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Re: Re: Re: Re: Fez-ing reality of conversions

Hi Dave,

I like your idea of building a commando. And we have the address of Strelets

Hank, do you think these 18mm are bigger than usual?
20mm is often to small, even 18mm would not fit in my eyes.

Better waiting, converting or searching old true 25mm stuff...


Re: Fez-ing reality of conversions/.....YES its getting desparate

Something, anything is better than nothing . If its 18MM or fresh 1/72 box of strelets box of the air.
then i want teh eureka.

I am trying alot of options out. Plus making aLOT MORE baggage train with as many mules i can find and "bad model wagons to "TRIck uP" .
I thinku ntil now i hav ewalways under represented supply importance in gaming.This will enable me to extend wargames into campaigns etc.

Its good to see railway figure ho arab DRESSED civillians for only $15 for a set of 100.They be good crowds etc for many era's.SEE EBAy.

Next monthS figure budget i want to make a couple of turkish batterys from Imex ACW sets.

Dave ,no point .knowing our luck mister texas mate ,if we went round to Strelets there would be a note on the door saying "Coming soon"

Okay back to the wave of depression and model some green stuff.

Re: Re: Fez-ing reality of conversions/.....YES its getting desparate

Hi Hank,

If you want some variety for your supply wagons, the Imex canopys will fit onto the Airfix wagon train wagons. The Airfix wagon's wheels turn and you can harness up any horse or oxen by simply hand-twist drilling small holes into the animals sides.

The Imex wagons don't roll and the steering falls off, as does the drivers seat. But by combining you get some really cool variety. I use a hot tip to just melt/weld the top to the wagon inside. Neither set's tops stay on without some glue or something:

A/F plus Imex chow wagon top and drawers
A/F plus Imex chow top only
A/F plus barrels on sides with above
A/F with conestoga top (Boer War Boer Family)
A/F with Atlantic cattle/oxen
Could use Pegasus cattle even better
A/F with Imex ambulance top (cut off back for stretcher)
By the way, the old Giant of Hong Kong tops will fit into the A/F wagons, and painted would give more variety. You can see a couple of my works here on the HaT link, in the first few frames. They are A/F+Imex+Atlantic parts. The right one has chow wagon drawers in back, and the left one has Imex baggage/boxes inside. All together, they weigh alot and are quite excellent working products. Other designs, I've never scanned:

Have fun!

Re: Re: Re: Fez-ing reality of conversions/.....YES its getting desparate

Thanks Dave,I got a couple of Lucky German waggons ON EBAY which look teh part too. I am looking at a few models to integrate into my diorama from this website.

these may VERY well work for your FFL .