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Author Topic: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company  (Read 1136 times)

Offline Norm

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A quick first impressions blog post on the Mortem Et Glorium ancient / medieval rules by Simon Hall and Published by Plastic Soldier Company.

Also a look at the new plastic material 'Ultracast' that PSC are using on their 15mm figures that support the MeG rules.

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http://battlefieldswarriors.blogspot.com/2020/11/ultracast-figures-and-mortem-et-gloriam.html

Offline Zingara

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2020, 09:01:00 PM »
Great review by the way. I look forward to hearing of your experiences playing them. Nicely done chariots as well.

Offline pikeman

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2021, 12:34:43 AM »
The review you wrote is very good. Iím very impressed with MeG, and eagerly waiting for the ReG variant.
Iíve also bought a PSC Ultracast Goth Pacto box. The announcement of Ultracast figures made me look forward to them, but Iím a bit let down by the quality of what I bought. Iíd go so far as to speculate that the factory is in too much of a rush to monitor whatís coming out of the molds. If I had inspected these in a retail store it would not have been a sale. Injection molding is a fussy process and I think they need to be more careful.
I am still working with them, and theyíre painting up OK, but wonít be up to the Forged in Battle figures they will be sharing the table with.
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Offline Norm

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2021, 06:44:33 AM »
I would like to see how this material is used by another mass producer. I read somewhere that Warlord Games use the same stuff and call it Warlord Resin.They will be producing some additions to their new 'Epic' line up, which are 13.5mm foot to eye, so it will be interesting to compare.

I note on the PSC site the price of a box has gone up from £35 to £40 - I wonder whether that is one of the consequences of the trade situation with Europe (material source) since Brexit and also the new V.A.T. collection rules that coincide.

Offline wmyers

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2021, 04:44:00 PM »
I would like to see how this material is used by another mass producer. I read somewhere that Warlord Games use the same stuff and call it Warlord Resin.They will be producing some additions to their new 'Epic' line up, which are 13.5mm foot to eye, so it will be interesting to compare.

I note on the PSC site the price of a box has gone up from £35 to £40 - I wonder whether that is one of the consequences of the trade situation with Europe (material source) since Brexit and also the new V.A.T. collection rules that coincide.

Thatís an awful lot of money for a few plastic sprues. 

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2021, 05:23:39 PM »
I would like to see how this material is used by another mass producer. I read somewhere that Warlord Games use the same stuff and call it Warlord Resin.They will be producing some additions to their new 'Epic' line up, which are 13.5mm foot to eye, so it will be interesting to compare.

I note on the PSC site the price of a box has gone up from £35 to £40 - I wonder whether that is one of the consequences of the trade situation with Europe (material source) since Brexit and also the new V.A.T. collection rules that coincide.

PSC and Warlord are using a machine from Siocast and Siocast plastic - weirdly renaming to their own name.

Gripping Beast have also just started using the same technology.

It lets you do low runs of injection plastic in a silicon mould - so mould costs are a lot lower.

What I have seen of it seems to show that it is better for larger models rather than very small ones, but I see that PSC are busy signing up various people to produce "ultracast" versions of their metal ranges...

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2021, 07:25:36 PM »
The ones I have seen have pretty significant mould lines. 

In the end, they are still just plastic.

Offline AndrewBeasley

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2021, 08:56:44 PM »
The ones I have seen have pretty significant mould lines. 

In the end, they are still just plastic.


Wonder if you can file the lines down like the hard plastic or have to shave them like the softer more malleable sort?

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Offline wmyers

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Re: Ultracast 15mm figures and Mortem Et Glorium from Plastic Soldier Company
« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2021, 08:51:23 AM »

Wonder if you can file the lines down like the hard plastic or have to shave them like the softer more malleable sort?

From what Iíve read you have to cut it down. No scraping.

 

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