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Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:10 pm

I was quietly reading while my better half was watching TV last night and could tell something was bothering her, I carried on reading waiting for her to ask me something :think: After a few minutes of awkward silence she said " I think I have done something wrong" OK now she's got my attention :? What have you done now I said :| :think:
A pressent I got you for Christmas arrived and its not what I thought and Its rubbish so I'm going to send it back :think: Oh its ok I said as long as can get a refund or change it.
"I will go and get it and show you then you can return it for me" she said.
Apparently my son heard what she said when opening the package and it was colourful :laughing-rolling: :text-blondmoment:
this is what she gave me, what can it be :think:
more pics later ;) Mark
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:01 pm

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Re: Christmas came early

Postby Mark » Sun Dec 01, 2019 1:17 pm

Gonna need a clue :lol:
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby number1 » Sun Dec 01, 2019 3:01 pm

Looks like a grey frog! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby snapdragon » Sun Dec 01, 2019 4:54 pm

Something out of resin!
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:45 pm

Mark wrote:Gonna need a clue :lol:

sorry been busy all day getting the Decs out of the loft :occasion-santa:
wasn't expecting this :think:
through the bag first ;) :D

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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:46 pm

number1 wrote:Looks like a grey frog! :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling: :laughing-rolling:

:laughing-rolling: thats what I thought at first :laughing-rolling:
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Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:47 pm

snapdragon wrote:Something out of resin!

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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Sun Dec 01, 2019 8:57 pm

My wife said "where's all the paint and instructions :laughing-rolling: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby Mark » Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:13 am

Military bust, but no idea who.
No packaging or instructions. Looks like a knockoff.
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:10 am

Mark wrote:Military bust, but no idea who.
No packaging or instructions. Looks like a knockoff.

I thought that myself Mark till you look closer but I thought Miniatures came in a pictorial box but not having worked a bust before I don't know. Shane got it off an ebay seller for £20 through my daughters account so will take a look. I was expecting it to be bad quality and maybe a print but to my surprise the first part out looked amazing :o
The detail on this is incredible, it could be a copy but if it is they did a fine job but as I said I've never had one before. I won't say what bust it is but you are correct with military Mark.
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby casper » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:20 am

I had another look over the parts and even though the parts look excellent there are a couple of things you just wouldn't see I suppose on a quality bust like flash, this one looks pretty good apart from the bullets, the detail is ok but lots of flash.
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Postby casper » Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:52 am

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Re: Christmas came early

Postby Mark » Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:30 am

Most of the miniatures I’ve got come from Nuts Planet or Mirico. Their quality looks better, but their price is higher.

Mirico (https://www.mirico.sg/) is actually closing down because too many people are selling fake copies. Really sad as the sculptures are amazing, both quality and pose.

Most of the ones I’ve seen come with some sort of proper packaging, even if it’s only a sticky label on a box.
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Re: Christmas came early

Postby Mustang » Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:17 am

I would say the German Waffen SS Ardennes 1944 should have a cigarette in his mouth.
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Re: Don't be caught out by fakes

Postby casper » Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:04 pm

Mustang wrote:If it is the one I think it is, here's a link to there site.

http://www.young-miniatures.com/English ... nglish.htm

The figure

http://www.young-miniatures.com/product ... 1804-1.htm


Hi Ian
Yes thats the Bust by Young Miniatures but as you will see from the following photos the one I have is a Fake.
It came without the usual pictorial box. The seller who I won't name here has been reported to e-bay and the thread has now been locked.
I don't agree with fakers and would not build or paint one on the forum. The Artists work so hard to produce some fantastic work and to steel it is bad news, :evil:
my Son and I got caught out this time but it only cost him £20, even the price makes you think its to good to be true.
please check the seller and product guys before you buy :D
Thanks to Mark for his help on this and the link to the actual figure ;) :)

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link showing the real figure Boxed

http://hebiyuri.blogspot.com/2014/09/ge ... young.html
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