Preiser figures via white metal figures????

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Preiser figures via white metal figures????

Postby bluey1989 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:47 pm

I have asked this question withing part of another topic but thought I would give it its own...

I know Colin has used preiser figures on shifting sands but what do they look like next to arttista, pheonix and other white metal figures?

I know its all in the painting and the colours used but just thinking from a quality point of view...

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Postby Simon Andrews » Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:55 pm

I think they are a bit smaller being 1/48th instead of 1/43rd like the metal figures.

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Re: Preiser figures via white metal figures????

Postby Colin Peake » Tue Mar 16, 2010 10:43 pm

monstermunch1982 wrote:I know Colin has used preiser figures on shifting sands but what do they look like next to arttista, pheonix and other white metal figures?


Andy, you've answered your own question there as there are examples of Artista, Omen, Phoenix, Aidan Campbell etc on Shifting Sands! The key is how they are grouped and to a degree their size, Phoenix figures are a little on the large side, so generally I have only used their child figures, but Artista are 1/48th scale, and Aidan Campbell are a pretty close match to Prieser.

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Postby bluey1989 » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:01 am

Thanks Colin,

I have some preiser figures in the post to me and will be getting some white metal ones on order.

What are the Artista ones like?
I have been told the finish can be poor.

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Postby KEG » Wed Mar 17, 2010 10:17 am

As long as figures are in the same scale, it does not really matter, what material they are made of. Most Preiser 0 figures are in 1 : 43 http://www.preiser-figuren.de/shop.php?mode=show_group&group=C65C8C235E02D9EB4498C9A6F6E372F8&sort=&s=40&limit=20 Their military figures come in 1 : 48

Can you tell, which material the figures are made from?

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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:08 pm

A challenge :!:
Plaster, resin, hamster, white metal :?:
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Postby KEG » Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:35 pm

Sorry, forgot to enclose a hamster:

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Resin & whitemetal is correct. A plaster figure hides itself in this (1 : 19th) crowd.

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Postby Colin Peake » Wed Mar 17, 2010 9:10 pm

monstermunch1982 wrote:Thanks Colin,
What are the Artista ones like?
I have been told the finish can be poor.


I think I had three or four of them, two were good, they are the guy in shorts (only) near the ice cream parlour and the 'manager' of the railway on the platform. Two others weren't so good, one hides in a carraige and the other was never used!

It's always tricky with whitemetal figures, generally I operate a inspect before I buy policy as there are some truly odd figures out there...

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