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Chariot conversions

Posted by Ochoin on 04 Jan 2017, 02:16

I have Caesar & Newline NKE chariots but I like variety. I acquired a set of the old Atlantic Egyptian chariots. They needed work......
new wheels
axle replaced with a longer length of wire & moved to rear
additional detail on the chariot body
driver given a whip

Still a bit "toy-like" but not too bad.
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Posted by sansovino on 04 Jan 2017, 17:44

There are nice and well painted figures, but sorry to say that still your new wheels aren´t egyptian. Their wheels were far more slim. Unfortunatly I can´t give you any hint where you can find such slim wheels.
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Posted by Ochoin on 05 Jan 2017, 20:13

sansovino wrote:There are nice and well painted figures, but sorry to say that still your new wheels aren´t egyptian. Their wheels were far more slim. Unfortunatly I can´t give you any hint where you can find such slim wheels.


I tried! Baeda *used* to make metal ones just for this conversion...but had sold out & weren't going to make more.

The ones I used were simply HaT plastic ones with half the spokes cut out.

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Posted by Mr. Cryns on 06 Jan 2017, 00:14

Well Ochion, I just want to say you improved these chariots a lot already by widening their axles and using bigger wheels. You can always change the wheels again if you find better ones.
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Posted by Beano Boy on 06 Jan 2017, 00:25

Very nice conversions.

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This is the Atlantic full set of toy figures,showing the wheels.. BB
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Posted by Ochoin on 06 Jan 2017, 01:15

Mr. Cryns wrote: using bigger wheels. You can always change the wheels again if you find better ones.


True!

BTW here's a doco that I really found useful:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-kKQe7YKjk


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Posted by MABO on 08 Jan 2017, 17:27

Thanks for sharing, a very interesting documentary.
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