How to identify a fake Mithril!

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Marketplace of Tharbad How to identify a fake Mithril!

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  • #518
    hsf62
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    I will explain in detail with pics what I mean with the following list.

    1 mouldlines
    2 accurate / detailed fit of parts
    3 injektion port’s
    4 airbubbles
    5 surface of figure
    6 weight
    7 glue under base
    8 grey undercoat
    9 metal used

    #11408
    hsf62
    Participant

    I will explain in detail with pics what I mean with the following list.

    1 mouldlines
    2 accurate / detailed fit of parts
    3 injektion port’s
    4 airbubbles
    5 surface of figure
    6 weight
    7 glue under base
    8 grey undercoat
    9 metal used

    #11409
    hsf62
    Participant

    This is a very nice example for a fake Mithril.
    I bought this figure in a set of 6 on ebay UK about a year ago. (Seller is not registered anymore after I wrote to him):D
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_f1.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_f1.jpg[/imgz]
    It is a pretty good cast and if it would be undercoated you wouldn’t see much difference in this pic.

    #11411
    hsf62
    Participant

    2 accurate / detailed fit of parts

    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_f3.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_f3.jpg[/imgz]

    As you can see in the pic the hole for the plug of the arm is not deep enough. Therefore the plug of the arm has to be cut down, or the hole has to be drilled deeper. Has not happened with any of the original Mithril I have.

    This happens, when a air bubble was cought in that hole when pooring the moulding material over the figure and no vacum chamber was used to extract the air in the mould material.

    #11413
    hsf62
    Participant

    Now this picture tells you a lot of diferent things if you know how to read it. ;)
    [imgz url=http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/6_f2.jpg]http://mmp.faerylands.eu/uploads/thumbs/6_f2.jpg[/imgz]

    The one on the right side is the original.
    In this pic visible are two mould lines. With a magnifying glass you can see 3 mould lines on the actual figure.
    On the right pic you can see 1 rectangular injection port next to the A. Slightly dicoloured on the pic.
    On the left (fake mini) you only can see a little tryangular dark spot. You also can see a larger tryangular mark covering half of the 1. This is the new injektion port used to cast this figure. Mithril doesn’t cut tryangular injektion ports into the moulds.

    #11414
    hsf62
    Participant

    M11/12/13 are having only 1 mouldline at the base. Some of the early horses and wulfs are having more then one without being a fake. If you are in doubt please send me a mail.

    #11427
    Thingol
    Participant

    …all of my figures have one mould line on the base and I do not sure now if the metal was used it was long time ago since they are painted but…. I will go to sleep now, and I’ll except fine, calm and peaceful dream …. :)

    #12763
    Milo
    Participant

    I am wondering if this M74 is an original one:
    http://cgi.ebay.fr/Mithril-1980s-M74-Far-Harad-Caravan-Guard-on-Foot-/190462981574?pt=UK_Toys_Wargames_RL&hash=item2c587a75c6
    Master Caster, what do you think ?

    #12769
    Thingol
    Participant

    Let’s open betting office on this topic ;) Master Caster is arbiter…

    #12770
    Theobald
    Participant

    The figure is original. – I just compared my original with the pic provided. You can clearly see that the “spear” doesn’t fit. The spear, or even lance, of the guard is about 4cm. That means more than the 32mm the figure . That’s all I know.

    #12773
    hsf62
    Participant

    95% original :D

    #12775
    Turambar
    Participant

    Master Theobald is right about the lance. I know Master bran as a serious seller! That´s all I can say.

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