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Well, in case anyone was wondering...the finecast hell cannon is just as ghetto as the metal one. It's warped, one of my dwarfs is missing a foot, and one of the holes wasn't even hollowed out. I had to use a pin vice for it.
that is just totally unacceptable. they want like $80 for the damn thing that, for all intents and purposes comes broken??? If you were to buy anything else that needed the amount of work it takes to get that thing put together it would be branded defective and the entire line would be re-called.
SHAME ON YOU GW
I might, or I may just do some major TLC on it like I did my metal one. I have a feeling that if I sent it back, waited a week and got another one, it would just have a new set of flaws to deal with. It seems they should just make all of their models with the generic plastic that is cheaper and fits better instead of all of these goofy gimmicky resins and metals. On the bright side, if it's beyond hope..I can always just add some greens and browns and say that Nurgle blessed it
My gaming groups experience with failcrap is that you call GW and complain and they send you another failcrap model. So usually between the 2, you can sometimes make 1 good model.
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I've never seen a resin model in real life that isn't defaulted somewhere, it seems such a rediculous move to make to change to it, if I were in charge everything would be plastic.
Both give sharper edges than metal, plastic is cheaper than both, and it doesn't turn up warped. They say resin is lighter, but it doesn't make that much difference, if balance is so much of a problem, you can just glue a coin to the bottom of the base (for smaller models at least). But what annoys me most is the fact they say that 'metal/resin models can be designed faster', the problem with this comparison was that they were comparing multi-part kits to 1-2 piece characters (which it turns out also work in plastic like this).
Hard luck with your model, try contacting them for a replacement, it could be worth it.
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I would contact GW. I haven't bought any fudge-cast models but I hear pretty horrible things. GW does want your business though and they have to respond to customer service requests. I had 2 different malakais sent to me because his face was melted out of the goblin hewer I got and they were good about getting me what I paid for.
I am actually livid with this news, you should definatly call and complain. If enough people do it, they may realize that they have to fix the problem in order to make money on it. If everyone just takes it in the butt, they will enjoy a tidy profit and think it's ok.
I can understand something that costs maybe $10-$15 not being perfect, and I can understand MINOR flaws. But when the most detailed part of the model will, under no circumstances, fit together properly without a degree of compromise on the details (good luck stuffing the details on that barrel) on something that costs more than double what a unit of troops goes for.
Would they still take it if they are off the sprues and whatnot? Some of the flaws I didn't realize until I started putting it together and realized nothing was fitting