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zebra77 Inactive Member12 Sep 2018 10:04 a.m. PST

Are the old FAA 20 mm WW2 figures still available , such as the "Britain stands alone" range ?
Can't see them on the Lost Battalions website.

genew4912 Sep 2018 11:02 a.m. PST

Here you go:
link

Tommy2012 Sep 2018 1:36 p.m. PST
zebra77 Inactive Member13 Sep 2018 3:58 a.m. PST

Thanks guys.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP21 Sep 2018 1:57 p.m. PST

Hmm, tempting

I was reading that they had delivery issues in the recent past?

Also, they look detailed on their site but pictures around The Web suggest they're a bit…blah.

I like this pack:

link

Blacky75022 Sep 2018 12:07 p.m. PST

MiniPigs

Only the japs, marines and us infantry are a bit meh, any of Paul Barnshaw's work is well worth getting. The BSA packs are lovely with some real character to them, so much so that when painting some at work on a night shift 20 years ago one of the other guys could pick them as being based on Dads Army

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP22 Sep 2018 3:31 p.m. PST

Alrighty then, but they're massively out of stock for what I want. Sent an email to see when they get more in. Seems odd for a company that suggests they cast their own stuff to be out of stock for so many codes.

Maha Bandula22 Sep 2018 6:34 p.m. PST

I agree completely with Blacky750 – those sculpted by the late Paul Barnshaw are a joy to paint, particularly if you're a fan of the triad-layering method.

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 2:42 p.m. PST

@Blacky750

On another, older thread, I saw you opining over SHQ Vehicles.

I tend to be a metal man but wonder if I am denying myself more handsome vehicles from PSC for Panthers and Hanomags?

Do you still like the SHQ sculpts and are there any vehicles specifically that you have experience with and dislike?

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP23 Sep 2018 2:43 p.m. PST

I am sold on FAA and will definitely buy plenty.

Maha Bandula23 Sep 2018 9:04 p.m. PST

Do you still like the SHQ sculpts and are there any vehicles specifically that you have experience with and dislike?

I've had nothing but goodness from SHQ with the glaring exception of the Japanese Chi-Ha, whose antenna frame is quite badly designed and a complete pain to put together.

FWIW, all of the British carriers and softskins I've dealt with were crisply cast and easy to build.

Blacky75029 Sep 2018 5:53 a.m. PST

Vehicles wise Milicast is my first choice, then SHQ

I did spend about £900.00 GBP in the MMS closing down sale

MiniPigs Supporting Member of TMP29 Sep 2018 9:16 a.m. PST

I think some people tend to think you cant get as crisp detailing on the metal vehicles as you can on the plastic ones but to me, especially with the color photos I used to slaver over inside Miniature Wargames magazine, I associate metal WW2 with "grownup" wargaming."

In that manner, and slightly odd, less detail is somehow more sophisticated.

Blacky75030 Sep 2018 4:22 p.m. PST

I agree that metal and resin are more "grown up" but the detail on Milicast is superb and would beat plastic every day of the week

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