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Author Topic: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.  (Read 334 times)

Offline zrunelord

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Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« on: May 18, 2020, 08:42:19 PM »
Hello again all,
I had these 2 Airfix jeep kits & another busted one and I decided
to convert them to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
Card was used for the various panels.
The new GZG gunners are excellent for this and I would
imagine they would be great for choppers , trucks etc.

The jeeps can be used as open topped, with a gunner and
 also as a closed with a topper + turret / missile launcher.
Still a wip.

I decided to change the gun shields from card to credit card plastic which is stronger.
More pics at link

Thanks for your comments.
Z

https://castrarunis.blogspot.com/2020/05/converted-172nd-176th-jeeps-to-15mm.html












http://castrarunis.blogspot.com/

Imagine & you can.
Most see shapes you must see possibilities.
Z

Offline War Monkey

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2020, 03:44:17 AM »
Wow! Those look great, again I am going to have to look into those scales, for conversions.


So of them also remined of convoy gun jeeps of Vietnam.
Just remember "If the Enemy is in range, so are YOU!

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Offline robh

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2020, 09:04:47 AM »
That works really well.
I guess scale creep means there is not much difference between modern 15mm figures and 1/76 scale, there is probably a lot more out there that would work. Airfix LVT Buffalo  for example.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2020, 09:15:12 AM »
Thanks
Yes WM they scream Vietnam. Could be a scifi vietnam or an alternate history one... come to think of it I never thought of that... interesting scenario.

Yes Robh , in fact those 2 green jeeps are from the buffalo kit , which is a future build.

Z

Offline CookAndrewB

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2020, 03:31:00 PM »
More great work, Z. I always think of 15mm as 1/100 scale, but the scale creep comment may very well be the reason that 1/72 works perfectly well. I know that something like a Hotwheels car can be very all over the map for scale. A Hot Wheels motorcycle could work for 28mm, and a tank could look too small for 15mm. I'm always keeping my eyes open for stuff that could work for my purposes and just eyeball it a bit.

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 05:03:09 PM »
Thanks Cook,
Just put a key or something you always have on you next to a 15mm & remember which key it is.
The red one or the blue one ? ;) :D :D :D

Next time you're at the supermarket, just put the key next to the vehicle for scale.

Z

Offline Darathar

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 11:52:37 PM »
Looks great may have to borrow some ideas!

Offline zrunelord

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Re: Converted 1/72nd - 1/76th jeeps to 15mm scifi Vehicles.
« Reply #7 on: May 24, 2020, 04:52:47 PM »
Thanks Darathar ,
Borrow away.

and these are the tools I use most. Simple sharpened broken blades and sharp steel points.



Z

 

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