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KenofYork08 Nov 2012 9:01 p.m. PST

I was wondering around in the store and saw some bags of Billy V soldiers. They seemed to be a harder plastic than I was used to seeing on all the old Airfix stuff so I picked up a bag. Now I am tempted to get into ACW using these 1/72 plastic packs. Can anyone offer a link to a guide for me to use to avoid buying the soft plastic stuff and point me in the direction of hard plastic 1/72 scale models? I found some Italeria plastic 1/72 scale sets that would be great if they too were hard plastic.

Thanks, and sorry if this has been answered in the past. I did not see anything jump out at me.

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP08 Nov 2012 9:39 p.m. PST

I don't know if you are aware of the Plastic Soldier Review or not.


Billy V is an Imex product.

GoneNow Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 6:06 a.m. PST

I love the Billy V line. You get two boxes worth of Imex figures in a bag for about the same price as a single box. Plus if your buying from Hobby Lobby with a 40% off coupon, well the price is even better.

CommanderCarnage Inactive Member09 Nov 2012 10:19 a.m. PST

The only "hard" plastic minis I know of in 1/72nd is from Plastic soldier Co and they are WWII minis. The newer soft plastic stuff holds up really well. I was an all metal gamer for yaers and have been converted to the economical advanatges of plastic 1/72nd stuff. You can find tons of it cheap. If you are really serious about getting into it and will paint the minis I can help you out. Send me an e-mail at wjj523 at yahoo dot com

John Leahy09 Nov 2012 12:48 p.m. PST

Imex and Emhar are pretty hard plastic. I agree about using PSR. Great resource!



KenofYork10 Nov 2012 9:25 a.m. PST

I was looking over the review site. Very nice. What does "medium consistancy" mean? The Imex are rated that and so are the Airfix. The models from Billy V seem a lot harder than the old Airfix. I can paint these Billy V models with out worrying so much about chipping, while I gave up painting Airfix 20+ years ago.

GoneNow Inactive Member10 Nov 2012 5:22 p.m. PST

They are all made of pretty much the same type of rubbery plastic. Medium figures just seem to be stiffer and less bendy. The Airfix Waterloo boxset I bought seems to be a mix of the bendy and stiff stuff.

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