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Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian04 Sep 2019 4:18 p.m. PST

When building/painting your 15mm tanks for WWII gaming, what percentage gamer are you versus what percentage modeler?

100% gamer means you just want to paint something to meet basic tabletop standards. Good enough to game with.

100% modeler means that you aspire to build, create and detail your models to the same standard as a plastic modeler.

Are you 70% gamer/30% modeler? 50% gamer/50% modeler? 100% gamer?

79thPA Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 5:04 p.m. PST

100% gamer

Personal logo PzGeneral Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 5:07 p.m. PST

90% Gamer. I build and paint my best.

dragon604 Sep 2019 6:42 p.m. PST

50% gamer
30% modeler
20% procrastinator, fidgeter

Wargamer Blue04 Sep 2019 6:51 p.m. PST

100% Gamer

TGerritsen Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 6:52 p.m. PST

70% gamer vs. 20% modeler 10% painter

If the camo scheme isn't 100% historically accurate, then I won't lose sleep.

Personal logo Narratio Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 7:21 p.m. PST

100% Gamer ( +/- 3% statistical error in data collection)

Combat Colours Supporting Member of TMP04 Sep 2019 8:52 p.m. PST

100% modeler😋

ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2019 2:11 a.m. PST

100% gamer

Andoreth05 Sep 2019 2:54 a.m. PST

80% gamer, 20% modeller I do add details such as netting, jerry cans and camo to introduce variety between vehicles but not to the extent they become fragile works of art which I will worry about being dropped or damaged during a game.

Marc33594 Supporting Member of TMP05 Sep 2019 5:45 a.m. PST

I would say 50/50 but it also depends on the source. Some kits/models are basic, in some cases a single piece resin casting, and may get less lavish treatment. Some kits are more involved and have the detail which warrants a bit more time and talent. I do tend to spend more time on say a tank then I do a truck :)

DeRuyter05 Sep 2019 10:22 a.m. PST

100% Gamer

Now for 28mm that is another matter – more like 50/50

Personal logo Saber6 Supporting Member of TMP Fezian05 Sep 2019 2:53 p.m. PST


Korvessa05 Sep 2019 5:35 p.m. PST

I am with dragon6

von Schwartz05 Sep 2019 5:57 p.m. PST

I'm surprised there aren't more that are more into the modeling aspects.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 2:47 a.m. PST

Remember we are talking about a smaller scale. If you want guards around head lamps it is going to be easier in 1/72, but the resulting model does not fill your shelves as with 1/35

Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP06 Sep 2019 10:56 p.m. PST

About 50:50 on average.

For other scales, it can be 60:40 – 90:10, or even 100:0 for some vehicles, depending upon what prepaints are available for the period, e.g. Cold War tanks and IFVs/APCs.

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