I've finally bitten the bullet and taken on my first Finecast model. After all the bad reviews I've seen and heard, i was not looking forward to it!
I've mounted Logan on a Scibor Snow Base; suitably dramatic for a charicter of his stature! The smooth 'melted' bits on the base will be covered in snow-flock once done, so it'll fit in nicely with the rest of the army. As he's only got one foot firmly on the base, i've pinned him on.
Having inspected the model, i feel that i got off quite lightly. There was a defect on the Axe of Morkai handle, where it meets the hand. It was barley attached to the model, and fell away soon after i removed it from the packaging. I pinned it back in place and filled in the gaps with Green Stuff.
On the left leg there was a hell of a mould line, which revealed a 'trench' like defect beneath it. This was filled and filed quite easily.
Finally there was a small hole in the right ear of the pelt on Logan's back. It was to small to take a picture of, and was no problem to sort.
Overall, my opinion of Finecast is unchanged - its still a pile of shite! Although i got away with getting a model with minimal major defects. the overall quality is TERRIBLE! A lot of the 'smooth' armour surfaces had to be filed flat for one reason or another, and a fair bit of the details were filled with flash which had to be scooped out with the tip of a scalpel.
On the plus side, i heard a rumor that Finecast has its days numbered, and GW may be scrapping the whole thing. How true this is i don't know, as it seems unlikely to me that they would do this. On the other hand, given the quality of the product, they may be making a massive loss and discontinuation of the product may be the only viable option. I live in hope!!
Thankfully this is the only Finecast i need for this army. We'll see how it paints up over the next few days!
Until next winter.....