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Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 12:24 pm
by Yvain
Anyone see or try this yet?

There is a lot of worry about durability due to the material being used. Trying to find out if it is cost effective to grab.

How does it match up against the current stuff hawk sells?

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Sat May 06, 2017 10:49 pm
by Iron Skies
Have most of a board made. Holds up really well. All stuff is at gaming club so will be Thursday before I can get some pictures

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 12:58 am
by J.D. Welch
Our other Talon bought a bunch of it and donated it to the FLGS. It's pretty sturdy stuff. Looks great, although not "ruined", so if you envision it as being buildings on one of the Colony planets recently attacked by the Scourge, the illusion still holds up. I set up a couple of tables using a mix of the PlastCraft buildings and the Hawk cardstock ones for our last tournament, and they worked out just fine.

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Sun May 07, 2017 10:22 am
by Yvain
I suppose the next question is how does it stand up to the bargin Hawk stuff? It doesn't look like they match and it would take a lot to get that many buildings together. Is it worth filling a table that way?

Its like Hawk vs Plast Craft vs N-Scale stuff I suppose.

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 4:46 am
by J.D. Welch
Not all of the architecture in a city looks the same. The same would hold true in a city in the future, I reckon. The PlastCraft stuff is definitely different from the Hawk cardstock, but to my eye a mix of them works just fine. I grew up just outside of NYC, and I'm used to a jumble of different architectural styles, it looks more natural, more organic to me than one set futuristic style of buildings across the entire table.

But if you like your tables to have a consistent look and feel to them, then I think it would be worthwhile to get an entire 4'x6' table's worth of the stuff. Starts to look repetative, tho, IMHO, so mixing it up with the Hawk cardstock buildings breaks that up...

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 1:55 pm
by wowskyguy
I have some Colored Plast Craft buildings for Infinity. They are very nice and quite durable. I just painted the white borders with light grey paint. It feels a lot better.

In terms of general quality rating is:
4 Ground (lasercut wood)
Plast Craft (PVC)
Impudent Mortal (lasercut wood)
Hawk's (cardboard)

In terms of sturdiness:
Impudent Mortal (lasercut wood)
4 Ground (lasercut wood)
Plast Craft (PVC)
Hawk's (cardboard)

Cheers,

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 3:16 pm
by stevefamine
I agree with Wowskyguy on the durability - I'd rate Blotz below 4Ground - (hardiest of the structures)

I like the Past Craft, but I've yet to see how it gets beat up in a FLGS setting or from continued use.

Then again I have the golden flake resin structures from HWG that are made of adamantium. - but gave consideration to all of those companies except Impudent Mortal (the scale is a bit weird in person)

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2017 11:42 pm
by Yvain
I appreciate the tips guys. I will consider it.

Re: Plast Craft Terrain Set

PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:46 pm
by sybert1138
I have a couple of Battle Reports with nearly full Plast Craft tables. If you want to take a look I've tossed a link here!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2xs2XDWzrk

Overall, the more of it I put on the table the more I liked it. It does feel more rugged than the card stock and certainly makes the table look different. They can be difficult to get your infantry on/in, depending on the structure.