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Zaphod Beeblebrox
27-04-2013, 09:56
Hello, fellow painters!

If you are using Facebook you probably stumbled upon the recent bans of GW Finecast models (http://masterminis.blogspot.de/2013/04/gw-finecast-bans-ouch.html) by comission painters. (Link contains not much additional info, just a few pics)

Yeah, I know I don't want to start this whole discussion all over again (well, in a way I guess I do), but many people were of the opinion that GW got their act together and fixed the problems with their 'latest step in hobby evolution, providing [us] with incredibly detailed, high-quality resin kits'.

Commission painters like Arsies, atacam, ctan and many more have put up statements about not accepting Finecast models for comissioning anymore. The 'atrocious miscasts and bubbles' (atacam) means the comission painters need 'one extra day just to clean and repair the miniature' (Arsies).

I personally bought just a hand-full of Finecast miniatures (mostly limited stuff, keeping my fingers crossed they are ok) but on the standard models I bought from the store I had to return all of them. With one exception, I did find decent (by no means perfect) casts - in one case (after opening 6 packages in the store), I got a cash refund, because NONE of the minis in store were of good quality (this was 4 weeks ago on a new release).

I would be interested to hear what your latest experiences are - especially on new releases.
I will still buy Finecast stuff if it interests me as I know I can return it 1000 times if need be. From a business perspective this makes me cringe and cry for GW profits.

What's your take on all of that?

Zappi

IJW
27-04-2013, 10:06
Did you not see http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?370894-Commission-Painters-starting-to-block-Finecast-How-many from yesterday, currently four threads below this one? ;)