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02-20-13 10:39 PM
Oldenangry Great ending to the story!
02-20-13 11:55 AM
Leonardo
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Originally Posted by Azkaellon View Post
FYi this was solved and i got replacements from FW! (They also shut down the guy making the fakes!)
That is incredibly good of them!
02-20-13 09:23 AM
Azkaellon FYi this was solved and i got replacements from FW! (They also shut down the guy making the fakes!)
02-20-13 07:34 AM
bitsandkits the colour of forge world resin can change (used to be cream at one point), but i have had everything from very dark grey to almost white,so its no indication of what is genuine or not.

Some people are fine with fakes, its personal choice, i just like anything i own to be genuine, not just models but cd's,dvd's,clothes etc etc, i like to think that if someone has produced something i like enough to consider buying it, why would i buy a fake something that could hurt that persons ability to carry on producing stuff i might like in the future?and thats before you weigh up quality issues or safety etc.



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02-20-13 02:45 AM
Oldenangry I've picked up a bunch of upgrade kits for my Guard army from FW and the kits for the shotgun-toting veterans was a completely different colored resin than the other stuff, so I'm not sure if you can judge just by color if it's fake or not.

Now, on a huge order of DKoK, say, and half the models are one color and the rest are a different color I'd say you got something counterfeit on your hands.

I'm not going to get into the whole debate about prices and such, however.
02-20-13 02:20 AM
lav25gunner I've bought "FW" stuff on ebay. The quality was superb. Out of curiosity I brought the models to my local GW store and even the manager there couldn't tell if it was a fake. We assumed they were fakes because the color on the models were different from each other. The reason to buy "FW" from ebay is because FW charges a lot for models and a ridiculous amount for shipping. I got some Death Guard kits for 2/3 the price and free shipping.
I think I got lucky with the quality, so I wouldn't risk getting anything else unless it had the FW packaging.
02-19-13 05:35 PM
maelstrom48
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Originally Posted by bitsandkits View Post
my advice with this is simple, if you buy from ebay, dont buy from anyone based in the far east, Russia, poland or similar former eastern block nation, check there feed back, if its private avoid !or if not private check any negatives, read what people say, dont buy from people using FW stock photos, FW do not do trade discounts so anyone selling large amounts of FW for less than FW price is likely to be selling a counterfeit item.

Generally speaking FW items are much more detailed than GW resin, FW change there molds regularly to keep things crisp, this is why they are pricey, your paying for what you get,the resin they use is top notch and the service the delivery is excellent.

if you are concerned about the postage cost then i am willing to order on your behalf and mail the item to you at cost. I have done this for a number of over seas Heresy Members including the OP. Just drop me a PM.
Good advice, and thank you, I might just take you up on that!
02-19-13 04:41 PM
locustgate
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Originally Posted by REDEATH View Post
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.
Agreed, you want ridiculous check out the Blood Knights, $100 for 5, when I started warhammer again I thought about making a squad of them, that went out the window faster than a SM's grenade, I'd buy something from FW sooner.

Like the other guy said, GW is a company, an IG cares more about an ant than they do their customers ability to buy their stuff.
02-19-13 11:46 AM
Juggernaut_painting
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Originally Posted by metalmonk View Post
i wrote a guid on spotting fakes hope it helps

http://limited-edition-warhammer.blo...ing-fakes.html

i replied to ur post:D
02-19-13 07:31 AM
bitsandkits my advice with this is simple, if you buy from ebay, dont buy from anyone based in the far east, Russia, poland or similar former eastern block nation, check there feed back, if its private avoid !or if not private check any negatives, read what people say, dont buy from people using FW stock photos, FW do not do trade discounts so anyone selling large amounts of FW for less than FW price is likely to be selling a counterfeit item.

Generally speaking FW items are much more detailed than GW resin, FW change there molds regularly to keep things crisp, this is why they are pricey, your paying for what you get,the resin they use is top notch and the service the delivery is excellent.

if you are concerned about the postage cost then i am willing to order on your behalf and mail the item to you at cost. I have done this for a number of over seas Heresy Members including the OP. Just drop me a PM.



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