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whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 7:54 a.m. PST

I normally don't have the kind of luck other people have with dollar stores or thrift stores, but recently I found two things that are perfect and really quick to turn into wargaming pieces. Pictures and a write up on my blog.

Dollar Store Finds

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 8:22 a.m. PST

Thanks for sharing.

The raft is especially nice, and the M48 is serviceable. Can't beat them for a buck each.

Must Contain Minis02 Apr 2020 8:25 a.m. PST

Cool site and neat post.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 8:42 a.m. PST

The raft is especially nice, and the M48 is serviceable. Can't beat them for a buck each.

I was annoyed at the size of the raft at first but the size means I can just pop a figure in there instead of having to make a counter or something to mark which ones are occupied.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 8:44 a.m. PST

Cool site and neat post.

Thanks! Your's aint half bad either.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 8:46 a.m. PST

Nice work. Dollar stores are a great resource.

DyeHard02 Apr 2020 8:55 a.m. PST

Thank you for posting your finds!

And thank you for listing the particular store, and showing the packaging. It really helps with folks looking to score on your finds.

I would like to ask that you (and others) add a photo to your blog with the items next to a ruler, so folks can better judge size.

Keep up the good work.

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 9:33 a.m. PST

I would like to ask that you (and others) add a photo to your blog with the items next to a ruler, so folks can better judge size.

You know it's funny, I saw a little scale that some company was selling that was on a base and had little arrows for 6mm, 15mm and 25mm that I wanted to get for this purpose. I'd like that more than a tiny ruler but I think that's what I'm going to have to resort to…

Brian Smaller02 Apr 2020 10:43 a.m. PST

Our version of dollar stores here in New Zealand rarely have anything useful in my experience.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 11:11 a.m. PST

Nate,

Thanks for the link to the paint conversion chart at the bottom of your Dollar Tree Finds article.

Jim

khanscom02 Apr 2020 2:46 p.m. PST

Really like how the boat turned out; it looks like the helicopter might work for 1/72 figs (maybe AK47?)

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Apr 2020 3:27 p.m. PST

Really like how the boat turned out; it looks like the helicopter might work for 1/72 figs (maybe AK47?)
Maybe. I think even then it's a bad helicopter. everything about it just seems off to me size dimensions parts in relation to other parts. I'd expect that for under $5 USD you can get a Matchbox or similar diecast toy. It would probably be good for a 20ishmm wreck though like I did with the tank. Rip off the rotors, dirty it up, half bury it as if it crashed…

Striker02 Apr 2020 4:21 p.m. PST

I've got a couple of those tanks. If you want rafts that are bigger look for a plastic toy "undersea adventure" set, similar bagged item. It comes with scuba guys and such.

DyeHard03 Apr 2020 9:02 a.m. PST

The little scale stand was made by Mississinewa Miniatures.

It was called the Scale Stick
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Used like this:

picture

Sadly I do not think it is being made any more.

Zephyr103 Apr 2020 8:54 p.m. PST

That tank has been around 60+ years. Looks like the details in the mold are still holding up (though the turret MG barrel is shorter… ;-)

Zephyr104 Apr 2020 8:21 p.m. PST

I self-correct myself. Dug through an old toybox & found the tank, they're the same… ;-)

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