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– Mike.28/06/2015 at 02:57 #26823Rod RobertsonParticipant
Do you think there should be a distinction between the models we build for display and the models we build for gaming? I like my display models intricate and detailed but I prefer more straight forward models for gaming. About 7-10 parts plus 3-4 extra pieces of stowage/antenna/camo are about my speed for gaming pieces. Painting, sometimes with decals, basing and flocking in addition to assembly make it desirable to make each model as simple to assemble as possible without sacrificing an acceptable level of detail. 16 pieces seems a bit excessive especially if most of those are wheels. And man, do I hate photo-etched parts.
Cheers and good gaming.
Rod Robertson28/06/2015 at 09:43 #26832SparkerParticipant
Thanks Tim – You are preaching to the choir as far as I’m concerned – I have two left hands and 10 thumbs – but its good to be reminded every now and again of how we live in a golden age of wargaming with all the hard plastic dedicated wargaming products coming out these days!
'Blessed are the peacekeepers, for they shall need to be well 'ard'
Matthew 5:928/06/2015 at 11:27 #26837Norm SParticipant
For fast build, Armourfast (from the Hat line-up I think) can be really useful. You get two models in a box for £8 and the tracks and wheels etc are supplied as one ready built unit.
I have a T-34, a Stug III and their 251 half tracks. The tread on the tracks are under-modelled, but other than that they are quite good for their money.
If you go to this link and scroll down, you can see both my Stug and T-34 – quite passable I think for the Wargame table ….. but unlikely to make Tim’s glass cabinet 🙂06/07/2015 at 05:47 #27322NTMParticipant
If fast build kits had been available 20-25 years ago I’d probably still be gaming WWII in 20mm. As a kid I had time for kits but they were becoming increasingly complex. As I grew up time available for the hobby decreased and the introduction on link and length track was the final straw for me. Eventually I switched to 15mm with metal/resin models generally half a dozen or so pieces. When PSC hit the scene I wasn’t too sure I wanted to build plastic kits again but gave it a go anyway. I was pleasantly surprised as the plastic parts fitted so well they were actually quicker to build than metal/resin with fewer parts. Detail is acceptable to me too.
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