While some of the models are cheaply made, others are extremely expensive. Games Workshop, the company that owns Warhammer, started making models in the 1970s. The process is still similar today, though the company has improved its materials and mould release agents. Some of the models are 28mm tall while others are much larger. The price difference between the two types of figures is only a matter of personal preference.
Resin figures are generally more expensive than their plastic counterparts. The process involved in creating these figures makes them more expensive. Forge World and Games Workshop use CAD sculpting to create their models. This is another reason why resin models tend to cost more. These miniatures are made in the UK, which makes them more expensive than their plastic counterparts. Depending on the type of model, you can expect to pay anywhere between £10 and £30 for a high-quality resin figure.
While the company makes their plastic and resin figures, Games Workshop also produces their resin figures. This method is more expensive than making polystyrene ones, because the manufacturing process is more complex. Because the process is more complicated, resin models tend to be more expensive. However, both types of models are made in the UK and are tournament legal. Forge world has a large network of stores and 32 employees in the UK.