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POLL: 54mm Gladiator: How Would You Handle the Neck Seam?


420 votes were cast by total voters.


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Personal logo Tommy20 Supporting Member of TMP writes:

I'm with troopwo. The glue I use would fill it nicely.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
fix the seam in front
137
33%
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fix the seam on the side
110
26%
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fix the seam in back
89
21%
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ignore the seam
75
18%
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no opinion
9
2%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION

The figure pictured below, a 54mm scale gladiator from Alpha Miniatures, has a separate head that attaches to the body. This leaves a slight but visible seam.

The neck seam

However, the seam is hard to see at normal viewing angles - both due to the position of the head, and its "overhanging" helmet. To see the seam from the front, the figure must be tipped back at a 45-degree angle.

Tipping the figure back to see the seam

It is visible from the left side, but hard to see under the helmet. In the back, the seam runs along the hair line.

Seam is on the hair line in the back

How would you handle this seam? Would you use putty, files, or other means to conceal it?