Monday, May 23, 2011

Citadel Fine Cast...Am I Missing Something?

Hey all, Counterfett here. You've probably been seeing quite a bit about this on the blogosphere today, and I won't bore you with all of the grisly details of my current thought process, so here you go...
What I don't get is, aren't these the same models? They keep showing pictures of them like I'm supposed to be impressed. Umm, these are the same sculpts are they not?

11 comments:

Adam said...

Yeah, but they're RESIN!!

I don't get it either ...

Mik said...

That Abaddon sculpt is what, fifteen years old by now?

CounterFett said...

It's funny, because I am apparently the one Chaos player that really likes the Abaddon. On the other hand, yes, it is very old.

Dawfydd said...

I will admit that I CAN see an improved level of quality to the fine detail on some of these (at least in the pictures GW have released...).

But it does seem a bit rich that they are (perhaps cynically) saying 'Look! It's a new figure because it's in this new, SUPER-resin we've developed.'

And Abaddon, whilst very groovy, is showing his age now. You would think that 40K's 'Big Bad' would have gotten an update, but I think a certain Mr Blackmane is rather more in need of that treatment (put it this way- I've been a 40K player for twenty years. Ragnar Blackmane was one of the first miniatures I can remember buying to build a cohesive army off the back of the WD Space Wolf articles that previewed the original metals and their unique rules. Also, grenade tables. 50pts a roll. Rad, Psk-Out, Hallucinogen, Vortex et al, lets see what we get...)

Anonymous said...

Hmm I am not even convinced that the painted versions of the model you are seeing are not the original metal ones anyway`.

They would have been far better keeping this low key rather than trying to make out that it is a quantum shift in wargaming.

Paws4thot said...

I've seen better metal, and waay better resin.

Paws4thot said...

I've seen better metal, and waay better resin.

Paws4thot said...

Sorry about the double post; net connection playing up.

Further thought - If the original sculpt is 15 years old, it should be starting to get a bit soft round the edges too.

The Inner Geek said...

If you're missing it, I'm missing it too. They are using a new material in an old mold. In my opinion it's like saying you're going to get more square and level walls in your house by painting the inside with a better paint. The mold is what it always was, not matter what you pour into it.

Paws4thot said...

@ TheInnerGeek - That could go either way. If there is more detail on the master than the white metal can pick up, then yes we'll see more detail on a resin cast, but experienced master casters don't spend hours modelling detail that they know the casting medium can't reproduce. It's why resin detail sets for scale modelling have more detail than styrene injection moulded parts do.

one day gingers will rule the earth said...

I think we're seeing the beginning of the end....