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Winston Smith10 Feb 2019 4:14 a.m. PST

"Pathetic", eh?
Mighty big words.

Cerdic Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 5:51 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 Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

For figures I prefer metal over plastic over resin.

For models/vehicles I prefer plastic over resin over metal.

Vigilant10 Feb 2019 7:20 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 .

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 9:48 a.m. PST

Greatly prefer plastic for the lighter weight in haulling it around to clubs and cons, and for the crisper finer detail.

Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP10 Feb 2019 2:10 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 Supporting Member of TMP11 Feb 2019 9:43 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.

dapeters11 Feb 2019 10:21 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 In the TMP Dawghouse12 Feb 2019 3:51 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.

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