Saturday, 5 December 2015

Tale of Tau Gamers : Farsight Review - Jay

Tale of Tau Gamers: Farsight Review

Commander Farsight:

So as part of my Army list I wanted as an added extra the classic Commander

Farsight  little did I know it was going to be not only the hardest miniature I have ever

put together but also one of the most annoying.

The Commander Farsight kit is made from the Games Workshop's (GW)  resin

and has fourteen different components. From first look it is an absolutely gorgeous

miniature and has some beautiful detail from the marking to the Tau symbols all the

way down to the cloth trailing from the sword and left leg.

However I have to say that games work shop (GW) standard of resin miniatures does

not match the Forge World (FW) standard though the detail beautiful it is no way as

sharp as Forge World products (FW) nor is it as shaped. There are areas of straight

lines in the armour that are wavy and parts that should be square that slightly

rounded off however all of these faults are nothing compared to the part that coursed

me the most issues.

The picture above shows the right let as it was when I first started the build. as you

can see the lower half of the back leading to the nee is one large piece of resin instead

of the framed it should of had. I also found it difficult to tell the difference between

what was part of the figure and what was just excess resin and due to the amount of

excess I had a big clean up job on my hands.

After an hour of cutting, carving and filing I finally got the leg looking more like the

framed back leg I expected when I picked up the miniature from GW. I must admit I

know I could have just taken it back and picked up another set to build but from the

look of the way the leg was moulded my thinking was that I'd probably have the same

issue with the 2nd one so I stuck with it.

After the 2 hours of more cutting, carving and then cleaning the leg was finally what

it should have been.

In the picture above you can see how the leg should have looked and the finally result

of my two hours work, I never for a minute thought I'd be doing GW's work for them.

I have built a fair few GW miniatures in my time but this was my first resin one and I

can say it's not put me off GW resins but I think I'll stick with FWs resins instead But

ever way ill be better prepared for the next time I buy a resin model that's for sure.

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