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Offline Humakt

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #195 on: April 05, 2018, 03:27:28 PM »
I was in The Works today and they had a range of 1/2000 WW2 battleships and carriers.
Attached is a piccie of what they had in our local store.

I didn't buy any because I had no use for them, but thought others here may have a use.


Oh yeah, is there any chance this thread could be made a Sticky?
It's a very useful thread full of great finds and ideas. It's an ideal candidate for a sticky. Go on, someone be a chap and sticky it...

Offline Mako

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #196 on: April 05, 2018, 08:51:42 PM »
Those ships look very cool.

Sadly, wrong scale for me.

In the USA, Dollar Tree has Batman vehicles for sale, for $1.00.  They're made by Hot Wheels, and some are quite nice.  Others, from the movies, are of dubious quality, in my humble opinion, but your may think differently.

Scored an original Batmobile for cheap, and it looks to be good for true, 15mm figs, I suspect.

Offline mysteriousbill

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #197 on: April 05, 2018, 11:57:21 PM »
Not great but OK for a $1 at Dollar Tree


Offline redrevuk

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #198 on: April 16, 2018, 01:31:19 PM »
My local Aldi (here in the UK) is selling rolls of artificial turf, 1mx2m, for 6.99 each. Unusually, the 'turf' is actually a fairly fine flock in a mid-green not dissimilar to some industrial carpets, so very suitable as a gaming mat. At that price, they're either usable as-is or hackable into tiles. I'm thinking of the latter, with some paint and/or mastic detailing for roads/rivers, etc.

See here:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/gardenline-artificial-grass-carpet/p/060226209711201
« Last Edit: April 16, 2018, 01:33:59 PM by redrevuk »

Offline vodkafan

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #199 on: April 18, 2018, 04:44:14 AM »
My local Aldi (here in the UK) is selling rolls of artificial turf, 1mx2m, for 6.99 each. Unusually, the 'turf' is actually a fairly fine flock in a mid-green not dissimilar to some industrial carpets, so very suitable as a gaming mat. At that price, they're either usable as-is or hackable into tiles. I'm thinking of the latter, with some paint and/or mastic detailing for roads/rivers, etc.

See here:
https://www.aldi.co.uk/gardenline-artificial-grass-carpet/p/060226209711201

Good spot! This does seem too good to pass up.
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Offline SteveBurt

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #200 on: April 18, 2018, 11:31:16 AM »
I have two of those Aldi grass mats, which I use to protect the dining room table from my wargame table sections.
They are nice - very dark green and uniform, but the main issue with using them as a covering for a board is the little green domes all over the back side.
Doesn't matter for the purpose I used them for, but would make it hard to stick them to a board.

Offline Rob_bresnen

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #201 on: April 18, 2018, 05:42:37 PM »
I have some too. I know what you mean about the little domes but with the right glue- no nails or similar- i am sure it would stick fine. I haven't tried it though.
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Offline tin shed gamer

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #202 on: April 18, 2018, 07:53:01 PM »
I've had one of the carpets for a couple of years. Originally with the intention of using for gaming. It's a tough piece of kit. I've used it for camping(two seasons) and a couple garden parties,and along side the paddling pool.Its been folded stuffed in the boot.
My son spent time lazing in the sun picking the grips off the back.(he was four at the time). In short the come off really easily. I reckon you could take them off with a paint scraper. So its definitely up the task of gaming mat.

Mark.

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #203 on: April 19, 2018, 12:08:14 PM »
I was in The Works today and they had a range of 1/2000 WW2 battleships and carriers.
Attached is a piccie of what they had in our local store.

I didn't buy any because I had no use for them, but thought others here may have a use.

Even if you don't game at that particular scale, I've found naval ships at smaller scales excellent sources for gubbinz for scifi projects. Usually those kits are too expensive for the purpose, but at GBP3,- a piece, I'd be all over them... ;)

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Offline redrevuk

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #204 on: May 30, 2018, 03:07:05 PM »
This may have been mentioned before, but...

The Works (UK) have a pack of 16 'wooden mini plaques' for 1 pound: lasercut plywood, 25 x 70 x 2mm, with rounded ends. Ideal cavalry bases for 28mm figs.

They also have a pack of 110 wooden discs for 2 pounds: roughly equal numbers of 20mm, 30mm and 40mm discs, 1.5mm thick.

Look in the 'craft' section.

Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #205 on: May 30, 2018, 09:25:22 PM »
This may have been mentioned before, but...

The Works (UK) have a pack of 16 'wooden mini plaques' for 1 pound: lasercut plywood, 25 x 70 x 2mm, with rounded ends. Ideal cavalry bases for 28mm figs.

They also have a pack of 110 wooden discs for 2 pounds: roughly equal numbers of 20mm, 30mm and 40mm discs, 1.5mm thick.

Look in the 'craft' section.


Oddly enough, some of the packs of discs are actually hexagons.
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Offline fastolfrus

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #206 on: May 30, 2018, 09:26:54 PM »
I was in The Works today and they had a range of 1/2000 WW2 battleships and carriers.
Attached is a piccie of what they had in our local store.

I didn't buy any because I had no use for them, but thought others here may have a use.


Would they proxy in as cruisers for 1/1200 scale?

Offline dampfpanzerwagon

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #207 on: June 27, 2018, 08:46:05 AM »
B & M (UK Retail chain) are selling a variety of Batman diecast metal cars. I would estimate that they would work with 1/56 scale or 30mm figures.

I have seen them in a number of stores for around 5.00 each.

Tony

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #208 on: August 10, 2018, 05:07:59 PM »

I was having a browse through the Lowestoft branch of Poundland and came across some of these:-


It's a 7.5W (40W) Glue Gun and I thought that I'd give one a try even though I'm not sure what it'll be good for.  They cost all of 2.00 each and come with a U.K. plug, 2 x glue sticks, rest and what looks like an instruction sheet.  Also in stock are some packs of spare glue sticks (approx. x 35) at 2.00 per pack.

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Offline Belgian

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Re: Master Thread for Things Found in Poundland, etc
« Reply #209 on: August 10, 2018, 06:14:15 PM »
Very nice find, I have a professional hotglue gun and very pleased with the usage ideal for glueing plastic plants, foam (note may melt with extreme heat) and other materials quickly and great ease. Should imagine that the piece as shown above is sufficient enough for hobby use and the price of the extra hotglue sticks is also very good. Should I have found it, I would probably also grabbed one.
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