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Ferreo Cuore16 Sep 2018 6:57 p.m. PST

Looking for toys that are suitable for modern warfare, from Afghanistan to the urban wasteland where zombies run free.

My son says I may only borrow his vehicles. this is awkward.

If there was to be some size variation, I would prefer it to be a little on the small size, just to fit onto table better.

Finally, for prices, I am trying to get plastic and metal toys such as cars, trucks, humvee, armored personnel carriers that are good enough for table with a little realistic painting. I think the paint will fix most anything, but size near my 28mm figures is what matters.

Much thanks for suggestion in advance!

willthepiper16 Sep 2018 8:10 p.m. PST

To match with my 28mm figures, my preference is for vehicles around 1:55 scale or thereabouts. WWII vehicles are becoming easier to find in this scale with Rubicon and Warlord Games/Italeri being two good suppliers. Modern vehicles are a bit trickier to find. There are a few companies like Empress Miniatures and Company B providing appropriately sized vehicles, but these are resin and at the higher end of the price range.

For cheap vehicles, though, there is a surprising source of "pretty close" to 1:55, and generally cheap die-cast, that being the diecast cars released for the Pixar/Disney Cars movies. There's quite a wide range of vehicle types that were produced for the movie series, although many of them are now out of print (but many can be found in thrift stores for really cheap!). They need to have the eyes on the windscreens painted over, and maybe some greenstuff to disguise the mouths but overall a cheap and close enough source of cars!

Here's an example of a Cars conversion for my Afghanistan game: link

Gaz004516 Sep 2018 11:05 p.m. PST

Here's some vehicles that have 'improvised armour' look for PA games…



Andoreth17 Sep 2018 12:34 a.m. PST

Siberia Miniatures do a range of 1:50 and 1:56 diecasts and postage and posting times from Russia are quite good.

Gaz004517 Sep 2018 2:48 a.m. PST

Here's some more…..


Keifer11326 Sep 2018 5:26 p.m. PST

I find 1/56 scale looks too small next to 28-32 heroic scale minis. I use 1/48, which are easier to find.

I'm actually looking at the Cars toys, they have a great range of different vehicles. My post apoc hero will be driving a Storm Jackson modded car….

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