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darthfozzywig Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 9:44 a.m. PST

Neat! I like that there are different types of maces.

Smash!

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 9:50 a.m. PST

Those are pretty cool, but what an inefficient use of styrene. They might also have been more generally useful without the hands molded on.

Doug

Uesugi Kenshin Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 10:00 a.m. PST

Oww! Hand for 40k models!

Dawnbringer03 Jan 2013 10:16 a.m. PST

It's easier to remove the hands then it would be to sculpt them on. For people needing sizing reference they are just a smidgen smaller than the Perry's WotR stuff, so I don't think they'll fit in with 40k's style(read ginormous) of weapons. They should be good with most historicals.

Personal logo Alxbates Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 10:43 a.m. PST

Those are some neat maces!

But that sure looks like a LOT of plastic for not a lot of mace!

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 10:56 a.m. PST

I'm pretty sure the plastic isn't the expensive part.

Once you get to this part in the tooling and such, the plastic is a petty minor expense.

Personal logo elsyrsyn Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 11:10 a.m. PST

I didn't saw it was expensive – I said it was inefficient.

Doug

BigNickR Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 12:53 p.m. PST

I'm pretty sure the plastic isn't the expensive part.

Once you get to this part in the tooling and such, the plastic is a petty minor expense.


I didn't saw it was expensive I said it was inefficient.

Doug

yeah… but i can see why he didn't want to make a single sprue of thirty to fifty maces, and only sell like 5 of them.

If it were me, and I had a mold that size to work with, i'd have cut the tool into quarters and used one injection mold to make swords, maces, and shields (round and kite) and broken up the mini-sprues and sold those for $2 USD each. Get 4 times the use from one mold.

Personal logo Dr Mathias Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2013 12:54 p.m. PST

I'm glad they chose to mold hands on. I'm really very tired of gluing weapons into open hands, or pinning little plastic shafts.

Another option would be to have one or two of each mace without hands, two or three with.

There's just no pleasing some people :)

Personal logo John the OFM Supporting Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 3:08 p.m. PST

Those are pretty cool, but what an inefficient use of styrene.

Idunno. 16 usable pieces for $2 USD seems pretty efficient to me. You aren't buying bulk plastic. grin

Personal logo MrHarold Sponsoring Member of TMP03 Jan 2013 3:57 p.m. PST

And it looks like it'd keep the maces from getting damaged during handling.

Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian03 Jan 2013 9:36 p.m. PST

A grazing mace
How sweet the sound
That slays a wretch like thee.
My sword was lost,
But mace was found.
'Tis now your death you see.

I may have to get a sprue or three of a this and the other sprues.

It might've been better to have some "handless" maces on the sprue too because these aren't female hands.

Wyatt

10thFoot Inactive Member04 Jan 2013 4:22 a.m. PST

Better still, make some nice maces and figures that don't look like statues.

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