One of the other miniature games I play is Heavy Gear Blitz, and the company responsible for making this game has started to switch over to using white metal, more commonly known as jeweler's metal, for some of their castings. I realized this when I went to assemble some figures I picked up at Temple Con were a lot shinier than some of the other figs I had not assembled yet. The full dawning of this was when I heard a distinct 'PING!' followed by a series of 'tink-tink-tink' as the sprue piece settled...
There was a lit more detail present on the pieces, and fewer mold lines than with previous pewter versions.
The only major down sides to the white metal are that it is heavier, so there would be slightly higher shipping charges. Also, as it is a more dense material, so drilling and pinning would take longer.
So to both the gaming community here and the folks at Privateer, I ask you :
Would you be opposed to seeing Warmachine and Hordes models in white metal as opposed to pewter?
I for one, would not mind at all.