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Author Topic: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed - now also with trucks...  (Read 4323 times)

Offline shadowbeast

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #15 on: December 02, 2022, 12:45:19 AM »
Sometimes I see Zurg's capital ship on clearance for 55AUD.
Not really interested in the Armadillo, but the vehicles have been available in Australia for months now. Trouble is, when I see them come on special I usually don't have spare money at the time...
« Last Edit: December 20, 2022, 01:57:53 PM by shadowbeast »
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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #16 on: December 02, 2022, 01:42:26 AM »
I picked one of the big ones up last week in my local toy shop for £14.99. Haven't done anything with it yet, but very pleased with my purchase.
Daeothar, I can't see any of your pictures on the first page  :-[ so I don't know what you have done with yours  >:(
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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #17 on: December 02, 2022, 05:10:04 AM »
Can't get the pics but I did see what it looks like and would be good for Starship troopers the movie. Look like that maybe were they took the design from
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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2022, 08:27:23 AM »
The pictures show up in firefox, but not chrome, if that's any help ???

Offline nozza_uk

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2022, 08:53:03 AM »
The pictures show up in firefox, but not chrome, if that's any help ???

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Offline hubbabubba

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2022, 10:55:13 AM »
Yeah, Samsung browser doesn't show them either, you need to right click view image in new tab.

Online Commander Roj

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #21 on: December 02, 2022, 12:52:05 PM »
B&M in the UK has the range. I bought the smaller ship, as I felt there was something off with the larger one.

However, I then saw the larger one with the side doors closed and it looked so much better that I bought it as well :D

I also picked up one of the fighters and even a couple of the Robots, which are a nice size for 28mm.

Very useful range if you can find it.

Saw the larger one in B&M today for £30. I couldn’t resist snaffling the last two hyperspeed fighters; the XL-07 (which I already have one of, but I think makes the best generic 15mm shuttle) and the XL-02 which I hadn’t been able to get previously.

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #22 on: December 02, 2022, 09:13:42 PM »
Fantastic paintjob! Love the battle damage, really good. And you should get at least 5 of them...lol
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Offline Storm Wolf

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2022, 09:27:36 PM »
Indeed fan-bloody-tastic :-*

I liked it so much I ordered one from Amazon for £14 yesterday, it turned up today as an christmas pressie to me :D

Unusual shape and once repainted useful for many scenarios, my only real decision is to go for a neutral grey or an army green?????

At that price it is extra value and yes there are a few things in that range of toys that could make great sci-fi models for wargaming, I now have my eyes on Zurgs ship as well  lol

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2022, 01:37:26 PM »
Cheers again  :)

I could not help myself, and went out of my way today to swing by the largest toy store in the region, but they were absolutely devoid of even a trace of Lightyear!

So no extra Lightspeed toys for me right now. But I can't let it go now (thanks guys  ;D ), so I'm prepping for a serious hunt now...
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Offline Ben Cato

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #25 on: December 04, 2022, 07:45:23 AM »
I managed to pick up 4 of them in Australia on special for $20 each = EURO 10ish. Definitely a bargain and suit 28mm perfectly. I was able to physically fit 5 Space Marines in the cargo hold easily so a great transporter for any 28mm Sci Fi.

Offline Ben Cato

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #26 on: December 04, 2022, 07:46:47 AM »
PS. The paintjob you have done on them is fantastic. I have been struggling on how to paint them and may steal your ideas.  :D

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #28 on: December 05, 2022, 09:52:19 AM »
Yeah about that...

I've been a bad boy, and ordered two more Armadillos and two of those green trucks off Amazon. I think I need help!

And paint.  lol

Offline eMills

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Re: Lightyear Armadillo repurposed
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2022, 01:43:54 PM »
Great work on the Armadillo.  You inspired me to grab some ships myself.



Hope you don't mind if I drop a comparison shot into your thread.  These are all from the Hyperspeed Series, including the large ship.  Also included for an idea of scale is a Mantic Mule (between the truck and large ship) and an SW Legion figure (lying on top of the truck).

The fighters work well for one man ships similar to an A Wing, or perhaps as UAVs if you cover the cockpit.  The large ship is perfect for a Sith ship of some sort in my opinion. The drop pods would be perfect as cheaper alternatives to the escape pods that were released for Kill Team.  I haven't dragged mine out to do a direct comparison, but these would fit a Primaris sized marine fairly well.

I will definitely be picking up more of the tuck, drop pods, and probably the fighters as well.

Thanks for indulging my detour on your thread.  I look forward to seeing your next work.

 

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