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Author Topic: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?  (Read 9290 times)

Offline Thargor

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28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« on: September 22, 2010, 10:00:52 PM »
As the title says, I'm looking for a van suitable for painting up as the Mystery Machine for my 28mm "not the Scooby Gang".  Anybody got any suggestions please?

Offline Count Winsky

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #1 on: September 22, 2010, 10:08:44 PM »
This might get you on the right track.

http://www.warfactory.co.uk/figures/hcvan.php
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Offline Big Sexy

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2010, 01:19:53 AM »
Ya know.  I think I've seen one on the toy shelves lately with a Scoob and Shaggy inside.  Can't remember if it fits good with 28mm but it was definitely bigger than your typical matchbox.

Sorry, never mind.  I was mistaken.  I think it was the model kit I've seen around which is definetly too big. 
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 01:37:15 AM by Big Sexy »

Offline Furt

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2010, 02:33:50 AM »
Just seen a VW van in a "dollar shop" here in Australia that would have been perfect.

Warranted it was $9.95 and covered in peace symbols - it could have been easily converted.

Have u tried those sources?
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Offline SMPress

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2010, 03:05:40 AM »
This Van isnt perfect, but it works well enough.  This was for a contest on another forum a year or two ago.  I bought the van at Walmart, 1/43 scale Volkswagon.  Had screws in the bottom, which I removed so I could paint the inside and keep the clear glass, screwed it back together when done.  I think I paid 1.99?

http://www.guildwargamers.com/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=114&t=2307




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Offline Steve F

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2010, 07:22:57 AM »
Johnny Lightning used to make a licensed die-cast Mystery Machine in 1/64, if that works for you with 28mm.

Offline matakishi

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2010, 07:31:48 AM »
I couldn't find one so I ended up with the Lledo hippy VW off ebay.




Offline Doomsdave

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2010, 01:36:01 PM »
I have this one.  It scales up pretty good with standard 28mm.  It's not perfect, but really close.  You may not like the friction pull back mechanism.  But it's cheap as hell. 

http://cgi.ebay.com/SCOOBY-DOO-MYSTERY-MACHINE-PULL-BACK-TOY-/320593351803?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4aa4da547b

There's also the similar Burger King Toy, I don't have one so I can't say how it scales.  It's supposed to be 3 inches long:
http://cgi.ebay.com/SCOOBY-DOO-MYSTERY-MACHINE-PULL-BACK-ACTION-VAN-/220671819901?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336110c07d
« Last Edit: September 23, 2010, 01:50:31 PM by Doomsdave »
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Offline mpennock

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 02:22:44 PM »
Mine is a pullback toy, similar (if not the same) as the first one Doomsdave references above. I got two of them on ebay for around $2. Cut out the pullback mechanism, peel the stickers off the windows and do some painting and you're there. It works very well with 28mm figures and the 'cartoony' aspect of the vehicle does fit in with other vehicles surprisingly well.

Offline Thargor

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 09:19:17 PM »
Cheers guys, some great ideas here.

Doomsdave - Checking out ebay now ...
SMPress - that is very nice.
Matakishi - we have the same figures (top set)  :P and that van looks a good size for them.
Count Winsky - That's very nice too.
fsultana - bit of a way to go from the UK and how come the "dollar store" sells stuff for 9.95?
Big Sexy - thanks for the thought  lol
mpennock - thanks, will try to find one this side of the pond.
Steve F - Not heard of them before, will have to google them.

Offline Thargor

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #10 on: September 27, 2010, 08:53:37 PM »
Missed out on 3 auctions on fleabuy this week  :'(  Still looking though

Offline Thargor

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2010, 09:21:59 PM »
Yeah, finally found a 1:43 VW Transporter by Cararama which is just what I wanted.  It was pretty cheap too £6.90 inc postage.  It arrived today and just needs some paint to make it into the Mystery Machine.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=120634239769&ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT

Offline Thargor

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #12 on: October 05, 2011, 09:13:19 PM »
Well it's only taken a year to get some paint on it ...


IMG_2447 by pithlitt, on Flickr


IMG_2449 by pithlitt, on Flickr

and one with the gang (still need to sort out bases for them).

IMG_2450 by pithlitt, on Flickr

Offline Doomsdave

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2011, 09:41:03 AM »
Brilliant brushwork.  Good to see ideas like this come to fruition.  The gang looks great as well. 

Offline Thargor

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Re: 28mm Mystery Machine - any idea where I can get one?
« Reply #14 on: October 27, 2011, 07:32:27 PM »
Thanks Dave.

 

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