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Bathalian: Bones vs. Metal challenge

Which one is Bones?  

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  1. 1. There are two figures - one is Metal. One is Bones. Which figure in the pictures is the Bones miniature?

    • The one on the Left.
      60
    • The one on the Right.
      188
    • I cannot tell.
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I'd like to point out to everyone who says Bones don't have as much detail, that people are fixating on the bendy staff as the key - nobody has said that they think the level of detail is appreciably different (although people have pointed out differences - that's not the same).

Precisely.

 

And I am devious enough to bend the metal staff so that it wouldn't be a give-away. I considered that issue ahead of time.

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Are those the 1' round wooden discs from Michael's btw?

Indeed!

 

For you next challenge, I suggest putting both figs in your pocket with your keys for a day and post the picks what they look like at the end of the day.

 

BTW, both figs look fantastic!

Heh, that wouldn't even come close, and thanks!

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Im guessing the one on the left, the fold on the left shoulder looks more muted, and then the detail work on the trim looks sharper on the right

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O yeah your freehanding is RIDONKULOUS btw. It's entirely possibly my self esteem took a hit from the back flap of their robes.

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Very well done.

 

I guessed the one on the right and I do mean guess. The bendy staff was my thought since that is the only issue I've had with spears and bows on other models. However, your experiment shows the detail quality is not lost.

 

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Oh yeah, thanks for the reminder, Girot. Great paint job, Adrift! Got so focused on the sculpt kinda forgot to mention it.

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I guessed right. Bendy staff was hint #1. The collar and bottom of the robe aren't quite as crisp on right is clue #2. Will be interesting to see if Adrift decided to be devious after all (since the left guy's staff is also a bit bendy).

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With enough folks posting, I think the left one is bones due to the sharper cuts on the staff and the crispness of the robe in sections. I believe the metal molds that make the Bones will allow for a finer point than the softer silicone that is heated when the hot tin is added.

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I voted couldn't tell, but I guessing its the Right one. I am betting that if I hadn't posted that my Bathalian was the bones one, you guys wouldn't have known what material it really was....

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With enough folks posting, I think the left one is bones due to the sharper cuts on the staff and the crispness of the robe in sections. I believe the metal molds that make the Bones will allow for a finer point than the softer silicone that is heated when the hot tin is added.

Harder to inject the plastic into sharp corners. Bendiness on thin parts and lack of sharp lines are the main downsides to Bones.

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I choosed the right one, but it is only a guess. Because of the bend staff.

 

But Adrift could have bend the metal version stronger than the bones version. I would do it, before I make a picture of them!

 

I can't see any details differences. If there are any, they would be so small, that they could not be seen with the normal eye or the small painting differences could be the reason, why it looks like a detail difference.

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