Corvus' Miniatures

Painted sf & fantasy miniatures by Gerrie Schenck

Finecast stories

I'm still awaiting my first Finecast figure (I ordered Urien Rakarth last week and should be picking him up tomorrow), but as you all know there are plenty of (horror) stories around the web concerning Finecast.

I started this thread on the Chest of Colors forums to point out some highs and lows.

If you own a Finecast miniature and would like to share your experiences with it then I'd like to hear from you (by commenting).

Anyhow you will get an update from me this weekend concerning my first Finecast purchase!


dancing platypuss said... @ November 17, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Hey man... i had one finecast model, queeek the head taker from warhammer fantasy.I already had it in metal, but wanted to try another version and all the metal on this mini were retired...
Maybe i had bad luck but the finecast mine sucked...lots of bubbles too hard to fill, missing parts from baad molding and comparing the parts that were ok with the metal one.. really couldnt find any big diference

Fuzzbuket said... @ November 17, 2011 at 5:36 PM

hi :)
my finecast experience is a pair of eldar autarch's,
4 busted shoulders
holes in bases
, 2 warped faces,
1 messed up hat

i thoroughly advise checking the mini before purchase, the newer finecasts are really good its just the early runs (ala my autarch's) that were terrible!

great blog BTW


Matt D said... @ November 17, 2011 at 8:49 PM

I bought 3 fincast minis the weeek they released. a dwarf gyro, an empire captian and a third that I cant for the life of me remember what it was (now I know i buy too much stuff). I thought they were all well done and found no flaws in them. I have done a good bit of work on the gyro and found no issues in the cast however sitting on my shelf the rotor blades have drooped excessively from their own weight over the summer, and it is not due to temperature extremes. the captain I just began working on and have noticed some bubbles causing minor damage in areas that due to the extreme detail of the model are not going to be fixable but not bad enough that I am not going finish him anyway. my final opinion of finecast is that it is a passable medium for lower cost figures but not for the high quality I would expect for the cost of these figures. in the end they seem more like cheap toys then high quality miniature figures.

The GunGrave said... @ November 17, 2011 at 9:04 PM

I tried a Longan Grimnar a few weeks ago - the only Finecast i needed for the army.

It sucked ass.

There were few 'major' defects, but the overall quality was shocking. I went and bought a metal one off eBay insted!!

Right now im trying to work out how i'm going to convert 3 Necron Crypteks in plastic to avoid shit-cast!

Anonymous said... @ November 18, 2011 at 12:35 AM

I bought two Finecast minis, Boss Zagstruk and a Tomb King.

Both had issues. The TK's were the more minor with the blades on his weapon having bubbling to the point where if you held it up to the light you could see through the weapon, but iit looked opaque otherwise.

Zags had huge bubbles on the arm, took him back and got a second one, same area, different bubbles.

I will not be buying another finecast model until GW can prove to me for an extended amount of time that the amount of $$ they're asking me for a 'high quality' piece of plastic gets me what I paid for. To have such glaring errors in something that costs so much is simply unacceptable.

Tim said... @ November 18, 2011 at 12:42 AM

My advice is, don't buy finecast unless the store allows you to open the box and inspect the quality of the cast before purchase. Most GW stores now do this.

My second piece of advice is, send it back if there are any defects.

Colonel Shofer said... @ November 18, 2011 at 12:43 AM

Here you go ....



Corvus said... @ November 18, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Thank you all for your comments! I really appreciate this.

I picked up Urien Rakarth this morning, only had a brief moment to study him. So far I have seen 3 or 4 bubbles. But nothing real serious like missing parts or bits of mold material. Tonight I will put him under a good light for thorough inspection :)

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