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Old 18 May 2007, 11:49   #1 (permalink)
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i found a few model tanks that could make cheaper and cooler substitutes.

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http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1469_1_1474549.html -alternative basilisk
http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1469_1_1022203.html -alternative leman russ exterminator
http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/676_1_2766616.html -alternative conqueror
http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/676_1_15374.html -alternative destroyer tank hunter

i also found this- http://www.anticsonline.co.uk/1469_1_14465.html - a random german bike thing. it looks a little big and clumsy but if you could find a smaller one it could look pretty cool.
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Old 18 May 2007, 12:09   #2 (permalink)
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You might find those a bit big, 1/35th puts the average human male(ie 6 foot) at roughly 2 inches tall. You'll get away with it on tanks were there's few points of reference, but on anything you can see inside 40K figures will be dwarfed.
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Old 18 May 2007, 12:11   #3 (permalink)
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that's fine, they'll be closed, i could just find the 1/48 scale ones.
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Old 18 May 2007, 12:12   #4 (permalink)
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...But the question is...Where are the sponsons?...

Although I like the idea of using non-GW models for parts of 40k you just really can't substitute for the real thing.

...And forge world isn't that expensive for the quality, it also helps if you have a job.

But what about a converted M1 Battletank from WW1 for the new FW Tank... ^-^

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Old 18 May 2007, 16:15   #5 (permalink)
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they don't have to have sponsons though. i just like these models over most FW stuff. plus i like classic tanks.
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Old 18 May 2007, 18:08   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, like Deadpool said, I think you're going to find 1/35 is a bit huge, whether you can see inside or not.

It's a nice idea to find some not-so-well known vehicles as alternatives because no matter how many Imperial Eagles you put on a 1/35 Challenger, it's always going to be a Challenger...although perhaps the Shilka might be a little too well known to use as a proxy. But I think you'll find these are too big to represent the vehicles you've listed, not so much in respect to scale because you can camouflage that if you try hard enough, but the 'footprints' will be too big for the vehicles they are supposed to represent. Perhaps you could make a super heavy out of them, Genmotty suggested the Macharius, which seems like an appropriately sized vehicle.
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1/35 is definately too big. I would imagine that the models would be 1 1/2 to 2 times too big for 40k scale. I used a 1/35 abrams for my baneblade and it had to be chopped down to fit. This scale works best for super heavies.

I think it's awesome that you're trying to expand beyond just games workshop models.
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Default Re: alternative guard vehicles

Just found this Warrior APC in my search for AKs (which are also on the same site but really plain and undetailed)
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Old 19 May 2007, 02:26   #9 (permalink)
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Just found this Warrior APC in my search for AKs (which are also on the same site but really plain and undetailed)
Not sure about size, but that looks like it could be a decent Chimera.
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All the stuff on the assault group is supposed to be "heroic" 28mm just like 40K, I've seen pictures of some of there stuff next to an old ratskin scout and they look about right, but really the only way to know for sure is suck it and see.
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