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Author Topic: 15mm APC from Poundland  (Read 2767 times)

Online john Hollyoak

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15mm APC from Poundland
« on: June 12, 2012, 04:02:12 PM »
Some time ago there was a thread re a Poundland vehicle usable for 15mm. I got some but have only just got round to painting. This is the finished article with a couple of Khurasan figures for scale. This is meant to be the intel unit, it has a radar and sensors added (from GZG). HQ nearly finished (just needs arials) and another which will be armed with gatling (again from GZG).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46754282@N08/7365640870/in/photostream

Offline palaeomerus

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2012, 04:20:51 PM »
I'm in the states, specifically in Texas (because stores in the US can be very regional in scope), and we don't have a Poundland. (Or pounds sterling even!)

We do have Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, Dollar General, Big Lots, and Walmart. And maybe a couple of others that I'm missing.

I've been making weekly rounds of them picking up lots of Matchbox cars like the Coyote, The ARV (I found some in a "Prehistoric Five Pack" with some other vehicles) a Buffalo MRAP, an HEMTT, and some Swat Trucks. So far I haven't found any of those APCs, but the search continues.

I did find  some VERY cheaply made plastic military trucks five to a package for a $1 that are closer to 20mm than 15mm and I'm going to harvest their wheels bury them in sand and glue, and melt them a little to use as terrain wrecks.

Offline DoctorPete

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2012, 09:56:16 PM »
What a great find.  Pays to walk through the toy section no matter which store you are in.
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Offline WillieB

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2012, 01:20:04 PM »
I'll be in the UK next month. Where's  the nearest Poundland to Bovington, Portsmouth or Maidstone?
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Offline jazbo

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2012, 01:35:50 PM »
For a quid you just can't go wrong with that.
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Offline Brummie Thug

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2012, 02:07:45 PM »
That APC looks awesome very nicely modded


http://www.poundland.co.uk/store-finder/

Here you go have look. They are still in there I picked up some last week. Though I am told some stores do hold different stock

Offline Cosmotiger

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2012, 06:24:06 PM »
The APC reallylooks the part.  Not a goofy thing with guns all over, which is the problem with some of the dollar/pound store toys.

Offline colin_baillie

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2012, 09:01:12 PM »
I have three of these, unmodded so far. I've repainted one but still have to finish the base.



I want to get some of these to go with the APCs



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Online john Hollyoak

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2012, 11:50:33 AM »
Hi Colin
Glad you spotted the thread as it was your original posting that got me on this path.
Have now finished the HQ vehicle. Radar from GZG, aerials from guitar string, Khurasan minis for scale.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/46754282@N08/7385636992/

Cheers
John

Offline colin_baillie

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2012, 12:18:19 PM »
I like that HQ, John. Nice and dirt looking. Looks like it's seen a lot of action. I need to convert one of mine. I don't want three with those missile tubes that they came with.

Online john Hollyoak

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 08:19:09 AM »
Been into our local Poundland (West Bromwich) and they have loads of these back in stock. May be worth another look. If anybody wants them I can get some and forward for 1 each plus postage at cost.

John

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 08:21:02 AM »
Looks like I will be going to pound land!  lol
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Offline Brummie Thug

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2012, 09:21:08 AM »
Been into our local Poundland (West Bromwich) and they have loads of these back in stock. May be worth another look. If anybody wants them I can get some and forward for 1 each plus postage at cost.

John

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Online john Hollyoak

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Re: 15mm APC from Poundland
« Reply #13 on: June 28, 2012, 12:55:41 PM »
Hi Brummie Thug

Yes indeed, live in Kiddy work in West Brom - the joys of the M5 every day!

John
PS Where do you game?

 

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