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Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2020 6:48 a.m. PST

Interesting that despite the comments made on the earlier posting

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….the phrases used are unchanged. Tell us straight that you are forced to raise prices and why and we might surprise you with a adult response. Price adjustments are usually unidirectional after all.

Personal logo deadhead Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2020 12:34 p.m. PST

Does anyone ever read this?

Please just add a word or two as a comment…

Anything. To prove my doubts are wrong.

I have good inside info that a huge comet will hit us tonight because it is 02.02.2020 (whether US or UK sequence of dates). Has not happened (the palindrome) in 900 years….is anyone listening?

setsuko02 Feb 2020 1:02 p.m. PST

Nah, I for one has pretty much accepted that after this price hike combined with the recent exchange rate debacle, I'm just going to buy my minis elsewhere.

Royal Marine02 Feb 2020 3:19 p.m. PST

I remember the last time a comet hit us, prices rose then ;-)

d88mm1940 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2020 6:08 p.m. PST

There must be a lot of comets hitting England…

wmyers02 Feb 2020 8:36 p.m. PST

Yeah, I won't be either. Now that it automatically ups the prices as I live in Canada and then with this extra, even the 50% off sprue sales (IF they have them again, as the last time was 30% off or something…) will not be worth it.

Why buy plastic miniatures that break very easily and do not seem to hold any value when one may buy metal miniatures for the same prices?!

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Feb 2020 12:47 a.m. PST

To my experience plastics are less prone to breaking then metals, and easier to repair (and individualize) on top of that.
Apart from that, they certainly hold less perceived value.

wmyers03 Feb 2020 10:09 p.m. PST

I'm not sure what plastics you are using (or metals either) but I'd sure like to know!

greenknight4 Sponsoring Member of TMP07 Feb 2020 8:54 a.m. PST

#deadhead – YAWNSVILLE

Puster Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Feb 2020 12:34 a.m. PST

I'm not sure what plastics you are using (or metals either) but I'd sure like to know!

I do have sprues from Perry, Warlord Games, Wargames Factory, Gripping Beast, Conquest, Fireforge, Victrix, Atlantic (and I probably forgot about some). I have metals from more producers then I care to list here, from soft lead to white metal, several thousand.
Assembled metal minis are far more prone to breaking when falling down, mainly because they are heavier. I use superglue, superglue reinforced with white glue, two metal glue or stifted connections, depending on mini and assembly. Usually just superglue, a glace of white glue and color above.
Breaking of non-assembled parts usually only concerns weapons like sword, spear, bayonette, poles and sometimes legs (especially from horses). Here THICK metal are more robust and just bend, but look usually worse then thinner versions. Bend parts often shed the painting, though. Once broken I find plastics easer to repair in a few cases I have to cut weapons off and replace them with new once, sometimes drilling out the hand for the process. Overall not throwing around minis firsthand helps a lot, but gaming and cats over 30 years give you far more experience in broken minis then you ever care to get.

wmyers08 Feb 2020 10:46 p.m. PST

I find the weapons to be very easily broken on plastics. Sometimes they are easier to replace (spears) sometimes very hard.

(I have all those makes of plastics too, and I love the details, for the most part, and the customizationablity (it's a word …) but not the fragility.)

I have not had metals break on me, unless the parts were cast way too thin to begin with (one Blacktree Design smg barrel which I replaced with a piece of a javelin).

15mm and 20mm plastics are far more durable than 28mm plastics.

repaint14 Feb 2020 11:32 p.m. PST

I have had more metal break on me than plastic. The only warlord plastic figures that broke were the AT rifles of my Soviet infantry. A pity, but in regard of the number of infantry figures that fell on the floor, the result is still in favor of plastic miniatures

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