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Perfect six18 Mar 2017 2:21 a.m. PST

Hi all

I have just released a small range of buildings for 6mm scale fantasy and historical settings , really hope the community likes them and if goes well I will add to the range

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Richard

nheather18 Mar 2017 2:22 a.m. PST

I have just started out with the hobby, initially starting with a skirmish game using the Chain of Command rules.

I chose a supplier and bought some miniatures, I won't name names yet as I am so new to this that what I am seeing might be very typical.

I have paid around £8.00 GBP-10 for small tanks which I think it competive, but not cheap.

Now I appreciate that these are not display models, they are for wargaming but even so I am a little disappointed with them.

I have three primary observations

1 – the predominent use of resin. In most cases this is just for the hull, with turrets and tracks being in white metal. But in some cases most of the model is a single mould in resin.

2 – resin moulding seems careless with air bubbles in extremilities meaning that the corners of fenders are often missing.

3 – the moulding aren't crisp, even on the resin, the the details are quite vague.

So disappointed with lack of crispness, don't like the lack of weight, especially of those models made almost entirely in resin, and the repair of missing resin (such as the corners of fenders) can be difficult.

I particularly don't like the single mould resin models. They are so light, difficult to clean up, and have less precise detailling. I also feel they are expensive – I think £9.00 GBP is dear enough but could justify it because of the cost of the metal, the labour of moulding at collating the individual parts, but when I pay the same for a one piece resin model I feel that I have been over-charged.

Just wondering whether what I am seeing is typical or whether I should be switching supplier for my next models.

Cheers,

Nigel

Perfect six18 Mar 2017 2:26 a.m. PST

not sure whats happend here looks like my post and another persons have been merged lol

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 7:48 a.m. PST

And your link returns a 404 error…

Personal logo Dale Hurtt Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 9:44 a.m. PST

Here is the link

Personal logo Extra Crispy Sponsoring Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 10:02 a.m. PST

Any plans to make wall sections to go with that watch tower?

Perfect six18 Mar 2017 10:38 a.m. PST

How odd all working earlier , yes walls and extra are on the cards if initial sales go well

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