Model review – Scibor Celtic shoulder pads

The Polska mail left me a nice little parcel from Scibor miniatures today. I had made an order that included some of their newly released shoulder pads.

I like the ornate design and shape of these pads, making them suitable for specialist warriors, either of the space marine variety or chaos warriors.

Take care when clipping them from the resin sprue as they can easily break. If you cut the main join, rather than the tempting side joins, you should safely remove the pad without breaking the model.

If, like me, you clip the sides, the force of the cut will likely snap the main join and break the pad.

Honestly, take a lot of care detaching the pads. I managed to break 3 of the 8!

The first urge is to place the pads onto various arms to see how they look. The inside the the pad model is quite filled, so will need some cleaning either inside the pad or on the arm model to fit. Below I’ve shown how the pad won’t fit on a Terminator arm without some cutting and filing. Also shown is a marine arm and chaos warrior arm.

It’s safe to say the pads are a bit too big for regular marines:

Here’s a comparison shot to other pads.  In order form left to right:

Dreadnought shin, company champion, Scibor, Space Wolf Terminator, chaos warrior, Space Wolf, Ork, Scibor

So, the obvious (and intended) target is Terminators. Here’s one assembled with marine arms:

Another with trimmed Terminator arms:

Rusty Dice

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7 Responses

  1. Max says:

    Thanks for letting me know about these- they look really cool!

  2. magiler says:

    Thanks a lot. I intended to buy few sets to put on marines, but now I know, need only one set. You saved me disappointment.

  3. Kidjal says:

    want mine now!

  4. Mjelnir says:

    How long did it take for the pads to get to you ?

  5. Gromash says:

    “I managed to break 3 of the 8!” It does mean using a face mask (to avoid inhaling toxic dust) but for getting those pads off those tabs you really should be using a saw not clippers.

  6. Sgt.Roadkill says:

    I had exacltyt he smae problems, with the shoulder breaking once i have some terminators spare again i will try making some again, warming them and stanley knife up, shoulw make it much easier to work with them.

  7. Rusty Dice says:

    I used clippers here to intentionally highlights what NOT to do. Please use a saw and appropriate respiratory protection 🙂

    The order took 2-3 weeks to arrive, but most of that was pre-despatch.

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