Chest of Colors reviews 40k 25th anniversary model

Chest of Colors unboxes and reviews the 25th anniversary model put out by Games Workshop for Warhammer 40k.

From the review:

25th Anniversary of Warhammer 40.000 was commemorated with release of a limited edition Space Marine Captain inspired by the cover of Rogue Trader. Does it set a new standard for Citadel Finecast miniatures or is it just an incidental change in quality? A?a and Benathai unbox the model…

  • I’m glad that GW seems to have at least 1 finecast model in circulation that isn’t defective.. it looks like they actually took time to quality check their anniversary model. That being said.. I think that sculpt is horrendous. Yes it’s the cover art from RT but geez.. I’m not crazy about it. I don’t know if it’s the pose or what. The banner is very nice though and I like that power fist.

    • KelRiever

      You should see the CoC review of the Jabberwocky. The pics show just how much of an abomination Finecast pieces can be.

      Shame, really. The Jabberwocky would have been an excellent monster.

    • Yeah, the sculpt looks a bit aged when you compare it to what many other companies present these days. But one couldn’t really change it if they wanted to stick to the RT cover image.

      Not that I am defending them. I wouldn’t pay the price for such model, even if it is an anniversary model…

  • Ghost

    To be fair (?) other kids report atrocious faults with their copies of this model – as with most Finecast it’s luck of the draw. There’s a dakkadakka link in the review which shows two examples of bad casts.

    I love the model and I love all this retro-marine stuff (because I was 17 when Rogue Trader was new) but I can appreciate that a lot of other fans are not keen/interested/amused.

    • I understand the nostalgia factor.. and to that note, I personally own a rather large collection of OOP Ork models, including that Marauder set with all the 1 piece single pose models. That being said.. I own the originals and have absolutely zero interest in buying a rehash of that which is the same price as the original oop article and of an inferior casting quality. Sadly, the old ones are not 100% safe though.. as you probably know they are contain lead.

      • …they all contain lead..
        lol good old college degree shining through there 😛

      • Ghost

        I probably received higher doses of lead traveling on the freeway in 1989 than from scrapping flash off miniatures – but you are correct they do contain lead and should be handled with respect (particularly if you have children in your house).

        I’m working on a Rogue Trader Ultramarines army at the moment using only paints that were available in my city in the late 80’s (ie Tamiya). Obviously the bulk of my army are plastic beakies but I have a heavy box of old metals, some of which I remember purchasing myself in the good old days.

  • Yeah, just follow the link in the review – it leads to Winterdyne’s story of his Finecast 25th Anniversary model, which was replaced like 6 times and it still is not acceptable.

    Comments needed? Don’t think so…

  • Sejanus

    Finecast….always good for a laugh.

  • jackgaudette

    It is sad….but true.