Frost here with the quick lowdown on the new all-plastic tanks that come with Battlefront’s most ambitious product yet, the new Open Fire! boxed set.
There could always be more/better stowage, as well as a few hull variations, which have become standard on Battlefront resin tank kits.
That’s it for the pros and cons. Now to tell you what I think (and hope) this all means. These tanks are probably not the kind of stuff you would see Battlefront replacing their resin tank platoon sets with. This seems more like an initial foray into going with more plastic, as well as satisfying the need for an all-plastic starter set.
The most likely scenario (again, just my personal prediction) for Battlefront is that things that are resin will largely stay resin, while metal gets slowly replaced with plastic. This means that we may start seeing amazing improvements in the way tank crew look and the way parts like machine guns and turrets hold together on the models. But if they decide to go full plastic on tanks, they will definitely need to up their game from these Open Fire! tanks if they want the get the true hobbyists on board. This will mean easily-hidden seams, tighter tolerances, and more options.