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Guthroth08 May 2018 11:24 p.m. PST

Apart from GW, who else makes 1/50 or 1/56 plastic vehicle kits ? Plastic not resin. I'm looking for some to convert/adapt for post-apoc type games. TIA

willthepiper09 May 2018 12:05 a.m. PST

What sort of vehicles do you need? There are several WWII era vehicles, including Rubicon link and Warlord (resized Italeri) link for example.

I have a couple of the Rubicon trucks in my modern games as Afghan 'jingle' trucks, for example. Not quite right, but no one has complained!

There are also some 1:48 WWII and modern plastic kits out there as well.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 4:30 a.m. PST

I know you said plastic, but there are a lot of die cast vehicles on ebay. Some don't list scale but work well. Kinsmart is one brand.

Guthroth09 May 2018 5:27 a.m. PST

I'm looking for the ability to cut chop and modify that plastic gives.

Vigilant09 May 2018 6:37 a.m. PST

Airfix make 1:48 scale versions of the British Army Jackal and Coyote patrol vehicles which would make good post-apocalyptic vehicles with a few additions. Also Crooked Dice have started a range of resin versions which are easy to modify.

Personal logo Bashytubits Supporting Member of TMP09 May 2018 8:16 a.m. PST

You could always go the 3D route, I have a very extensive library of sci fi and historical vehicles. Plus they can be scaled to exactly the size you want.

pmwalt09 May 2018 5:09 p.m. PST

Try Hobbylinc … they have a boatload of 1/56 plastic kits (mostly Italeri) … link

Keifer11310 May 2018 7:23 p.m. PST

You really want 1/48 scale. I find 1/56, with 28mm, look too small.

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