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Personal logo Porkmann Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2012 2:32 p.m. PST

I have heard rumours these are semi-soft, is this the case?

I had hoped they could be assembled with standard styrene cement and parts traded with other "hard" plastics.

abelp0113 May 2012 3:25 p.m. PST

No softer than GW or Warlord's Bolt Action, the only one's I have to compare with. In other words, no, they're hard.

Wolfshanza Inactive Member13 May 2012 4:08 p.m. PST

They are a hard plastic. I use plastruct plastic weld to assemble them. The plastic is pretty resilient, too. Have yet to break any bayonets flagpokes, etc. grin

John Leahy Sponsoring Member of TMP13 May 2012 8:46 p.m. PST

They are indeed hard.

Thanks,

John

Don Guillermo Inactive Member13 May 2012 10:40 p.m. PST

Porkman;

You don't say what period you're looking at. The HaT figures are hard plastic, and pretty durable, but they are scaled down from "3-up" masters and are anatomically correct. This means they will be very slender next to most of the more "heroic" plastics out there, especially weapons, equipment and heads. They also are much slighter than 28mm metal ranges.

Scott MacPhee did a really good comparison of the HaT Bavarians on his blog awhile back, with good sprue pics and some great painting.

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As you can see by Scott's pics, they will mix in the same army, but parts probably won't be very interchangeable.

Scott also did a post on the El Cid 28mm range from HaT, which I also own some of, in case this is your interest. These absolutely will not interchange parts from the other available plastics in current Dark Ages ranges. Not WF, GB or Conquest Games Vikings, Saxons or Normans. They are pretty good figures on their own, but you will have to wait until their next release to have all of the cavalry that you would need.

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Bill
Sir William the Aged

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP13 May 2012 11:25 p.m. PST

How hard? Well, they haven't run away yet….

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