time for a bit of a rant...
GW has started replacing their line of metal models with
resin ones, called 'Finecast'. If you buy into the GW hype,
'Finecast' is the best thing to hit the miniature scene
Superior Quality. Easy to work with. Blah blah blah.
I have nothing against resin models. I own plenty of Forgeworld
stuff and it's awesome. 'Failcast' on the other hand leaves
a lot to be desired.
I won't go into the bubble issues that other folks on the
internet have discussed, but suffice to say, it's there.
The big problem is their shoddy quality control. The resin
formula does capture a lot of detail, but the stuff is brittle,
leading to all kinds of breakage issues.
When these guys are boxing up the resin sprues, they are
not checking to make sure that the sprues are intact. As
you can see in the pictures, one of the Hive Guard models
was missing the spiky end bit from his weapon.
I had to replace the spikes with bits from a Chaos sprue,
and then sculpt the barrels using greenstuff. Not a terribly
complicated process, but still more than one should be required
to do on a stock model.
Ok, end rant.
I prefer metal models and will often try to find them on
eBay rather than buy 'Failcast'. The only reason I chose
these models is that the metal ones are too front heavy
and fall over all the time.