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Latest studio update with the overview of the new Siocast's termoplastic.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Glorious Nation of U.S.S.A!

Lots of good info on the new casting method/material. That final comparison between the PanO Infinity and Raid TAGs made me a bit sad though as it highlights the marked difference in asthetics.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





I actually liked those Tag raid models. I guess I expect commercial stuff to look different then the military things. Plus people always talk about how same-y infinity looks across most things and this is very starkly different.

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Camouflaged Zero






From the update, here is an example of infantry size siocast plastic model(left) vs. Aristea PVC mini(right).


   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




Germany

The dude on the right has thighs thicker than his waist

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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Siocast plastic certainly looks better! Crisper edges all round on the detail

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Yep. I'll be interested to see a LI but if they can keep around that level of detail I think this will go over pretty well. I think the people that love metal will never really be happy but it's just the state of the economy right now and clearly they're worried about Tin prices long term enough that the switch is worth it to them even if they upset a small portion of their base.


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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

And lets face it this is Infinity levels of detail - other brands could easily get away with less fine detail on their sculpts. This new tech might well be a big saving grace for medium sized companies. Giving them the option to move ot cheaper plastic materials and output; but without the greater risks of ordering from China or the PVC approach.

I REALLY hope PP gets one of these machines.

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Ya. I would love PP to move over just because I'm lazy and don't like putting effort into storage and transport of minis and PVC like plastics you can abuse a lot.

Not having having like a 8-12 month turnaround for plastics from China also has to be a huge benefit as well.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut





Riverside, CA USA

Just watched the CB video, interesting that they're releasign an official demo version of TAG Raid on tabletop Simulator. I know the Infinity TTS scene is pretty big, most of my group switched over for the pandemic and VaulSC has been running worldwide leagues and tournaments on it. Pretty cool to see CB embrace that. I really should learn to play it on TTS, I still haven't gotten a game of N4 in.

Also, Defiance Wave 2 is shipped, got mine yesterday so I started a new round of "where in the holy frakking hell am I gonna put these?!". Kinda tired of that game at this point. Need to spend a bit of time seeing how much Defiance consolidates down, takes up about 5 standard size boardgames worth of space now

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The foam set is really nice for it, but takes up a box on its own. I feel like the other components can condense down to the core box for sure, but I'm not totally convinced I'd want to at the moment.
   
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Man, if they do a Siocast version of Defiance I'd back that. Main reason I didn't was I don't want a boardgame that requires me to carry equal, or more, in foam volume over the game box just for components.
   
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California

man those Thermoplastic models are gonna make me a very happy Infinity player.

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Yu Jing Martial Arts Ninja




North Wales

I saw the photo with the Rao siocast on FB and thought that he looked rather good for a test - the other guy didn't look too impressive.

Turns out that there is a reason for that... maybe I should start paying attention to words accompanying photos in the future!
   
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 Chillreaper wrote:
I saw the photo with the Rao siocast on FB and thought that he looked rather good for a test - the other guy didn't look too impressive.

Turns out that there is a reason for that... maybe I should start paying attention to words accompanying photos in the future!

But that would be cheating!

Honestly, the tests look really good. I'll be elated if they use this for their boardgames, and would probably buy redone siocast Aristeia minis if they released them.
   
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 Monkeysloth wrote:
Man, if they do a Siocast version of Defiance I'd back that.
That would be awesome but I would prefer retail rather than KS.
   
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Bring back SAA!
   
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Combat Jumping Ragik






Beyond the Beltway

^^^This, but unironically.

I wish Bostria had included a metal Stephen Rao too. Siocast is clearly superior to PVC, but we already knew that.

We will be seeing Aristeia! minis in siocast soon enough. I'm pretty sure CB wants to get back to in house production.

 
   
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One advantage of plastic is it'll be easier to cut the rocks off a figure's feet.
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut




whoa, whoa, that's going too far. The rocks are integral part of the artist's vision. It's like wanting Easy mode in Dark Souls, removing the rock just ruins th experience!

Anyway, yes do please bring back SAA. And other sectorials instead of releasing endless side-grades for existing units.
   
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Redone Steel Phalanx in plastic would be sweet!
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Yeah hopefully the plastic might let them keep more of their inventory instead of the random drops. Esp when its things like Steel Phalanx which were honestly not bad models in the least.

If they can keep and upgrade to new sculpts that's better than the random sudden sweeping removals of models from their line up.

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When will their first plastics reach the market?

   
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Fayetteville

 BobtheInquisitor wrote:
When will their first plastics reach the market?


September I think with the plastic Vostok in the Beyond Crimson Stone Pack.

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Nashville, TN

One thing I was impressed by is that Rhao model is a single piece! I have so many broken arms on infantry its not funny.

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 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
One thing I was impressed by is that Rhao model is a single piece! I have so many broken arms on infantry its not funny.



But no-one's going to be able to complain about how difficult it is to build Infinity models anymore! That seemed to be a hobby in itself. Bravo, CB for ruining a perfectly respectable pastime! Jerks...

   
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Beyond the Beltway

It's not a single piece. The backpack, belt pack, and at least one of the arms are separate pieces. The do fit nicely together, which is not something that can always be said for the metal pieces, especially the larger ones.

Ease of assembly will certainly be one selling point of this material. Ease of cleaning... not so much.

 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut




UK

Sadly we'll have to reserve final judgement on cleaning until we have the material in hand and work with it a bit. Certainly there are some materials that hold good detail but are just a pain to work with that can turn people off a product.

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 Red Harvest wrote:
It's not a single piece. The backpack, belt pack, and at least one of the arms are separate pieces. The do fit nicely together, which is not something that can always be said for the metal pieces, especially the larger ones.

Ease of assembly will certainly be one selling point of this material. Ease of cleaning... not so much.


1:43 of the video says otherwise.

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 warboss wrote:

GW didn't mean to hit your wallet and I know they love you, baby. I'm sure they won't do it again so it's ok to purchase and make up.


Albatross wrote:I think SlaveToDorkness just became my new hero.

EmilCrane wrote:Finecast is the new Matt Ward.

Don't mess with the Blade and Bolter! 
   
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Greece

Normal Rao is several pieces, this particular test cast of Rao is one single piece.
   
 
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