Ending their Chinese New Years hiatus, Piececool added two new models to their website, both of seemingly historical significance, and both in the new IP-designated line of models that started with the Terminator Rev.9 model. One is called the
Moire Copper Ban Bronze Jin with Cloud Design and the other is Chime Bells from the Tomb of Marques Yi of Zeng State. I think you can figure out which is which. Unfortunately, there’s not much in the way of graphics at this time. And we don’t have an estimated date of release yet, either. EDIT: Updated with additional graphics (scroll way down to see pictures of the real-life objects these models are based on). Also, the release date is now listed as 3/20/2020. And now I’ve updated the product names, cause those changed, too (italicized addition/replacement above). Good gosh, this has really made a mess out of this post! The English name of the Chime Bells model does not represent well the apparent significance of the model, which The Chime Bells from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng State model is a replica of a specific set, called Zeng Houyi’s Chimes. It is the most complete and best preserved set of chimes unearthed in China (according to the product description / rough translation). This model is made from 3 and 5/8 ICONX-sized sheets, along with 5 “accessories.” When completed, the total size is 21 x 11.5 x 8.5cm (roughly 10 x 4.5 x 3.25 inches?).
Moire Copper Ban Bronze Jin with Cloud Design appears to be replica of a “bronze desk used to hold wine glasses during the Sprint and Autumn Period” (thank you Google Translate). It is apparently shaped like a jade bed (whatever that is) and features 12 dragons and tigers around the outside. 4 ICONX-sized sheets go into this model, which ends up roughly 21 x 13 x 5.3cm in size (about 10 x 5 x 2 inches?).
I’ll be updating the Piececool checklist to reflect these new models.
Sources: Piececool, Piececool.
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