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WaltOHara Inactive Member28 Sep 2017 3:12 p.m. PST

Hi everyone, I've become quite taken with Eureka's new Mad Maximillian post-apocalyptic (in 1934!) auto racing and combat game. Part of the joy of a game like this is building and customizing the vehicles, and I understand that is the direction that Eureka wants to go with this. With that said, however, I have some questions.

Going through the Rulebook, I'm noting a few examples of vehicles that clearly either aren't made by Eureka and cant' be customized with Eureka parts. I've also checked with 1stCorp, which sells vehicles from roughly the same time period, and I'm drawing a blank.

Example 1. The White Lightning, featured heavily in the illustrations.


As the caption says, WHO MAKES THIS?

Example 2. The Green Machine.

Now, I see what Eureka is about here. You buy a stock vehicle from one of two designs:


Either the roadster or the roadster with a gunner cockpit, in this instance. Then you buy a new front end or pipes or some other customization from the customiztion kit. The problem I have is the front end in the rulebook.


See how it's gently rounded with two machine gun slits?

Where is that in the customization parts pack?


Well, perhaps…. but it's cleary not identical with the rulebook picture. Close enough, I guess, but I'm not getting where to put the guns.

Case 3, the Firebug (I think?) anyway, the flame thrower car. It's quite visually striking, especially with the photos taken with the cinematic flame effect. I'd like to make something similar, but once again, I'm stymied.


Those wheel fenders in the back don't appear to be in the customization parts pack, unless I'm missing something.

If anyone (especially Eureka) can shed light on these, I'd appreciate it. I'm really enjoying this one a lot.

Here's my humble attempts at my first roadster. I'm looking for some period decals.


Not bad for a model build with no instructions!

Ciao for now,


WaltOHara Inactive Member28 Sep 2017 5:05 p.m. PST

Also, whatscale diecast works best with these models? Clearly, 1/43 does not.

Vigilant29 Sep 2017 2:49 a.m. PST

The scale issue always amazes me. When starting this kind of line why not make it in a scale compatible with available vehicles, i.e. 1:43 scale. I know many will say that doesn't fit with existing figures, but since this is about vehicles I don't believe that is a valid argument. I would like to see modern skirmish figures in 1:43 scale so that they would fit with available vehicles, which can be picked up really cheaply.

DeHewes29 Sep 2017 4:14 a.m. PST

I'm using 1:43 cars with my pulp/early 20th century miniatures. They are a little big, but the heftiiness of modern 28mm makes up for it. Here's a Pulp Alley and Bob Murch Pulp Figure with a 1:43 Ford.


An eye level view like this shows the scale difference at its greatest. From a gamer's top down perspective, its much less noticeable.

WaltOHara Inactive Member29 Sep 2017 10:13 a.m. PST

Well, perhaps 1:43 works as a kind of scatter terrain piece. I could see that.

The problem in THIS context is I need to add a driver figure, and the scale is nominally 28mm. I've found some great generic drivers in 28mm (thank you, Stan Johansen!) but they aren't going to fit with 1:43 vehicles at all, that much is pretty evident.

Case in point, I just picked up this 1:43 Soviet panel truck, which looks great.


It's pretty clear however, that I'm not going to make a 28mm figure work as a driver. I can't even get him in the window.

I'm expecting this Bentley roadster in the mail, I might have better luck with an open top touring car.


I'm seeing 1:48 scale, but I'm not sure I want to go in that direction-- bigger scale number, the smaller the model is.


pvi99th29 Sep 2017 1:48 p.m. PST


I have that Bentley, well not that exact one. As DeHewes said, I don't worry too much about the scale, unless it is really crazy.

If looking for something exact the Models of Yesteryears are all over the place in scale.

You can check out the list at:


Tony S30 Sep 2017 7:00 a.m. PST

Am I a dolt? Well, we all know the answer to that, but I can't seem to find the range on the Eureka website?

WaltOHara Inactive Member02 Oct 2017 9:01 a.m. PST

You are no dolt, Tony. These Narrow-Interest things can get buried pretty deep. Here is the link to the Mad Maximillion page on EUREKA USA. link

Well, the Bentley showed up, and one thing is for certain, it was mislabeled on Ebay. It's closer to Matchbox sized.

It's a shame, too, because it looks pretty badass as a vehicle. On the bright side, I found a Ford 1934 pickup truck in diecast, from Yatming, that is advertised as 1/43. With a little jiggery-pokery I can fit 28mm figures into it, so I'm going to make this my harpoon vehicle-- I've dulled down the gloss paint, I'm going to add some piece armor (plastic card) Twin vickers and a harpoon in the back.


Skrapwelder Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 5:58 p.m. PST

I picked up a Brumm Bentley Speed six and it scales very nicely with the Eureka models. They do an open topped Speed Six racer as well.


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