There are a ton of releases this weekend, as something like 50+ models are being released as citadel finecast. This includes things like plasma guns, melta guns, veteran sternguard weapon packs, and so much more. Personally I love these upgrade packs, because I want more things to convert with and resin is a much better material to convert with than metal.


So check out what is here......

via White Dwarf Daily
this weekend we've also got a whole host of Citadel Finecast kits and upgrade packs going on sale. 53 of them, to be precise, including Blood Angels, Eldar and a selection of weapon packs to help you equip your troops. For Space Marines we've released packs of plasma guns, melta guns, lightning claws, thunder hammers and a Sternguard weapon pack. For the Eldar there's upgrade packs for Shrieker Jetbikes, Shining Spears and Storm Guardians. We've even released several new packs of shoulder pads: Blood Angels, Flesh Tearers and Ragnar Blackmane's Great Company. We've included a few of the new releases in the links above, but to see the rest of the new models simply head over to the Warhammer 40,000 new releases page.

25 Comments:

  1. Even the lightning claws in that pic look bent.... A+

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    1. Those combi-weapons look like ass. Why couldn't they just cast the ones from the marine commander set?

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    2. The Combi-Melta *is* the one from the marine commander set, just cast in resin. Which is a bit of a pain because the tank is on the left side, so you can't put it up against a model's chest without some fiddling with the arms.

      You know, aside from he whole resin part anyway. All of those looks like absolutely terrible casts, and the paint job in their 'hey, buy me!' photo isn't helping.

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  2. I imagine they'd look less warped than pictured. hopefully

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  3. Don't like these failcast upgrade packs. It's hard to say what doesn't match, price to quality or quality to price.

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    1. It's FINECAST not FAILCASTSeptember 15, 2012 at 11:07 AM

      I think the upgrade pack is great. There is only one problem, it didn't arrive on the day it was supposed to so much for pre-ordering!!!!

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    2. Sorry the moment you said "fail cast" is the moment i stopped reading your comment.

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    3. Well, you're just wrong. Finecast is a valuable tool for the production of high quality miniatures. However what is showed in that picture is NOT fine at all.
      Probably a problem of the picture, still I don't like what I see (as I see the picture).
      I'm waiting for feedback by others buying the pack.

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    4. The upgrade pack is great it has finally arrived and I am pleased with the fact that the lightning claws are DEAD straight!!! Get it if you like the contents it is a good pack

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  4. I'm waiting for people to get these before I do...I'm not paying for something that looks that bad.

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  5. Ugh, this kit is 'weapons light'- just unappealing aesthetically. I'll opt for the similar kit offered by Forge World, thank you.

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  6. Lord pumpington far farSeptember 15, 2012 at 11:59 AM

    Got these. Quality is excellent. Don't know what muppet to that picture but mine look nothing like it lol. Nice crisp and straight. Gotta say don't know what they have done to sort out fine cast problems but it's worked!

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    1. Thank you for that. I was worried about the look of those lightning claws.

      I've noticed that Games Workshop photos make their models/kits look bad. They usually are much better in the flesh.

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    2. Misshaped items are an easy fix with a cup of hot water. The only thing that bothers me about finecast is when you get a lot of tiny bubbles that ruin small details, like the little ribbons coming off striking scorpion arms and feet

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    3. I've had Finecast Lightning Claws (Shrike) in the past and the quality really hasn't been anywhere near good enough. Unlike other bent items, lightning claws are incredibly difficult to line up again to get them all perfectly parallel to each other, especially since in my case they were each "S" shaped, so had to be bent in a couple of different ways to straighten out.

      These sorts of upgrade kits really should be plastic.

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  7. I don't know what possessed them to market this with that photo. I'm happy others got good stuff in the flesh.

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    1. seriously! This was definitely an odd promo pick (lightning claws alone). Glad the product is better in person.

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    2. seriously! This was definitely an odd promo pick (lightning claws alone). Glad the product is better in person.

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  8. the combi flamer and combi plasma look horrible ... worse than a lot of conversions I've seen

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  9. This seems great to me. I just hope they come out with some chaos upgrades sprues. I won't hold my breath but they'd be nice for chaos termis, chosen, etc. I guess I can always just glue spikes on O_o

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    1. Yay! Spiky Hedgehog Marines!
      I do like the idea of resin conversion kits, though, unless they replace the forge world ones, in which case I will not be a happy bunny.

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  10. I don't care for the design of the combi plasma and combi flamer. They seem like something someone converted and cast in their garage.

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    1. Yeah I don't understand why they couldn't have used the design from previous combi plasma and flamer (chaplain cassius and commander/full stern guard pack it really makes no sense to make new ones that don't look better

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  11. Isn't this just a repost from a couple days ago?

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  12. The general design ethos seems to be moving towards plastic these days wherever possible, I don't get why things like this are still being done in finecast

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