What are people buying?

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Shahbahraz » Sat May 23, 2020 10:01 pm

FreddBloggs wrote:
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Useless gun, broke more shoulders than it ever harmed the enemy.
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Re: What are people buying?

Post by bangorstu » Sat May 23, 2020 10:08 pm

I'll let you know how the FROG turns out... given I can't paint to save my life, it'll probably do as an ammunition standard model. And of course it works on table as well as a professionally painted one..

I was less than impressed with the Lanchester I got from Warlord given it came with no instructions for the fiddly bits and a massive amount of flash on the underside of the turret...

Sometimes I think people who produce models don't udnerstand that some of us don't find putting them together intuitive...

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by BaronVonWreckedoften » Sun May 24, 2020 12:33 am

Vintage Wargaming wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:57 pm
They are what they are but as Wargames models they meet all my needs
My issue with 3D printed stuff is that you don't get the option of hatches open or closed, that you do with resin/metal/plastic kits. And I have the workshop skills of Jeremy Clarkson, so no question of me converting "buttoned up" to "unbuttoned".

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Vintage Wargaming » Sun May 24, 2020 3:13 am

BaronVonWreckedoften wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 12:33 am
Vintage Wargaming wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 7:57 pm
They are what they are but as Wargames models they meet all my needs
My issue with 3D printed stuff is that you don't get the option of hatches open or closed, that you do with resin/metal/plastic kits. And I have the workshop skills of Jeremy Clarkson, so no question of me converting "buttoned up" to "unbuttoned".
To be fair - that you sometimes get with resin/metal/plastic kits. Most often plastic kits and usually not quick builds - so usually hours of sticking your fingers together, dropping pieces on the floor and losing them, and then usually some disaster involving tracks

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by grizzlymc » Sun May 24, 2020 4:14 am

No one has solved the tracks thing. Much of this conversation is solved by COTOTS.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Buff Orpington » Sun May 24, 2020 4:36 am

grizzlymc wrote:
Sun May 24, 2020 4:14 am
No one has solved the tracks thing. Much of this conversation is solved by COTOTS.
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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Shahbahraz » Sun May 24, 2020 5:58 am

Personally, I like plastic kits. But that's the frustrated modeller in me. Then I see what some folk achieve with resin or Corgi, and I get very jealous.

I do have two Ha Go light tanks in 1/56 from Paint & Glue, and they are actually nice models, I just don't know how they will look now I've reached the weathering stage and they are 3d prints.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Vintage Wargaming » Sun May 24, 2020 9:37 am

This is why having no painting skills whatsoever hugely increases my choice

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by grizzlymc » Sun May 24, 2020 10:19 am

I drop a prayer every week for full colour 3d printing of COTOTS stuff.

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Re: What are people buying?

Post by Buff Orpington » Wed May 27, 2020 5:23 pm

Just pushed the button on a Rail King toy train set. If it turns out to be O gauge I'll use it for shiny games, if it works with 28mm I'll distress it a bit for Zona Alfa and if it's HO/OO I'll give it to young Mr Waudy to indoctrinate his daughter in a couple of years.
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