Posted 08 March 2012 - 08:12 PM
Well, yeah. With proper injection molding, you're not going to get air bubbles or some of the problems you get with resin.
SOME plastics, particularly vinyl-based stuff, will react chemically with certain alcohol and petroleum based solvents. This means that you can prime and paint just fine, but the paint will never completely dry, will remain tacky for years on end, attract dust, dirt, and cat hair, and eventually disintegrate the surface detail of the model. A lot of WizKids and Fantasy Flight Games' minis are like this -- they need some savvy and some acrylic based lovin' to work properly.
I look forward to determining whether or not Bones qualifies in this area.
...I have to admit, a whole tribe of plastic kobolds does hold some appeal... I've never been wild about WOTC's reinvention of the kobold as a tiny lizard guy...