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POLL: Best Quality Control?


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
F&SF has better quality control
182
52%
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Historical has better quality control
14
4%
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quality control is the same for both
63
18%
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no experience with historicals
25
7%
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no experience with F&SF
31
9%
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no opinion
33
9%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

A major manufacturer recently observed:

One thing that has struck me recently, however, is that the F&SF side of the hobby is really quite "spoilt" in the typical quality of castings supplied by most companies in the field - I've recently been buying a lot of 15mm WW2 stuff for my own hobby interest, and (without naming company names, but I've bought from most of them) in many cases the quality of the castings is way, way lower than any SF gamer would accept.... significant numbers of miscasts, broken pieces, missing pieces, wrongly-packed pieces, whole models requiring massive surgery and reworking to get them assembled, etc, etc... including some that are just simply so poor that the whole model has been consigned to the bits bin!

I'm not saying for a minute that this is the way it should be - just that overall, the F&SF side seems to have significantly better quality control than much of the historical side of the industry.....

In your experience, which side of the hobby has better quality control?