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Hmmm. I'll go to my store tomorrow and see what we've got and what the quality is like. If there is a problem I'll phone our rep and see if they've got an answer.

It may be there is a bad batch and you've been unlucky - it certainly does not look up to the normal GW standards.
   
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They definitely look like the Amera vacuformed stuff. Which is fine as long as you paid the Amera price for it (i.e. cheap).

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Crazy_Carnifex wrote:That is Bad. Would that count as false advertiseing?


If the quality of the final product is significantly worse than the advertised product you could have a claim.

I should send the mouldings back and ask for a refund. They really do look pretty poor.

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This is very disappointing.

These blastscapes were poised to be some really nice terrain pieces.


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Well, we haven't been over at the Amsterdam store in a while, I'll give them a ring tomorrow and hear what they've got to say.

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I received mine on Tuesday and I have the exact same issue. The detail just isn't there, and looking at the pics Panic! has posted, especially the small crashed pod, they are nothing alike.

Everyone go to your local GW's and check what they have there.

   
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Huh, this seems like it's on the edge (or just over) of false advertising.
   
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Well I wrote them a letter, and I expect that GW's good service will continue as they apologise for a bad batch and send us all new ones that look like the damned picture.

   
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Please keep us updated on that.

This is really disappointing...

   
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Panic wrote:Last week I was looking at these on the GW website... It makes you think this is what your getting!
this is a article on how to use the blastscape and it looks awesome.


...

they show you this, look what you can buy! one of our guys painted it up like this!




Both of those pieces have airbubbles... specifically on the rivets on the crashed pod, and scattered throughout the craters on the meteor strike. They would appear to be resin casts of the original masters, rather than made from the vacuformed production models.

 
   
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Yep and no vacuformed flash ether this has been a bait and switch show us resin casting and give us
the moon craters were crisp at the edges of the rocks this makes me glad my flgs couldn't get any.

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Maybe it's only safe to order blastscape craters in the depths of winter, because your stuff definitely melted in the heat!

   
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damnit I preordered one of these because they looked so nice and were a splash release. If they give me that pos, im gonna bitch and moan until they retool the molds or whatever and rerelease them....

and if not, i wiff a class action lawsuit for false advertising...

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Hmm...

GWOZ wrote:Good Morning [Commissar Calgar],
Thanks for your query. The fully finished versions you refer to have
been trimmed, modelled and detailed - including flock and the addition
of a Space Marine Casualty piece from our Space Marine Casualties
blister pack. Further it appears in the finished picture the crashed
spaceship piece has been modelled utilising Space Marine Tank
components, to add further detail.

If you are still concerned your piece is mis-moulded, you're welcome to
post them to us for inspection. You can post them to;
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Yours Truly wrote:Hi there,

Thanks for the speedy reply. I am aware that the hatch and dead Marines are additional items that are not included with this particular kit, so perhaps that picture wasn't the best example to give you. Instead, I'll give you this example.

This is item in question:
http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2560149_P2Mb3XL.jpg

And this is what I received:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/42785-Blastscapes%2C%20Craters%2C%20Games%20Workshop%2C%20Unpainted.html

Now look at the ends of those exhausts or whatever they are, then try and tell me that this is the same model. For reference, this is the full picture taken directly from their section on the online store:

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m90146a_99220199042_Blastscape_873x627.jpg

The details on those models aren't due to flocking or painting. You can't 'paint' a fin onto an exhaust. You can't turn a detail-less dome that's attempting to be a rivet into a thing with two distinct layers with good drybrushing technique.

Take a look at another one. Compare the detail on this one:

http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2009/7/15/42784_sm-Blastscapes%2C%20Craters%2C%20Games%20Workshop%2C%20Unpainted.JPG

To how it appears on your website:

http://www.games-workshop.com/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m2560151_P2Mb4XL.jpg

These are not the same.

I'm not sure whether there has been a problem with the way these vacu-formed craters were made, whether it was a bad batch or something happened in their creation, or even if the ones advertised on your website are the resin masters (and therefore not representative of the finished product), but the items that I received and the items as they appear on your website, are not the same.

Thanks!

[Commissar Calgar]


Let's see how this goes...

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good luck HBMC, I too was interested in these, and shocked to see how poorly they look in the pictures taken by those who got them already.

   
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Go get em HBMC.

I think they will wriggle, its clearly grounds for rejection of purchase, which will not help GW if it becomes a trend.

Someone who bought in the Uk should report this to trading standards, because its a very clear advertising regs breach.

Interesting that you end your comments to GW with Thanks!, but to us with BYE. You been trying to send a message to us all?

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Guys , i think even chinese counterfeiters do a better job then this...

shame on GW.

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H.B.M.C. - you've certainly stated your case well. Very well.

It will be interesting to see how they reply.

And actually, IF they reply!

   
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Panic wrote:


Panic...


The 4 barrles they arnt even drilled!!! and the red part is also different!

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Out of curiosity, does the underside have the crisp edges? If so, they did a vacuum mold rather than casting...which is what the general rounding in the pictures looks like.
   
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This is very sad. Those are pitiful. GW can't get around this. Even if GW claims that these website pics are not representative of the final product, I'd claim their defective. They don't look like they are even properly vacuformed.
   
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man I was so hyped for these, was going to go Saturday and buy a bunch, but no I am less enthused. I wonder if H.M.B.C. got hit from a scammer.

Did you get these from that website you keep touting?

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Titanbravo wrote:man I was so hyped for these, was going to go Saturday and buy a bunch, but no I am less enthused. I wonder if H.M.B.C. got hit from a scammer.

Did you get these from that website you keep touting?


Multiple people have already stated that it's legit GW product.

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so multiple people saw, first hand, the same quality items?

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I think you can get better quality plastic from a 2 dollar shop.... seriously what the hell?

Mates of mine have brought the moonscape stuff (which is awesome btw) and seening these pictures it looks like someone took a flamethrower to the plastic for about 0.25 seconds.

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Wow, this seems so out of character for GW. They're clearly advertising one product, and selling another. Shoddy.

   
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Scammer? Nonsense. I bought mine from the place all people should buy them and, knowing Panic!, he probably got his direct from GW.

So these are legit... they're just bad.

   
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wow.... I wanted to buy these to use as planet strike markers, but seeing how horrible they look, I think I am just going to use my old Battle for Macragge space ship as markers and make the rest. It's sad when a give away terrain piece like the Macragge ship is better quality than the splash release. How sad...

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Please note, we need MORE threads like this where we can actually reveal what's wrong with the product/raise awareness.

If enough gamers/collectors decide, "NO, we will not buy substandard product at these prices", GW will have to respond!
   
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For anyone who was thinking of going into a store and buying them soon, please still go to the store even if you don't buy it.

Why?

To check them. To see if more of them are like this. Maybe it was a bad run, or the initial batch are all screwy - doesn't matter - just take a look and report back.

   
 
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