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Finecast ??

Discussion in 'General Hobby/Tabletop Chat' started by Irish Lizarman, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Irish Lizarman
    Cold One

    Irish Lizarman Active Member

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    So not really knowing what Finecast was I ordered a Sun blood from GW in store today but all the reviews of Finecast has made me nervous about the model now, whats your guys experiences and what should i look out for ? am i after screwing myself?
     
  2. n810
    Slann

    n810 First Spawning

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    It's resin, as opposed to plastic, and it's a bit more brittle.
    and prone to warping if it gets too hot. and you have to use superglue with it.
    GW decided it would recast the old models in cheaper resin,
    and pass the savings along to themselves. :meh:
     
  3. The Red Devil
    Bastiladon

    The Red Devil Defender of Hexoatl Staff Member

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    Do they make new models using Finecast again?

    I thought they had stopped using it, and it was only some models they still sold with it that are leftover stocks?
     
  4. Irish Lizarman
    Cold One

    Irish Lizarman Active Member

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    I got my rule book and i was i like the Sun blood, it wasn't in the shop they had to order it in for me so who knows
     
  5. n810
    Slann

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    Oh and watch for air bubbles in the resin,
    there where quite a few recalls. :meh:
     
  6. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    Depends on the resin. First run finecast is/was notorious bad. Some guy went through 8 brand new necron overlords between his original purchase and get customer support and still didn't get one defect free.
     
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  7. Irish Lizarman
    Cold One

    Irish Lizarman Active Member

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    oh no :-(
     
  8. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    You should be ok.

    If not, I will help you in fixing it
     
  9. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    I'm definitely not a fan of Failcast. I avoid it like the plague.
     
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  10. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    Note to self: add finecast to catapults ammunition and point in nightbringer's Direction.
     
  11. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

    NIGHTBRINGER Second Spawning

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    That's okay, I'll fight back with pewter. A metal hellcannon makes for a far better bludgeoning tool than anything that finecast can muster! :punch:
     
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  12. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

    Lord-Marcus Sixth Spawning

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    I have ten pounds of lead alloy I am willing to cast into skeletons.

    Anywho, yeah failcast is terrible, but it can be worked with if not too bad
     
  13. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    plastic > metal > fincast
     
  14. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    plastic metal resin finecast

    yes there is a difference
     
  15. NIGHTBRINGER
    Slann

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    I agree.
     
  16. Aginor
    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    I also prefer plastic by a country mile.

    About finecast (or most resin really):
    - remove flash
    - remove more flash (yes you missed some)
    - remove the flash that you missed (yes, you still missed some)
    - scrub it with a toothbrush and dish soap in warm (but not hot) water or your paint won't stick
    - look if the parts fit together. If not: Hot water, bend it, hold it the way it should be and let it cool.
    - greenstuff any holes
    - put it together using superglue (cyanoacrylate), plastic glue will not work
     
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  17. Ritual
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    Ritual Well-Known Member

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    Meh, it's workable. Just not as good as their newer plastics. When it came out it filled the quality gap. There are also reasons to use resin over plastic as the molds are interchangeable from metal... Their newer plastic methods need all new molds to be built.

    Bit annoying to work with, but for the sake of one model you won't end up suicidal.
     
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    Slann

    Aginor Fifth Spawning

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    Talk about yourself. I nearly went suicidal when doing my Kroxigors, and then again when doing my Eternity Warden. They eventually became decent models but..... damn resin.
     
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  19. Lord-Marcus
    Slann

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    My etrnity warden was fine. But not finecast
     

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