Tuesday, July 5, 2011

TWINCG - Finecast Will Become Fine

Welcome to yet another article on This Week In Non-Competitive Gaming, where I make some form of enraged rant about something or another on a weekly basis!
Fun, right? 
Once again I’d like to focus on one of the recent controversial issues of 40k, Citadel Finecast, which personally I like.
After I bought 6 Finecast models, all of which were in perfect condition, I began to like–gasp!-them, and after my recent purchases of two more Shadowseers, which are also perfect, I thought I might defend them a bit more.
This time, however I’m not going to force evidence and whatnot down your throat, rather encourage you too remember the launch of plastic models why back when.
Back in the day, when plastic models were released for the first time, they were the source of great controversy.  The moulds GW were using would mean they could only sculpt conservative, boring poses, unlike the dynamic metal models, the models were in one piece and there was great weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Nowadays, after GW put real effort into building upon these shaky foundations, we have truly remarkable plastic kits, with more components then you can shake a stick at, though why you would defeats me; perhaps someone could elaborate. 

Anyway, most players were /raging at these new kits initially, but soon, as the benefits outweighed the costs, they began too love them.

So how does this link to Finecast? Games Workshop have never actually made any resin models prior to this release, as with the plastic models, so if the models are truly terrible now, give them a chance to learn and build from their mistakes.  Remember, virtually all of the sculpts that are now Finecast were designed to be metal models, not resin, so if you hate them, that’s probably because GW is trying to sell a donkey as a racing horse. 
And with that note, I urge you to wait some time before condemning GW, who as you frequently point out, are far from infallible. 

2 mutterings:

eriochrome said...

GW is only reaping what the sowed. Raising prices and claiming the highest detailed miniatures ever then delivering an unacceptable amount of bad product does get the nerd rage going for many of us.

Anonymous said...

And then saying its not a problem here buy another product to fix our problem

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