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I would like to make halberds for my warrior. figured using two one handed hands and plastic rod I can make the shaft and use plastic card for blade part. only thing I'm not sure of, is the Diameter of plastic rod to use along with idea thickness of plastic card to use.
my question is what is best diameter of plastic rod for making pole-arms?
2nd part is what is best thickness of plastic card to use for making blades?
hope that's a lot clearer.
Last edited by Greatwulf; January 31st, 2012 at 18:49. Reason: make it clearer what i'm asking help for
Please make your question clearer,cause i think it is not clear on what you are asking and you might not receive help.
Praise be to the Emperor!!
I actually tried to make some halberds for some Elves for my son (to convert to a Phoenix/Palace Guard unit.) I found that it took me so long to cut out and get one of the blades looking decent enough that I opted to kitbash with some other unused parts. However, my respect to you for tackling the project!!!
Simply pop in to your local hobby/craft store with one of your figures in hand and see what proportionately looks good. If you have difficulty finding plastic rods, I have used thin wood and aluminum rods before on many things.
I more less just took a rough measurement of WE standard pole and I order two sizes of rod. Yea agree its most likely going take a long time cut the blades out. I'll post pictures of the conversion and maybe I'll post pictures of steps if people interesting doing it them self.
Thank you very much for the support expect pictures hopefully at end next week pending the mail isn't too slow.
I've made a bunch of halberds for my warriors and there are several options
Option 1 the kit bash.
Using knights lances is easy and effective giving you good results.
Option 2 the conversion.
Similar to the above. Use marauder and warrior standard bearer arms to get the poles. Next put axe blades on the front from various spare arms. I used swords on the very top to give them a more menacing look. Along with this you can use several of the knights hand weapons and add extra handles or poles to the bottom of them. Again a fairly easy conversion
Option 3 scratch build.
This is the option you seem to have chosen. Measure a pole from a standard or as mentioned above take a model with you too a store and get some rod that looks right. The thickness for the plasticard used on the axes blade should be the same as the diamete of your plastic rod so it looks in proportion. Thinner plastic add or even greenstuff can be attached to the side to create more interest or a heavier looking blade.
Option 4 the cop out.
Go to the Gw site and buy the pack of halberds designed to go on the warriors. They fit and look good but could be too costly compared to the other options above.
Hope that helps and good luck
Ps if you want to look at the kitbash type ones mixed with a few conversions I have a WIP thread in the projects area where I am building a heavily converted warrior army.
The Commisar gave all of the right suggestions. However, there is just one more - check out Avatars of War's Apoc Warriors with Halberds... extremely sweet!