GW Moves to Resin & Prices Adjust

Games Workshop have officially announced their move from metal to resin.  The Games Workshop ‘Fine Cast’ range will debut with 113 items that were formally metal, newly made in a resin/resin-hybrid material.  At about the same time there will be a price increase on a selection of other items in the GW range, most notably the Assault on Black Reach set, which will move up to par with the Island of Blood set at $118.99.

What you need to know:

  • The Fine Cast range will debut on May 28th, you may pre-order them now!
  • The price increase also goes in to effect on May 28th.
  • The first wave of Fine Cast miniatures includes about one third of the current metal range.  All other metal miniatures will be moving to Direct Sales, so we will not carry them in store, however we can still order most of them in for you by special order.
  • GW has not announced whether they will, or won’t, be doing the entire range eventually in Fine Cast.  In my opinion they will certainly do so, but it will likely be in waves, with this initial release as wave #1.  This is supported by the fact that many of the metals that are not in the initial wave of Fine Cast, are themselves sold out already, and they have moved all remaining metals to direct.
  • The prices of the new Fine Cast miniatures will reflect the price increase that is being applied to parts of the GW range.
  • Resin as a material, for those unfamiliar with it, is much lighter, holds detail better, is easily cut (so better for conversions).  However depending on the resin mixture used (and by all accounts GW will be using a very high quality mixture) resin can be brittle, and may need cleaning before painting.  Be careful when filing resin, as its dust, like the dust from plastic, is not good to inhale.  Overall though resin can be a great material, and we are seeing more and more companies moving to resin as a material over metal.
  • The New Fine Cast miniatures will be packaged in clam-packs (like those used by Privateer Press), not in blister-packs.  These clam-packs will feature nice looking art on them.
  • The initial release of miniatures will be very limited.  No store will be able to get more then three copies of a miniature, if that, until the supply grows.  As a result we will be operating on a first-come, first serve basis, and will not be able to guarantee the supply for the next few months.  We will, of course, do our best to accommodate our customers!
  • Any metal miniatures that are being replaced by Fine Cast that we currently have in the store will be 25% OFF while supplies last!
  • Black Knight Games will hold our current prices for an extra month after the price-increase has set in to give you some time to get the items before the go up in price!  So for those of you shopping at Black Knight Games you will not see the price increase until June 28th!
  • If you would like to see the full list of items moving to Fine Cast, or the items scheduled to go up in price you may do so by dropping by the shop!

Leave a Reply