28 MM Pikemen Haft Question

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28 MM Pikemen Haft Question

Postby fyrblckdragon » Thu Apr 11, 2013 10:42 am

Hey -

Figured this crowd would have a better idea. I'll be working on about 80 pikemen after adepticon, and they are all pewter. The pike hafts are pretty sad, and I'd like to replace them with brass. I'll resculpt the hands (or press mold the old ones in GS), and the tips.

My question - for 28 mm pikes, what thickness brass rod would look right? My guess is 1/32", but I don't know if 1/16" would be better, I think it's be too large.

Need to order the bar stock soon, so that it has time to get to me. There's no way a hobby store will carry enough to do 80 pikes (the pike looks like 4.5").

Thanks!
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Re: 28 MM Pikemen Haft Question

Postby RichN » Thu Apr 11, 2013 6:15 pm

What you want are North Star's wire spears. Very nearly indestructible & the gold standard for spears in the historical community.
http://www.northstarfigures.com/prod.php?prod=537

If in stock, you might also be able to find them at On Military Matters in the US.
http://onmilitarymatters.com/pages/dfca ... eriod=0099
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Re: 28 MM Pikemen Haft Question

Postby fyrblckdragon » Thu Apr 11, 2013 7:18 pm

Thanks, that's exactly what I was looking for.
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Re: 28 MM Pikemen Haft Question

Postby tulkasulmar » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:33 pm

Thanks for the link, Rich.
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