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martin goddard

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15mm plastics
« on: June 03, 2019, 06:57:59 PM »
There is a new company making 15mm plastic Romans.  Looks very interesting.  Forgot what they are called, after seeing they have no address.

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Re: 15mm plastics
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 07:31:06 PM »
Their site is www.Grenzergames.co.uk and their rules ‘at lances point’ they have a few picture of their figures. It looks like a kickstarter deal later this year

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Re: 15mm plastics
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:07:31 PM »
They look nice, en masse but:

 - poses in plastic are typically more limited than in lead (especially the nicely wide ranges from PP)
 - weapons in particular can be fragile, and not easy to fix when broken
 - the clean-up effort (even for hard plastic) can be at least as onerous as for lead castings
 - there isn't the same heft as metal
 - at the end of the day, they're just plastic

I bought some very nice-looking plastics a while back but, having cleaned them up, have now lost the appetite to actually paint them. I probably will one day, but will make rather more use of a spray can and less of a brush than normal..

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Re: 15mm plastics
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2019, 08:00:13 AM »
given the pictures on the site i think they have gone for realism over practicality for the proportions. All I see is troops with missing Pilum and Swords after a couple of games