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Author Topic: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands  (Read 19024 times)

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #180 on: January 17, 2021, 06:28:52 PM »
Anyone having any luck placing the driver and passenger models actually inside Hot Wheel scale vehicles? I love these models, but I can’t ever get it to work out right.
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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #181 on: January 17, 2021, 09:46:13 PM »
If you don't mind spending a touch more they fit well (with some clipping) into Greenlight vehicles, which are true 1/64 - loads of hotwheels are a touch seats are a touch slender  (the classic scale vs size thing)

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #182 on: January 17, 2021, 09:57:21 PM »
If you don't mind spending a touch more they fit well (with some clipping) into Greenlight vehicles, which are true 1/64 - loads of hotwheels are a touch seats are a touch slender  (the classic scale vs size thing)

So are Hot Wheels 1/72 then? 20mm models = 1/64?

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #183 on: January 17, 2021, 10:07:13 PM »
So are Hot Wheels 1/72 then? 20mm models = 1/64?

Sadly, Hot Wheels have no consistent scale. The cars are made to fit the Blister. Some work very well with 1/72, others with 15mm or 1/100.
The Northstar models do fit into the slightly larger Dark Future cars originally made by GW (and now sold for a fortune at eBay).

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #184 on: January 17, 2021, 10:15:05 PM »
Are these the greenlight cars the minis fit? They look to be 1:64. I wonder if they’re sold locally.

http://www.greenlighttoys.com/index.php?id=469

Offline Jack Hooligan

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #185 on: January 17, 2021, 10:18:08 PM »
Sadly, Hot Wheels have no consistent scale. The cars are made to fit the Blister. Some work very well with 1/72, others with 15mm or 1/100.
The Northstar models do fit into the slightly larger Dark Future cars originally made by GW (and now sold for a fortune at eBay).

Sadly they do go for a mint. A few sprues of car parts to assemble at the right scale would be great, but I bet Hot Wheels being ‘close enough’ to this scale would prevent any decent profit?

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #186 on: January 17, 2021, 11:56:53 PM »
Are these the greenlight cars the minis fit? They look to be 1:64. I wonder if they’re sold locally.

http://www.greenlighttoys.com/index.php?id=469

Yeah that’s it. Green light are always 1/64 unlike hotwheels as divismal says. Coolest one gigs are 1/72 height but 1/64 bulk so fit grenlight (and bigger scale hotwheels) really well.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #187 on: January 19, 2021, 06:58:37 AM »
Sadly they do go for a mint. A few sprues of car parts to assemble at the right scale would be great, but I bet Hot Wheels being ‘close enough’ to this scale would prevent any decent profit?

Yes, I know, and if you collect more than one scale, you can still use the smaller ones for 10-18mm wargaming. So that’s good enough for me.

There are several sellers of spare parts, I have used the following:
- sometimes you find old GW Dark Future stuff on ebay
- Northstar has a sprue
- Ramshackle sells several sets, which work pretty good (some are, however, on the small side)


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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #188 on: January 19, 2021, 02:01:18 PM »
I’m sorry, I meant ‘car parts’ as in, can build a complete car from them. The classic Dark Future cars came on plastic sprues way back in the day. An Oathmark unit sized box that contained like 12-16 cars with 4-6 car types in plastic would be awesome. Far more expensive than a few Hot Wheels though.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #189 on: January 19, 2021, 06:23:22 PM »
I’m sorry, I meant ‘car parts’ as in, can build a complete car from them. The classic Dark Future cars came on plastic sprues way back in the day. An Oathmark unit sized box that contained like 12-16 cars with 4-6 car types in plastic would be awesome. Far more expensive than a few Hot Wheels though.

Yes, that would be true. On the other hand the possibility to use matchbox/siku/hotwheels models available in every super market/toy shop for really small money is what tempts a lot of players who are not wargaiming nerds (like us). So I guess, it just wouldn’t sell well.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #190 on: January 19, 2021, 06:59:58 PM »
Has anyone here actually used greenlight vehicles? How easy are they to take apart to put figs in?

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #191 on: January 19, 2021, 07:08:41 PM »
Has anyone here actually used greenlight vehicles? How easy are they to take apart to put figs in?

I've used one - same as hotwheels, drill the bolts then disassemble/assemble.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #192 on: January 19, 2021, 07:58:57 PM »
I've used this Greenlight Last of the V8 Interceptors. It came apart just as easily as other cars.

I had to chop Max at his belly, and only use one arm to fit him in, but no one's noticed.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #193 on: January 19, 2021, 08:20:36 PM »
Good news. Thanks @nicknorthstar and @jagannath

Looks like I need to hunt about now for which greenlight cars to order. They do seem to go for 5-10x the cost of a normal hot wheel, but if I can better use all these great Perry and Copplestone figures...I'm in.

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Re: Copplestone Castings 20mm Gaslands
« Reply #194 on: January 19, 2021, 08:25:00 PM »
Somewhere on the internet I saw a post about true 1/64 ranges (as opposed to box scale). There’s a hotwheels range that has more consistent scale that should work too.