Saturday, October 26, 2013

Life in Plastic, it's fantastic!

So as some of you might know today Flamescon is being held in the Mt Eden memorial hall and as usual I'm doing a wildly mediocre job of driving tanks. However there's another reason why I go asides from getting to play with toy soldiers it's to get the goss on new and upcoming toys and releases. Unfortunately and NDA prevents me from telling you about upcoming books but these were on display to the general public.

I talked with one of the Battlefront staffers about the plastics and I'll write about that shortly but for now here's some pictures of the upcoming Fate of a Nation infantry.

Now onto the Plastics first of all they had these awesome schematics up at first I didn't understand them but apparently from each kit can form one of each of the variants shown i:e the Panther box can also make the Jagdpanther box. These aren't just plastic parts and resin but full plastic tanks.

 Now as an astute wargamer the first thing I asked about was the price on these and much like the all plastic M113's they will be cheaper than BF's current range however the staffer was unable to confirm if the boxes contained decals and magnets which would more than likely justify the price.

Also speaking of magnets the staffer informed me that the Panther/Jagdpanther box with care magnet placement can be interchanged so no more buying to boxes just click and go.

What do they look like in the flesh? Fucking amazing! They are made by the same place that does Perry Miniatures (not the place in China so I was informed) they're a hard plastic and the sprues are full of options pretty pictures with descriptions below.

T34 and T34/85 all Plastic
 Awesome Magnet holder so the turret sits flush

M3 Halftrack with plastic crew

The Halftrack sprue with the options for both M3 and M5 Halftracks

 The US crew for the Halftracks

The German crew for their halftracks which can been seen above in Schematics 

Here are the new tank commanders no I was told that these are not their final forms as these are a sort of master type thing but they still look really awesome.

I hope you've enjoyed the spoilers from FlamesCon 2013 hopefully tomorrow my dice are a little less poos. One other final thing is my blog will soon be getting guest writers and painters with their own articles, content and tutorials so stay tuned.



Nicolas Job said...

Really good, thanks a lot!

Is there any ETA ?

Colonelkrazy kenny said...

Thanks for Sharing.

Tomsche said...

This might be especcially good if they do all the 'basic' infantry, the metal blobbiness at times was... wellllll... bad.

The Kiwi said...

16 shitting shades of fricken awesome!
You just made my day!