|Sisyphus||14 Jun 2012 7:27 a.m. PST|
I'm very curious to see how the set from Plastic Soldier compares with BF's. BF's is certainly almost twice the price.
|PeteTheWargamer||14 Jun 2012 8:24 a.m. PST|
That's a fair point, I'd go with quick-build plastics any day of the week over resin.
|jameshammyhamilton||14 Jun 2012 9:00 a.m. PST|
The BF Shermans will be quicker to build than the PSC ones. I suspect that the fine detail on the PSC will be better but the BF fanbois will like the chunky nature of the BF model.
A comparative review would be quite informative IMO.
|VonBurge||14 Jun 2012 9:04 a.m. PST|
If I was to add some M4A3s it would be with the PSC option. The BF no doubt are very nice, but I'll get a model that matches my skill as a painter for about half the prices on any day.
| nazrat ||14 Jun 2012 10:37 a.m. PST|
I've read a bunch of reviews and I don't think I have seen one that says the BF models are "chunky" compared to the PSC sets. In fact, most of the time they match up almost perfectly. BF is just much more expensive. And that's a given.
|Mr Elmo||14 Jun 2012 4:47 p.m. PST|
I'm thinking these models are perfect for the guy rolling into the tournament in his Lexus.
The hoi polloi can stick with their Chevys and PSC kits.
|thecrazycaptain||14 Jun 2012 9:28 p.m. PST|
People in my area will buy the BF ones first. As time goes on the PSC stuff well then start to sell. Tourny gamers need their figures now not later.
|George Krashos||14 Jun 2012 11:34 p.m. PST|
Tourny gamers in your area should have already bought the PSC M3A4 kit then, as it was released a week ago.
-- George Krashos
|PilGrim||15 Jun 2012 7:33 a.m. PST|
There are always going to be some people who stick to what they know, or due to indoctrination will buy the "official" product, after all FoW is THE WW2 miniatures game – says so on their products. For the rest of us, this boat sailed. PSC are producing a product that is as good as, if not better than BF\FoW (I say that to mollify the doubters, the consensus is rapidly coming down on PSC producing better)and now there is a direct comparison with two almost identical boxed sets available but the PSC one is at half the price of the BF one.
thecrazycaptain above, and his ilk, who apparently are not aware of the availability of PSC are probably BFs last customers for the bread and butter models – Panzer IVs, Panthers, Shermans etc. What they do now will be interesting
|Revelationspace ||15 Jun 2012 11:43 a.m. PST|
Why so negative? More figures available is only a good thing, isn't it?
|coopman||15 Jun 2012 5:01 p.m. PST|
I just bought a box of their 15mm Shermans this past weekend. I am delighted that I can get 5 tanks for $30 USD, even if some additional assembly is necessary.
|delete account ||17 Jun 2012 5:19 p.m. PST|
This name calling is really amusing.
By all means, do purchase more expensive products for all the good reasons you believe in.
I do not particularly see myself as a "tourist" gamer, neither feel the need to give myself an epithet.
I'm very happy with the PSC models. They seem accurate, they are light, they paint up well and the assembly is very clever. I enjoy them. The price is just right.
If a manufacturer wants my money, they still will have to earn it and I'm open to change.
I vote with my wallet.
| Charles Christy ||18 Jun 2012 4:14 a.m. PST|
I have Battlefront and PSC both, plus more than a few others, and like the lower cost of the plastic models versus the resin/lead ones.