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post #11 of 30 (permalink) Old 09-07-12, 03:02 PM
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Gw Legal contacted me....all i can say :D I am happy they are looking into these scamming fuckers.
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Some of the FW knock off stuff out of China is really good the shade of the resin is a little darker but the pieces I saw were cast right on. The reality of it all is GW is getting ridiculous in its pricing I just saw the website today freaking 5 Finecast Grail Knights are almost $80 USD they are really bleeding their customers dry with the recent insane price hikes is it any wonder there is now a great market for knock offs and people casting their own stuff. It was promised that Finecast was going to be a cheaper alternative to Metal and that we were all going to save money GW and US the Players but it was all a lie the Fincast models are more expensive. GW has lost its soul it is now just a profit money hungry corporate entity its not about gamers and artists expressing their creativity and making games that they and their customers enjoy its now about how high can I jack up the price of my merchandise and raise my profit margins before my addicts/customers start to really quit.

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Some of the FW knock off stuff out of China is really good the shade of the resin is a little darker but the pieces I saw were cast right on. The reality of it all is GW is getting ridiculous in its pricing I just saw the website today freaking 5 Finecast Grail Knights are almost $80 USD they are really bleeding their customers dry with the recent insane price hikes is it any wonder there is now a great market for knock offs and people casting their own stuff. It was promised that Finecast was going to be a cheaper alternative to Metal and that we were all going to save money GW and US the Players but it was all a lie the Fincast models are more expensive. GW has lost its soul it is now just a profit money hungry corporate entity its not about gamers and artists expressing their creativity and making games that they and their customers enjoy its now about how high can I jack up the price of my merchandise and raise my profit margins before my addicts/customers start to really quit.
Games Workshop has always been about the bottom line. It's a company, not a charity-- unfortunately, they operate their company like drug dealers...

But yeah. The thing about resin is that it's just not that hard to cast your own stuff. To do it well is tricky, but if you're doing it for personal use and are even passably skilled at using green stuff to fill gaps and minor air bubbles, you can make all you want for personal use and then some. I'm not sure that fact has any real factor in their pricing strategy, though.

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Just to be clear though, regardless of how any of us may feel about GW's less than savory business practices, Heresy does not support or condone illegal copying of any GW Intellectual Property, and we certainly can't tell you to go ahead and google things like mold making, resin casting or even PDFs of game books and the like. That would be wrong.

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i wrote a guid on spotting fakes hope it helps

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I've been thinking of buying FW on ebay now but I'm a little concerned about paying full price for something that turns out to be fake.

OP, what was the name of this seller? This way I can rule out at least one of these guys.

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I've been thinking of buying FW on ebay now but I'm a little concerned about paying full price for something that turns out to be fake.
What's the point of going to a different retailer if they're the same price, are you saving on shipping? Otherwise I don't see a point of ordering the same product from a distributor you have to ask about when you can easily get what you want from the store.

Unless it's just for bits. Then maybe check out Bits and Kits? They have a pretty decent selection from what I've seen on their site.

Unfortunately Canada got rid of the penny and now my two cents rounds down to zero, so...take it for what you will.

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What's the point of going to a different retailer if they're the same price, are you saving on shipping? Otherwise I don't see a point of ordering the same product from a distributor you have to ask about when you can easily get what you want from the store.

Unless it's just for bits. Then maybe check out Bits and Kits? They have a pretty decent selection from what I've seen on their site.
You got it; it's to save on shipping. The USPS international rates are ludicrous these days.

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