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What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:52 pm
by Pariah
Wondering what you guys think about this? The price hike for a cheaper material doesn't seem all that appealing to me. I'm also wondering if you can make a fine detailed resin that doesn't have small thin parts snapping off constantly. Will it be some kind of resin plastic mix? Are they going to run into problems when people bore out their lungs inhaling resin dust?

This is certainly an interesting development from GW...

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 4:56 pm
by Guy In Suit
If I was the speculating type I'd buy every metal mini I could get my hands on.

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:22 pm
by mattbird
It's a resin plastic mix. Beyond that, I suspect the general feeling around here is apathy. Most of us have moved on to non-GW games at this point.

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 5:48 pm
by Fool
mattbird wrote:It's a resin plastic mix. Beyond that, I suspect the general feeling around here is apathy. Most of us have moved on to non-GW games at this point.


Or alternative mini companies. There's no real pressure to buy GW minis for GW tournaments.

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Mon May 23, 2011 8:40 pm
by WickerNipple
I like working with resin and have been impressed with other high quality resin minis I've seen, so I expect to like the product quite a lot.

20-30% more? unlikely. :lol:

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Thu May 26, 2011 11:40 pm
by slann
well iam not a huge fan of resin . but I will tell you the 40k army iam working on now is the last GW models I buy new , more price hikes for less product , its just getting stupid , iam joining most of the clubs in Europe and a bunch here in the US and am boycotting them til things change .

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2011 6:16 pm
by Kirika
I actually saw some finecast first hand at the MapleWood RTT over memorial day weekend. It actually isn't as terrible as people make it out to be the Incubi I saw seemed to be have not all that many bubbles and the only miscast was one deformed head and some bent weapons. I think they give you extra heads and weapons so that wasn't a huge deal for the buyer of those incubi but I can see this being a problem with single minis where there are no extra parts.

Finecast has two issues imo besides the price.

1. finecast is they melt in hot cars. There was a picture of the finecast after being left in a hot car all warped and bent next to a metal model and a plastic model which were fine.

2. Resin and the targeting young boys and teenagers doesn't really mix as they tend to shove their models in shoe boxes and not be all that careful. With plastic or metal you have regluing arms and parts that fall off. With resin you have potential shattering when dropped and the whole safety issue when working with resin.

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 8:57 am
by slann
So you didnt find mis formed heads and weapons a problem ? I have to say thats the only thing gw had going fot it still with there crazy prices was the extra bitz . For the price they are asking I want every bit to be in working order .

Re: What's the Warmonger Take on Citadel Finecast?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2011 9:32 am
by The Gunslinger
+1