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Historical miniature modeling of any size, scale, or subject.
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Templar Knight,Bannerholder, XII C.
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Izmir, Turkey / Türkçe
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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 02:10 PM UTC
CK Tang brings us a review of Andrea Miniatures 54 mm SM-F52 Templar Knight,Bannerholder, XII Century.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 09:33 PM UTC
Thanks for a well done review. Nice to see Andrea replaced your damaged parts. I've read of less than stellar customer service on other boards.

What I typically do woth a lance/falg staff is to replace it with brass rod. In this case, you'd need to cut above and below the hand and drill through the hand with a pin vice and appropriate bit. Also cut off the pint and countersink a hole. I'd sharpen the tip of the brass rod to have a better attachemment pont. Given your comments on the thickness of the banner, which ecen shows up in the box art, I'd repalce it with a paper copy, treated with thinned white glue to soften it so it would accept some nice furls.
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Posted: Thursday, November 16, 2006 - 01:30 PM UTC
Thanks Al for the pointers. Much appreciated. Unfortunately due to my less than favorable regard for this figgie its going to be built OOB. I've filed down the edges of the banner to reduce the chunkiness a bit but personally the level of detail for the rest of the fig doesn't make the extra effort seem worthy. Still I appreciate the very good suggestions.

My biggest peeve remains the packing used besides the detailing. My 2 cts take is that the higher the price the greater the expectations.

Thanks Engin for putting this up.