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Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 5:19 a.m. PST

Prefer Pre-20th century.

Anyone carrying a reasonable range ?

Dark Alliance Fantasy actively being looked for! grin

Thanks In Advance.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP11 Apr 2017 1:30 p.m. PST

Not looking very promising so far…..

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 6:46 a.m. PST

….so I can probably leave my wallet at home wink frown

Marc the plastics fan12 Apr 2017 1:48 p.m. PST

Mail order is your friend. Harfields was very good but Andy is retiring and I think you may have missed his last order date

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP12 Apr 2017 2:49 p.m. PST

Yup Harfields has been my first stop for the last few Salutes. But, as you say, no more ! Grubby Tanks used to carry a fair bit of 20mm plastic – but also not an option anymore. frown

It's nice to get stuff on the day, but it looks like Mail Order will be my one-stop shop in future.

cameronian13 Apr 2017 2:01 a.m. PST

That's what happens when you are involved with the 'most unpopular' end of the hobby, 'using stuff that nobody buys'. Nonsense innit? When was the last time you saw an article in the 'main stream' wargaming mags about soft plastic figures?

Soft plastic to me is from the likes of HaT, Italeri, Revell, Red Box, etc.

Statistics rule these days so I'd like to see the numbers on the value of soft figures sold compared to hard plastic and metal (all scales), we're talking figures here, not kits.

Marc the plastics fan15 Apr 2017 8:36 a.m. PST

At salute last year the club ran a Mexican(?) game using soft plastic and they did an accompanying article

But I agree. I think lots of us use 1/72 soft plastic, but it has never been popular with magazine editors. No advertising revenue I guess

Nathaniel21 Apr 2017 9:48 a.m. PST

Plastic Soldier Company has said somewhere that their 1/72 versions of kits outsell their 15mm versions of the same kit. That's still hard plastic though.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP22 Apr 2017 1:56 p.m. PST

It's also a bit too modern for me – I have some 20th century stuff, but it's not my favourite period.

Anyway – back from Salute and if there were soft plastic 20mm figures there I didn't find them (other than being used in games).

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