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 Another Finecast Review
Posted: Jan 11 2012, 10:01 PM


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Thought this one might be worth reading, as it is not a rant by someone who just hates GW but a well-thought out post put up by someone who is just a bit disappointed by what he bought
Posted: Jan 13 2012, 11:55 AM

Eligible for brain-transplant

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Funny, I did the same, bought 2 blisters of Crypteks. One of mine came with an extra arm. I wonder if it's his missing one biggrin.gif

Mixed results so far. My Two crypteks pretty much suffered from the same issues as described in the link above. You can fill up the bubbles as best as you can, but if they are on a fragile piece, or right were some fine detail out to be, that doesnt always work.

I also bought the ravenwing master from the dark angels. based on the assemblyguide to pieces were missing, an icon and a holster, neither of which are essential to the model, but still. Also, in the body of the jetbike there is at least a 1 mm difference between the left and right half of the model. Luckely, due to the nature of the model, an my efforts to mask it, it's only noticable if you look at it from the back or front ( the exhausts and the plasme cannon nuzzle that should be circular are anything but). The sword is noticably bent, and so fragile I don't dare to try and correct it.

The last was a necron lord, which in contrast to the rest, was flawless. With no faults present, It was an example of how great Finecast models can be. I felt is was much more detailed that the old metal counterparts.

Like most, I have mixed feeling.

The finecast requires a lot of cleanup. Removing mould lines and flash can be difficult, because the models are also very fragile. Warping is definitely a problem, again because of the fragility. I once had a misshapen bunker from forge world, and was able to correct it using a hairdryer and a vice to get it to the proper shape, but tiny character models can't take such a hard treatment.

On the upside, the models are easy to assemble, have detail that they didn't have before. I'm still hoping that this is still the backlash if GW hurrying this stuff in production.

Also, Liquid Green stuff, yummy!
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