There’s no ‘arm in asking …

So, separate arms or not … this is the question I posed over on TMP earlier. Phil and I felt that assembling arms on 15mm figures might be too fiddly, but it seems that perhaps not everyone shares this reservation. The best idea came from Chief Lackey Rich, who suggested a compromise – fixed left arms, but separate weapons arms. This still allows a degree of flexibility in creating your own poses, and also makes casting easier for us. The arms came with pins attached anyway so fixing them to the body is pretty straightforward. So what you’d get in a pack of six figures would be (excluding the bases of course !) …

These guys are just quickly pinned together, the final castings would obviously have the gap around the shoulder properly filled but you get the idea. There would also be a weapons pack, six torsos, three missile arms and three gatling arms.

I’ve just sat and fixed the six weapon arms to the six torsos – armed with a dremel to make a decent hole to fit the pins into, it took only a few minutes. So this may well be the way we go …

David Barnes

From past experience, if a “Gery”, the 6mm would have seperate arms, legs and head. We manage with your Martian Walkers with far, far more bits.

Plus, makes for a superior product!