Is Finecast going the way of the dinosaurs? Looks like it based on rumors from the ever-reliable Hastings on Warseer.
75hastings69 from 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, I can buy that kind of cartoony crap now from PP!
Plastic is my medium of choice, so I applaud a move to all plastic.
This all plastic rumor shouldn't be attributed to me, I'm just passing on what I've heard.
Now this makes total sense. Finecast has been a Quality Control nightmare for Games Workshop. And injection molded plastic has become cheap to make. The 15mm World War II gaming segment, dominated by Battlefront and Flames of War, is seeing a major change as companies from Europe are injection molding tanks and selling them at 20-25% of what Battlefront charges for their resin versions. I have friends who won't buy Battlefront models because they get the injection molded tanks so cheap. Of course, there is no copyright on World Word II tanks!
Injection molding could also lower the prices on Games Workshop individual models.
Not that Games Workshop wants to lower prices on anything....