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panzerCDR12 Jan 2018 4:48 a.m. PST

So, I started painting my WW III Soviet force after it was gathering dust for a year down in the basement. The Battlefront tank and APC models seem well constructed and pretty detailed. The infantry, on the other hand . . . well, the amount of flash on the Soviet infantry are almost enough to relegate them to the melting pot. Did I just get a bad batch or were the metal Soviet infantry poorly done? Is the plastic infantry from Battlefront a better option? The PSC plastic infantry also appears attractive, though I have never painted any of their stuff. Any ideas? The thought of cleaning off the ~70 casting is really daunting right now.

ccmatty Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 5:48 a.m. PST

May have been a bad batch. However, the newer plastic ones also have mold lines. Annoying.

I am interested in hearing how the PSC models look and clean up…

freerangeegg12 Jan 2018 8:15 a.m. PST

I have the new PSC soviets. They do have a very slight mould line, but nothing that can't be removed with a light scrape of a craft knife.

Battle Phlox12 Jan 2018 10:11 a.m. PST

I have the Battlefront metal Soviet infantry. Just about every one of their AK-74s were broken when I took them out of the box. =(

Personal logo The Nigerian Lead Minister Supporting Member of TMP13 Jan 2018 7:46 a.m. PST

I just got the plastic ones, and I'm happy with them. They are not the brittle kind of hard plastic, so nothing is broken or snapped. I don't think they will break or snap. They are hard enough not to bend over and they take paint well, no mold lines on my set. I unloaded the WWII hard plastic ones like a hot potato, these ones are good.

LDC271 Inactive Member14 Jan 2018 9:03 p.m. PST

@freerangeegg would love to see some photos of PSC's Soviets. looking at the rendering I thought they were frightening similar to their early war German range but with Mausers swapped for AKs.

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