Saturday, September 10, 2011

Finecast Herald of Tzeentch Sprues

Despite some misgivings about citadel finecast, I finally bought the herald of Tzeentch on a disk.  I intend to construct a second chariot of Tzeentch to complement my earlier scratch built one.  I got home and opened up the package.  The sprues (minus the bases) are shown in the image below.

Are my misgivings warrented?  Well, for starters, I felt I didn't need a huge image for people to see one defect: look at the icon of Tzeentch (staff in the lower left sprue).  There's a huge air bubble on the semi-circle that surrounds the Tzeentch symbol (it should just be a notch to fit on another bit).  Other problems (that may not be so visible from the image) include a bubble on the book (lower right sprue) and the "kilt" (if I can call it that, in the top left sprue) being nearly see-through it is so thin.  Moreover, the struts that hold the resin to the frame are overly large and cumbersome.  It'll take me a little while to carefully cut this guy out of the sprue.  I've half a mind to go back to the store and whinge about the quality. Not sure if it'll do much good though. 

4 comments:

eriochrome said...

If you bought it at a GW store that is not inconvenient to go to I would swing buy with the mini and try to get them to open another one so you can try to swap the icon part at least. You cannot really fill that with glue can you.

Drathmere said...

GW stores are really nice about taking back miscast fine cast. The springfield store opened 5 boxes of vanguard vets to find a set that worked for me. Most employees of GW are pretty big hobbyists themselves, so they'll take care of you.

Anton said...

terrible quality control, I was talking to a "fanboy" in the local indi shop and he was trying to convice me that finecast was the best thing to happen to GW And all that Jazz, Now don't get me wrong I love my 40K and recently slipping towards fantasty but I'm avoiding finecast where possiable as its so hit and miss!

Me personally I'd be taking it straight back and asking for a replacement

jabberjabber said...

Thanks for the thoughts guys! Family permitting, I'll try to head back to the GW store soon.... more later....

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