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GW Finecast Miniatures
« on: May 28, 2011, 02:04:10 AM »
My first thoughts were, we'd have to be more careful in prepping and handling the new minis but in one video, I saw a guy actually bend the sword of a Finecast mini without it breaking [I forgot the link though].   So I was impressed and ordered a librarian and a Stern from my local store. :)

How about you gentlemen?

Cheers!
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 05:30:06 AM »
I went to the grand opening at my local GW store of the unveiling of the new Citadel Finecast line of products.

Well I can tell you the detail is really good.  They are using the same moulds as they did for metal, just using Resin in them and the detail is really good.  I bought a box of Tau Sniper Drones and was amazed that the vents in the back of the drones goes through the model, not just infilled with metal.  The detail on the Orc Warboss on Wyvern was really surprising, the chain mail was amazing and the detail on the Wyvern's skin was impressive.  After assembling it the Manager deliberately dropped the model about three feet unto a hard surface and it survived without coming apart.

I took some pictures (on my iPhone) for everyone to look at.



The detail in that banner is amazing




Abaddon the Despoiler looks better than he ever did before.



The Avatar of Kane will be so much easier to put together now!



One part from the Tyranid Hive Tyrant box set.


PROS

  • The Resin is porous so super glue sets up fast
  • Kitbashing the models we be much easier
  • Pinning is a thing of the past
  • The detail IS much better than the old metal line
  • The flash can be removed by your fingers or the BACK of a hobby blade
  • Slight flexibility to small bits so they don't snap off
  • They are very light so top heavy models will not tip over constantly
  • Because of the lighter weight and better details the latest White Dwarf has hinted at more dramatic poses in the future

CONS

  • They increased the damn price again
  • They are charging more for them
  • The cost is higher
  • Better care must be taken when removing flash.  It is resin not metal

So don't start bashing until you have seen them.  I walked into the shop with a crusty attitude because of the price hike but I left appreciating the new models much more than I thought I would.
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2011, 05:35:13 AM »
The Tau only got one Ethereal and the Sniper Gun Drones released.  I can't wait for the Vespids and Pathfinders to be released!
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2011, 05:57:46 AM »
That's great to hear.  I'm excitd to get my first couple of Finecast minis: Brother Captain Stern and a Space Marine Librarian in Terminator Armor.

Cheers!
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2011, 07:13:07 AM »
I just sent GW a sternly written letter.  My cast has several bubbles and several pieces of my Sniper Done set have snapped off.

I'm very disappointed right now and I will probably purchase my figures second hand so I can get metal.
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2011, 03:56:43 PM »
Ah yes, that can happen with resin I hear. I hope GW replaces your mini with a better casted one.

Cheers!
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 05:26:20 AM »
Still waiting for my Librarian in Terminator armor to arrive.  I hope I get lucky with the casting quality.

Cheers!
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Re: GW Finecast Miniatures
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2011, 08:37:13 PM »
I'm not a big fan of Resin... Probably because it doesn't bond to Styrene. I'll check it out though.
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