6mm-Minis

6mm-Minis is Maksim-Smelchak's blog to discuss gaming, miniatures, books, movies, food, Israel, Judaism, life in general and other funny crud. My favorite scale of miniatures is 6mm, which is also called 1/285 or 1/300 scale. I enjoy many different kinds of games including ancients, Napoleonics, WWI, WWII, the Arab-Israeli conflict, Car Wars AKA Autoduel (a sort of crash'n'derby automobile combat game), 6mm Godzilla AKA Kaiju games, and science fiction games. I'm open to everything though!

Thursday, June 07, 2007

MINI WARGAMING: Mad Maks 6mm Auto Emporium!

.Some of L-4's amazing 6mm Car Wars collection...
...all guaranteed to run for at least TEN towed miles or more!
Great deals, my friend!

Howdy howdy, Y'all,

Welcome down to Mad Maks Auto Emporium, home of Smelchak Motors and L-4 Automotive Enterprises!

Maksim's 6mm Car Wars collection is a bit more diverse:

Irregular, Reviresco, Khalsa Brain Games, Grenadier, Dark Horse and MORE!

We got lots of fine cars for the discerning autodueler today. Come on down and take a gander!

Now we got all types of cars from the original x1 scale made by Steve Jackson Games to x3 Hot Wheelz scale made by Matchbox, but today we'll be mostly showing Maksim's favorites, the x1 scale 6mm beauties! Enjoy, y'all!

L-4's collection is mostly Grenadier and the larger (8mm to 10mm) Citadel Battle Cars.

Don't yuh love the sexy stripes?

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You can learn more about Autoduel AKA Car Wars here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/2795

And here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Car_Wars

Rumour had it that once a miniature Adam West made good in that car...

C'mon, you know which one I mean!

Here's a very comprehensive and cool listing of Car Wars products:
http://homepage.mac.com/guyf/CarWars/products.html

And SWAT HQ is the best for Car Wars links:
http://www.serv.net/~owenmp/swathome.html

And a fantastic miniatures index:
http://www.serv.net/~owenmp/metal/index.html

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I highly recommend interested gamers take a look at Formula De Mini when you get a chance, great racing game and adaptations for Car Wars exist. A BGG link to Formula De Mini here:
http://www.boardgamegeek.com/game/6539

A link to a Car Wars adaptation for Formula De Mini here:
http://www.fluency.paintedtarget.org/fd/index.html

"Matilda" has been hauling Vegamite across Oz for years!

Ask my good friend, Tas! He'll tell yuh!

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A link to L-4's Car Wars album here:
http://s48.photobucket.com/albums/f248/Legion4/Car%20Wars%20_%20Asian%20Boats_%20Nec%20Tomb/

Maksim's collection has Formula De racers, city buses, & ugly compacts that...

...are well known to be stomped by the occasional Battlemech or Epic Warlord Titan!

A link to my Car Wars album here:
http://s44.photobucket.com/albums/f23/Maksim-Smelchak/6mm%20Autoduel%20Minis/

A link to Thomas Pope's amazing site "The Stuff of Legends" here:
(He has a great Car Wars collections page!)
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~tpope/sol/carwars.html

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Y'all have a great Thursday!

And I couldn't let you go without referring you to that "Mother of All Gaming Companies," Steve Jackson Games, here:
http://www.sjgames.com/car-wars/

And don't forget The Alamo!

See y'all at The Thunderdome!

Shalom,
Maksim-Smelchak.

Notes regarding photos / pictures: These are not all my images. I am using various images from around the web, mostly from public sources and/or private sources used with permission. I have tried to include only images under public domain, creative commons, or fair use. If I have inadvertently violated any copyrights, please inform me and I will remove your image/s (if it is indeed an infringement).

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5 Comments:

  • At 10:33 PM, June 08, 2007, Blogger tim said…

    The stripes make them go faster, right?

    Nice stuff!

     
  • At 5:03 AM, June 09, 2007, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hi Tim,

    Of course, they do!

    Thanks for writing!

    Shabbat Shalom,
    Maksim-Smelchak.

     
  • At 12:19 AM, June 10, 2007, Blogger Kenneth said…

    I'm jealous... covetous... envious... all those 'ouses...
    and great paint jobs on those too...
    I wish there were more 6mm cars still in production.... sigh

     
  • At 5:59 AM, June 10, 2007, Blogger MaksimSmelchak said…

    Hi Kenneth,

    Thanks for writing!

    While the original Grenadier official Car Wars aren't available, you can still get many other 6mm cars including:

    - Reviresco
    - GZG
    - Irregular (largish)
    - Formula De
    - Architectural model cars
    - RR model cars (Z-scale)
    - And many others!

    I'll help you with links if you'd like, or you can check out my Yahoo group 6mm Miniatures (link on my right sidebar).

    All the best!

    Shalom,
    Maksim-Smelchak.

     
  • At 9:39 AM, January 05, 2008, Blogger owenmp said…

    Thank you for the compliments on SWAT HQ. I am glad someone finds my junkyard on the Internet useful. :o)

    If anyone is interested, I started a new WADA Car Wars League on January 1st. Details are on my Web site.

     

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