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ZULUPAUL Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:24 a.m. PST

I prefer plastics, hard plastic. So I wouldn't buy the soft plastics but if I did I would probably repaint them anyway.

robert piepenbrink Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:26 a.m. PST

I think the Mousketeer and I have very different problems. What stands between me and more games is not time needed to paint figures but lack of opponents--and I enjoy painting.

I'm not opposed to soft plastics, and if buying pre-painted figures would get me more games, I'd do it. But the proposal assumes a trade-off which doesn't exist for me or any wargamer I'm in regular contact with.

Personal logo Flashman14 Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:35 a.m. PST

I might add them but not replace the metals.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:40 a.m. PST

I'd consider buying new forces this way – why not?

Personal logo Lluis of Minairons Sponsoring Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 3:52 a.m. PST

I would perhaps give a try to pre-painted figures, but little else.

Painting is a significant, gratifying part of my hobby.

FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 4:05 a.m. PST

Like Lluis I enjoy the painting as well but I would consider them. I just can't imagen that I wouldn't repaint or a least do some kind of wash and highlight.

Frederick Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 5:22 a.m. PST

I have done this already – bought some pre-painted soft plastic and then gave them a wash and highlights

Its okay but I prefer hard plastic

Personal logo Parzival Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 6:55 a.m. PST

"Switch?" No. But I'd add to what I had, or, if the game was good, buy them as a new area of interest.

Right now I don't game with metal 25-28mm, though I actually do have a bunch of not-yet painted SP figs for Dungeon Saga, which I'd consider boosting.

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP In the TMP Dawghouse06 Oct 2017 8:30 a.m. PST

Depends on how detailed and good the paint jobs are.

Personal logo miniMo Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:25 a.m. PST

You mean like HeroClix figures which I have bought scores of? Why, yes.

Personal logo The Beast Rampant Supporting Member of TMP06 Oct 2017 9:53 a.m. PST

As cheap & dirty supplemental minis, yes. I loved Rackham's pre-paints, which got dirt cheap after the company folded.

But PPP would actually REPLACE nothing.

kodiakblair06 Oct 2017 11:54 a.m. PST

Not really an option for me,no interest in either 15 or 28mm.

Syrinx007 Oct 2017 12:18 p.m. PST

If I was adding forces I would consider it to get units on the table faster. Especially for large units where you could paint the front ranks and bulk up with prepaints behind them.

Personal logo COL Scott ret Supporting Member of TMP09 Oct 2017 8:54 a.m. PST

If they were inexpensive enough I would use it to start a whole new area

TunnelRat Supporting Member of TMP10 Oct 2017 2:29 a.m. PST

With soft plastics there is too much chance of the paint flaking off if the figure gets a bit of over exuberant handling which would require constant re-painting/re-touching. Pre-painted soft plastics NO, but hard plastics may be worth looking into.

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