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unknownps
28-05-2011, 00:27
is there a list avaiable anywhere of which models are in finecast?

what is finecast? have they re done every sculpt or something?

fracas
28-05-2011, 00:48
Finecast = resin replacements for metal models using the same molds

unknownps
28-05-2011, 08:56
found the list

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&categoryId=&section=&pIndex=3&aId=16600008a&start=4&multiPageMode=true

FarseerBeilTan
28-05-2011, 09:19
found the list

http://www.games-workshop.com/gws/content/article.jsp?catId=&categoryId=&section=&pIndex=3&aId=16600008a&start=4&multiPageMode=true

20 for the Dark Mashall on foot and mounted?!?!?!

was 12 when released

Forgotmytea
28-05-2011, 21:38
20 for the Dark Mashall on foot and mounted?!?!?!

was 12 when released
Yep. Uruk-Hai Berserkers and Crowwbowmen have skyrocketed as well :(

smaul
28-05-2011, 23:52
yeah, they added 4 to a pack and raised the price, so I think they are 3.75 a fig now on crossbows.

brain_dead_1st
30-05-2011, 20:41
PRICE RISE WAY ALWAYS GONNA HAPPEN!!
We were due one this June anyway, hence I spent 200 in 2 months before finecaste was announced.

Lets not cry about prices, if its worth it you will buy it, if it isnt you wont.
Personally I bought Sulladan today and he is a sweet model, well caste and beautifully clean detail.

smaul
31-05-2011, 18:06
compared to 40K and warhammer, LOTR is still cheap

compared to historical 28mm figs, none of them are.

its a little high, but Im still in the game for now.

arthurfallz
31-05-2011, 18:18
I grabbed the Fellowship, they are beautiful. Though in trying to take Pippin out of the sprue, he came off at the feet. The resin is a little more fragile than I would like, but I must admit the detail is gorgeous!

The Marshel
02-06-2011, 13:48
compared to 40K and warhammer, LOTR is still cheap


not so much anymore, box of plastic lotr minis is $55 in aus, 10 tacticals are $62. granted you need more 40k to make a functional army, but this is rendered moot by the large scale of wotr and the general need for a good and evil army in SBG. It's still cheaper, but the gap isnt that fantastic anymore

someone2040
03-06-2011, 07:08
Wow, holy price hike Batman. I don't get it, why did the Lord of the Rings get such a huge hike. All the WFB stuff in that price point stayed at 41AUD, with some of the 40k stuff going up to 48AUD.

But sheesh, yeah.
To be honest, I daresay that WotR costs just as much as Fantasy nowdays.
Considering a Gondor Warrior box only nets you 80 points for $55AUD, while Empire Troops nets you 50 points (no upgrades, not swordsmen) for $41AUD. Not a huge difference in points per $$ (1.45 compared to 1.21, and no upgrades for Empire included).
And not promising considering that Fantasy has a lot more stuff in plastic than WotR does.

smaul
03-06-2011, 14:51
I dont think the points matters, its cost per fig that should matter, cost per fig in LOTR is much cheaper than WOTR on box sets and fine cast.

the points system arent interchangeable so a 500 point LOTR/WOTR and 500 point 40K battle would be completely different.

that being said, all the prices are too high compared to what I can buy my historical miniatures for.

The Marshel
05-06-2011, 05:45
the price per fig comparison isn't so great either. while you get more lotr miniatures per $, the quality is significantly different. LOTR miniatures just don't stack up in quality compared to wfb and 40k minis. most all lotr are single piece which obviously limits poses and leads to a few oddities such as the lack of gaps between some portions of the miniatures where a multi part mini would have said gap.

so, while you may be paying $4.10 (Aus) per mini for the state troops and $2.30 Aus per miniature for lotr, the quality is really shown in that $2 gap.

smaul
06-06-2011, 16:08
Personally I like the LOTR figs by Perry Brothers over the bulky Warhammer stuff.

I do some Perry Brothers historical miniatures too, and their sculpts are second to none for quality in my opinion.

Codsticker
06-06-2011, 22:37
Personally I like the LOTR figs by Perry Brothers over the bulky Warhammer stuff.

I do some Perry Brothers historical miniatures too, and their sculpts are second to none for quality in my opinion.

I agree on both accounts. I have a few Perry historicals and the quality is superb.

However, one of the benefits that WFB and 40K models gain from the unrealistic scale is that sculptors can cram more detail into a model.

smaul
07-06-2011, 14:14
Yeah, don't get me wrong, some of them are pretty cool looking, but overall I like the Perry figs best (just my preference)

I was never a fan of the WH orcs, too cartoonish for me and I live orc armies so that is likely another reason, again, just my preference.

rodmillard
11-06-2011, 09:55
I agree on both accounts. I have a few Perry historicals and the quality is superb.

QFT


However, one of the benefits that WFB and 40K models gain from the unrealistic scale is that sculptors can cram more detail into a model.

don't you mean skulls? :shifty:

Codsticker
11-06-2011, 15:17
...don't you mean skulls? :shifty:

Oops, my error. :angel: