So I purchased, have assembled, and have been in the process of painting the TOS bridge crew minis that are available. But I noticed something odd… I think Sulu and Kirk have their phaser arms swapped on the sprue’s.
I know the way the models are sprue’d, it would be impossible to glue one mini together unless you cut all the parts off and mixed them together, but I did not do that, I’ve been putting minis together for 20 years now. And I was taking it slow to enjoy the process this time. So I only cut the parts off for each mini as I assembled them so I know I didn’t mix any of them up.
I was noticing that both Kirk and Sulu’s right arms seem a little awkward. And then I noticed that the decorations on their sleeves that indicate rank are mixed up. On Kirks left sleeve there are two ropes, and on the sleeve of his phaser arm there is only one rope. On Sulu’s left sleeve there is only one rope, and on his phaser arm there are two ropes. So I’m thinking maybe if the person doing the 3d model for each figure didn’t make a mistake, somehow a mistake might have been made cutting up the miniatures to create the layout for the sprues.
EDIT: based on some of the pictures I’ve seen of other peoples minis it makes me wonder if some production change was made, hmmm.