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Shieldwolf Miniatures War 2.5 (relaunch)

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Update to mine:  I was missing a figure, and asked for a refund...turned around in 24 hours, even though they are meant to be on holidays.  Impressive response. 

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I got mine yesterday. I am pretty happy with them.

 

I put one together this morning just to see how well they assembled. I remember someone commenting on the length of the necks, they are definitely a bit too long to use 'as is'. I think they are supposed to fit deeper into the socket, but it didn't fit for the first one I built. Still, they are very easy to trim with a knife, I just shortened the neck and it looks good now. I did run into a problem with one of the cloaks on the sprue. I was cutting one out, and a piece snapped off the one beside it. It seemed odd that it should snap off, so I looked closer and it seems to be some sort of casting flaw. I saw the same line in the same place on other sprues, as well as other lines in other places. It's pretty clear in the pics, the first is the sprue I cut, the second is another sprue with a shiny line mirroring the snap line of the first. It looks like it shouldn't be too hard to glue back together, but I think it's likely to be a recurring problem. Even taking some care, the cloaks have very thick joins to the sprues that will take some force to cut. Worst case though, I have to glue some cloaks or put some together without cloaks, something I was planning to do anyway.

 

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And here is the assembled mini. She is tilted back with her cloak resting on the ground, obviously she'd be standing straighter when based. She also still needs a quiver and shield, but she's already looking good:

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I probably should have left the cloak off until it was painted, but I don't know if I could assemble the arms and head properly without the back piece in place, and I wouldn't want to try and paint the arms or head before assembling. I might try painting the torso and cloak, then do assembly and finish painting for the limbs. At least with so many minis, I have plenty to experiment with.

 

Overall I'm happy I backed this, I got a lot of nice looking minis for a very good price. And the resin pieces look great.

I got mine yesterday. I am pretty happy with them.

 

Edited to fix what must have been a double post.

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What were you cutting the pieces from the sprue with? For really tight sections like that where it's really close to the sprue I tend to use a knife and whittle away at it a bit following the surface of the cloak rather than the sides of the gate.

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This happened to me too with the first maiden I assembled. I must have pushed too hard as it just snapped. I was much more careful after and didn't repeat the issue. I think it gives her character, but don't want anymore snapped. 

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