I’m not sure, FW do seem to make the most expensive Resin models out there. Other companies that make Resin models (Fenryll for instance) keep their prices pretty much the same as the metal equivalents. Some companies even make their lines in both Resin and Pewter with the Resin versions being slightly cheaper.
Scotia-Grendel who produce a huge range of Resin terrain and creatures have very reasonable prices, most of their products are under £12 and of good quality to boot. There are other companies that make even cheaper resin products. Plus when you go into a gift shop the resin ornaments are always much cheaper than the pewter ones …
People who for GW will of course disagree and come up with all kinds of excuses for FW’s prices. So in spirit of fairness lets compare FW to a few other companies.
Here’s some FW products along side similar products from else ware so you can judge for you self
WARHAMMER STONE WALLS STRAIGHTS
Here’s a simple set of stone walls from FW. Corner pieces are another £8.80 for 2 corners and gateposts are like wise priced
Stone Walls (Unpainted Natural resin)
Price: £1.50 for all of what you see in the picture above
And here’s the same soft of thing from http://www.terrainwarehouse.co.uk/
CITYFIGHT RUINED BUILDING INSIDE CORNER
1 corner of a ruin gothic building here from FW
Price: £ 12.99
And an entire Cathedral from http://www.scotiagrendel.com/grendel_listing.html
4 sci-fi wall panels from FW
Price: £ 5.99
And a similar set from Scotia Grendel again
25mm ROUND DIORAMA BASES
Price: £3.90 for 4
Some resin bases from FW
£4.28 for 5
and some other resin bases from http://www.shop.microartstudio.com/index.php
I could go on but I just got a text from Axl informing me that a huge bunch of miniatures we ordered has just arrived in the post!