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Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 11:07 a.m. PST

Little kids toys in the discount bin are a good source of stuff if you can look beyond the primary colours.

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Here are a couple of toys (SWMBO grabbed for less $3 USD total) that can take on a decent, girtty sci-fi look with a little conversion work. The conversion work also allows these to work decently from 15mm-28mm, if you're OK with the differences in size.

pzivh43 Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 11:31 a.m. PST

Nice work!

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 11:59 a.m. PST

Like them both – but the mining vehicle looks awesome!

HMS Exeter12 Dec 2021 12:32 p.m. PST

The mining vehicle screams Mad Max.

Where'd she find them. Nail her foot to the floor. She's a keeper.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 3:21 p.m. PST

Thanks, all.

I'm more worried about whether or not I am a keeper. I've done OK for the last 30 years, so far.

I believe she foond them in a thrift store. The doscount bin in a thrift store. That's my kind of shopping! It's for CHKD, so we usually let them ring us up and then give them and extra $50. USD I don't count that in the cost of the stuff.

Stryderg12 Dec 2021 4:54 p.m. PST

Nice find! I like the final jet, dark and menacing.

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP12 Dec 2021 8:08 p.m. PST

Lovely work.

The lady is definitely a keeper.

Thresher0113 Dec 2021 6:12 a.m. PST

Love that fighter/shuttle.

Is as a fighter, it looks very much like those in Traveller, though a bit large for 15mm scale.

Looks like it could serve double/triple duty for 15mm/18mm, 25mm/28mm, and 32mm/34mm scale minis.

Congrats on having an ally helping search for your gaming deals. That IS a rarity.

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP13 Dec 2021 8:29 a.m. PST

Thanks, repaints of primary colour things always amaze me when I do them. That keeps me doing them.

I figure I could cram 10 28mm space marines in the body, so that makes it a fighter/transport at 28mm. Definitely a carrier of some sort in 15mm. I plan to use it as a exo/endo atmospherice cargo ship for 6mm (MechWarrior) next week.

Like the miner, once you get rid of the cockpit, there is no real indicator of size, so it can be what you need.

Thing I forgot to mention: The miner vehicle front grinder wheels acutuall turn when you roll it across the floor. It is trés cool.

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