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Sir Didymus
03-02-2014, 22:54
I'm looking to build another pimpy ride for my Daemonhunters, and I was thinking of basing it on some classic muscle car, but all the kits I can find is 1:25. Anyone have any idea how this scales with 40K?

cuda1179
04-02-2014, 04:21
I'm looking to build another pimpy ride for my Daemonhunters, and I was thinking of basing it on some classic muscle car, but all the kits I can find is 1:25. Anyone have any idea how this scales with 40K?

It doesn't scale well at all I'm afraid. If you want to make a cool armored car I would suggest 1/48 scale armored cars, Humvees, or other "heavy" vehicles.

Alternatively, Chapterhouse studios makes a conversion kit to make a wheeled Chimera. I however found out that with some minor work you can get it to look WONDERFUL on a Rhino too. The only Rhino parts you need are the top, front, bottom, and back door.

T10
04-02-2014, 09:12
Correct me if I am pulling out the wrong articles here, but it seems 28mm scale = 1/64 = railroad model S scale.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1:64_scale

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S_scale

So here's some S-scale cars and truck. Seems the railroad hobby has kind of got stuck in the 50's, though: http://www.sceneryunlimited.net/su_products/dons_trucks.php

-T10

Freman Bloodglaive
04-02-2014, 10:54
Stuck in the 50s?

Too modern for 40k.

Godzooky
04-02-2014, 13:57
http://www.antenocitisworkshop.com/antenocitis/generic-sci-fi.html

IcedCrow
04-02-2014, 14:17
1:48 or 1:35 scale models are what I use. They are a bit bigger than they should be but overall I don't mind. When I use military models on the table that's also the scale I go for.

Poseidal
04-02-2014, 14:45
I have (I think) a 1:35 Patlabor, who's pilot is roughly the size of a larger 40k human-sized (the proportions different though), so I would say that 1:35-1:48 would be the closest.

Harwammer
04-02-2014, 16:47
RT era recommended 1/48* diecast classic cars as the basis for your genestealer cult limo conversions.

This is a little odd as the examples pictured in the book look like they are almost certainly papercraft cars made from mounting card!

*Edit: after reviewing my materials it was actually 1/43rd scale that was recommended.

WLBjork
04-02-2014, 17:04
Probably were knowing Rogue Trader!

Here's a link to the same discussion a year or more ago. Think my last post sums it up:

http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?374743-Warhammer-40K-scale/page2

Paint it Red
05-02-2014, 09:51
Most scale kits don't fit with the 40k heroic 28mm scale. You will need a model that looks right, rather than to scale. Small european hatchbacks in 1/24 models would be the size of a rhino (perhaps i little bit longer). A 1/24 classic mini has the dimensions of a rhino.

If you are going for medium military kits such as a german ww2 staff car i would get these in 1/35.

Anything larger needs to be in 1/48, such as tanks, unless you want it to look like a super heavy vehicle. I suggest that 1/48 is the smallest kit you should use otherwise the details of the vehicle look comical compared to the miniatures.

If 40k miniatures were true scale i would suggest 1/56, but I would not recommend this scale for 40k unless your miniatures have been on a weight loss program.

Thrax
05-02-2014, 15:54
According to Mark Bedford, the scale of vehicles is actually 1:43. You can a large range of die cast cars on line by Google.

AndrewGPaul
05-02-2014, 17:56
In that case he needs to have a word with his colleagues, because the published numbers don't back that up. :)

Harwammer
05-02-2014, 18:14
According to Mark Bedford, the scale of vehicles is actually 1:43. You can a large range of die cast cars on line by Google.I just reviewed my materials and it was actually 1:43 scale diecast cars that were recommended for cult limousines!

Sir Didymus
06-02-2014, 11:36
Thanks guys. I had previously used a 1:35 russian armored car (and lots of plasticard), I hope 1:48 / 1:43 will provide for new possibilities :)

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Next Question:

Anyone have any great links for models in this scale. I'm thinking something like american muscle cars or something like classics from the 30-40s. Something with curves, fins and all that jazz :)

Paint it Red
06-02-2014, 16:00
I really like aggressive grills on my 40k cars. http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/94/b2/d0/94b2d0f87f1d9ccf894fd82dc0bd9958.jpg I think this started out as a 55 chevy. A truck such as a 56' ford could also do the trick. Then you just have to attach a cathedral to the front and add some big exhaust pipes coming from the hood to make it look the part. Chop the roof and convert the back for some passengers. http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-4914.html


If you want to go more streamlined this could appeal. http://www.revell.com/model-kits/cars/85-2860.html

Sir Didymus
06-02-2014, 18:17
Thats a sweet looking ride there :)

But aren't 1:25 scale way off compared to 40K minis?

Paint it Red
08-02-2014, 08:57
Depends what you are looking for. Are you looking for cars to be smaller than a rhino or about the same size. Most 1/25 car kits will have a lower profile than a rhino but will be longer. If you want something that can be driven by a miniature and most details will look correct, then i suggest 1/43 toy cars. http://i11.photobucket.com/albums/a188/ratcals/untitled.jpg Die-cast 1/43 cars are easily found in toy shops.

madprophet
08-02-2014, 21:12
depending on the maker, you can use "O" scale scenics, 1/48 models (especially for larger vehicles like aircraft) or 1/35 models for cars/auxiliaries

Alister1992
10-02-2014, 13:51
1/35 cars from ICM is good base for convertion

Not-not-kenny
04-03-2014, 23:07
Just to clarify, if I wanted to use a WWII era tank model as a Leman Russ I should go with 1:48 or would that be too small?

cuda1179
05-03-2014, 14:42
Just to clarify, if I wanted to use a WWII era tank model as a Leman Russ I should go with 1:48 or would that be too small?

I used a 1/48 scale Sherman tank as a base for a Predator. It matches well with my oop Rhinos. However, if you want to proxy a Leman Russ I'd go for a larger tank in 1/48 scale, something like a Tiger 2.

FYI, a 1/35 scale WWI British mk5 makes a perfect Landraider

hobojebus
05-03-2014, 15:56
http://dreamforge-games.com/blogs/news/11514509-eisenkern-stuka-zu-fuss-preview

Not-not-kenny
05-03-2014, 22:16
I used a 1/48 scale Sherman tank as a base for a Predator. It matches well with my oop Rhinos. However, if you want to proxy a Leman Russ I'd go for a larger tank in 1/48 scale, something like a Tiger 2.

FYI, a 1/35 scale WWI British mk5 makes a perfect Landraider

Thanks for your input. The tank I have in mind for now is the Russian KV-2 heavy tank.