Games Workshop sent a memo to local hobby shops warning that some of the new Finecast figures may have a manufacturer’s defect. The defect consists of a small bubble in a key area that could cause damage to the model or unsatisfactory results. GW urges retailers to inform the customer and to do a visual inspection to insure the customer is satisfied with the figure before purchase.
GW does not usually send these types of messages to retailers unless it is a real problem, so be sure to check all your new models for the next few months because spending hours painting them only for the model to break is never fun. Since GW has acknowledged the problem, there should be no problem returning defective figures.
It is unclear whether online orders are affected, but it doesn’t hurt to check them over just to be sure. The problem is mainly associated with boxed models, not the clam packs. If we get more details, we will be sure to let you know.