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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Phalanx » Tue May 24, 2011 12:09 pm

schaferwhat‽ wrote:
Phalanx wrote:The leaked prices were direct from retailers, given to them by GW themselves.

so says the internet.


Indeed, although the source has been right countless other times relating to future releases and price hikes, so I'll take his word.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Xisor » Tue May 24, 2011 1:21 pm

schaferwhat‽ wrote:
Phalanx wrote:The leaked prices were direct from retailers, given to them by GW themselves.

so says the internet.


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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby JackCrow » Tue May 24, 2011 7:00 pm

Citadel REcast, A new era of war-game miniatures, featuring unique resin, created by alchemy of making old metal models into resin, fantastic, crisp new miniatures.

In related discussions: rumors are never ever true.

With that in mind, we decided to let the guys in the Studio write today’s blog post, after all they are the ones that have spent the last few months living and breathing Citadel Finecast.


Inhaling finacast was never more fun.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby shadowhawk2008 » Tue May 24, 2011 7:02 pm

Not sure what your point is there Jack.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby JackCrow » Tue May 24, 2011 7:06 pm

It is not a point, it is an opinion and statement of the facts.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby LordLucan » Tue May 24, 2011 7:15 pm

JackCrow wrote: it is an opinion and statement of the facts.


Hey that's two points! :P
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby JackCrow » Tue May 24, 2011 7:33 pm

LordLucan wrote:
JackCrow wrote: it is an opinion and statement of the facts.


Hey that's two points! :P

Touché! 8-)
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Athelassan » Tue May 24, 2011 7:44 pm

Has no-one posted the "leaked" prices yet?

They can be seen, fyi, on this thread or trivially on many others around the internet:

http://4thcompanyultra.blogspot.com/201 ... in_16.html

Whether or not they're real is of course open to debate but they seem far from unrealistic.

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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Tue May 24, 2011 10:07 pm

The manager at my local GW said they'd be a few quid more, £8 models will go up to around 10 and the like which seems the case here and it doesn't seem outrageously expensive in the context of what is already an expensive hobby. Supposedly finecast resin isn't anything like Forge World stuff, no cleaning before hand or shattering.

Also the fact that resin is lighter than metal means that future sculpts can be more dynamic in the posing because centre of gravity isn't such a concern and we won't have to worry about pinning arms.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Xisor » Tue May 24, 2011 10:40 pm

Schafe, if that's true (less preparation, less shattering) then I'm very excited by this. It saddens me at some of the prices (Thorek Ironbrow for £30+!?), but then I think: it was already expensive. Humbug.

One wonders (well, this one does) how this will affect the Specialist Games range. Resin big ships? Awesome. Even more expensive kroot warsphere? Get out.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby LordLucan » Tue May 24, 2011 11:05 pm

Imagine a huge range of BFG ships blow up to similar sizes to the model naval ship kits you get from airfix and that. If they re-sized the BFG ships like that, I'd buy them in a flash.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Wed May 25, 2011 12:48 am

Thorek Ironbrow is £30 at the moment it's only I think £6 more for the finecast (and Thorek Ironbrow has that ridiculous anvil of doom set up which must be really heavy on actual base materials cos the floor of the anvil set up (that the guards, anvil and runepriest sit upon) will also be resin and then you have the mini forge and assistant as well.

20% odd over the current pricing isn't terrible considering it's supposedly better quality, it's being marketed as a premium line and the current economic situation in which case it is hard to begrudge companies wanting to squeeze as much profit as they can out of stuff.

Larger scale BFG ships would run the risk of being too big to play with under the game system as it stands surely? GW seems to focus more on stuff for their games than stuff just for the niceness of it being.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Colonel Mustard » Wed May 25, 2011 8:54 am

Those are pretty pricey, but considering how achingly beautiful those models are, I might just be willing to fork out for a character model now and again. I want an Emperor's Champion, actually; don't play Black Templars, but that pose...row!

That and he'd probably make an excellent conversion for Malleus from Hammerhand.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Mossy Toes » Wed May 25, 2011 1:54 pm

Mmm, Emperor's Champion. I've always loved that model, especially since seeing a stone statue version of him painted in shades of gray that got a silver Games Day medal in a WD. Just blew me away.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Raziel4707 » Wed May 25, 2011 4:55 pm

Chaplain with Jump-Pack £10.50? hellz yeah! And £36 for Calgar is nothing to anyone who has ever had to stick the metal bugger together.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Wed May 25, 2011 5:02 pm

Raziel4707 wrote:Chaplain with Jump-Pack £10.50? hellz yeah! And £36 for Calgar is nothing to anyone who has ever had to stick the metal bugger together.



I'm presuming that is a redo of the full on "Calgar with honour guard" set which is thirty quid at the moment rather than the single ten pound model. (which may be an issue with being stuck with buying the full set when you want one model but there are internet retailers who break stuff up for sales and that side of GWs business plan went south a while back (I still have old citedal annuals where you could order specific weapon arms direct from GW, now I can't even choose what necromunder gangers I get when I order a set of them to gift my father).
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Xisor » Wed May 25, 2011 5:03 pm

@ Schafe: good point on prior pricing, Thorek wasn't a cheap one in any case!

Raziel4707 wrote:Chaplain with Jump-Pack £10.50? hellz yeah! And £36 for Calgar is nothing to anyone who has ever had to stick the metal bugger together.


This made me smile and reluctantly admit that I'll happily spend oodles of cash, when available, on this sort of stuff. GW might be leeching my soul via my moneybags, but they did give us (rubbish painters) Foundation Paints...
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Colonel Mustard » Wed May 25, 2011 5:09 pm

Not to mention those lovely, lovely shadey paints.

Goddamn, I can't remember their names now...
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby schaferwhat‽ » Wed May 25, 2011 5:11 pm

rubbish painters wise thats what scares me about finecast miniatures, the level of detail for me to muck up with my rubbish painting is immense.

It also has lead to the GW blog talking about all hobbyists being keen painters and I'm not, I always get bored and move to a next army before finishing painting my current one, I'm no good at painting, I like modelling and converting stuff and playing games and being inspired by the background. Painting minitures is a labour for me and one born out of the fact that minitures being painted up (even if not completed, finishing touches and small details anger me) is a social nicety which I like observing during games, only against my family would I dream of playing with something that hasn't been at least undercoated.
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Re: Finecast Miniatures

Postby Mossy Toes » Wed May 25, 2011 9:08 pm

I find it funny that so many people praise GW for their luvverly line of washes, praising it as a great advancement that makes painting so much easier, etc...when it's really just the reactivation of an old line. I still have a handful of their old washes (and inks, but those were altogether far too glossy).

But yeah, the Foundation Paints are amazing. Yellow and red have never been so easy to paint.
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