Thursday 2 June 2011

Finecast Followup

As promised here I have a picture of a Finecast and a metal Death Jester. Photographed most expertly by my good friend and graphical wizz Mr Chris Morris whose work can be seen here (

Mr Morris informs me this would have worked so much better if the models were undercoated in white. However, since we still have no real idea about the ability to strip paint from Finecasts black it is.

Without further ado, here we go. First the metal. (Click, as they say, for big)

And now the Finecast:

Well now, to me it seems like paint sticks to resin that bit better. Or, I was a bit more thorough then the chap I loaned the metal miniature from with the old spray. Other then that, I am hard pressed to tell the difference.

How about you?

Monday 30 May 2011

Rumor Roundup

So, I want to take a minute here to talk about what might be coming down the pipe from GW in the near future. Now, I don't have any sources of my own this is simply what I have been able to cobble together from the various things you hear online. The skill comes from distinguishing the likely from the unlikely. I hope some of you at least find this information useful. 

Sunday 29 May 2011

Rebooted Blog

So, I have decided to restart my blog. This time using Blogger which is I suppose a little limited, but has the advantage of being free. With a bit of luck I will update this more frequently then the last edition.
Generally the blog is going to be about table top wargaming, technology, and some general comment. I hope you find it interesting. I am certainly finding typing large sections of text without a grammar checker interesting. I know blogs about a few different things don't tend to be popular. I don't expect to be popular. If a dozen people read it from time to time I shall consider myself a success. 

Citadel Finecast

So, apparently I am starting a blog again. But this post isn't about that. This post is about Citadel Finecast. I'm sure I will post a "This is my new blog look at how bland it is" post later. 

So, Finecast. Its resin. Games Workshop have, in there wisdom decided to replace the popular metal ranges with resin editions. Why? Because its awesome because there hyper detailed and its equivalent to the moon landings only for hobbyists. Or thats the spin White Dwarf would like to put on things. The real reason?

China has lots of money and is buying up lots of raw materials so it can build stuff. This drives up the price of Tin, Games Workshop swap to resin because its cheaper for them. Obviously, better then passing the saving onto us is a price rise justified by this being like the moon landing (they actually claim this in white dwarf). Only for toy soldiers. 

So, I got a lift down to my FLGS to do what any sensible person would do and buy up Metal Miniatures before they vanish. My Dark Eldar army eventually needs some Harlequins. Not the best choice ever, but I love the models and the fluff. He was out of Metal Death Jesters. So I ended up with a finecast death jester. What follows are my adventures in finecast.