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well i have seen GW release more snap together models. i really dont like them. they are harder to customize and you really cant get the dramatic poses. thats my favorite part about gluing them together. yeah grant it the snap together models are quick to build but i prefer doing it the old fashion way. what do you think and please vote.
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I agree with you Jammer, the best part about putting together is making them non-stock and adding a bit of character.
I assume when you say the snap togther models you mean Assault on Black Reach and Skull Pass boxes. Thse I can accept as snappers coz they're for noobs more than anyone else and when you're 10 and have never looked at a mini before, knowing tha you cant realy mess it up t much and ruin your models is a big help.
In short, snappers good for noobs, not for Vets. If they start to make regulars kits as snappers then I'll start complaining...
yeah thats the ones. im also start them in kits of their own now. you can get a imperial guard 5 man kit really cheap buy still junk in my book. now when they replace all kits with snap together models ill really flip my lid.
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Those sets are mostly intended for testing paint schemes or providing a quick way to bulk up units. I doubt GW would replace the regular squads with them.
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better than no models at all? Of Course! I have bought two Assault on Black Reach sets and think they are great for rapidly expanding a force on a budget. Are the models as good as the real, pose able ones? no, but they are cheap and they will do until I can get better ones. For example I'm using the two squads of snapped together tactical marines and then plan to heavily convert my own sternguard from a regular tactical box.
In summary, snap models not as good, but a nice alternative to have available.
Im on the fence for this one. I have never seen the Black reach models.
I would like it if vehicles were of a more snap together kind. It would speed up the construction and cause less room for mistakes and the likes.
However, I would not like troops to be snap together, sure it may be easier and faster to make but it also subtracts from the personal characteristics you put in.
This may sound cheesy but you can tell a lot about a man from his models. Snap togethers would remove a lot of that personality
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I think the IG snap togethers are great, they cost less per bloke than the 10 man set now so its cheaper to buy them in bulk and a box of proper ones for special weapons/officers etc. than to go all 10 man box sets. Plus assembly time is so much quicker and that helps a lot with guard. But I wouldn't want characters as snap fits.
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Not a chance, the normal models are in every way better. The whole point of the game for me is modelling your force to get it how you want it and make it individual. With snap-together models this goes straight out the window!
It's a big no from me!
The quality is really really low, i find. The idea is nice, getting a few models so you can fill out a unit without needing to buy a whole box and have models in spare.
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GW has found out how to do multi poseable plastic kits it's not going to turn round and go "nah actually that was a rubbish idea, lets go back to the old snap fit ones". I can't see Gw ever turning into a 'snap fit' modelling company.
For plastics though the 'snap fit' models are designed for the starter sets, These are for people who have never tried modeling before so need a simple starting point.
Snap fit isn't an old thing. Infact it's been staring you in the face for XX odd years. How many parts do metal models like Guard come in? *stick in base, done* What about the old Marines in the 2nd ED starter set? They were identical in parts to the new Black Reach set. Body, Gun, Base, Backpack
Lets just hope they don't start producing the old Carboard scenery and carboard Cutout Dreadnaughts that were around in 2nd ED lol.
As for the Yes/No.
If i had never done modelling before then yeah Snap fit would be better as a normal tactical Marine comes in about 10 tiny peices. If i want some Cheap models to try out paint schemes on, then yeah Snap fits are better.
If i want to do a converted personalies charactuful army i'll go for the normal mutlipart sets.