I had a huge reply typed.... Damn you warseer. I just wanted to thank you and hope that your mother is at least in no pain. There is nothing worse then seeing our own parent(s) sick and in pain.
Originally Posted by Charax
Sadly tracking only goes to chicago where it leaves customs on its way to you. I wanted to include international tracking but the price was crazy high. Even now I undercgarge shipping to keep it fair for customers. :/
On a good note:
First things first! It appears we have out first customer review, well, second that I know of at least, but by far the more detailed. They clearly show scale shots to several models and discuss the quality of the molds.
For those that cant get to forums from work, here is a cut and paste: (I want to give a huge thanks to d-usa for bearing with me on the huge demand and writing such a great and most importantly, honest review)
I shall bring this thread forth from the dead!
But seriously, just wanted to post an update.
Got my heavy armor kits I ordered (actually got them a few weeks ago) and I wanted to post a little review for everyone that might still be interested in them. They do still have the ability to cast some up, so if you are interested in them shoot them an email to make sure they still have some in stock.
First and foremost, and for some of you probably the most important question: How do they scale up? So here come the scale shots:
Here is a shot next to a regular GW Space Marine model. Now the heavy armor is a little bit higher due to being on a scenic base, but it still is a good chunk larger than the standard SM:
If you plan on using them in an army made of standard SM models, be prepared for them to stand out like an eyesore. They would probably work for obliterators though, or even a scratch build Primarch.
Then here is the scale shot next to a regular Space Marine Terminator:
They are on the same scenic bases (ok, not the exact same. But same maker and line) so the height is a true reflection of the difference between the two. Looks like the top edge of the regular terminator model comes up to the top of the edge of the chest of the true scale model.
Now for fellow True Scale builders, the big question will be this: "Who cares what they look like next to standard GW models! Show me a True Scale Space Marine next to the True Scale Terminator!" So here it is:
Again, same basic scenic base so the difference in height is pure model. The Space Marine on the left is a set of legs and torso from the Chapterhouse Tru-Scale kit, so it would be pretty easy to replicate. And while the True Scale Terminator looked way to freaking huge next to a regular Space Marine, I personally think it looks fairly good next to a true scale SM. And while the top edge of the model is quite a bit taller than the TS SM, the actual head location is between 1/2 head to a head taller:
It appears I suck at holding a rod level, but the top of the True Scale Space marine head would be at about chin-level for the True Scale Terminator, although the difference in inseam is also pretty noticeable (and might be greater than the difference in head height).
As for the actual models: I know I commented in earlier posts that from the initial pictures the details looked pretty soft. But holding them in my hands I have to admit that they are pretty crips and the resin feels pretty solid. I didn't do much prep on this guy to show the condition on arrival, and I don't think they are in bad shape. Will need a little bit of cleaning, but nothing to complain about really. Pretty much what I would expect from a decent resin caster and I didn't find anything to complain about:
Now I didn't get any of their arms or shoulder pads, and in hindsight that may have been a mistake. But here is a quick shot of a model using a Mk IV FW helmet and the arm from a Terminator Chaplain:
I held up a regular Terminator arm to it, and the shoulder pads for those is pretty small and they don't really look right. I think the Terminator arms should probably be passable (I like skinnier arms and personally used regular arms on my regular marines even though some people like using Terminator arms on regular marines), but you will most likely want to go with pre-heresy style shoulder pads to give them some extra bulk.
I endorse this kit and if you want True Scale Terminators I recommend you snatch them up while you can.
Now, the info I need from all US domestic customers. 99% of all customers were from outside the USA so this will not apply to you.
For those IN the US, Alaska, Hawaii, and any of the territories should email me with there full name, order number, order list and address. Long story short, some files got switched and I need to confirm the final US orders that need to be shipped and I simply don't want to list peoples personal names here. So if your in the US, don't have your order yet, email me. Odds are its already been shipped but its always better safe ten sorry. I do apologize and can assure this mistake will not happen again.
Daniel - TSS