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Chrome Longswords

Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:50 pm

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You know how you often make those silver and gold chrome longswords? Well, could you make them in regular colors and not in chrome? I love the length, but I get tired of the chrome chipping off...
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Postby Aliencat » Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:53 pm

That is a good point. The only reason I don't like these swords is because of the chrome (not because of the chrome chipping off, but because I think the chrome is just ugly). Dark bluish gray or pearl gray would be nice, maybe black too for some dark skellie knights.
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Postby Blue Head » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:13 pm

Something like the color of the shortswords sounds good.
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Postby Danielas » Mon Apr 07, 2008 10:32 pm

i agree i have one to many swords which i cant use because you can see through the blade.
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Postby JoshWedin » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:01 am

This is a great idea...why haven't I heard anyone say this before? I'm not a big fan of the chrome swords because they chip so easily, but it would be cool to have some in other colors.

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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:06 am

I don't really like those swords because they're way too large in proportion to the figs. They're okay as the occasional hero sword (e.g. Excalibur), but otherwise I'd rather stick to the old shortsword.

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Postby Voran_the_Scholar » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:58 am

Bruce N H wrote:I don't really like those swords because they're way too large in proportion to the figs. They're okay as the occasional hero sword (e.g. Excalibur), but otherwise I'd rather stick to the old shortsword.

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But think about how awesome that would be! They could be longer, two-handed swords...even though their hilts are the same size...well, LEGO can only make so many changes. But everyone has their own preferences.
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:36 pm

I like the chrome swords mostly in siler, but i agree other colors would be neat. Black would especially be nice. <I use the black zwords for my dark knights. The color is neat, but they're zwords.....ick> Bronze/copper is also nice. I'd like more in that color.

on a related note, the plastic under the chrome is really clear?? Been playing with them for years and never noticed that.
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Postby Danielas » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:29 pm

well you can see light through it but not enoff to see some one through it
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Postby HeartOfDarkness » Tue Apr 08, 2008 4:49 pm

I agree; they would make great broadswords where before there were only zwords.
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Postby Athos » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:35 pm

I don't know of any of my chrome swords that are peeling.

I'd like to see them in other colors too. Grey ones could be used as architectural details.

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Postby Sir Dano » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:52 pm

They exist in red, so TLC has no excuse.

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Look closely at the sword Vladeks holding (the one in 8781)

(Yeah, I know its hard to see. Its clearer in person.)
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Postby Aliencat » Tue Apr 08, 2008 6:54 pm

Athos wrote:Grey ones could be used as architectural details.

Great idea Steve, I hadn't thought of that yet :)
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Postby timber_wolf899 » Tue Apr 08, 2008 7:05 pm

hum.......i may get some used ones and try to bazzo them. I have been wanting 'glass' weapons for an elf faction. I've been able to getclear spears but no luck on the swords.
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Postby Bruce N H » Tue Apr 08, 2008 8:52 pm

Hey,

Removing the chrome has been discussed here before in this thread and this one. The softer plastic used in the great sword (and presumably the daggers) is a milky clear:

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The harder plastic used in the chrome armor (from the Pirates/Imperials) is a completely transparent clear:

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as demonstrated by Will and TTK, respectively.

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