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I've been looking for some cool model to play as a transport in my army(like a chimera) and i found this site: scalehobbyist.com
it has a bunch of good things, helicopters, tanks, artillary.....and i was just wondering if it's gererally exepted in the GW stores if i bring in such a model(of course converted, and GW pieces attched to it)? also what scale are GW models? 1/35? thats the scale i have been going of from.
In GW stores, at least round 'ere, the general rule of thumb is that it must start off as a GW miniature, but can have bits added to it, not the other way around.
But, if the staff like you, and it's a good conversion, there's no harm in asking, is there? Asking the store in question, I mean.
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Individually, the staff probably wouldn't care as much, but you probably won't be allowed to use anything too much 'non GW'.
Which is fair enough in my opinion.
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also, did anyone look at the site i showed?(scalehobbyist) and very important does anyone know the sclae of GW minitures? 1/35? 1/72? inbetween?
I can say with confidence that 28mm miniatures mix well with 1/48 scale models (you can try something bigger like 1/35 but it will look bulky like a Land Raider). I have a 1/48 tiger tank model and it's just about the size of a Predator. Hope this helps
Last edited by Pimp My Rhino; October 14th, 2008 at 02:38.
I once converted a challenger tank into a stormsword mostly in GW but then again we were in there every day and we used a hell of a lot of plasticard and GW bits so it probs comes under the 70% rule. As long as the vehicle in question looks V GW at the end then its usually fine for example.
Get a tank of whatever size then change out all of the weapons do a good job on the extras like boxes and roll mats, bags etc then lastly insignia and covering up non GW bits with extra armour. If its good they wont really mind as long as most of the army is GW, I got away with foundry figures when it was busy because they looked so much like GW figures (partly because GW used to be foundry figure based for some figs at least).
I'd take the above advice though and ask. Also post up pics in a log and we can all help you on!
Hope that helps
PS my rule of thumb is that If you dont have to explain what it is then its good enough!
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This wiki page has a table that discusses scales, Pimp my Rhino is pretty much right though 1/48 is about what 28mm Heroic Scale comes to.
As to what GW will think about other models in store I can't say, I'd recomend atleast using a good deal of GW parts on top. My opinion however is to make the models and army you want and then use it where you can!
thanks for the help, now i habe been able to decide what to get(unless there is someserious objection from you gentlemen).
i will first get 1 of these:
Scalehobbyist.com: German Sd.Kfz.250/3 Greif by Tamiya Models and Paints
and i will convert in super, super heavily and good(of course), and then maybe buy another if it turned out all nice.
P.S. do you thnik this would make a good rough rider model?(
Scalehobbyist.com: Kettenkrad w/ Cart and Goliath by Tamiya Models and Paints
) i would have each one count as two models, and it comes with a Goliath!
P.S. GW minis are out of proportion e.g. hand and head sizes / width etc, especially the old stuff.
I would wait that little bit longer for the IG re-release, and i'll be gobsmacked if they don't bring out plastic rough riders (We've been screaming for them for years upon years upon years and they just can't be selling those attalians.)
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