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Yes. Just yes.

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Work In Progress / Re: StuG III Ausf G - Project Reboot 170801!
« on: August 02, 2017, 08:57:13 PM »
StuG life.

I'm still amazed by the fact that a company updates their kits like you do.

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Work In Progress / Re: Neucraft Resin Reworked 170718
« on: July 20, 2017, 03:23:39 AM »
Wow. So much quicker!

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Work In Progress / Re: Neucraft Resin Reworked 170718
« on: July 19, 2017, 03:17:29 PM »
These are looking good!

So if your production time for a plastic kit is 9 months (or that's what you're aiming for), what would you think the production time for your resin kits would be?

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Work In Progress / Re: Production Schedule - Updated 170521
« on: July 18, 2017, 04:22:28 AM »
So next wave should be lots of German anti-tank guns and hopefully some Sherman bits?

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Work In Progress / Re: LVT Project - LVT(A)1 & LVT(A)4 170714
« on: July 18, 2017, 03:07:26 AM »
Or make the waterline version in resin.

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« on: June 11, 2017, 12:35:14 AM »
The universal carrier is indeed an upscaled PSC kit

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Work In Progress / Re: Digital Sculpts - British Infantryman 170609
« on: June 10, 2017, 05:30:38 PM »
So have you spent time rendering the base to make it look nice? Or are we to expect detailed bases/inserts for the lipped bases?

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« on: June 10, 2017, 05:00:11 PM »
It was scaled down from a larger scale then, i thought it was 1/48 but it might be the 1/35.

It was one of the early italeri kits where they rushed to get as many out as possible.

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« on: June 09, 2017, 03:52:03 AM »
It's a scaled down 1/48, that's probably why.

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Box Arts 170602
« on: June 02, 2017, 03:16:35 AM »
Stuff tends to come out towards the end of the quarter 

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Two! 170523
« on: May 29, 2017, 09:48:43 PM »
Finecast was ok, as long as you got a good one. You could definitely see more details. The issue was they were using the same techniques as when they made metal mould and the material was too soft. We had a model on a Horse in the front cabinet of our store (Gandalf I think) and one sunny day he just flopped over!

Now there are companies out there that have proven that you can spin cast resin really wel. (looking at raging heroes with toughest girls in the galaxy. Some of the best resin model IMO. If Rubicon haven't made their mind up yet, I would seriously recommend they make contact and have some dialogue. They're technique and material would be perfect. And raging heroes CAD design everything as well.

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Two! 170523
« on: May 29, 2017, 06:43:32 PM »
"Consider the Lilly. Ahhhh."

I always prime models before painting them no matter the material, the metal phobia is just a hang over from when I was a kid and never varnished models because I wasn't allowed a spray and painting varnish on by hand was boring. So many hours wasted when stuff got scratched. Add into that the sometime horrendous 1-2mm mould slip you get with some companies that you can fix no matter how you try!

When Rubicon release their infantry I will get some (whatever material). If I like it, then I would consider replacing all my current infantry as I have never been happy with the Warlord (Italieri) plastics. I would prefer it if it was plastic or resin, but metal wouldn't put me off especially as it would be quicker for me to get them to the table!

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General Discussions / Re: Q2/17 New Releases - Final Two! 170523
« on: May 29, 2017, 04:19:52 AM »
I'd always prefer plastic, but I think something you need to consider before saying everything needs to be plastic is the time and cost aspect.

To make a mould takes a lot of time, which I think is one of the main reason there has been a bit of bottleneck in Rubicon's releases. A mould also costs a lot, you have to sell a lot of kits to make the money back and have the initial capital to produce them. Warlord's advantage is that they are the game and new players will see their kits. Rubicon on the other hand (despite being better for the vast majority of kits) are discovered either via word of mouth, advertising or at stores.

Metal and resin kits in the other hand, the moulds are relatively cheap and easy to replace. They're great for items you know aren't going to sell in huge amounts (which is a great sign for lesser know and rarer tanks done by Rubicon is resin). its why warlord's infantry are (for the most part) plastic, but all the teams are metal.

Rubicon have not confirmed if the infantry will be plastic or metal, but they have hinted something to do with metal in a previous post. They also showed their design for bases, which have dimples on to assist with gluing (why would you need these for plastic?).

 You could put good money on some tank crews and infantry being metal and not plastic. For a company with experience in making plastic tanks, an initial plunge into infantry in metal would probably be better for them. Making plastic infantry is a whole different ball game than tanks.

Does metal put me off? A bit. I'm not a fan of painting metals, but if I could get US infantry in a Perry Miniatures scale I would use them. No more melon heads and gorilla arms!

But as ripley said, metal vs plastic vs resin... it'll always be debated and no one will be right or wrong whatever you think. It's just your preference. 

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Wish Lists / M4A2 DD tank
« on: May 26, 2017, 02:40:54 AM »
A DD tank for the US based on an M4A2 would be nice. There is another DD tank on the market, but it's an M4A4 which the US didnt use (even if that company sell it as a US tank as well as commonwealth...)

Should be "easy" enough to do in resin using existing drawings for your plastic M4A2. Would need some alterations to the lower hull.

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