I just received my Warhammer 40K 25th anniversary model. This is a great model. It captures the old cover art beautifully while showing the phenomenal skill that GW sculptors are capable of these days. I cracked the box to make sure it looked like a good casting.
I hear a lot these days about how crappy Finecast is. I've now bought two models in the substance and both casts have been perfect. I love the detail, it's crisp and sharp. I don't like metal models, mainly for the difficulty of conversion and the fact that the paint ALWAYS chips on them. This model is good to go.
All of the above is great and all. The only problem is, I don't play 40k. I just hate the rules. I like the models just fine. The IP is fun. The rules leave me angry and frustrated. With all of the time I've been spending, lately, on other people's blogs, one thing I've been looking for is a generic set of Sci/Fi rules that I can use instead. There are a lot of great models out there. I just need rules to let me play with them.
So, you ask, what will become of the model above? It will sit in a bin in the basement with my Harry the Hammer model until I figure out what to do with my Space Marines, because it won't, likely, be playing 40k.