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« on: March 05, 2017, 12:43:26 PM »

just getting into pulp need some guidance re 1930s vehicles ie where do I get them. I've got the trucks etc for gangsters from great escape but need later era as well

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« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2017, 03:24:23 PM »

What scale are those Great Escape cars? Calling them 28mm etc. doesn't help much, as some manufacturers have come out and said that such measurements are now more like sayings than information.
At any rate, the only later vehicles I can think of right now are RAFMs CoC Classic miniatures roadster; certain special collectible Hot Wheels offered in unusual sizes, often with annoying low-profile wheels and redwall tyres; or various 1/43 diecasts, which to me look too big but many swear by them as they use rules based on the assumption that the character represented by the figure can't duck, simply because the figure can't.
These are the most accessible:
Although, I have not tried to order any yet, having only bought them when the range was available over the counter in Australia.
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« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2017, 03:35:02 PM »

Sloppy Jalopy do a great range of Interwar Vehicles.


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« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2017, 05:13:50 PM »

If you're looking for 30"s era vehicle, I'd look on eBay for old Lledo "Days Gone" or Matchbox "Yesteryear" vehicles. They are nominally 1/43, but tend to follow the scaled to fit in the box system, so you can look for ones that look right.   I've got some pics of my collection against a scale grid and with some figures here if it helps:

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« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2017, 05:21:30 PM »

Search for Solido L'Age D'Or, a line of models of world class cars from the 20's & 30's.

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« Reply #5 on: March 08, 2017, 06:02:21 PM »

Or more generally, go to the "Diecast & Vehicles" section of ebay (under Toys & Games") and search for the vehicle type you want.  Then use the "scale" tick box on the left to narrow down to a size you want (it is always worth clicking to get the dialog box showing all available scales to see what your options are).  Some sellers don't bother listing a scale or size, annoyingly enough.

Even then, many manufacturers and sellers get the scale wrong, so ask for a measurement of the model's (not the box's) length or width, if it isn't given.  Then get the length/width of the real thing from Wikipedia and check if the scale really is right for you.
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