|Micro Art Studio Shoulder Pad T.R|
Let me start by saying I have been trying to find a good set of Pre to Mid Heresy shoulder pads to help me short cut the conversion process for second and third wave of my “Tech-Terminators”. Originally scratch built from plasticard, attached to the torso instead of the arms, they are larger then anything else I have seen so I knew this was going to be a challenge.
Purchasing the MicroArt Terminator Scale shoulder pads through eBay for $9.50 from a popular seller I was pleased to get them in just 2 days...
Excellent packaging, great looking blister, so I was pretty excited.
Once opened a I noticed yhey were well cast, clean without mold lines. No mold release. However a huge problem became apparent..
Take a second to look at the photos and let me know if you see the issue…
Basically Micro-Art Studios released a terminator shoulder pad that not only was cast completely solid, requiring a lot of additional work to prepare for your army, they appear way too small!
Also if I grind out all the needed material, it would force me to remove almost 50% of the material to make a standard terminator arm fit, making the base bit very thin. Clipping the arm is a possibility, but the risk there is you have to be sure on the pose and positioning.
Rating systems are subjective, I understand that..
Looking at it as a whole Micro Art Studios gain points for a excellent looking bit, but loose so much for giving me something that is incomplete and most likely too small for a unconverted terminator, let alone use for my projects.
I’m going to give this 2 out of 5 stars.