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Sunday, 5 June 2011

A gift well recieved....

Hi folks

I thought I would share this with everyone.  My son gave me one of the new finecast Eldar Avatars on thursday and here are my thoughts about it.

First off, it comes in a small blister pack and is really quite light.  As you can see from the pictures, there's not much to it.

I was hoping to get a free decal sheet or some instructions on how to put it together, but thats all you get.  I guess the tree-huggers will be happy no excess packageing here.

Now looking at the sprue, there are no extras' with this model.  It's kind of like the Assault on Black Reach terminators or the new Space Hulk figures, the bare bits and nothing else.

The parts were a bit difficult to cut loose, as I was scared of breaking anything, but it cleared the sprue alright in the end and there were no mold lines to speak off, so not bad overall.

Now you have to use super glue to fix this together which could become an issue if there are alot of models or pieces, but with this it was okay (only 5 parts) and went together really easy.  I've worked with Forge World resins and this was easier to deal with than those, but I'll have to watch how well it travels as the FW stuff always gets bent out of shape and has to be fixed.

But the real joy of this model (and the other finecast models) is the detail.  I have to put my hands up and say I am very happy with the model and believe that even though it uses the same parts as the metal avatar, I think the pose I achieved looks more dynamic than the original and the small details (like the teeth) make all the difference in the world.

So in closing, I know there are more models coming in the finecast range (Like Sammael for the Dark Angels) and I can't wait :)

Cheers and Happy Hunting