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Stalkey and Co Supporting Member of TMP02 Jul 2021 9:16 a.m. PST

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 Durnford Supporting Member of TMP02 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 Co Supporting Member of TMP02 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…


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

Cheers Roger.

Stalkey and Co Supporting Member of TMP04 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


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

Cheers Roger.

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