Tuesday, June 14, 2011

GW Finecast

Let me preface this by saying that I quite enjoy GW and their product. Sometimes there are issues but for the most part I am a loyal fan.

I've been following the release of Finecast but hadn't yet gone around to the store.

I went to my local GW this afternoon and meandered around the store and noticed that all the metal blisters were gone.

Now I know GW Finecast resin products are going to replace the metal ones but where did all the metal go? And more importantly, I hope I didn't miss some sort of sale.

I looked at some of the new resin stuff. There was the Imperial Guard Commissar, who looked more like Han Solo frozen in carbonite with all the flash. Most of the others I looked at were pretty decent.

That and the price increase. I thought that part of the reasoning behind switching to resin was to avoid the rising metal costs. But not that the minis are resin, the details are better so they can charge even more?

I don't get it. Looks like I'm sticking to plastics then.