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Review: German Gefreiter by Stormtrooper's

Discussion in 'Reviews , Video Reviews and Open Book' started by Anders Heintz, Jan 13, 2004.

  1. Pete_H New Member

    Leigh,
    Funny you should mention John Rosengrant. It seems he's sculpting almost exclusively for S&T miniatures. Have you seen him do work for anybody else but S&T over the last couple of years?

    I must confess something: I stopped painting 120's over the last year (okay, except for a couple of sommissions) because of the price. It just didn't seem that the rising price of figures of this scale allowed me to keep purchasing them in the hopes that I'd paint them someday. Instead, I turned to 54's and 1/35's. As a sidenote: I've been painting a lot of 54's and 1/35's from Michael Roberts for three reasons:
    1. the best sculpting I've seen in a very long time.
    2. the best CASTING I've seen in a very long time.
    3. the best prices I've seen in a very long time.
  2. Pete_H New Member

    Leigh,
    Funny you should mention John Rosengrant. It seems he's sculpting almost exclusively for S&T miniatures. Have you seen him do work for anybody else but S&T over the last couple of years?

    I must confess something: I stopped painting 120's over the last year (okay, except for a couple of sommissions) because of the price. It just didn't seem that the rising price of figures of this scale allowed me to keep purchasing them in the hopes that I'd paint them someday. Instead, I turned to 54's and 1/35's. As a sidenote: I've been painting a lot of 54's and 1/35's from Michael Roberts for three reasons:
    1. the best sculpting I've seen in a very long time.
    2. the best CASTING I've seen in a very long time.
    3. the best prices I've seen in a very long time.
  3. Pete_H New Member

    DAMNIT! I hit the wroing key. Sorry, but I'm still trying to get used to the controls on this forum. Anyway ....

    Although I've been painting 54's and 1/35's for the last year, I just "had" to purchase S&T's latest - the fallschirmjager armed with an StG44 and a Kar98 - because it just looked awesome. It's also exquisitely sculpted and casted. Anyway, I bought it in Chicago for $45 from Jim Sullivan himself (a really nice guy when you get to know him).

    So my question is this: where do you draw the line when using a kit's price in deciding whether or not to purchase it? For me, I refuse to pay more than $0.50 per millimeter in scale (okay, I'm a math geek by profession, so deal with it).

    I'm curious as to what you guys think, especially after reading Steve Weakley's editorial in issue #41 in HM.
  4. Pete_H New Member

    DAMNIT! I hit the wroing key. Sorry, but I'm still trying to get used to the controls on this forum. Anyway ....

    Although I've been painting 54's and 1/35's for the last year, I just "had" to purchase S&T's latest - the fallschirmjager armed with an StG44 and a Kar98 - because it just looked awesome. It's also exquisitely sculpted and casted. Anyway, I bought it in Chicago for $45 from Jim Sullivan himself (a really nice guy when you get to know him).

    So my question is this: where do you draw the line when using a kit's price in deciding whether or not to purchase it? For me, I refuse to pay more than $0.50 per millimeter in scale (okay, I'm a math geek by profession, so deal with it).

    I'm curious as to what you guys think, especially after reading Steve Weakley's editorial in issue #41 in HM.
  5. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Your absolutley correct, that was terrible quality control, and we have addressed that, but the customer service will remain the same, we do back our product 100% and there is more to come.

    As to price, we think we have got it about right, we are paying for S&T here the same as we are charging for our figures, though I have seen S&T at Euro at £40 ($73)this year though again most were selling at £32 to £35.I know that because I have bought a couple and they are excellent figures. Our prices do compare I think favourably in price to other European Suppliers. To be fair to whoever was selling that they were selling it less than out RRP.

    We cannot unfortunatley do anything about the exchange rate, I wish we could cos there is a lot of painters in the US I would love to see paint our wares. hopefully this will change soon.


    Thanks to Anders for a great review.

    All The best

    Robin
    Stormtroopers
  6. Robin Active Member

    Country:
    United-Kingdom
    Hi Guys

    Your absolutley correct, that was terrible quality control, and we have addressed that, but the customer service will remain the same, we do back our product 100% and there is more to come.

    As to price, we think we have got it about right, we are paying for S&T here the same as we are charging for our figures, though I have seen S&T at Euro at £40 ($73)this year though again most were selling at £32 to £35.I know that because I have bought a couple and they are excellent figures. Our prices do compare I think favourably in price to other European Suppliers. To be fair to whoever was selling that they were selling it less than out RRP.

    We cannot unfortunatley do anything about the exchange rate, I wish we could cos there is a lot of painters in the US I would love to see paint our wares. hopefully this will change soon.


    Thanks to Anders for a great review.

    All The best

    Robin
    Stormtroopers

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