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zrunelord22 Aug 2019 6:42 a.m. PST

Hello again all,
Here is my take on converting 1/76th Plastic kits to 18/20mm scifi.
I got JB models 1/76th Saladin & 2 Saracens kits .

I my opinion these are small when compared to 18mm minis , though they are good for pure 15mm. I decided to make them bigger by sawing them in half & inserting plasticard strips. I also used card & sprue for the build. It does take serious thinking & measurements to get the pieces the right size but it is do able not impossible.

I realised that the original wheels are small so I decided to use larger ones .I had to use plastic sprues as axles.

The Apc's would looked good as Imperial Guard Taurox.
They do look nice packed with riding infantry. The problem would be whether to glue them or not & use blue tack.

Thanks for your comments.




Patrick Sexton Supporting Member of TMP22 Aug 2019 8:28 a.m. PST

VERY nicely done.

AVAMANGO22 Aug 2019 10:26 a.m. PST

Yup they do look very impressive,really well done…

ROUWetPatchBehindTheSofa22 Aug 2019 11:37 a.m. PST

You! You cut them in half? Heretic!

Okay, this may surprise you, but personally I think both the base models work fine pretty much built out of the box for sci-fi. Personally I tend to avoid such major surgery anyway. Like the concept though I would have fished around for a different starting base. My only real criticism is the Saladin 'turrets' which are tiny as it is and just look impossible with the chunky weapon.

I think the riders look good – but would probably still blue tack them. Though has anyone tried using magnets for riders?

Umpapa22 Aug 2019 2:06 p.m. PST


gavandjosh0222 Aug 2019 3:13 p.m. PST

another excellent

Grimmnar22 Aug 2019 8:33 p.m. PST


Makes you feel any better ge didnt cut them in half. So no heretic.
What he actually did was took a whole section out of the middle. That is a whole level of heresy. :-)


zrunelord23 Aug 2019 11:38 p.m. PST

Thanks all,
Glad you like them.😁
Rou, I have the Omnissiah's blessing so all is cool..
hmmm I think the turrets can be made fatter/wider, yes.

Grimnar that's a whole new level of thinking,man!!! Had to reboot my circuits 🙃

Oh btw, I added a 30mm piece in middle but any width will do 10 or 20 would look nice also.


Gunner Dunbar24 Aug 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

They look great, have scified the Saladin myself, I like the spacer idea, ide probably use a thinner one myself, but yours look great.

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