrarunis.blogspot.com.mt/search?q=rivets

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Enjoy
Z

Gunner Dunbar Supporting Member of TMP13 Apr 2017 3:27 a.m. PST

Rivets are plasticard rod, Zs stuff is always an inspiration.

zrunelord13 Apr 2017 10:35 a.m. PST

As are yours Gunner ,that super 15mm paper Contemptor dreadnought you did would have driven me mad if I were to try it.

See this one also Twoball.

castrarunis.blogspot.com.mt/2014/04/scratchbuilt-hover-vehicles.html

I have done more hover vehicle so keep an eye open for an update.

Z

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa13 Apr 2017 12:00 p.m. PST

For Orcish brutalism without the spikes, what about WWI, Inter-war and early WWII tanks – pretty much anything with vertical armour and riveted turrets? Readily available and cheaply if you shop around for larger scale plastic kits 1:76 / 1:72.

erraticassassin Inactive Member13 Apr 2017 12:08 p.m. PST

I reckon this would be a good fit for the Skinnerz: link

Low-ish tech, but not ridiculously so.

Twoball Cane14 Apr 2017 3:52 p.m. PST

Thanks zrune and everyone else. Im gonna try for those big russian tanks on evilbay.

Those custom built vehicles are amazing.

Personal logo Cacique Caribe Supporting Member of TMP15 Apr 2017 5:36 a.m. PST

Hey Z,

How big are those rivets?

Would these work better for you? Or is 1.5 mm too big?

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Dan

zrunelord17 Apr 2017 8:14 a.m. PST

Hello Dan,
Unfortunately those are large for 15mm , but can be used for so many other projects, thanks for the links. You have a knack for finding interesting things ;).

My rivets are simply made out of white glue blobs.
Squirt some undiluted white on a flat surface ( tile/credit card/plastic card etc ) use a blunt tooth pic or other suitable tool & dip , then transfer.Leave to dry , redo if necessary. A fan helps to quickly develop a skin on them.

Patience & humming Hallelujah from Schrek are a must.
You will get very good at it by the 1001st one or go barmy… whichever come first :):):).

Z

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