Possible scam?

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  1. Durthang

    Durthang Demon of Might

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    Is anyone else aware of being able to buy the mini UC LOTR blades (with the 'stone effect' bases to stand them in) without the base? I ask because I have come across someone on ebay who is supposedly selling a UC miniature without its' base.
     
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    This is strange, indeed. Comparable, I have found a (German) dealer in UC LoTR swords, with different (ugly) wall-plaques, a while ago. They have seemed to stop their activities, after I asked UC whether they sold swords without plaques...
     
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    I think the answer must be that UC has introduced yet another line of swords, the 1 to 3 scaled models. The models fixed in stone are 1 to 5.
     
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    Is this the case though, because I'm fairly sure the sword dimensions quoted for this auction are exactly the same as the 'stone base' Sting, and strangely enough I've had no reply form the vendor as yet.....
     
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    And still haven't heard from the vendor.......
     
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    Have now had a reply, stating that the item was originally bought from a website in the US, and that it's definitely the UC mini Sting but without the stone base - I am making further enquiries.
     
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    Indeed, it seems that the measurements of the miniature as we know it is 1/3rd of the original; 22" devide by 6 7/8" is about 3 (measurements form BBB website) How I came to 1 to 5, I don't know.
     
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    I think the other minis are about 1/5th (a 1/5th Sting would be tiny and therefore pointless) - still doesn't answer the question of whether or not this is a genuine UC product.
     
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    Turns out you can buy a whole range of UC minis without the bases - had no idea these were available!
     
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    Durthang, I had the same thing. Bought a mini Sting and it came on a card without the base. I heard these were released by UC to make it more affordable. The card said it was UC. thats all I know.
    My mini Glamdring is 1/5 scale. As far as I am aware the Sting miniature alone was 1/3 scale and this was to do with replicating the detail on the blade, as it is smaller than the other swords to start with.
     
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