Comparing the resin vs plastic

Well I told you in last post that the plastic kit was a piece of crap but I’m going back on that statement. It was a crap buy for the thing I was buying it for. Let me elaborate a little. The main thing I bought it for was so that I could do some cool conversions with the plastic infantry , since the metal ones are very hard to do anything with.

They look sooooo boring. Well of course i was disappointed, so it’s down to the scenary on the infantary base to spice it up.

Aside from that, the rest of the plastic kit is okey. The dropships and tanks are great to flesh out your troops. But they can’t compare with the resin. The resin has great detail , the plastic don’t. It’s more like shallow detail. So let’s break it down

Plastic dropship

+ The body is in one piece making it look great with no connecting seams

+ No deforming at the nose

– Not the same detail as resin ( some details are removed from the plastic version )

– The points where the fans connect to the body just look flimsy

Resin dropship

+ High detail

– The seam where the 2 body parts connect can be tricky to get right

– Deforming nose , I had to cut and polish alot of material to get it smooth

Plastic tank

+ Great seamless body

+ Details are great on this one , same as the resin

– No problems here

Resin tank

+ It has just a little bit of higher details than it’s plastic counterpart

– The two part body, you’ll need to carve and sandpapper some to get it nice

Plastic walker

+ No seams here also

– Lack of detail on the weapons

– You need to scrap of some plastic seams on the weapons

Resin walker

+ Great detail

+ New models get metal legs for stability

– Older resin models don’t get the metal legs

Overall

Infantry –> Huge disappointment, still alot of player will tell you the infantry will meld good with the paintjob. I’m not one of them. 

Dropship –> Very good copy of the resin typ but it’s disappointing with the reduction on detail +++

Tanks –> Excellent model ++++

Walker –> Good for expanding you army , still more detail on the weapons wouldn’t hurt +++

New stuff and small progress

Got some new stuff in the mail a while ago. Pretty stupid of me since I’ve yet to paint a singel model. But it felt like I need to have some more units to relly call it an army.

So I ordered from Firestorm games in the UK. They have pretty fast delivery and free shipping above a certain amount.

I got

Rulebook and Expansion book

1 Blister of Zeus command walker

1 Blister of Athena

1 Blister of Enyo

1 Blister of Triton

1 Blister of Janus

1 Blister of Hyperion

1 Plastic PHR Starter kit

I wanted the plastic kit to make some cool conversions for my foot troops since the other are in metall. God what a crap buy, and I’ll explain why in a future post.

Some good news is I’ve soon found my painting pattern for the army , here’s a sneak peek, it’s very W.I.P but you get the idee.