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POLL: Plastic/Metal Ratio?


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Personal logo Sgt Slag Supporting Member of TMP writes:

In the early years, mine were 80% metal. I sold off most of my collection for a charity project, which collapsed on me. I then began collecting/building armies anew. The second go-round I went for more plastic minis: less expensive, more of what I wanted was in plastic, than metal (see last paragraph, below).

I enjoyed the heft of metal mini's, for many years; I owned around six Prince August molds, and I cast a couple of hundred figures out of lead and their Model Metal -- plenty of weight in stands of three of these 25mm metal figures!

After I began collecting plastic minis, I grew accustomed to the (lack of) heft for my now 90% plastic armies. It really is what you grow accustomed to. This old dog, apparently, can learn a new trick. Figure sizes ("scale" is a very relative term, always useless, for fantasy, due to no standard sizes for creatures/non-Human races), but I found more plastic minis in the sizes that I wanted, so I went to plastic, because the figure sizes I wanted were only available in plastic. Cheers!


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
100% metal
15
13%
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90% metal/10% plastic
43
36%
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80% metal/20% plastic
12
10%
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70% metal/30% plastic
12
10%
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60% metal/40% plastic
5
4%
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50% metal/50% plastic
9
8%
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40% metal/60% plastic
2
2%
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30% metal/70% plastic
4
3%
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20% metal/80% plastic
4
3%
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10% metal/90% plastic
2
2%
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100% plastic
0
0%
 
other (explain)
3
3%
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none of these/no opinion
6
5%
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this is ridiculous
0
0%
 
not my cup of tea
1
1%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Looking at your finished armies, what is the ratio of plastic figures to metal figures?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.