Finecast is Temporary- Profits are Forever?

By Rob Baer | January 28th, 2013 | Categories: Editorial, News / Rumors, Warhammer 40k

So here’s my latest “Faeit” commentary on the newest rumor of the week.  It looks like GW is looking to switch out from Finecast to something better- like maybe those awesome plastic character packs they’ve been coming out with as of late for Fantasy and 40k (Chaos Aspiring Champion).

Being a big company and all, with a recently departed CEO it will probably take a few years to grind the policy into place, if it turns out to be true. BUT the silver lining IMHO is that we’ll be seeing a ton of splash releases that are prefect for modeling, and impulse buying!

With that being said, if you haven’t seen my Attemped Murder of a Finecast Miniature video, you may want to give it a whirl below, it’s worth a chuckle.

From Faeit 

Finecast is Temporary

This rumor bit declares that Finecast resin models from Games Workshop is meant to only be a temporary stopgap between the high cost of metal models, to a complete conversion over to plastic in the near future. Of course that near future might be 2-3 years out, but that is near enough for me.

This conversation was collated by Kroothawk. I did edit out the drama from the quotes. (that kind of negative melodrama is really only ever needed in Soap Operas, and I am saving readers from it) Its not often I remove parts of rumors, hence the explanation.

Please remember that this is a rumor. Salt required.

via faj3r over on Warseer
I heard, from reliable source, that all finecast are going to be mail-order exclusive (my source gave it as a fact) 

Comment was that it’s possible, that the’re going into plastic with characters – instead of finecast and metal – because it’s cheaper and technology of plastic miniatures they have great these days (that I think is my source speculation)

via 75hastings69 on Warseer
Starfarer suggests that GW will go pretty much 100% plastic. They are presenting (or getting together the presentation) that FineCAST was only ever a stop gap, and that plastic is the real future….. 

Plastic may well be the future, but not if its all angular CAD sculpted soul-less crap, with increasingly less detail….. that’s not the future,

Plastic is my medium of choice, so I applaud a move to all plastic. 

This all plastic rumour shouldn’t be attributed to me, I’m just passing on what I’ve heard.

A week ago, on 18th January:
via 75hastings69 on Warseer
There is however a long term goal, although its a bit shorter now and should be seen in the next 2 – 3 years if my sources are correct  FineCAST is not work in progress it’s a live product that is on sale to the public, it was work in progress for the minimum 8 months before public launch that they were meant to be testing it!

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