MS628 Dain Ironfoot

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  • #901
    Gerold
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    Hi everyone

    I was painting MS628 Dain Ironfoot last weekend and I noticed that the actual figure differs from the picture that is printed on the small paper that comes with it (and which is the same as the picture on the Mithril website). The pictures show a the scabbard (with sword) that seems to be a seperate part that has to be glued on, while the actual figure is one piece with the scabbard (and the sword in it is hardly visible). Also the edge of the mailcoat looks different from the actual figure.

    Am I imagining things or did someone else also notice this ?

    #35939
    Gerold
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    Hi everyone

    I was painting MS628 Dain Ironfoot last weekend and I noticed that the actual figure differs from the picture that is printed on the small paper that comes with it (and which is the same as the picture on the Mithril website). The pictures show a the scabbard (with sword) that seems to be a seperate part that has to be glued on, while the actual figure is one piece with the scabbard (and the sword in it is hardly visible). Also the edge of the mailcoat looks different from the actual figure.

    Am I imagining things or did someone else also notice this ?

    #35940
    Theobald
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    Having had a look at my figure and the leaflet I can confirm what you said. Well, the sword in its scabbard definitely is no seperate piece that has to be assembled. – I don’t have any explanation for the differences between figure and picture.

    #35941
    hsf62
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    The picture would be from the Master Chris send to the factory. Sometimes the mouldmaker “redesigns” the Master to make it easier for casting. We had that before with mounted figures which where cast in one piece instead of two, rider and horse.:(

    #35942
    Theobald
    Participant

    Holger, indeed that explains the difference very well.
    Yes, I also do remember the desaster with the mounted Swan-knights very well.

    #35943
    Gerold
    Participant

    Why do you call the Swan Knights a disaster ?

    #35944
    hsf62
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    In my opinion its just stupid to cast a mounted figure in one piece because you can’t change the rider for a different one. the same rider on a different mount is like a different figure…
    For example: I’m using Shadowfax (LT01 Gandalf on Shadowfax) for a chariot I’m working at. The last thing I want is Gandalf sitting on Shadowfax pulling a Dunlending chariot!:(
    Well, you can seperate rider and horse, but it’s a bit of work!:P

    #35945
    ddaines
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    hsf62 wrote:
    In my opinion its just stupid to cast a mounted figure in one piece because you can’t change the rider for a different one. the same rider on a different mount is like a different figure…
    For example: I’m using Shadowfax (LT01 Gandalf on Shadowfax) for a chariot I’m working at. The last thing I want is Gandalf sitting on Shadowfax pulling a Dunlending chariot!:(
    Well, you can seperate rider and horse, but it’s a bit of work!:P

    I was very disappointed when they cast them as one for the same reason – other mounted figures originally separate have also been cast as one piece figures since :(

    #35946
    Theobald
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    I do know that even Chris became seriously angry when he had to learn that those mounted Swan-Knights were casted in one piece each. He told me long time ago.
    Not to mention the poor quality of the primer in those days. But that still seems to be a problem the company tries to keep.

    #35959
    Gerold
    Participant

    Okay, I understand.
    Me too, I like to switch riders and horses to create more variety. With the Swan Knights I tried to do that by switching the sword/spear-arms. It worked pretty well with 3 of the 6 knight figures.

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