A few weeks back I saw this pack of 54mm weapons on Shapeways and I impulse-bought a set for three reasons;
- 54mm scale sci fi weapons have not been commercially available for almost 9 years
- People who make these kinds of things need to be supported, so there are more of these kinds of things in the future
- I’d not had a rainy day in a while to spend my rainy day fund on
(Thanks to gpemby on The Conclave for the heads up and pointing me in the right direction)
I must admit, when I first saw them laid out on the forum user’s mat I was a little skeptical – many of them looked too big to work, even at ‘heroic’ scale. The pump shotty in particular looked almost 20% bigger than the vanilla Inquisitor pump shotty, and I thought it might look goofy in 54mm hands.
I did some dry runs with bluetack and I think the results speak for themselves. I am overall very pleased with the entire kit! I’m looking forward to dry-fitting some test models with some of these pieces (I never had an inclination to make a graviton gun-armed model until now…). Some of them are a little chunky for my tastes, the semi-auto scoped rifle and pump shotty for example, but it just means they have to be held by chunky hands rather than dainty ‘true-scale’ hands.
All in all an excellent pack, I look forward to seeing what the user comes up with in the future!