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Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP17 Feb 2020 8:10 p.m. PST

Just curious to see what peoples' opinions are of these, now that they've switched to resin castings for their 1/144th scale, Cold War vehicles?

The quality of them looks superb from the photos I've seen, but since I don't plan on basing my vehicles I am a bit concerned about the treads holding up to game play over time.

I'd also like to know about the presence of air bubbles in the castings too, if any. I imagine that getting complete castings in resin, of running gear and thin treads would be rather challenging, which is why many produce theirs in metal, instead, as separate castings.

I must say that single-piece hull castings certainly are attractive to people wanting to be able to field units quickly, without having to do much if any assembly, if they can manage to pull that off well.


TimeCast18 Feb 2020 2:26 a.m. PST

The models are cast under pressure which pretty much eliminates the problems with bubbles. In addition the moulds are withdrawn from use and replaced with new ones as soon as they show signs of wear and before the quality drops off.

Regarding the tracks – we sometimes had problems with the tracks on the original metal castings either as a result of the thinner tracks or problems with the metal flowing into the moulds.

Our resin models have had the tracks reworked to increase the thickness and to improve the flow of the resin into the moulds. This means that although the tracks are a bit thicker than they should be for a perfect 1/144 scale model, they should be more than robust enough for wargamers.


Thresher01 Supporting Member of TMP18 Feb 2020 8:43 a.m. PST

Thank you Barrie, I really appreciate your reply and info.

The resin minis do look superb.

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