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I was thinking about what we might see in our 8th edition Army Book, and what models might be replaced, but then I realized we don't really need any new models after the Island of Blood and the DPs, PGs and WLs got plastic sets. I know many of you might not be very thrilled with the Spearmen, Arhcers and perhaps even the Silver Helms, but do you really think they will get new models? I wouldn't mind, but I think they are fine.
What I think we might see is this (Not everything of course):
The real question here is wether they will get new models or just the old ones in resin.
New Silver Helms
Seeing as GW tend to replace metals with plastic instead of updating plastics, I'm not really sure about these.
Plastic or Finecast Great Eagle
The model is nice enough, IMO, and might see more usage in resin.
Apart from this, I can't see what else we would get, unless they decide we need a new awesome uber unit or monster. I can see this happening, but what might it be?
I think we should get a Phoenix, either as a Rare choice or through a spell.
What do YOU think?
(Please keep discussion within the model range and refrain from rules wishlisting)
5000p. High Elves
Well, 'Throne of Chaos' and 'Tamurkhan' are coming out, which will likely give us access to something new and shiny and pointless. If it's a Forgeworld release it will certainly be in resin. If it's a standard GW release, it's going to be Finecast.
Honestly, I hope that they don't do any of our Elf stuff in FineCast. Have you ever tried to build/paint a resin model? You can't just pop them out, glue them to a base, prime them and go. No- you usually have to fix casting errors like bubbles etc, then SCRUB every piece with soap and water to get rid of the mold-release agent that they use. Once that's done, you can finally glue the thing together and paint it. And oh- did I mention that resin is a soft material, prone to warping and melting? Yeah, way to go GW...
According to the people I've spoken to, Finecast is unlikely to need cleaning first and it's just like building something out of plastic. Pinch of salt and all that but it isn't going to be like building FW models.
And if you can build a metal model without having to spend 30 minutes cleaning the flash from it, bending the thin parts back into shape and pinning bits on you've been luckier than I with your models
Too true.And if you can build a metal model without having to spend 30 minutes cleaning the flash from it, bending the thin parts back into shape and pinning bits on you've been luckier than I with your models
The truth is that only the plastic kits have ever been totally bullet proof - and that's because the production system is completely different for plastics.
Honestly, I hope that they don't do any of our Elf stuff in FineCast. Have you ever tried to build/paint a resin model? You can't just pop them out, glue them to a base, prime them and go. No- you usually have to fix casting errors like bubbles etc, then SCRUB every piece with soap and water to get rid of the mold-release agent that they use. Once that's done, you can finally glue the thing together and paint it. And oh- did I mention that resin is a soft material, prone to warping and melting? Yeah, way to go GW...[/QUOTE]
1. Finecast is not the same as Forgeworld's resin.
2. Citadel cleans and checks it's output more so than Forgeworld (read my previous comment).
Why not wait and see what it's like rather than "jumping off've the end of the pier"?
Well, after having been corrected 3 times, I guess I should apologize for jumping off the pier. At the time of reading, all that I'd heard is that this was some type of new hybrid resin, and the manager at my local (who I assume was likewise misinformed) told us that it would likely have the same problems as most resin models. I'll even venture to say that I was somewhat curious about it, because companies like SodaPop and Privateer have been doing quite well with their resins. FoW not quite so much, but hey.
I guess that if this stuff is going to hit the shelves and be of some discernible quality, I have a bit of a wish list:
1. I want Eagles. We don't have a model for them at all, and GW is losing business to third-parties for people who want them.
2. I'd like to see the options for Non-Isle, Non-Metal Swordmasters, and Non-metal Shadow Warriors if they promise to keep them cheaper than the current metal range.
3. A Non-Isle Griffon would be nice, but I really don't care, seeing as they're rarely included in most Elf armies. Ditto some Reavers.
4. New Core boxes and SilverHems I guess, if they can bring them up to spec with the IoB stuff and newer plastics. I already have my core and all the Silvers I'll ever need,
Otherwise, our entire line is already full-plastic. There's not too much they could really add to the line. We were among the first to get plastic Character sets (with the exception of our Spec Characters) so it's really just a matter of cost for me. Is the new stuff going to be cheaper than the current plastics? Probably not. Will it be cheaper than the current metals? I hope.