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 Post subject: Halo Warthog?
PostPosted: Thu 30 Jun 2011 22:27 pm 
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I found these rough blueprints online, and though this would be an interesting build. I have had a look about on the tinternet, and I can only find 'mega blocks' kits, which are, just unacceptable, and huge big models for the six inch figures.  Can anyone suggest a kit as a starting point for a conversion? or is it a complete scratchbuild?
 
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PostPosted: Fri 01 Jul 2011 13:42 pm 
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I shopuild think it will be a complete scratchbuild - shouldn't be too hard though as it looks quite angular, however you may need to source some wheels from somewhere, should be a good build - keep us updated

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I've found a starting point, these spartan figures are about two inches tall, and i'm guestimating that's either 1/32 or 1/24 (or somewhere in between)
http://halo.wikia.com/wiki/McFarlane_To ... ion_Series

If it turns out they are too big, or too expensive, then I am going to buy a few of the mega blocks figures (which are the same size as lego, 1/35, but are quite bulky, and cartoony, so i'll be cutting and chopping to fit their stuff onto some 1/32 toy soldiers from the pound shop.

Has anyone had any experience with the mcfarlane ones, i've got a few of the six inch ones, and they are pretty good, but if i wanted a 'hog for them, i could just go to forbidden planet and grab one, but that thing is huge, so no.

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Game do some quite nice figures (not sure what make they are) for about 8 quid each, they are McFarlane toys but sold induvisually- Link- http://www.game.co.uk/webapp/wcs/stores ... rchBtn.y=0

Just type in halo figures in the search :D

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I already have a few of those, and they are pretty big. Mcfarlane also makes a warthog for those ones, and it's huge. I was thinking something closer to 1/35.   The action click figs seem alright, but it's eight quid for three and i would want to re-paint them anyways. hopefully i'll find them in a sale sometime :wink:

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Ok, When i get some time Imight have a go at a halo vehicle :D

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Awesome can't wait to see it if you get it done

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there are several toys on the market in different scales.  Have found the Micro Ops set which they say is 1/100 (15mm).  Also seen one at my local Walmart which looked bigger but not sure, could be the same one.

There is also a die cast one that is 4" long which would make it about 1/60th scale.

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I converted one of my old toy army cars (matchbox or hotwheels or something!) into a warthog with mixed results! For the turrent I used the gun from the patrol car/ German version of the jeep in the German recon set. So here it is.

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Skior - what about the entire HALO Micro Ops line, in roughly 1:72 - 1:76?

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http://www.spawn.com/toys/product.aspx?product=4604

They have a Warthog, Mongoose and crews for them in one pack for less then 10 GBP. They are already painted and weathered and look really decent (except figures which could use repainting). Good detail in prospective scale.

Widely available in UK. Got my ODST set (same series) from RedHotComics on eBay (they seemed to have the best prices). You may want to check this - Series 2 is about to be released this month and Series 3 is planned for later 2013.

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