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 Post subject: Well played finecast. Well played
PostPosted: Fri Jun 02, 2017 5:51 am 
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So I just moved trans-continentaly thus had to ship all my minis in boxes over a long distance. Aside from a lot of scratched paint jobs and bent swords, the move was executed without incident (with exception to Imrhil losing an army and, ironically, Narsil broke in half).

That being said, I noticed that the only minis to sustain any form of damage were metal minis. All of my plastic minis and finecast minis were neither scratched nor bent nor broken. All I have to say is well played finecast.

In fact this quailed my fear of finecast (or as GW calls it now, high-quality resin), and I feel I can purchase more despite the many poor reviews I have read before.
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 Post subject: Re: Well played finecast. Well played
PostPosted: Sat Jun 10, 2017 12:52 pm 
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It can be frustating to work with but I don't think that Finecast is as bad as people make it out to be

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:54 am 
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It's original hatred stemmed from the fact it was being poured into moulds of models designed to be cast in metal - the newly designed models (specifically with Finecast in mind), generally seemed to come out okay and, with a handful of exceptions, the recasts of once metal minis generally came out with at least minor damage in an alarming number of cases for at least a few years.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:18 am 
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I've noticed that as well. Its a shame they dont go 100% plastic like their warhammer ranges. Oh well.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:26 pm 
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During the Q&A at Ardacon, the question was raised regarding a return to plastic and there are hopes for it at some point, but it's nothing definitive yet.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:48 am 
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The issue I have with the finecast is over the weapons. Constantly having to repair broken swords is annoying. And most of the repair jobs are after the models have been in a foam tray. I've had to cut off lots of hands and graft from other models to repair.
While finecast is much improved, I really want the dark plastic. Love that stuff because it looks good, easy to glue and is very sturdy. I once dropped a dark plastic balrog on cement (ouch) and sustained almost non-existent damage. With finecast, I would've had fine powder to sweep up.

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 Post subject: Re: Well played finecast. Well played
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:03 am 
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I would love to see the entire range go to the dark grey plastic. I love that stuff!
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 Post subject: Re: Well played finecast. Well played
PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2017 2:34 pm 
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My first and only experience of it so far has been my Dol Amroth pikemen who have incredibly wobbly pikes. :-X
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 7:51 am 
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I like the metal models, picking them up feels like they are quality worth paying for, but I can't deny I'm impressed by the increased detail in the newer Finecast sculpts. And the paint chips less easily, always a bonus.

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