Thursday, April 11, 2013

Always Know What You Are Getting

A few weeks ago I posted a teaser pic for something I had coming my way.

A person on facebook posted that he really needed to sell his Chaos Warhound Titan.  It came with all three weapon options and he only wanted $350 for it.  He had legitimate reasons to sell it and I was willing to help him out, plus get a great deal in the bargain.  I did ask him if there was any damage and how much had been done to it to which he said no damage and it was still mostly just as he had gotten it new.

So for the last few weeks I've been waiting patiently (yeah right, I was like a kid waiting for Christmas to arrive) and making plans on how I would model it and the extra sculpting I was going to put into it.

Yesterday it arrived and I almost immediately knew it was a Chinese or Russian recast.  Now I'm not saying it's bad, in fact it's a very well done piece and is in good shape but these things sell for between $300 and $380 on ebay so I didn't really get the deal I thought I got.

I'm not mad at the seller since when I told him that it was a recast he offered to refund me $75 but I know he needs the money right now more than I do so I told him I was ok with the price I paid.

In the future, I'm going to make sure to ask if it's a recast though.  I'm not a big fan of supporting piracy in any form so I need to be sure what I'm getting.

All that said, be on the lookout later this summer for Project Log: Chaos Warhound Titan.  Unfortunately I don't have time to even start cleaning it up right now and I need to get some tools and materials before I get started.


  1. Are there any obvious signs that they are knockoffs? I've been seeing Forgeworld sales on Ebay that are white, I thought FW only used gray resin.

    1. John,
      Forge World resin is light grey in color, almost white. There are many recasters selling on Ebay these days. Most of them are shipping from Hong Kong and Russia. If they resin isn't light grey, it's probably not Forge World.