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Cacique Caribe24 Jul 2018 9:25 p.m. PST

Perhaps stacked on pallets? There seems to be 3 different sizes.



Or some perhaps you could use them to make some type of machine?

These "cylinder" ones look interesting too:




McWong7324 Jul 2018 11:25 p.m. PST

The spacer beads (link 3) look the best.

Covert Walrus25 Jul 2018 2:52 a.m. PST

They'd make good pressure/liquid tanks for sure! Good find :)

Legion 425 Jul 2018 6:19 a.m. PST

Why not ? I like the look … E.g. I used these round & half beads for oxygen(?) tanks(?) on one of my Ork KrawL'as … evil grin


DyeHard25 Jul 2018 9:31 a.m. PST

They all would be larger than the 55 Gal barrel in 15mm scale.

The classic Sci/Fi container (in Star Trek at least) is an Over-Pack barrel:


In 15mm scale (1/100 scale) an Over-Pack barrel would be 8mm across and 10.7mm tall.

Things bigger could sure exist, but would not be expected to be manhandled.

If you go with the smallest size, I think you got some good stuff here. I plane to get some!

I just got a pile of these:


Which at 5mm overall diameter x 8.3mm long are a good size.
More like a 30 Gal barrel, than a 55 Gal

TheBeast Supporting Member of TMP25 Jul 2018 2:01 p.m. PST

The spacer beads (link 3) look the best.

And I like the first two. ;->=

Beside, put a small wire cage around each, and it becomes an industrial lamp. In Barbie/GIJoe scale, which is what I want to do Aliens in, someday…

Back to 15mm, a couple of lengths of square plastic, or even sectioned wooden matches, and you'd have some anti-grav barrel mover/clamps for the tops.


Cacique Caribe25 Jul 2018 2:07 p.m. PST


Nice find! They almost remind me of plastic water bottle spouts.


DyeHard26 Jul 2018 8:56 a.m. PST

Yes Cacique Caribe,

That was my thought as well (but that would be in 28mm)
For 15mm maybe a Cryogenic Storage Containers:


Or something to hold "Warp Plasma"

Cacique Caribe21 Aug 2018 11:59 a.m. PST

Anyone tried using beads as SF cargo bins?


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