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GARS190002 Jan 2018 8:00 a.m. PST

I hope the title isn't too cumbersome, but I am in need of some miniature manufacturers who make some pre-made wizard's or Mage's staffs. I have the minis, but I needs staffs for them. I've tried to scratch build the the staffs, but it doesn't look satisfactory. As far as appearance, I would vastly prefer them to have a crystal on the end.

Heres a pic of what I was thinking:

link

whitphoto Supporting Member of TMP02 Jan 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

Reaper do some weapons and conversion packs including this one

link

plenty of spears that could be trimmed down too

link

keithbarker02 Jan 2018 9:43 a.m. PST

Have you tried plastic rod and some greem stuff?

Or start with a plastic spear if u have a bitz box

GARS190002 Jan 2018 10:06 a.m. PST

I tried green stuff and some piano wire; it didn't work out as well as I had hoped.

Huscarle02 Jan 2018 10:23 a.m. PST

Dark Fable do some Ancient Egyptian Priestly/Mage staves
link

Palewarrior02 Jan 2018 10:26 a.m. PST

Have you tried melting the end of the plastic rod to give "wizards Knob" on the end of his staff ;) I made about 50 toadstools using a similar technique ages ago.

Just twirl the end near a candle/tealight, but be careful as, flames, thin plastic rods, toxic fumes and hair/beard = Darwin award :P

Fatman Inactive Member02 Jan 2018 10:34 a.m. PST

Palewarrior
Thanks now I've got "A Wizard Staffs Got a Knob on the End" and the "Hedgehog Song" rattling around in my head!! ;-)

Fatman

Mick the Metalsmith02 Jan 2018 11:09 a.m. PST

I was thinking you needed figs of apprentices, scribes and messengers!

GARS190003 Jan 2018 6:53 a.m. PST

Mick the Metalsmith: Ha, I probably should have been. little more clear with the title…

Well, besides Dark Fable, it doesn't look like anyone really makes fantasy Wizard staves in 28mm. Thats odd; someone should fix that. Let me know if y'all have any other ideas.

Mick the Metalsmith03 Jan 2018 8:55 a.m. PST

Super sculpy, and heated and stretched plastic sprues, sharp exacto knives and some sandpaper to put on the facets. You can even make a mold of your best crystal to make duplicates.
I know you said you disliked your scratch built but this really isn't that hard. Try a new technique.

ordinarybass Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2018 1:24 p.m. PST

GARS, did you see the link that Whitphoto put up for the various reaper packs? Within those two pages of weapon packs there are at least 6 Wizard staffs of various types. Not sure if any have crystals on the end, but filing whatever is there into a crystal shape is easy enough.

Borathan03 Jan 2018 7:07 p.m. PST

Something else to consider for a crystal tip is to go to the bead selection. Some of the smaller, plastic ones have facets and can look quite a bit like a crystal, even unpainted and added in the end.

GARS190010 Jan 2018 6:03 a.m. PST

Borathan: I think I wil do that, since that may be my cheapest and easiest option.

Borderguy19011 Jan 2018 10:12 a.m. PST

GARS1900… Email me at h DOT peless AT gmail DOT com. I have a staff you might be able to use. Just got it in a sale of other models.

Xintao Supporting Member of TMP12 Jan 2018 9:38 p.m. PST

Reaper makes a mages weapon pack

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