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 Post subject: Material of miniatures in GW web store
PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 1:27 pm 
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Hey everyone,
I've been looking through the GW web store lately and wondered what material the miniatures there are actually made of nowadays. I assumed it would be all finecast/resin (haven't ordered anything in years), but to my surprise I saw some miniatures there that were at least described as being made of metal, see

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Celeborn-Lord-of-Lothlorien.

Now some others do actually say something like "finely detailed resin", so no questions there, but for most miniatures no material is given, for example:

https://www.games-workshop.com/en-GB/Wood-Elf-Command.

Does anyone know wether there is a way to see which miniatures are made from what material? I much prefer metal for the weight. Or am I overlooking something?

Has anyone ordered metal miniatures from the web store recently?

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 3:28 pm 
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A big hint is that the metals were usually sold in sets of 3 and had 3 different castings. If you look at the FC or finely detailed resin, you will notice they are sold in packs of 4 and there is a repeat of one of the minis included. Anything from the Hobbit range was not cast in metal. Hope this helps.

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If I'm not mistaken, most models that transitioned from metal to resin will mention "highly detailed resin" or somesuch in their descriptions; those that didn't normally won't mention the material at all (unless of course specifically saying they're metal, in which the mystery is solved instantaneously). Price should also be a reasonable indicator...

If you're wondering about a specific figure, just ask and somebody will hopefully know. Quite a few of the LotR figures have always remained in metal. (The Wood Elf command being one of them.)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 24, 2017 4:16 pm 
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Great! Thanks for the quick responses. I might order some miniatures then, we'll see :)

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It also lists what the mini is made from in the minis description
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My experience is that if it doesn't say "high detail resin" (ha!) then you're safe with metals.

I bought Prince Imrahil, the Blackroot Command, and Foot Knight Command for Dol Amroth and all were metal.

Alas, the Men at Arms are all Finecast.
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if it helps, another clue is in the price - most of the original / metal models on foot are priced at £8.20 ; the resin versions are always the more expensive ones.
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