... surely the sight of bare plastic is not offensive in the 21st Century ...
Good question - what do I do with my hoard of hordes. I cut/paste/convert then game. I'm time-constrained and I hate painting so I tend to play and have fun - as I look out on my table just now, a flight of 4 Mig-15s (1/64th scale pre-painted) overflies an unpainted 1/96 Roskopf/EKO Soviet MR Company (10xBTR50s supported by 4xPT76s with a platoon of 4xT54's, a recon unit of 2xBTR40, a ZSU-23 and a fuel convoy in support, dismounted and command troops are Airfix Modern Soviets). They are securing three 15mm villages of unpainted stonecast buildings, amongst my styrofoam hills covered in the occasional painted (model railroad) trees, as well as providing security for the convoy. There are no engineering assets, the Russians are tending to not operate offroad but their aggressive Captain is getting troops to dismount when required. I also have heaps of Orion, Esci
The insurgents (unpainted Caesar and Orion 1/72 insurgents) await with a couple of prepainted 1/72 Cararama LandRovers to ambush the convoy.
And you want me to stop having fun and start painting???