"Weight & Quality" Topic
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|Winston Smith ||10 Feb 2019 3:14 a.m. PST|
Mighty big words.
|Cerdic ||10 Feb 2019 4:51 a.m. PST|
Well equating weight with quality is all about context.
Heavier doesn't necessarily mean better. Sometimes it means worse.
Take cycling, for example. Lighter is better. People spend a fortune on lightweight bikes because they are faster. Then they spend even more money on upgrading brakes and gears and wheels and stuff for even lighter versions. So "heavier = better" in this context is "pathetic".
With wargames figures surely the main factor determining the quality of the thing is how it looks. The visuals. Weight is irrelevant…
|Big Red ||10 Feb 2019 5:09 a.m. PST|
For figures I prefer metal over plastic over resin.
For models/vehicles I prefer plastic over resin over metal.
|Vigilant||10 Feb 2019 6:20 a.m. PST|
I don't care what it's made from, as long as its a good quality casting. I have metal, plastic and resin in my collection and I'm happy with all of them .
| miniMo ||10 Feb 2019 8:48 a.m. PST|
Greatly prefer plastic for the lighter weight in haulling it around to clubs and cons, and for the crisper finer detail.
| ColCampbell ||10 Feb 2019 1:10 p.m. PST|
I agree with Cerdic.
With wargames figures surely the main factor determining the quality of the thing is how it looks. The visuals. Weight is irrelevant.
But at my age I do not like to try to assemble a kit for each soldier that I want. I've got better uses for my time.
|Shagnasty ||11 Feb 2019 8:43 a.m. PST|
I have a few plastic figures and I tried the adding weight and metal base approach. They still don't "feel" right. They are lighter to carry however.
|dapeters||11 Feb 2019 9:21 a.m. PST|
There a guy who puts on big ancient battles at HMGS cons he bring hundreds maybe thousand of 25mm figures he stores them in Metal tool boxes, I think he gets quiet a workout each con.
|Covert Walrus ||12 Feb 2019 2:51 a.m. PST|
I prefer detail – depending on the manufacturer, some metal models are far more detailed than plastics, and sometimes resin are more detailed than either. While there are some plastics are much more deatiled.
Not a great answer, but it's mine. Weight isn't an issue.