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POLL: Lead vs Lead-Free


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
no preference
41
36%
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I don't buy metal figures
4
4%
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I prefer lead figures
42
37%
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I prefer lead-free figures
15
13%
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none of these/no opinion
9
8%
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other (explain)
2
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

Personal logo Spacelord Sponsoring Member of TMP writes:

As tin prices continue to rise, just wondered how people felt about having miniatures that contained lead.

As far as I can see, the only con is that it is toxic (if you are prepared to expend an awful lot of effort attempting to get it into your bloodstream). From my experience, you get a much better casting when there is an amount of lead in the alloy, even if only 10%, and of course it lowers the cost of the metal a little. (This is assuming plastic and resin are not viable alternatives.)

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