I have recently painted my collection of Heretic Astartes which contains both very old models -- like the Space Crusade dreadnoughts -- and some very recent ones. I feel their design went the whole circle and returned to its roots. Excellent!
Originally designed to fill gaps in failed finecast miniatures it does a really bad job at that. However it works great for adding texture to models and fixing problems with the "Chinese import" quality Games Workshop terrain »
There is a fine balance in making a tabletop hill the right mix of a gaming token, a unit display stand and an eye-candy. When you let it slide in one of the directions it will lose its unique capabilities of elevating your wargaming experience to the next (excuse the pun) layer. »