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Causality toll from Scale75

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by narn08, Sep 9, 2018.

  1. narn08 Active Member

    Here is a quick review of a nice metal figure from Scale75.

    I love this figure because of the his pose and the story suggested.

    The figure comes in an attractive box, inside well packed between foam layers .

    Casting is nice, but some cleaning is required because of molding lines.

    More attention is needed on some parts because the fit is not 100% percent, but nothing serious.

    Easy to fix it. The "worst" part is around the trunk but with a small amount of milliput is fixable in no time.

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  2. Babelfish A Fixture

    This is interesting. It's a nice piece when painted up, but looking at the photos just shows how far the quality of casting has come in just a few short years.

    This figure only came out in 2012 - just six years ago - but the casting can't hold a candle to the standard of the resin figures that the newer companies (mainly in Russia and Spain) are now knocking out at a rapid rate. They're crisp, they're sharp, they're detailed, and they need little (if any) clean-up or filler. And they make this look like something from the 1980s.

    Resin is definitely the future, I think that white metal has had its day. Especialy with 3D printing becoming more and more common. The way things are going, it won't be long before metal will be something for nostalgics only.

    - Steve
  3. Mirofsoft A Fixture

    they need little (if any) clean-up or filler
    and they are very fragile and breaks easily, some are porous or with air bubbles, and the entry point where they are cast are thick and very often a pain in .. to remove

    3D printing becoming more and more common
    today they are perhaps 2 or 3 producers on almost 1000 known ones still in production, who delivers 3D printed figures

    Crisp and sharp
    Phoenix already in the 70ies produced crisp and sharp perfect fiting figures as Poste Militaire, as Barton/Ceremonial....
    Among the ones who produce(d) in resin , some were not crips, not sharp and not fiting good

    But let's hope for improvement for all
  4. Babelfish A Fixture

    Sure - if you're talking about the old stuff from Verlinden, Imperial Gallery et al (besides which, fragile metal pieces break just as easily as fragile resin ones).

    I've not had anything like that from the Altores, FeRs, Evolutions, Mercurys, Tin Berlins, Revolutions and Tartars of this world. And last week I took delivery of a figure from Rogan's Heroes from Ireland which was likewise pretty much flawless. Maybe I've just been lucky ;).

    Let's have this conversation again a couple of years down the line and see then where we are. Like I said, it's the way things are heading.

    - Steve
  5. chailey Active Member

    Horses for courses as they say, a well cast and painted metal figure FEELS like your holding something of value , however, resin feels ...well...like plastic!


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