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Stalkey and Co02 Jul 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

People,
Looking for some modern die-cast or plastic cars, toys basically, that would be suitable for modern wargaming. I mainly want to use them as terrain, but if they also suit for transportation that would be wonderful.

A bonus would be humvees that are in the right scale.

Question is what is the right scale for modern 28mm sculpts? They tend to be in the 1/56 sort of, which makes me think that 1/64 cars would be good [a little on the small side is usually best for terrain].

My dream come true would be someone who makes cheap plastic cars and military vehicles in the 1/56 1/64 range. But I may be too optimistic!

I'll settle for cake decorations that are pretty close, however.

Please push me your links and sources, thanks!

nnascati Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 9:31 a.m. PST

Depending on how modern you want, check eBay for Dimestore Dreams. They are plastic toy cars, perfect for 28mm, but time periods is roughly 1950s.

Col Durnford02 Jul 2021 9:39 a.m. PST

I like the cars at the local grocery store. Not to expensive, but can be very mixed scales. I take along a sample figure for sizing.

Stalkey and Co02 Jul 2021 9:47 a.m. PST

yeah… I find most of them too large. a couple of trucks by JFL Enterprises Inc are just the right size, however.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 4:20 p.m. PST

1/64 is better for 20mm figures to my eye.

dick garrison03 Jul 2021 3:05 a.m. PST

Not sure if you can get these in the US but I've found that the "James Bond" car collection vehicles that came as a magazine collection are perfect scale wise with 28mm figures…

picture

They are listed as 1/43, hope this helps.

Cheers Roger.

Stalkey and Co04 Jul 2021 3:15 a.m. PST

Hey Roger,
I dunno – got any more info, like what's printed on the bottom of the car? It certainly looks the right size, and btw, nice weathering job!

dick garrison04 Jul 2021 5:28 a.m. PST

Hi just say's…
Scale 1/43
Universal hobbies
Made in China

Here's a link to the Wikipedia page

link

You can get them on Ebay, though postage to the US might be expencive.

Cheers Roger.

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