They say no man has a hobby unless it costs more money than he can afford and requires more time than he can spare. In that spirit: 3D -printed shoulder pouldrons.
Custom 3D-printing is expensive but it was either this or custom transfers. The chapter symbol is far too complicated for me to free hand. Hoplites wore their shields on their left arm so I might make the left pouldrons all bronze. I think an embossed design fits that concept better. Although, I really haven’t decided on a color scheme yet.
There is also a choice of material between regular, or the wonderfully named frosted ultra detail. I will probably go for the more expensive option as I won’t have an opportunity to see a sample. Also, the cheaper price is not cheap.
On the bright side, it does solve a problem I’ve had with Tactical Squad box sets. If I want to have multiple weapon options I am usually limited by the amount of pouldrons I have. I also don’t particularly like the pouldrons with the sunburst or scroll. With 50 custom pouldrons I’ll have enough to magnetize specialists, sergeants and HQ choices with multiple weapon options.
The pouldrons were designed by a seller on the Shapeways platform called yeomanmodels. The Shapeways site is a matketplace for sellers of 3D printed objects. I had a great experience with the site and seller. You can find the store here