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Personal logo bugsda Supporting Member of TMP11 Jul 2019 1:04 p.m. PST


North Star Javelineer
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Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP13 Jul 2019 9:59 p.m. PST

bugsda,

Excellent as always.
After watching a YT vid recently i was going to ask if you converted the javelin shafts.
Looking at the eBay auction you replaced them with "unbendable" steel shafts.
1. Where they from?
2. And why that choice over say something that will bend and flex instead of the rigid choice you choose?

Grimm

Personal logo bugsda Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2019 5:28 a.m. PST

Hi Grimm, the javelins are from Artizan

link

They are much stronger than cast on spears which tend to bend with repeated handling. You can never get them to look straight again afterwards, eventually they weaken and break or the paint ends up cracking.
Then again it maybe just anal retention on my part. ;)

Cheers,
Chris.

Grimmnar Supporting Member of TMP14 Jul 2019 4:55 p.m. PST

Hey Chris,

Appreciate the response.
The metal spears, they rigid enough to never bend?
I mean, can they still be dropped and ths spear will bend?
And agreed, the normal spears bend way too easily.

But here is a vid.
https://youtu.be/KWYAGyj01vE
Uses flexible plastic.
Just curious on a Pro's opinion.
I kind of like the metal spear idea and the plastic flexible shaft.

Grimm

Personal logo bugsda Supporting Member of TMP15 Jul 2019 5:48 a.m. PST

The steel spears can be bent, I've done it to make sabres and naginata, but not accidentally. If dropped hard enough they sometimes break off at the glued joint.

Like the guy mentions, stabbing yourself is the main danger, but I like to think that it encourages other gamers to respect the paintjob. ;)

I've heard of the yard broom technique but never tried it or seen it done. I might have to give it a go, the results look much better than I would've expected. He didn't seem to have any trouble with flaking paint, which I'd assumed would be a major drawback with something so flexible.

Cheers for the link Grimm,

Chris.

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