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Author Topic: Looking for 1/56th Civilian Car Wrecks  (Read 248 times)

Offline Wyrmalla

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Looking for 1/56th Civilian Car Wrecks
« on: October 09, 2019, 01:24:41 PM »
Something which I haven't come across so much, though do know somebody must do them as I've seen resin ones out there. Currently I'm looking for a few vehicles fitting the bill, but only came up with the 0 guage old timey cars Rusty Rail sells, and potentially the new plastic kits coming out from Rubicon (which can be modified to be wrecks).

This I suppose could be broadened out to 1/56th civilian vehicles in general. With companies like Any Scale Models doing a period car in resin. However that is one solid piece and has intact windows - which isn't really the look I'm going for. As were many military vehicles of the period based on a civilian chassis - so I'll likely paint up an Opel Blitz wreck as a non-military one.

I'm not looking for tonnes of these things, just enough to add a bit more character to a ruined city board I have. So, any ideas?

Offline Will Bailie

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Re: Looking for 1/56th Civilian Car Wrecks
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2019, 05:31:35 PM »
You can check out thrift shops in your area.  They will often have bags of old toy cars selling for a song.  Bring along a sample or two of your own vehicles or miniatures so you can check scale.  At the price, you won't feel too bad taking a hammer to them to make them into wrecks!  I've found suitable toys at Value Village, Salvation Army and other charity or thrift shops.

As has been mentioned before, the Pixar Cars toys are approximately 1:55 scale, and the line includes some old-timey vehicles - although they may be more 1950s than 1930s.  There are other, OOP diecasts if you can find them, such as Matchbox 'Models of Yesteryear' which tend to be a good fit for 28mm miniatures.